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Hello
« on: August 12, 2015, 04:18:09 pm »
English speaker in Switzerland. Old K12s.
Was on the old board, but never did a who's who post!

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Re: Hello
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 05:42:59 pm »
Hello and welcome to the forum, we can't keep calling you motomed so please tell us your name.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 06:49:26 pm »
Welcome  :o
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Re: Hello
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 07:25:19 pm »
Hello and welcome.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2015, 11:07:02 pm »
Hello and welcome to the forum  :)

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Re: Hello
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 12:36:55 pm »
Hello and welcome to the forum, we can't keep calling you motomed so please tell us your name.

Hi Rae, I'm Matt...although I kind of like motomed ;)

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Re: Hello
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2015, 02:24:21 pm »
Hello and welcome to the forum motomed Matt  ;D
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Re: Hello
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2015, 02:46:52 pm »
Greetings Mr Mattomed enjoy the ramblings.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2015, 05:15:59 pm »
Hi there Matt-omed  ;D and welcome to the madhouse that is EuroKClub!

You don't say how old your K12 is, but living in Switzerland (which is a bit hilly in places) I wonder if you have ever had any problems with the fuelling on your bike. There is a whole pile of pists about poor fuelling and although mine was a pig when I bought it, a new airbox and ICV with the attendant ECU re-flash soon fixed that, along with a (possibly not needed but bought and fitted by then) Power Commander III.

The first time I crossed the Alps en-route to Greece two years ago, I had 'orrible fuelling problems at altitude. Every time I climbed the bike began to hang at high revs on the run into hairpins and then stumble and hesitate on the way out, not nice really  :o As soon as the bike dropped back to 'normal' altitude, everything returned to normal till the next time it climbed when it did it all over again.

It did exactly the same thing in the Italian Alps last year but behaved itself at lower altitude in the Picos in Spain this year.

Brian (who can't find any where high enough in UK to check this feature out)

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Re: Hello
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2015, 12:24:24 pm »
Hi, and thanks for the warm welcome all!

I have been 'lurking' for a few years on this board. Since it was 'the old board'. Actually thought it was lost for a while...maybe the domain changed? Anyway, was happy to be back for the insight and special madness that you have cultivated here.

To your point Brian, I haven't noticed any thing as far as I recall...this bike has been up and down so many thousands of meters, maybe it's used to it? As I have mentioned...I am a 'slow' rider, rarely get up past 7k revs...maybe that is a factor.

It's an '05, new to me as 2nd owner in '12, dealer maintained, no custom/modded anything.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2015, 12:49:28 pm »
Interesting and thanks for the report.

As to the 'old site', if you go to the Announcements board ( http://www.eurokclub.bike/index.php/topic,64.0.html ) you can read all about the sad, unexpected and extremely unfair demise of what was a great site. You can also read the history of 'this' site as the members struggled to find each other in choppy waters after the good ship EuroKClub.com was scuppered, about how Paul C suggested setting up a Faceache group that became known as 'the lifeboat' and how we got this new site up and running with almost all the old, active names and faces on board, together with lots of new, lovely folks.

We are really glad that you found us again and look forward to hearing about your mammoth solo pass-bashing trip.

Brian (who loves it when someone from the old site finds their way home)