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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Passenger back rest?
« Last Post by Phmode on Yesterday at 09:38:26 pm »
If it's a back rest you are after, why not get one of these

Back rest built in.  ;D ;D

Neat! But fastening a scooter to the back of your K13 is a bit drastic Rae!!
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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Front end squeak!!
« Last Post by Phmode on Yesterday at 09:36:58 pm »
Wheel bearings are cheap as chips and fitting should be childs play even for a non-BM mechanic.

Ball joints are expensive and as I found out to BMW's cost, a bugger to change if you do it wrong. The second set my dealer fitted (800 miles after the first set!) stripped the threads out of the wheel carrier (front forks to you and me) and they had to stump up for new ones.
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For Sale / Wanted / Re: Wanted - BMW Softbag 2 Straps
« Last Post by Phmode on Yesterday at 09:31:25 pm »
That was faster than a fast thing on fast day... ;D
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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Heated grips
« Last Post by Phmode on Yesterday at 09:30:26 pm »
Hi Gino,

There have been a number of instances of one or both of the heated grips not working and this has been down to a failure of the switchgear. Mostly these have been changed under warranty or as a goodwill gesture. Worth getting the switches checked out.
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Ride Out Reports / Re: Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« Last Post by kennyc on Yesterday at 09:14:01 pm »
I have been a bit derelict in my reporting duties, so here is a catch up.
The trip started on Saturday, the rain stopped just before we set off and because it was so warm the roads dried quickly. I had an A and B road wiggly route planned but because of the high winds I decided to take the A1, A46 went into Melton Mowbray for a coffee and then took the legendary B6047 to Market Harborough, it’s not quite as legendary with 45 mph gusts of wind. But all in all it was a good trip.

We were up with the lark on Sunday for our dash for the tunnel. It was throwing it down with rain for the first two hours. Once we got across the Dartford crossing it brightened up and the sun popped its head out for a while. Our train was delayed a bit which made us a bit late and with a road closure on my non motorway route the other side of the channel I decided to cut my losses and take the motorway to Le Touquet. The Red Fox hotel can be highly recommended, clean tidy and right in the middle of town amongst everything,

A warm night in October in Le Touquet

Another Le Touquet attraction with the obligatory carousel in the background


Monday saw us off to Reims a warm sunny dry day unfolded. Temperatures got up to 27 degrees C
A pleasant journey got us to Reims at about 4 O’clock when we visited Musée de la Reddition where the German surrender was signed.
After a hectic day we relaxed with a couple of glasses of Bofferding (I had never heard of it either)

Bofferding... brew of the Gods ! brewed in Luxembourg and not often seen far from its borders  ;D
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Who's Who? / Re: Hi from Brisbane Australia
« Last Post by Wilbur on Yesterday at 08:56:50 pm »
Thanks for the warm welcome.
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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Heated grips
« Last Post by drifter on Yesterday at 07:13:20 pm »
Ciao to all, I have had the 1300gt a few months but not tried the heated grips until last week......do not work.
Some local BM owners told me it may be a matter of upgrading, is that a possibility? has anyone had the same problem?
Thanks in advance
GIno
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For Sale / Wanted / Re: Wanted - BMW Softbag 2 Straps
« Last Post by TomL on Yesterday at 06:29:06 pm »
From UKGSER I see  ;)
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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Oh deer!
« Last Post by TomL on Yesterday at 06:20:35 pm »
Looks like the front wheel carrier has parted company at the bottom ball joint.
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For Sale / Wanted / Re: Wanted - BMW Softbag 2 Straps
« Last Post by slparry on Yesterday at 06:12:39 pm »
BMW Softbag 2 Straps



I've searched high and low and appear to have lost the straps for my BMW Softbag (they "may" have been left in a top case I sold)

 They're not shown as available separately from BMW so on the off chance that someone may have a set hanging around I thought I'd ask here

 Drop me a PM if you have some

 thanks
 Steve

Obtained a set now :)
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