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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Soft bag retaining straps
« on: May 23, 2019, 06:51:27 pm »
They're in the bag to bring back
As long as they don't get confiscated in security....

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: K1300S tyres
« on: May 23, 2019, 06:48:11 pm »
Over the last 70odd thousand miles-
Started on PR3 - brilliant tyre especially in the wet, had several sets, also lasted well
Had some PR4 - OK but not glued to the road like PR3
Tried Roadtec01 - underwhelmed after all the hype
Tried Angel GT - great dry weather, better than Roadtec in terms of feel, not as good in the wet as PR3, would pick them as a summer tyre, but didn't last anywhere near as long as the Michelins
Now on PR5, finding them unassumingly very competent, nice feel in wet and dry, but have not been able to ride them on a proper road like the A39 which I was commuting the length of when using the above.

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fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: May 22, 2019, 05:12:24 pm »
Ah there it is. There's a wee grey arrow against the pale blue background in the top right-hand corner that shrinks the header. Clicked it and lo! all is revealed. How I clicked that to start with I have no idea ::)

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fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:17:19 am »
Glanced at the rear tyre (PR5) yesterday and thought "ooh looks a bit worn" for the first time (there's still plenty of tread left). Just checked - 7250 miles so far. Have to say I am quite liking it, and the front PR5 is doing nicely too. Good feel, feels very stable, not the glued to the road of the PR3 but just quietly confident and very nice rolling from one side to the other. The shoulders are scrubbing/orange peeling up very nicely, although there's still a few mm of chicken strip left. And yes like others have said, my speedo and the GPS speed match now. Was slightly alarmed by the front TPS alarming red lights with no pressure but it transpires that the sensor is probably dying as its now happening daily, often I get no signal at all,  and I have ceased to dash to the nearest air pump. I'm pretty sure its the original, the rear one was replaced at about 47k, so considering I've bent 2 front wheels it's survived pretty well.

By the way - why has the handy "unread messages since last visit " disappeared off the front page?

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Soft bag retaining straps
« on: May 21, 2019, 11:48:39 am »
This weekend , no plans at present.

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Soft bag retaining straps
« on: May 21, 2019, 11:37:04 am »


It would appear that I used all the short ones, just medium and long available

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Soft bag retaining straps
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:10:18 pm »
I'll check in the morning and post a picture to make sure it's what you're after
Free
It's a forum thing 8)

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Soft bag retaining straps
« on: May 20, 2019, 09:07:00 pm »
If you mean the straps that come loose with the bag I have a few spare here in Amsterdam that I can bring home if you fancy a falmouth run.

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Centre stand? Comfort seat?
« on: May 17, 2019, 05:14:45 pm »
I've never understood why ALL bikes have only one side stand and on the same side.

Especially when that sidestand leaves you on the 'wrong' side when you step off when on the continent. Fine for the UK though.

I know - have two and they auto-extend! How does that sound, Brian?



Waaaay off topic. Sorry.

That got my attention. €50k? Hmm. Wife hates it. Never mind

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fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: May 16, 2019, 03:28:39 pm »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=PRvFxehwe8E

1000 miles in 24 hours on an electric bike. Wot range anxiety?

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fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:07:26 pm »


91000. And one.  On the Amsterdam ring road after a late night at the office trying to understand pension investments. Now for a burger and wine....

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fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: April 30, 2019, 08:52:39 pm »
No they are outside that

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Ride Out Reports / Re: The Duffers in France 2019
« on: April 30, 2019, 11:40:55 am »
Ah the difference between the poor workers 5am start and the, er, those more with a more relaxed lifestyle ::)

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fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: April 30, 2019, 09:11:23 am »
One of the guys walking in caught me at the traffic lights as we arrived for a meeting in Rotterdam. I had realised everything I had including the bike was black, but not quite as black as this...




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Ride Out Reports / Re: The Duffers in France 2019
« on: April 29, 2019, 06:51:13 pm »
Couldn't have missed you by much. I was on the 1120am, which one were you on?

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