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by andys
Mon May 20, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Was I out of line.
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Was I out of line.

In a car park today I parked next to an 1100GS on it's centre stand. As I walked towards it about half an hour later I noticed there was no oil registering in the site glass. It was on a level ground. Being an anorak I tend to notice things like that. As I was getting ready to ride off, it's owner c...
by andys
Sun May 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Any good routes
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Any good routes

Thanks chaps.
:cool:
by andys
Mon May 13, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Rear Brake.
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Rear Brake.

Are you still on the original brake lines ? If so change them asap. I know this because a few years ago I sold a K1100RS. A few months later the guy emailed me to tell me he got thrown off when the front brake locked on. The symptoms leading up to it were EXACTLY what you've described. It was a bloc...
by andys
Mon May 13, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Any good routes
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Any good routes

Hi all.
I've just moved to Peterborough temporarily.
Is anyone here familiar with the area and if so could you PLEASE recommend some nice roads.
Other than at roundabouts, my bike hasn't been leaned over since I got here a month ago.
#-o
by andys
Thu May 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Chrome exhaust
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Chrome exhaust

On http://www.chromeheads.org/index.php?threads/where-can-i-get-stainless-header-pipes.11841/ they say your headers are "already stainless" but I can not find anything about silencers George The whole system is chrome plated stainless. I'd be tempted to have the chrome stripped. The headers on the ...
by andys
Wed May 01, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Chrome exhaust
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Chrome exhaust

Thanks.
I'm in Northampton.
I found people who'll refinish the headers but no one will touch the silencers.
by andys
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Chrome exhaust
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Chrome exhaust

I should have said, I'm referring to my R1200C, which only came with a chromed exhaust.
Chrome in general was the Achilles heel of this bike as BMW basically cocked it up.
by andys
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Chrome exhaust
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Chrome exhaust

Does anyone know of a company where I could get two header pipes and a pair of silencers (with cat), de chromed and refinished in something other than chrome ?
by andys
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Prepare to want
Replies: 26
Views: 1960

Re: Prepare to want

Dealers are expecting them in middle of next month.
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by andys
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: hesitant bike
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: hesitant bike

I had a K1100RS which exhibited similar running issues.
I gave up and handed it to a mechanic who found that the fuel rail was clogged up with rust.
He replaced the part with a new one still available from BMW costing £60 (about four years ago).
It ran like a new bike after that.
by andys
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Phone paired with Nav V
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Phone paired with Nav V

Microphone securely connected ?


No reason to think otherwise - it used to work.
The microphone not being connected wouldn't explain my not being able to hear the caller - or would it ?
Don't know but it's worth checking.
by andys
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Phone paired with Nav V
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Phone paired with Nav V

Microphone securely connected ?
by andys
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Blood bike volunteers replaced by private firm in £14m deal
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Blood bike volunteers replaced by private firm in £14m deal

It does stink and its no way to treat the volunteers. I think the scandal goes much deeper. Most voluntary workers at least get their expenses paid but these guys and gals have to pay for the fuel. That wouldn't sit well with me knowing the people back at the warm hospital cleaning the toilets are ...
by andys
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Blood bike volunteers replaced by private firm in £14m deal
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Blood bike volunteers replaced by private firm in £14m deal

No disrespect but clearly shortcomings in the system have been identified.
Maybe not enough volunteers to cover the workload ?
As I understand it blood bikers are a relatively small part of the transportation infrastructure anyway.
by andys
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New Guzzi V85
Replies: 1
Views: 160

New Guzzi V85

Saw this today, and was really impressed. It looks superbly put together with no signs of cutting corners. It's 850cc with about 80bhp and 60ft - lbs of torque, which I reckon is fine. The review's I've read so far seem to agree. It's physically quite big and feels substantial. It's got it's work cu...
by andys
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: An interesting trend?
Replies: 45
Views: 2107

Re: An interesting trend?

No, i do all my learner training for Invicta mct between Faversham and Whitstable, and do most of my post test training freelance. My old stamping ground. My first house was,in Gillingham and I worked in east London. Lived there a few years before moving to Eltham. I used to hang out in the bike sh...
by andys
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: An interesting trend?
Replies: 45
Views: 2107

Re: An interesting trend?

Glad ERS gave you some benefit Gogs. Shame it was so cold. Im pleased to say that interest in Kent for ERS is growing, more than i anticipated in fact. We've always said that slow speed control is the hard part, because gravity and personal balance is taking over from the other forces which make ou...
by andys
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: An interesting trend?
Replies: 45
Views: 2107

Re: An interesting trend?

It's strange, but slow riding has in recent years become my weakness. Maybe it's a combination of getting older and the bikes I ride, which are on the heavier side. Someone I was talking too recently, who could identify with my issues, advised me to do the BMW off road course. He said by the end of ...
by andys
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tatty RT for sale!
Replies: 31
Views: 1209

Re: Tatty RT for sale!

I think we're all making a statement with bikes.
Even those who claim they're they're not, are in fact making a statement about not making a statement.
The way I see it is this.
If practicality, economy, and comfort were our prime considerations we'd take the car.
by andys
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: BMs versus other marques
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: BMs versus other marques

I think the spares situation has a lot to do with it... I've been asked to look at restoring a 1970s Honda 500/4. As far as I can tell, spares for Japanese bikes of that era are like hens teeth... Rob Agreed. Quite recently a BMW dealer in America built an R90S out of spare parts. Only five parts w...
by andys
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tatty RT for sale!
Replies: 31
Views: 1209

Re: Tatty RT for sale!

My repulsion at these things is merely that I cannot see anyone making a bike from sum bike bits and bits of pipe being more capable of doing it than the professional bike designers. If I wanted a racing bike I would probably buy a Japanese crotch rocket safe in the knowledge that the design of the...
by andys
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tatty RT for sale!
Replies: 31
Views: 1209

Re: Tatty RT for sale!

as a practical motorbike, there are so many things that just make me think 'What the heck did he want to do that for???! Rob Do bikes always have to be about practicality, luggage capacity, comfort tank range etc. Can't they sometimes be just about having fun. I'm lucky enough to have two bikes. My...
by andys
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tatty RT for sale!
Replies: 31
Views: 1209

Re: Tatty RT for sale!

I have seen much much sadder. :)

EG, all the ones that got butchered into half bikes by people that think number plates at the side and having half a seat look good.
When it's done well though

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by andys
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: This Way, That Way, Whatever Way !
Replies: 18
Views: 682

Re: This Way, That Way, Whatever Way !

Beautiful India.... If you make it out alive! Amazing country and people but I can't understand how a country that is so industrious, and that turns out some of the best doctors, engineers and scientists in the world can also be so impoverished. I mean there are parts of the country where people ha...
by andys
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100R final drive oil leak
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: R1100R final drive oil leak

I noticed exactly the same thing with my R1100RS. Peeled back the rubber boot and got a trickle of oil. Not much. What I did was peel the rubber boot right back and shone a powerful led torch up the transmission tunnel for a look. My thinking was that if I had a gearbox leak, I should see a trail of...

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