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The Whiskey Barrel / Re: It's still grain: Home brewing
« on: August 13, 2018, 07:25:10 pm »
The first time I tried to crowbar one apart I gave up in a right sweat... ::)

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Oil price
« on: August 13, 2018, 07:18:40 pm »
Stops it freezing in the depth of the cellars... :D

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The Whiskey Barrel / Re: It's still grain: Home brewing
« on: August 13, 2018, 01:57:28 pm »
You got even more pallets then?

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Oil price
« on: August 13, 2018, 01:55:36 pm »
What, you think the Chermans are filling old oil bottles with soapy water?

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Brake pads
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:59:28 am »
or is this chat just speculation and anecdote?

It's just speculation and anecdote from long time users who wore their discs out really quickly  ;D

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Seat height on bike
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:57:30 am »
I assume you have a stock seat.

The first thing to do is to make sure that the seat is fitted correctly.

By 'correctly' I mean that the front slots in the seat 'frame' are sitting IN the middle of the front aluminium mounting bobbins and NOT merely resting on top of them which is unsafe and an MoT failure...don't ask how I know this  ::)

Next is to make sure that no-one has fitted a seat lifting kit. These can be identified by there being rubber bungs on top of the subframe and on the cross-brace by the alarm/TPMS unit and by non-standard front tank/seat mounting bobbins.

After that, you're on your own  ;D

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fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: August 11, 2018, 04:57:14 pm »
the buggers made me wait 2 hours before giving me a place. Humph.

Brexit dividend mate, Brexit dividend!

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: baffle in and difference in riding???
« on: August 11, 2018, 04:54:32 pm »
I nearly got mullared in the gym car park on Thursday. Was just unshackling the Honda from the hitching post and stepped out from behind the bike, backwards, with about 3 cwt. of shackle lock and chain in my arms to dump it in the topbox when a wing mirror brushed my arse. I never heard a thing and was shocked till I realised it was a silent but deadly electric somethingorother.

They should all be forced to have a man/woman/other walking in front going 'brrrmmm, brrrmmm' or have lolly sticks in their spokes.

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Who's Who? / Re: Ow do
« on: August 11, 2018, 04:47:25 pm »
Hi Keith and welcome to the madhouse that is EuroKClub.

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fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: August 09, 2018, 11:17:34 pm »
We should all be careful for what we wish.

I had a doc's appointment yesterday and got the wee Honda out and me togs on to enjoy the 5 miles of twisty stuff.

The sky was suddenly black and my Dark Sky app said light rain for the nect twenty minutes. Good thought I, the garden needs it, but I tucked the bike away and went in the car. Big sploshes of rain fell before I was off the drive and within a minute the road was awash and I could hardly see the bonnet.

Light rain indeed; if I'd been on the bike I would have drowned in my Airflow jacket. The cloudburst lasted right up to the doc's car park but needless to say, when I got home the ground was as dry as a bone!!!

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Road 5
« on: August 09, 2018, 11:10:44 pm »
If PR3s were not suitable for the K12/13S then I don't what would be.

I have almost no experience of anything else apart from PR4s but from riding with some very accomplished bikers over the last 8 years or so, many of whom were PR shod, then I think the guy was talking tosh. 

Of course, almost all the riders I have been out with nearly all ride solo so perhaps that would make a difference.

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Brake pads
« on: August 08, 2018, 10:42:36 pm »
As one who comes from and was inculcated by the military system, being a licenced engineer is no small responsibility.

As an  overseeing engineer, signing off an aircraft as being 'Fit to fly' was the ultimate act before the pilot took charge of the craft and took to the sky. There was always the 'risk' that the crew would perish if your signature was not based on solid engineering oversight.

You either knew your engineers and trusted them or you checked and checked again. I have found things wrong on a (small) number of occasions and as an electronics engineer the risk of aircraft or crew loss was exceedingly low. The thought, however, that you were being flippant with your craft, was always a very sobering thought.

Licenced engineers in the auto industry should be the norm. The number of indecipherable scrawled initials I have on my bike's documents are way too many for my liking and if something goes wrong it has to get to the heights of a coroner's court before anyone is held to account.

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For Sale / Wanted / Re: Bmw navigator 1V for sale
« on: August 08, 2018, 10:30:41 pm »
 ;D ;D

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Who's Who? / Re: Hello from Porto, Portugal
« on: August 08, 2018, 10:30:06 pm »
Bikes and beer do it for me...sit and sip and stare and marvel...

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fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: August 08, 2018, 10:29:02 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

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