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by andys
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Which R1200RT?
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Which R1200RT?

My neighbour has a pre L/C R1200RT which he's owned from new. He's had no problems other than the clutch which he's just replaced at 80,000 miles. As with all BMWs, ABS can be a bit hit and miss at this age but that's not a difficult problem to negotiate. I'm sure you'll get some expert opinions in ...
by andys
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument

Buying new is a mugs game and I speak as someone who has bought several new bikes.
That said it's worth remembering that if we all thought this way, we wouldn't have all these nice used bikes to choose from.
by andys
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument

Excessively low mileage is not a good point on a 45 year old bike, me thinks. So many riders are terrified of bikes that have been used I have a friend who won't touch anything with more than 10,000 miles no matter how old it is. Seems to me using your bike for its intended purpose is a cardinal sin.
by andys
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Mandatory face masks coming
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Mandatory face masks coming

Great news for shoplifters, muggers and armed robbers.
No more need to worry about those pesky eye witnesses and CCTV cameras
👍
by andys
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Raising R1100RS
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Raising R1100RS

Hi RAM sell an adjustable arm, if you find and read their web site-it may have some useful information about the differences it makes. Or mail TJ if he is still about on the forum, cos IIRC he developed it. Motorworks may send you one Sale or Return, to test if you pay up front and tell them what y...
by andys
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: wierd momentary clutch slip ?
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: wierd momentary clutch slip ?

Hi
Could your tyre have lost traction?
G
Definitely sounds like it.
by andys
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Servoectomy
Replies: 30
Views: 3035

Re: Servoectomy

Hi Andy,

Quite true. However there were two separate requests in the thread.

The second one for Dave C, was for the removal of the iABS not ABS2.

Mike
Sorry I should have made it clear I was referencing KH's post.
by andys
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Servoectomy
Replies: 30
Views: 3035

Re: Servoectomy

I don't understand the reasoning behind removing abs 2.
There are no servos so no braking deterioration so why go to all the bother.
Just remove the fault bulbs from the dash and carry on.
by andys
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Raising R1100RS
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Raising R1100RS

I've heard that fitting the slightly shorter paralever arm from the GS raises the rear end enough to drastically improve steering response and ground clearance.
Has anyone here done this.
Seems to me to be cheap easy modification.
by andys
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: This is worrying
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: This is worrying

Well I don’t know of the exact or real reason behind it, but personally after market noisy silencers should have been banned at birth; remember, that’s a personal feeling.
Completely agree
This short clip sums up my sentiments perfectly

https://youtu.be/ipDmsxQVxIM
by andys
Wed May 20, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England
Replies: 55
Views: 2516

Re: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England

I have a friend who believes in every conspiracy theory going. 9/11, vaccines, New World Order, people control through non existent viruses etc etc. If there is anything 'anti-establishment' going around, then he signs up for it. I have no idea why certain people have this bitter resentment of the ...
by andys
Wed May 20, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England
Replies: 55
Views: 2516

Re: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England

I do really think you're overstating that one... Chloe Middleton died and the death was reported as COVID19. That's what I'm saying but the main point is that she was not tested, so the diagnosis was based on pure assumption. Coming from the background you do, where hard irrefutable evidence rules,...
by andys
Tue May 19, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What are your thoughts on this
Replies: 28
Views: 1321

Re: What are your thoughts on this

Personally I will stay locked down irrespective of the announcements and the media until I see fit to do otherwise. People would do well to remember that as much as possible you must retain control of your own fate. There comes a point though where there has to be an acceptable level of risk. I've ...
by andys
Tue May 19, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What are your thoughts on this
Replies: 28
Views: 1321

Re: What are your thoughts on this

Steve Berry sounded like a total idiot. He was very rude to the lady on the show. Ah you heard it too. I totally agree and tried to get on the show to have a go at him. The councillor he attacked was making a perfectly valid point and even preceded her statement by saying that she has no objection ...
by andys
Tue May 19, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What are your thoughts on this
Replies: 28
Views: 1321

What are your thoughts on this

I was listening to the radio yesterday when the subject was bikers turning up en mass to meeting places like Matlock and Hastings. Apparently you couldn't move for bikes in some places. Local residents are very angry and there have been complaints to government from local authorities. Steve Berry wa...
by andys
Tue May 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England
Replies: 55
Views: 2516

Re: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England

and, yes, that death would be quite rightly added to the smoking statistics (as well as the asbestosis statistics). Rob Which is wrong because there is absolutely no way any doctor could state without reservation that the patient would have died purely as a result of smoking. The fact is that witho...
by andys
Mon May 18, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Craven Set
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Craven Set

That fairing.
:shock:
What is this thing some people have with taking a beautiful bike and turning into an eyesore.
by andys
Sun May 17, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycling is a good transport option during Covid 19
Replies: 25
Views: 920

Re: Motorcycling is a good transport option during Covid 19

I wonder how much that figure would change if you removed all the safety features in modern cars. It wouldn't make any difference to attitudes. All government are interested in is the bottom line. You can argue till you're blue in the face about who causes the crashes but it matters not one jot. Fa...
by andys
Sun May 17, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England
Replies: 55
Views: 2516

Re: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England

[ The point can be summed up by this... if a person is in the process of dying from, say, a cut throat and you stab him through the heart at or near the moment of death, it may well be impossible to say with wny certainty whether the actual cause of death was the cut throat or the stab wound. Does ...
by andys
Fri May 15, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England
Replies: 55
Views: 2516

Re: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England

That isn't what I said. If a person is in hospital COVID 19 syptoms and subsequently dies, then there can be little doubt that they have COVID 19. A test really isn't necessary. Rob How can you possible say that when the symptoms of CV19 are virtually identical to the common flu. That's why I used ...
by andys
Fri May 15, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycling is a good transport option during Covid 19
Replies: 25
Views: 920

Re: Motorcycling is a good transport option during Covid 19

It's an argument that's been raging for decades and I'd love to go along with it but unfortunately any advantages our chosen mode of transport has at any time, is wiped out and overtaken by our horrendous accident and fatality rates. At the moment (just going from memory) in the UK we account for le...
by andys
Thu May 14, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England
Replies: 55
Views: 2516

Re: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England

If we're at the stage where a doctor can confirm a diagnosis based purely on an opinion then God help us. Using that logic, a patient with painful stomach could be sent home with some codeine, only to die the next day from a ruptured appendix. Its not acceptable. Sorry Might as well go back to drill...
by andys
Thu May 14, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: The future
Replies: 4
Views: 546

The future

From an Italian magazine published in 1962
A vision of 2022.
😳

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by andys
Thu May 14, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: My lockdown antidote
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: My lockdown antidote

Hi keep us informed cos I fancy a EAPC if that's what they are called, myself but dont know how to choose one, what spec o look for, or what to pay George As was mentioned there are bolt on kits but I'm the sort of person who when they decide to do something won't do it in half measures. Mine is a ...

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