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For Sale / Wanted / Re: Wanted K1200S tyre pressure sensor
« on: March 03, 2015, 03:59:51 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Gripes, Bitches and Whinges! / I'm fuming!
« on: March 03, 2015, 03:58:33 pm »
The bike went to the dealers for the MoT this time last year and they did the fuel pump recall at the same time! Lovely folks.

Then the bike failed its MoT cos I had white front indicator lenses with 'painted' bulbs which had lost their colour somewhat. Unable to rectify the problem at the dealers (who gave me loads of opportunity to do so) I decided to dash the 30 miles home, collect the coloured lenses and clear bulbs and get back in time to get the pass certificate. I had an hour so it was easily on.

Then I ran out of fuel with 19 miles on the reserve clock so that stuffed that idea. Of course, I was really suspicious about the work done on the pump assembly but it really had run out. Next morning I went back for the re-test and when I took the cover off the bike it whiffed of petrol! Hmmm!

I mentioned this and they double-checked the connection and declared it was fine. However, the bike always smelled of petrol from then on but it wasn't leaking as such.

Time runs forward and after the Old Gits Italy trip, where even other riders commented on it smelling of petrol, the alarm lost its mind and refused to respond to the plip. Despite changing all the batteries it ended up going back to the dealers to have its alarm re-programmed. I again told them about the smell of petrol and they said they would look at it. I assume they did and they declared it all OK.

There was talk of the breather making the inner of the cover smell as the tank breathed. Maybe.

It still always smelled of petrol.

At Xmas I had to buy a new cover and the very next morning the bike smelled of petrol once more so it wasn't the cover lining smellinf of petrol.

The MoT is due next week and it is going in for the big 30 something thousand service and in an attempt to eradicate the rough running and high idle the bike has always suffered from at high altitude, I decided to re-connect the Oxygen sensor and set the Power Commander to a zero map.

So, this morning, it was off with the tank to get to the O2 connector and there was the petrol pipe 'dry-break' connector all grotty and covered in moist fuel and muck. As soon as it was disconnected the problem was obvious, the 'O' ring was shot!

Now it is difficult to get a decent piccie of such a tiny thing but I think the 'nicked' bit shows up reasonably well.

So, today's shake-down run is on hold until new 'O' rings arrive from dealer later this week.

Brian (who is fuming at the number of opportunities the dealer was given to get this right, and they failed  >:( )

For Sale / Wanted / Re: Wanted K1200S tyre pressure sensor
« on: March 03, 2015, 03:23:20 pm »
You ride with your foot pump connected Rae; maximum respect mate  :D

The really big plus with a TPMS is the advance warning of low/high pressure/temperature, long before the issue becomes a really big problem.

Brian (who can't use the TyrePal to set the pressures because he has to remove the sensor to fit the pump/gauge  ::) )

Gripes, Bitches and Whinges! / Re: Typical
« on: March 03, 2015, 11:22:13 am »
I would have gone with the angled valve, but of course that would have added even more stress to the stem with the 10gram sensor on the end. I realise that that is exactly what happens on cars but I didn't fancy it on my bike, hence the straight one.

Brian (who couldn't determine the actual size of the hole in the rim until he got the tyre off and that included grilling three BMW dealers to boot)

For Sale / Wanted / Re: Wanted K1200S tyre pressure sensor
« on: March 03, 2015, 12:48:09 am »
".....I have a feeling it was on the US site!

For Sale / Wanted / Re: Wanted K1200S tyre pressure sensor
« on: March 03, 2015, 12:41:55 am »
I now have a spare rear wheel for my bike and need a tyre pressure sensor.

Bit of a long shot but does anyone have one lying about that they would like to get rid off?

There was one on fleabay a day or so ago!


Who's Who? / Re: Hello
« on: March 02, 2015, 09:46:07 pm »
I only have a four storey georgian mansion; is there a pitch large enough for that?

Brian (who seems to remember that tents were only for the enlisted men  8) )

Gripes, Bitches and Whinges! / Re: Typical
« on: March 02, 2015, 09:43:58 pm »
I got round this by fitting a (colour-coded  ::) ) alumin(i)um valve stem as the rubber original bent alarmingly and took on a set!!!

Brian (who bought the single version of the stem but youbhave to search for that option)

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Riding in the COLD
« on: March 02, 2015, 08:42:31 pm »
Yeah, but, like, two of them?

Brian (who thinks someone is getting his share of warm muff  :-\ )

Nice one!

Brian (who thinks you can now add your new bike to your profile, along with your name so we know who we are typing to and what we are typing about without having to refer to your previous posts  ;) )

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: 500 mile service
« on: March 02, 2015, 02:51:41 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D :D

Brian (who bought the CBR on the Thursday and took it back for its free service on the Saturday)

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Riding in the COLD
« on: March 02, 2015, 02:49:58 pm »
I have all the usual EDZ thermal stuff, the suit I was refering to is the Inner Shell Suit,

Brian (who wouldn't have bought it if he had known it was a shell-suit, innit?)

PS The party trick is alternating the Vulcan salute with the 'opposite' version where the two middle fingers stay together and the two outer ones move outward, drives folks crazy down the pub! And then doing it the opposite way on either hand at the same time. What fun we have  :o

The Whiskey Barrel / Re: What's all the fuss?
« on: March 02, 2015, 02:42:00 pm »
Those posts aren't theirs. As the evil webmaster I have certain privileges and write all their posts in their names.

Brian (in fact, your posts aren't your's either, it's just me talking to myself  :o )

Tyres / Re: Michelin PR4
« on: March 02, 2015, 02:38:34 pm »
"How the hell do you get 9k out of a rear tyre on a K?, Correction,on any bike. Think I once managed 7k with a PR2 on the ol R1100, but that was through the winter taking it very gingerly. I reckon I might get 6K out of the rear on the F800."

I've just been out and measured the tread on my 4's

They were fitted end of May 2014 for the Old Gits Italy trip.

Mileage when fitted 28,200
Mileage now 33,400

Total mileage 5,200 miles of which 3,300 were on the trip and the remaining 2k on a trip to Wales and general thrashng around. Some days in the mountains in Italy were wet, so not much in the way of nailing it (but most were dry and having fun) and the last day blat across France from Ile de Re to Calais was under water.

Tread left.   To wear mark.     Max.
Front.             2.5mm.            3.5 at shoulder
Rear.              3mm.               5mm at shoulder

So, I expect to get over 6k out of this set and will change them after the Chasing the Sun ride (assuming they last that long) and before heading off to Spain with the Old Gits in June.

Brian (who doesn't know what is going on next, but it isn't PR4's  8) )

Who's Who? / Re: Hello
« on: March 02, 2015, 02:16:04 pm »
I like the sound of that Lolo. Do you have a vacancy for a general dogsbody to fetch and carry?

Brian (who has excellent references and qualifications in fetching and carrying, not to mention a lifetime's experience in being a general dogsbody  ::) )

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