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Suggestions! / Re: LT and K16
« on: February 16, 2015, 06:22:10 pm »
Keep the suggestions coming, if there is enough support we will add boards as needed.

Brian (who is loathe to change too much too soon but can be persuaded)

Who's Who? / Re: Hi All!
« on: February 16, 2015, 02:16:18 pm »
OK! That does it, you're out too!

Brian (was that an echo in here or is there still someone left  ;D )

The Whiskey Barrel / Re: Whiskey or whisky?
« on: February 16, 2015, 01:27:00 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Who's Who? / Re: Hi All!
« on: February 16, 2015, 01:25:45 pm »
You're banned anyway!

Brian (who wants you all to know that we have all the trouble-makers names in a big box, a very big box actually)

The Whiskey Barrel / Re: Whiskey or whisky?
« on: February 16, 2015, 01:11:11 pm »
Is it just me blowing smoke up my own fundamental orifice, or does it seem like we've never been away?

Brian (who never seemed to have been away anyway, just lonely at times  :'( )

I find this whole thread so wholly unbelievable! Why would a manufacturer produce two types of airbox at vastly inflated cost rather than one and a) fit a blanking plate wotnot or b) give the poor buggers the same intake as the rest of us.

Brian (who learns something new and unbelievable every single day  ??? and has now used all of these smiley's and wonders where the rest went to)

Who's Who? / Re: Hi All!
« on: February 16, 2015, 01:00:52 pm »
Stop talking about cows and the BMW site, or you'll get banned here too, you know what the mods are like around here!

Brian (who wonders what some forums think they are for  8) )

Who's Who? / Re: Hi All!
« on: February 16, 2015, 12:30:38 pm »
Yes, welcome back Lance, glad you found us again, although we did try awfully hard not to let anyone know where we had gone  8)

A strange and similar thing happened to me before Xmas, not the adjuster falling off, the silly cow thing, only it was a bull.

I was rattling along the M4, on a freezing cold Sunday afternoon, homeward bound from a very jolly biker's Xmas party.

Most cars, stuck in the 50-60 mph car park were drifting toward lane 2 or the Armco in a very definite attempt to let me squeeze by and I was very kindly taking up their offer and making progress.

Eventually the motorway cleared, all apart from the solid line of cars still stuck in lane 3 all trying to overtake the car in front.

Suddenly, the car I had found myslef behind stamped on his brakes so I lifted off and eased into the empty lane 2 but he pulled over as well and started shaking his fist in his mirror. Lane 1 and he follows suit, still shaking his fist. When I pulled out and moved tentatively alongside him, he wound his window down and started spluttering about me flashing my headlight on and off the whole time I was behind him, demanding to know why.

Now, I have always found it a trifle useless to flash the driver in front unless they are asleep and the only vehicle in the outside lane when a quick one normally wakes them up and moves them over and I certainly wasn't flashing him; there was a whole lane 2 empty if I had been that desperate to get home.

I shrugged and left him behind but to this day he probably thinks I was flashing him.

Paying attention to this when I re-joined the back of the queue my headlight most definitely seemed to be flickering imperceptibly, or jiggling over surface irregularities and being so much higher that most car headlights I figure it can seem like I am flashing folks; although he was the only one who took exception. When I got home I had to delve into my cowling to fit s a an HID kit I had been given and could find no physical reason, no loose bulbs, no loose adjusters, nothing.

Since then, I've paid a lot of attention to this when I am in the car and have noticed that most bike headlights do seem to flash, or flicker, when they come up behind me. Harsher suspension than cars? Higher lights? I have no idea but it has never bothered me, but I have noticed it is definitely a feature of most bikes.

Brian (who has been riding with his lights off since then and has had no more problems  ::) )

The Whiskey Barrel / Re: Whiskey or whisky?
« on: February 16, 2015, 11:57:35 am »
Well, G&O or G&It in the summer.

But come the winter months, October to May, then it has to be whisk  .

Brian (who never said he liked it, but someone's got to drink the filthy stuff or we'd all be chest high in it by now)

PS Re: the terminology. The idiot who created the board has no idea what the politically correct term is if one wishes to encompass the full spectrum of available fire-waters from Argentinian to Zimbabwean scotch (or Scotch); oops! And it isn't either in most cases!

Gripes, Bitches and Whinges! / Re: BMW UK, you listening ?
« on: February 16, 2015, 11:35:28 am »
What, so, like, innit all the dealers fault?

The dealer designed the damn thing?
The dealer out-sourced the damn manufacture of parts (to China) ?
The dealer assembled the (Chinese) bits?
The dealer built the damned thing into a bike?
The dealer did some PDI stuff? Well, OK!
The dealer had the temerity to sell it (them) to you? Hmm?

Brian (who can absolutely see why it is the dealer who Tim sould be shafting, legally correct as that might be)

Suggestions! / Re: Bike picures section and image storage?
« on: February 15, 2015, 05:53:10 pm »
I think it is particularly worth while reading, digesting and understanding Paul's pearls of wisdom he threw before the swine about how not to have the piccies of yourself in compromising positions (front wheel up in the air, knee down, speedo reading 197 etc. etc.) suddenly appearing on the front page of The Mail on Sunday.

Brian (...unless of course that sort of thing turns you on)

Places to Eat / Re: Biker Friendly Cafe's and Meeting Points,South East
« on: February 15, 2015, 05:38:53 pm »
I got banned from Loomies!

Brian (who must be the only BMW rider to get banned from a biker's caff)

Places to Eat / Re: South East Wales
« on: February 15, 2015, 05:37:23 pm »
Ssshhhhh! Damn you!

Brian (who wasn't telling about the sweet young things in pinnies)

The Whiskey Barrel / Re: Laphroaig vs Bowmore
« on: February 15, 2015, 05:32:40 pm »
I think the Bowmore is more at the acceptable end of the peaty scale while the Laphroaig 10 yo is at the OMG end of the scale but it does go wonderfully with a pipeful of old shag.

I intend to try the Quarter Cask as soon as the Bowmore has gone, which at its present rate of glugging will be in about 2 weeks time! The girlfriend, who can make a bottle of her favourite wine last a fortnight, has discovered she can sip the Bowmore neat and is currently doing so for England!

I can see we shall have to have the Bowmore as our house malt.

Brian (so many malts, so little time left)

Suggestions! / Re: Bike picures section and image storage?
« on: February 15, 2015, 05:23:07 pm »
You can get photobucket on your wall plug?

Brian (who thinks you is cleverer than you looks)

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