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by milleplod
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Police Motorcycles
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Police Motorcycles

I rode bikes - K1100LTs and Pan Euros - in Derbyshire for most of my 30 years service. Back then (I retired 9 years ago) we didn't have that many motorcyclists - perhaps 20 out of traffic's complement of around 80/90 bobbies - and most forces, I suspect, were the same. Obviously the bigger forces (M...
by milleplod
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: How do you remove these?
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: How do you remove these?

My Mille had those somewhere....although where exactly I can't remember! :smile: Anyway, I believe they're intended to be 'one-use' - I snipped mine off with....er....some snips, then pushed new ones on. I did get one off by unscrewing it....more precisely, by levering one edge up a bit and at the s...
by milleplod
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Oh No! No power to dash!
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Oh No! No power to dash!

You would have thought so, but no, it deffo wasn't on at the same time. I have been around bikes all my life (50+ years) and been using trickle chargers for years. I never had a problem on the 1150RT and my ZZR11, but the 1200RT just didn't like it. I have found these 1200's to be a bit temperament...
by milleplod
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Oh No! No power to dash!
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Oh No! No power to dash!

If you've got a voltmeter, I'd put it across the battery to see what shows. Re the alarm, doesn't that have its own power? - if so, it sounds as if its getting zilch from the battery, hence it sounding different....a new battery can fail, its not unheard of. If there's voltage at the battery, it cou...
by milleplod
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: DVLA - Selling of personal data
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: DVLA - Selling of personal data

Sorry Ced....I was definitely being a bit England-and-Wales-centric then, wasn't I! :oops: Having said that, whilst parking/parking 'fines' and their enforcement are regulated differently in Scotland, I'm pretty sure that the DPA is applied in much the same way. DVLA use of data is regulated by the ...
by milleplod
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: DVLA - Selling of personal data
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: DVLA - Selling of personal data

I don't think the P of F Act covers data protection at all - its the legislation that gives the framework for the recovery of parking charges - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2012/9/schedule/4/enacted The PPCs are supposed to follow the framework, but its the RV R&L reg that allows DVLA to rele...
by milleplod
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: DVLA - Selling of personal data
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: DVLA - Selling of personal data

Evening Ced. There are some circumstances where consent isn't required before the information held is handed out. I think its Sect 27 of the Road Vehicles Registration and Licencing Reg of 2002 (?) that says an organisation can release data to other organisations as long as they can show they have r...
by milleplod
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Felixstowe biker badly injured left leg.
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Felixstowe biker badly injured left leg.

Sounds awful, let's hope he manages as full a recovery as possible. It does focus your mind as to just how vulnerable we are when riding, even at low speeds.

Be safe folks!

Pete
by milleplod
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Maxxis Supermaxx ST, £99 pair
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Maxxis Supermaxx ST, £99 pair

M&P having a clearout again! £99 pair, free delivery. 180 or 190 rear with the usual 120 front. https://www.mandp.co.uk/motorcycle-spares/tyres-wheels/tyres/maxxis-supermaxx-st-tyre-pair-120-70zr17-58w-180-55zr17-73w.html Review here - https://www.mslmagazine.co.uk/tested-maxxis-supermaxx-st-motorcy...
by milleplod
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: recall modifications
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: recall modifications

If you've got a specific bike in mind, and know its reg. no. just give your local dealer a ring - they'll tell you exactly what's already been done and if anything's outstanding.

Pete
by milleplod
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Which K should I buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Which K should I buy?

Excellent news, bet you're a happy bunny! \:D/ I should think your son will love it, they're a cracking 2-up tourer. My daughter's 14 now, she's been a regular on the back of my ST for the last 3 years now....lots of trips planned for this year. :smile: Let us know how you get along with it, and a f...
by milleplod
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance Company Madness
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Insurance Company Madness

Although there's no defence to a 'no insurance' charge, it being an 'absolute' offence, a driver can argue that there are special reasons for the offence having been committed, which can be used to mitigate any sentence handed down. This is copied from elsewhere - In order to use the plea of special...
by milleplod
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Which K should I buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Which K should I buy?

