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Re: K1200S
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2017, 11:34:58 pm »
Rain in the lock! Needs a squirt of WD every so often in the winter. Car door locks always used to freeze before they started fitting lock heaters.

I used to have a battery operated un-freezer, a long blade that went into the lock and got hot. Used to work a treat till I forgot it was the heater in the lock and after clearing the screen I tried to open the lock with the hot blade, thinking it was the key and it snapped off in the lock  ::)

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« Reply #61 on: January 01, 2018, 12:20:39 am »
Plenty of rain followed by hard frost. The cap and lock is treated to plenty of acf50 or wd40 but the bike had stood in the rain for several days which had obviously been just too much.

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« Reply #62 on: January 01, 2018, 09:52:00 am »
WD does evaporate off fairly rapidly  >:(

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« Reply #63 on: January 03, 2018, 10:18:05 pm »
Kicking the year off with passing 75000 this evening. Got stopped by a biker in frankley services who was looking at getting a k12 or 13 to replace his cb1300 as he was getting fed up with having to adjust his chain every 500mile week. See its not just me

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« Reply #64 on: January 04, 2018, 12:11:58 am »
And what did you say to him one wonders?

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« Reply #65 on: January 04, 2018, 08:40:38 am »
You know what I would have said to him Brian  ;D

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« Reply #66 on: January 04, 2018, 10:18:36 am »
Very similar yo me I expect. Don't touch a K1200 with a barge pole. Choose your K1300 carefully and take out an extended warranty (plus start a savings account for the occasional large bill) but the bike will reward in a way that makes it all worth while!
Correct rear brake use is scientifically proven to shorten stopping distances in EVERY road situation.

Show you know what you're doing and use your rear brake!

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« Reply #67 on: January 04, 2018, 10:57:45 am »
Not quite David, I'd have told him to get an FJR  ;D ;D

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« Reply #68 on: January 04, 2018, 11:22:41 am »
:D

... but he may have been the sort of person who enjoys riding! ;)
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« Reply #69 on: January 04, 2018, 11:38:46 am »
He may have also been the sort of person that liked riding and not having the bike in the dealers every five minutes to fix the myriad of problems that can occur.  ???

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« Reply #70 on: January 04, 2018, 04:51:46 pm »
On all your advice told him to get a K13, which probably seemed a bit odd after I told him I'd just clocked up 75000 miles on a K12 without much going wrong, and told him to look up EuroKclub. He was thinking about an R he said.

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« Reply #71 on: January 04, 2018, 08:55:26 pm »
My wife and son both sent me this

https://www.bmwgroupretailcareers.co.uk/job/falmouth/sales-executive/18386/6084786

Not rushing back south just yet so feel free to jump the queue in front of me....

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« Reply #72 on: January 04, 2018, 11:03:54 pm »
Me

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« Reply #73 on: January 11, 2018, 02:09:38 pm »

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« Reply #74 on: January 11, 2018, 02:30:32 pm »
Apropos anything at all Martin?