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by andys
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Thin end of the wedge....?
Replies: 39
Views: 629

Re: Thin end of the wedge....?

Many years ago I got in with the wrong crowd. There was a group of five of us and it was just balls out all the time. I'm not a naturally fast rider, but so determined was I not to appear the weak link, I was constantly well beyond my personal safe zone in terms of speed. Even as I write I'm cringin...
by andys
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Ah the good old days.
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Ah the good old days.

by andys
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Question for all you legal eagle's
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Question for all you legal eagle's

Just watching a crimes caught on camera TV programme. They just showed a burglary being committed against a 93 year old man who's family had installed CCTV. As the man slept, the two criminals ransacked his home. The police were able to bring about a successful conviction thanks to the footage and t...
by andys
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Thin end of the wedge....?
Replies: 39
Views: 629

Re: Thin end of the wedge....?

Clearly time to stick to the speed limits.... they will lose interest once they earn no revenue.

EXACTLY
by andys
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New R1250 bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: New R1250 bikes

I'd want to allow at least a couple of years for BMW to iron out all the inevitable glitches.
by andys
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Worth checking bmw parts prices
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Worth checking bmw parts prices

My dealer parts department say they come across this a lot.
People assume ebay prices are cheaper so don't bother to check.
He gave me an example of a guy who bought a slightly damaged fairing (can't remember which model) which turned out to be only £30 cheaper than a brand new one.
by andys
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New blood bikers video
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: New blood bikers video

Yet there is still an expectation that they will spend their personal time and money to help the NHS and ultimately save lives. This is where the rub is for me. I know I've said this before, but riding a bike in the early hours in the freezing cold and pouring rain in order to save a life wouldn't ...
by andys
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New blood bikers video
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: New blood bikers video

This is shocking. For blood bikers like Kydd, volunteering comes at a price. "All costs are met by the volunteers. When using our own vehicles we pay all running costs including fuel. When I'm using the response bike [the liveried bike provided by the charity] I still pay for all the fuel myself whi...
by andys
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New blood bikers video
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: New blood bikers video

I spoke to a guy recently who'd just left blood bikers feeling very disillusioned.
He said that he'd not done one urgent shout in over a year and said a lot of the time they get used as glorified despatch riders, delivering medicines and documents because there was little else for them to do.
by andys
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Heated waistcoat
Replies: 16
Views: 370

Re: Heated waistcoat

It's not really the same thing. Someone who is taking part in an outdoor pursuit in very cold temperatures will be exerting themselves. Think of the physical exertion required for hiking, skiing, mountaineering etc and it's obvious they'll be generating much more body heat than we will ever be able ...
by andys
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Heated waistcoat
Replies: 16
Views: 370

Re: Heated waistcoat

I have found a Northface thermaball Down packable jacket much warmer and fits easily under my bike jackets. No wires running around or heat controller to worry about. Also the Jackets serves a dual purpose when out and about. That's interesting. I've never bothered with outdoor sports thermal cloth...
by andys
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: At last
Replies: 23
Views: 582

Re: At last

I'm pretty sure that only police vehicles fitted with on board camera equipment will be allowed to use this tactic in case it goes to court.
I don't think we need worry about vendettas.
by andys
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: At last
Replies: 23
Views: 582

Re: At last

The funniest thing is - the way they look totally dumbfounded the police would do such a thing after having done nothing for years. More likely it will be halted because they will sue the police, the police will settle out of court and the police will be ordered to stop by their own legal team to a...
by andys
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: At last
Replies: 23
Views: 582

At last

Watch this.
It'll warm the cockles of your heart.
:cool:

https://youtu.be/doiDpo6zt5g
by andys
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Heated waistcoat
Replies: 16
Views: 370

Heated waistcoat

I guess this is going to make me sound like a whimp, but I'm interested in getting a heated liner or waistcoat for the winter.
I definitely feel the cold more these days.
They are expensive so I was wondering if anyone can recommend anything based on experience.
Thanks.
by andys
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Nice 9T racer
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Nice 9T racer

Was thinking of buying one last year but the test ride put me off. Too much weight on my wrists. Otherwise I loved it I've just bought the Helibars risers for mine. I've ridden a Racer with them on and the difference is night and day. It becomes more of a sports tourer riding position, like a VFR e...
by andys
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Nice 9T racer
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Nice 9T racer

:cool:

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by andys
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Oil leak. Arse
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Oil leak. Arse

My guess is it's coming from the bottom of the front engine plate.
Trouble is to get to one of the bolts you have to remove the down pipes due to it's design.
I'll make sure it's not loose.
If not then likely I'll have to remove the cover to re seal it.
by andys
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Watches...
Replies: 27
Views: 1397

Re: Watches...

I picked this up the other day from a second hand shop.
I usually prefer mechanical watches, but this caught my eye due it's pleasing dial.
It's a quartz, but charges from movement like an automatic.
Doesn't need a battery apparently.

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by andys
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Any proficient model kit builders here
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Any proficient model kit builders here

Thanks captain airhead. This model fortunately doesn't need to much painting. Could you advise me on the forks. The parts are chromed plastic, but I need to paint the lowers black. Seems simple but how would you get the paint to adhere to the very shiny surface. https://i.postimg.cc/xCH6M12B/IMG-201...
by andys
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Oil leak. Arse
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Oil leak. Arse

Haven't used the RS for several weeks now. Today I noticed a little oil on the garage floor. The front of the engine from below the front main cover (not the plastic part), is caked in oil. It's a bit of a mess. I'd just given the bike a good clean before I put it away and it wasn't there then. I'd ...
by andys
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Any proficient model kit builders here
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Any proficient model kit builders here

Haven't built a plastic kit since I was very young but going to have a crack at a Yamaha VMAX kit I've had lying around for ages.
Just need a few tips about painting and detailing.
Anyone ?
by andys
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: MPG
Replies: 27
Views: 611

Re: MPG

When I want to work it out, I zero the trip meter and brim the tank. Do about 150 miles, then brim again Divide the number of litres used by 4.54 to get the number of gallons used, then divide the number of miles covered by the number of gallons. eg. 150 miles divide by 3.2 (gallons) = 47mpg. My 110...
by andys
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Refurbishing valve covers
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Refurbishing valve covers

More and more of us might be doing this eventually.
After dropping my 1100RS damaging the rocker cover beyond repair, I found out that they are no longer available from BMW.
Yeah I was shocked too.
I ended up finding one on ebay luckily.

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