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Who's Who? / Re: Hi from Brisbane Australia
« on: Yesterday at 10:56:52 pm »
See, I told you speed limits were damgerous... ;D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Oh deer!
« on: Yesterday at 10:55:45 pm »
Double ouch!!

Ride Out Reports / Re: Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« on: Yesterday at 10:53:17 pm »
Nice one...and don't leave us in the dark for so long again  ;D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Akra db killer removal
« on: October 14, 2018, 06:43:40 pm »
The downside with Kaizen (the Japanese approach to continuous improvement) is that they now feel they have to make changes even if only for the sake of change. Every year has to see new graphics, different this, updated that, even if the new is not significantly different from nor better than, the old.

The old English idiom of 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' doesn't have an equivalent in Japanese and the problem with the old British way was that the makers couldn't see when it was broke so never did fix it. That was the bit that gave the Japs and now the Koreans et al, the opportunity to prosper.

I remember to this day seeing my very first Kawasaki Z1 in the car park at RAF Marham in 1972(?). I'd seen Honda's CB750 before but the Z1 was like something from an alien world and capable of a real-world 130'ish...

I was in a hiatus from biking at the time, more into rally cars and racing than biking but I remember feeling that someone, somewhere, understood what had caused me to become disenchanted with British bikes and that maybe this 'thing' before me was the answer.

It was another 8 or 9 years before the red and white Honda CB900F2C (Bol d'Or) catapulted me out of Mocheck on the south circular and into serious 3-figure cruising speeds and that was me back into bikes, this time reliable, comfortable, fast and capable of stopping with the best of them. Oh, and the virtually full fairing didn't fall off or rattle every few miles like the bolt-on Rickmans of yesteryear...

Ee, them wer't days  :D

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Indian summer or what?
« on: October 14, 2018, 03:21:21 pm »
Well, it was in Swindon actually but by this morning it was most definitely monsoon time...

Who's Who? / Re: Hi from Brisbane Australia
« on: October 14, 2018, 03:17:50 pm »
Hi Wilbur and welcome to the madhouse that is EuroKClub!

When you say you 'just' dropped your S1000 on a country road, do you mean it only just happened or you nearly saved it? Is it scratched or trashed?

The Euro K Club Lounge / Indian summer or what?
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:43:44 pm »
Jeez folks...

Almost the middle of October and at half seven at night I'm sitting out in the garden basking in a lovely Scirocco blowing in from the south. 19 degrees and 100% cloud cover.

I'll drink to that  :D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Front end squeak!!
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:39:31 pm »
Then that should be where we start ;D

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Beef or K?
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:47:58 pm »
'Chestnut steak please, blue!' Doesn't have quite the ring to it...

fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:46:17 pm »
11/10 gold house point...

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Front end squeak!!
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:44:57 pm »
Welcome to the wonderful world of BMW UK!

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Akra db killer removal
« on: October 13, 2018, 09:54:25 am »
A colleague had a Maestro Turbo (rare at a production run of only 500) as a company car. It went like the proverbial in a straight'ish line but had so much torque steer that getting it out of a T-junction was a nigh-on impossibility resulting in shredded tyres and lots of smoke...

Montego turbo running gear and a Tickford body kit from memory. I think those were probably the longest three years of his life!

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Front end squeak!!
« on: October 13, 2018, 09:11:06 am »
OK. The WD40 thing was worth a try but we need to get down to nuts and bolts.

There isn't much to go wrong at the front mechanically. Apart from the dreaded ball-joints of course. Mine never squeaked; diabolical judder under high speed braking as if the discs were warped and a slow, low amplitude weave at about 30 in a straight line.

There have been odd reports of nuts, bolts and screws holding the front binnacle on being loose and causing a plasticy squeak. WD should find that.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Akra db killer removal
« on: October 13, 2018, 09:05:03 am »

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Akra db killer removal
« on: October 12, 2018, 08:44:29 pm »
Akra or Maestro...

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