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Who's Who? / Re: Howdy all
« Last Post by black-k1 on Today at 07:57:43 am »
Hello and welcome Boyd. I'm looking forward to hearing about your new bike. Lots of useful info on here.
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Who's Who? / Re: Howdy all
« Last Post by Matt on Yesterday at 08:43:04 pm »
Welcome Boyd!
We like to run a tight ship here, roll call is at 0500 hours and everyone has to be online at that time! :D

This bike of yours, what bit of the light spectrum does it primarily bounce back at your eyes?
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Who's Who? / Howdy all
« Last Post by Boyd1005 on Yesterday at 08:30:44 pm »
Howdy to all. Thanks for letting me join. I spoke to Eyore before I joined just to make sure ye were ok - she said sorta!
Just picked up a 2007 K1200s so given what I read I'm sure I'll have lots of questions.
Thanks again.
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For Sale / Wanted / For Sale: 2006 K1200s 27k miles + Accessories
« Last Post by Coully on Yesterday at 12:34:26 pm »
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HHCp5dtNNcBlkAwEGFPVMAz3xWB7X0gX?usp=sharing

Good afternoon folks....just  ;D

Hopefully the link above has worked and it takes you to the folder with the pictures of my K1200s and associated accessories

Looking to sell the K12

27k miles (will increase through use )
Mot'd till oct 2021
New front tyre in sept and new rear disc
New rear tyre in november and new front discs
All the recalls done in the time I've owned it
Naturally all receipts etc during my ownership, partial prior to.

It does have the abs light on the dash. The well documented problem that seems to afflict models around this time. Its never been an issue for me.

Bike would come with the sports panniers and the liner bags, aftermarket screen + original, aftermarket levers + originals.
It has the Ilmberger rear hugger fitted , grip puppies and the tank fitting for givi tankloc corresponding to the bmw. Workshop manual on disc.

£2600

I also have the following available individually or added to the above with negotiation:

Canbus charger £80
Rear paddock stand £70
Headlight protector £20
Large mottorad bag £60
small motorad bag £60
Rear rack £75
Centre Stand £90

Cheers
Duncan
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Kit Reviews / Re: Optimate Battery and Bike Tester
« Last Post by Matt on Yesterday at 11:15:29 am »
Moving pictures are the cassette of the 20's - the random access speed is poor, and there's no indicator through the item about what's vital.
One day soon there'll be a searchable transcription auto-generated by Google.

In the meantime, where's my Bic?

ABBYGB2LXXX

No probs.
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For Sale / Wanted / Re: RHD (Spain) K1300 or K1200 headlight wanted
« Last Post by drumwrecker on Yesterday at 10:22:29 am »
You could ask on here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1628147810765472
Quite few continentals on here.
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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Rear Shock Rebuild?
« Last Post by John on November 30, 2020, 08:01:19 pm »
Oh, if you all insist...

Firefox were lying, thieving bustards.

I wasn't convinced by their telephone manner and it wasn't as if I could just nip in.

MCT were just the opposite and got the job, front and rear. The buggeration factor always is the killer of course and when they got the shocks they then couldn't get the rubber-filled Schrader valve type thingummy they use to recharge the rebuilt shock. The importers didn't have any and could give no timescales. They rang Firefox who had loads but wouldn't sell any to MCT.

MCT kindly boxed the shocks up and couriered them to Firefox at no cost to me...

Firefox had said they would strip and rebuild and also shot blast the spring and repaint it (Blue to match the bike...). It was still a rusty mess when I finally got it back!

They charged over twice as much as MCT and having half done the work, they promptly sent the shocks back to MCT...

MCT were wonderful and offered to courier them back to me but I decided to revisit Stowmarket (having courted a young lady there many years ago. OK, she wasn't much of a lady) and collect them.

While I was at MCT, they showed me their immaculate, stainless steel clad workshop and some of the top of the line forks they were rebuilding for customers. I was well impressed. They were particularly scathing about the costs of the work done by Firefox and the state of the shocks as they were returned to me, not even really cleaned whereas I would have been happy to eat my dinner off the floor, walls or ceiling at MCT.

I swore I would never darken Firefox's door again but bugger is as bugger does and years later I needed a rear shock upgrade for the Honda and Firefox were the only ones who could supply it at a reasonable cost, which they did and I have been delighted with the performance.

So, you pays yer money and takes yer choice but if it were a rebuild job rather than a sale of parts, you can guess where my money would be going.

Oh, and the box that my shocks were in as returned to MCT from Firefox, had started life out as containing parts destined for North Oxford Garage (BMW main dealer, with shipping label still intact on the inside) and had then been re-purposed to send shocks to Firefox for rebuild.

So, two things, if you want to cut out the middle man go straight to Firefox and if they are good enough to be used by main dealers, then that may be good enough for you.

Brian (who still couldn't detect any improvement in performance having spent a small fortune having them done)

I can vouch for MCT, excellent service when they reconditioned my K1300 rear shock
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Kit Reviews / Re: Optimate Battery and Bike Tester
« Last Post by richtea on November 30, 2020, 07:45:34 pm »
Moving pictures are the cassette of the 20's - the random access speed is poor, and there's no indicator through the item about what's vital.
One day soon there'll be a searchable transcription auto-generated by Google.

In the meantime, where's my Bic?
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Kit Reviews / Re: Optimate Battery and Bike Tester
« Last Post by Matt on November 30, 2020, 06:43:29 pm »
I know moving picture are the future, but I miss writeups :p.
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Owdjerdodat?

Ah! Gottit. That's sneaky...

https://advrider.com/f/attachments/1a58dead-4726-4166-a1f9-1a729e6930c7-jpeg.1509171/

Nothing to do with lights but...

Wrap the URL in img tags, and you get this:
...

That's what I do for images housed on the Old Gits site. :D
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