There is a nice RT for sale at Leicester Kawasaki and my trade in is a 650 Kawasaki. That's handy! :smile: Just had a look at the RT. It looks OK, although the photos aren't the best. Front disc bolts are manky, if they bother you I reckon they're £80 a set from '07 onwards, perhaps the same again ...
by milleplod
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Which K should I buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Which K should I buy?

There are quite a few highly-regarded independent specialists around, so you're not stuck with BMW dealers. The amount of info available on here, and the other BMW forums, is tremendous....and free! If a problem crops up, invariably someone else will have had it - the Euro K-Club forum has as much i...
by milleplod
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance Company Madness
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Insurance Company Madness

I think I'd be taking that a lot higher up the food-chain! From the Financial Ombudsman's website - Some people tell us their insurer has cancelled their car insurance policy without any notice - or sometimes without telling them at all. They might find this out when they try to make a claim - or ev...
by milleplod
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Which K should I buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Which K should I buy?

Does it need to be serviced at a BMW dealer for that extended warranty. I can't believe 3000 miles is considered high mileage. My cars done that in less than three years. These are touring bikes! It wouldn't bother me paying out for a new rear suspension in a year I can budget for that. Am I right ...
by milleplod
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Which K should I buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Which K should I buy?

Is it a private sale or at a dealers? Wherever it is, make sure you go in with a really low bid if you're dead-set on having it - they're not the easiest thing to sell! :grin: If I was in a dealer's looking at a 30k miles '09 plate, I'd not want to part with any more than £4700 for it, obviously a f...
by milleplod
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Which K should I buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Which K should I buy?

I meant to say also that, of course, you can find bikes without ABS or ESA, although a non-ABS bike might be hard to track down. When I bought my 1200ST, I'd purposely looked for one without either to prevent potentially big bills as my ownership progressed! 5 years down the line and I've just repla...
by milleplod
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Which K should I buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Which K should I buy?

Thanks for the advice milleplod. It's just that these bikes have come up local that they have caught my attention. It sounds like all these gizmos that give the problems. My old R100RS never let me down despite it being 20 years old at the time. It did leak oil though. What price progress ? Yep, go...
by milleplod
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Which K should I buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Which K should I buy?

If you're going to be carrying a pillion regularly, I'd go for the GT over the S every time - more room, comfier, more luggage capacity. They're both fairly hefty bikes, but I once rode a 1200GT and, once on the move, it didn't feel anywhere near as heavy as I thought it would. I owned a K1200R-Spor...
by milleplod
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Which blowtorch for seized nuts etc ?
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: Which blowtorch for seized nuts etc ?

I have been considering using M8 Brass nuts on the exhaust studs as the threads on the nuts are more likely to strip if seized and easier to clean up with a die nut in the event of a catastrophe. But regular removal of the std and application of anti-seize should make things easier with the origina...
by milleplod
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Winter riding.
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: Winter riding.

We have a self imposed temperature limit of 6 degrees C . We won’t go out if the temp is below that. Riding is a hobby these days, and I spend 99% of my time on the bike with a pillion, so I don’t need to take risks or be uncomfortable.....so I don’t anymore. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I'm ...
by milleplod
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: fuel strip replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: fuel strip replacement

I had the one on my 1200ST replaced earlier this year at an indy, RGM - around £180 I think, including the 2 year warranty from the dealer. I don't think the float was an option for my bike (could be wrong), but it did seem like an awful lot of faffing about to convert.

Pete
by milleplod
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: fuel strip replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: fuel strip replacement

Welcome to the Forum. :smile:

Unless you've already seen it, this might be worth a read - http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread ... -Dummy-Run

Pete
by milleplod
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Time to lose all friends and alienation
Replies: 40
Views: 1545

Re: Time to lose all friends and alienation

Now the wine has worn off, I must have lit the blue touch paper :smile: I think we all know the view many ‘bikers’ have of BMW riders. Well at the least the hipsters like them in their way. I wouldn’t mind visiting that place in London. Can’t recall its name, but people meet and admire a lot of cut...

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