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Re: K1200S
« Reply #405 on: January 11, 2019, 03:27:46 pm »
Likewise, I'm not sure that it's always clear what is and what isn't an overtaking opportunity. I know that in my previous car (a 3cyl 980xx Toyota Aygo) overtaking opportunities were very few and far between, especially if there was more than 1 person in the car. I'm sure Brian's "ballistic" Audi would fly past in a number of situations where the Aygo had only managed to add another 2mph!
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« Reply #406 on: January 11, 2019, 04:22:03 pm »
I don't like ridiing behind anything and prefer a clear road ahead. Also if you are riding quickly there is less chance that someone is on your back wheel, therefore I like to ride in a gap rather than a convoy, daylight or night time.

When driving the van through the lanes I like a fast vehicle in front with a 5 second gap and use their brake lights for advance info on traffic coming the other way.
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« Reply #407 on: January 11, 2019, 11:04:22 pm »
There are no valid reasons for following another vehicle which is going slower than you would otherwise go for more than the shortest of distances on the open road if you have the ability to overtake.

Among the many reasons to not follow are:

Target fixation
Not being able to see hazards ahead and, therefore
Relying on the driver in front to see hazards and take appropriate action
Dozing off
Ending up parked on someone else's drive in a strange town miles from home.

David. Quite correct about the little monster. It will overtake almost as fast as the bike. The BIG problem is I keep having to remind myself that it needs a slightly larger landing site than the bike  :o

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« Reply #408 on: January 12, 2019, 12:05:29 am »
I reckon there's a fair few people who wrongly think the limit on single carriageway is 50. It was for a time many years ago. I have had to follow at dead on 50 for miles on many occasions.
Yes I overtake often, on bike and in my quick car. Nice of the overtakee to flash their headlamps after my move to thank me.
 

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« Reply #409 on: January 12, 2019, 11:05:17 am »
I reckon there's a fair few people who wrongly think the limit on single carriageway is 50. It was for a time many years ago. I have had to follow at dead on 50 for miles on many occasions.
Yes I overtake often, on bike and in my quick car. Nice of the overtakee to flash their headlamps after my move to thank me.

I agree Andy, and if you were 'following' in your even bigger beast of a car then I would be most disppointed  8)

There is this odd thing in the car world where some of the fastest cars are driven the slowest; I have never seen a Porsche, of any stripe, going over the speed limit. Audi R8/10's keep getting in my way.

And, even when I wake someone up and they start to press on, they tend to give up after a few miles, missing overtakes, panic-braking for bends etc.

We have, in this country, bred a whole series of generations who have not a single clue about how their car or bike works, what its capabilities are in terms of engine, chassis or tyre performance nor how really, really good almost every modern car and bike is. A Triumph TR2 (with 4A engine and gearbox and clapped-out rear lever arm dampers) on Michelin X's anyone?

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #410 on: January 13, 2019, 01:11:43 pm »
So insurance renewal with Highway through Bennetts, lands at £562 inc £350 xs, legal, breakdown, personal and helmet & leathers cover. After a lot of dicking about through the MCN comparison site, I end up with a Highway policy through Bennetts including £350xs, 15k miles, personal and helmet & leathers cover, for £325. Even allowing that the legal and recovery cost was £43 last year, that's £200 cheaper. And I have recovery and travel insurance through my bank account anyway.
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« Reply #411 on: January 13, 2019, 03:40:02 pm »
...and have you noticed how all renewal quotes now come with a caution...

'You have been a valued and loyal customer for over 300 years now and so you will find better insurance for less money elsewhere!'

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #412 on: February 05, 2019, 06:06:58 pm »
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ride5000miles/permalink/2097804000314426/

Just came across this snippet. Well known on FJR's if not cared for but was t aware it was common on  Ks

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #413 on: February 05, 2019, 08:13:48 pm »
Not a very friendly link when you have to be a faceache member to view, Martin  ::)

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #414 on: February 05, 2019, 08:22:49 pm »
Sorry forgot i was still a youngster

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« Reply #415 on: February 05, 2019, 08:33:44 pm »
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Re: K1200S
« Reply #416 on: February 05, 2019, 09:28:30 pm »
Hmmm?

That looks like it has had a loose connection, for some time, at the break-out point! The hole is elongated.

I suggest you get the bearings in your dog-bone link checked VERY carefully as there is a history and a recall on these parts. Was yours recalled and re-worked?

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« Reply #417 on: February 05, 2019, 09:34:03 pm »
The comments on fb indicate the bike had been nowhere but bmw dealers and despite (?) this the dogbone bolt had seized beyond anything he could do to remove it. Think he's off to have words with his dealer.

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« Reply #418 on: February 06, 2019, 05:27:02 pm »
I have posted elsewhere on this site about the fact that BMW do not include lubrication of the doglink bearings in any of their services.
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« Reply #419 on: February 06, 2019, 08:46:32 pm »
Thank you for that. Will be asking. The Yamaha problem is that it is in the service schedule but isn't done. At 86k and counting I am hoping it has been inspected.