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by jfcoleman
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Using a Disk Lock?
Replies: 44
Views: 1444

Re: Using a Disk Lock?

I know, I know! The ubiquitous yellow curly wire was actually on my bike on one of the two occasions, but I didn't notice it stretched between the lock and the clutch lever. I now stretch it between the mirrors so even I can't miss it!!
by jfcoleman
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Using a Disk Lock?
Replies: 44
Views: 1444

Re: Using a Disk Lock?

On two separate occasions my disc lock has stopped me riding off on my own bike! Sudden abrupt stop, followed rapidly by falling off, usually in front of other riders!! #-o :oops:
by jfcoleman
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Very high idle speed tick over
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Very high idle speed tick over

I had a similar issue with my 2008 GS just after I bought it (2nd hand) in 2012. Turned out the throttle position sensor was faulty and had to be replaced. It's one reason TPS protective covers are sold by the likes of Touratech!
by jfcoleman
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Saturday morning quiz question...
Replies: 9
Views: 1143

Re: Saturday morning quiz question...

This is was my origami Fiat 500 after I hit a Volkswagen Variant in the 1960's in Brussels.
Ian.
Judging by the amount of steel that's been folded I think origami is the right word!
by jfcoleman
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: how reliable 1200gs
Replies: 13
Views: 1634

Re: how reliable 1200gs

I have a 2008 GS (not the GSA), with factory lowered suspension, which I've owned since Oct 2012. Due to health issues over the past 15 months I haven't ridden it as much as I should but, even so, the only real fault has been two failed fuel sensor strips - both times leading me to run out of fuel u...
by jfcoleman
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: RIP Boxerman
Replies: 76
Views: 10967

Re: RIP Boxerman

Having been away from the forum for 3 weeks I, like everyone else, was stunned to read this very sad news just now. As a founder member (membership no 3) I recall setting up the club and forum with Phil and throughout the years he remained steadfast in his commitment to foster enthusiasm for all thi...
by jfcoleman
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: No talk of R NINE T here
Replies: 11
Views: 1764

Re: No talk of R NINE T here

Nice bike all round.
by jfcoleman
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?
Replies: 178
Views: 21611

Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Ridden it … at last! (See previous post of 14 June above) Ribs beginning to heal and, while my shoulder injury is still causing me some discomfort that was far outweighed by the delights of donning the helmet once again. Mind you, I had to calm myself down after the first few miles when I realised m...
by jfcoleman
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Helmet advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Re: Helmet advice

Lest there be some misunderstanding here let me emphasise I wasn't advocating any particular line of action, but merely clarifying what gogs01 had said above. From my own personal perspective I did say that often when making a significant purchase I myself tend to research online but seek to buy loc...
by jfcoleman
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Accents.
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: Accents.

- when I was in the RAF, my accent disappeared and morphed into a quite nondescript, middle-of-the-road, non-accent. When I was home on leave, my mates, mainly miners, said I'd become a posh ****! Pete I'm from Clydebank and Glasgow, but when I was a chaplain in the RAF I remember one Station Comma...
by jfcoleman
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Helmet advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Re: Helmet advice

I believe the advice given was not to buy online, but to do initial research online, then try in various shops, eventually narrowing down to your preferred choice. The advice ended with these words of wisdom ... ... when you've decided on the helmet for you, go back to the shop where you tried it on...
by jfcoleman
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Do you ever think of giving it all up
Replies: 30
Views: 2550

Re: Do you ever think of giving it all up

Short answer - yes! As I've got older (and it pains me to write that acknowledgement!) I've noticed an increasing tendency not to be as confident as I once was, and this doesn't just apply to riding a bike. So, for me, the issue isn't so much about possible accidents and their consequences, but part...
by jfcoleman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?
Replies: 178
Views: 21611

Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

What have I done to my bike today? Answer - absolutely nothing, not even ridden it! Had a fall on Easter Monday on day 1 of what was meant to be a 6-day walking holiday on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, managing to break two ribs in the process. Over 10 weeks later the ribs are still causing some dis...
by jfcoleman
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Can you identify this?
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Can you identify this?

Thanks for the replies. Bat now identified as a common pipistrelle - my photos might be a little misleading as I zoomed in slightly. It flew off once it reached the outside ledge and hasn't been seen since! My office staff did contact the Bat Conservation Trust and, although we received a lot of hel...
by jfcoleman
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Can you identify this?
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Can you identify this?

Knowing there are several nature lovers here I wonder if someone can help identify a bat which was in my office earlier this week. Unfortunately I had already opened the window and watched it crawl out on to the outside ledge before I thought to take some photos, which meant I didn't get its face. M...
by jfcoleman
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Fitting auxiliary lights to GS1200
Replies: 14
Views: 1852

Re: Fitting auxiliary lights to GS1200

That's a very kind offer. As I haven't actually got around to buying any lights yet can I come back to you if and when I finally get some?
by jfcoleman
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Fitting auxiliary lights to GS1200
Replies: 14
Views: 1852

Re: Fitting auxiliary lights to GS1200

Thanks again for the further information. If I ever get round to fitting extra lights I might even post a photo!
by jfcoleman
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Fitting auxiliary lights to GS1200
Replies: 14
Views: 1852

Re: Fitting auxiliary lights to GS1200

That's really neat!
by jfcoleman
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Fitting auxiliary lights to GS1200
Replies: 14
Views: 1852

Re: Fitting auxiliary lights to GS1200

Thanks to Fishy23 for the useful link. I actually spent a happy couple of hours yesterday browsing t'internet and now feel that this is something I could probably tackle, especially if I can find someone nearby to assist. But I still have two questions - where's the best place to tap into a live fee...
by jfcoleman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Fitting auxiliary lights to GS1200
Replies: 14
Views: 1852

Re: Fitting auxiliary lights to GS1200

Thanks all for the responses. When I said I've never mastered the black art of electrical trickery I meant it - mention of a 'live feed' sounds to me like something which happens at a zoo! However I'm sure it will seem more logical if and when I get around to taking a look-see for myself. The main t...
by jfcoleman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Fitting auxiliary lights to GS1200
Replies: 14
Views: 1852

Fitting auxiliary lights to GS1200

Hope someone can help me! I'd like to fit auxiliary LED lights to my 2008 GS, but the official BMW lights cost more than an arm and a leg, (no surprises there!). I see plenty of after market lights around the £75 mark or even less on eBay, but I have two clear concerns. Firstly, I recall reading som...
by jfcoleman
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?
Replies: 178
Views: 21611

Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Just patted it as it sat in my garage - having had some surgery recently it will be some time before I can ride it again! :cry:
by jfcoleman
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Tricks 'n' Tips..
Topic: Candle wax trick - seized fixings
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: Candle wax trick - seized fixings

Ah, wish I'd known this before I sheared off a mounting bolt on my engine bars! ](*,)
by jfcoleman
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Manuals?
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Manuals?

Don't know about downloads, but when I had a 16v K100RS I found the printed Clymer manual invaluable and, in my view, more detailed than the Haynes. Expensive though!
by jfcoleman
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Signing-in greeting
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Signing-in greeting

Far be it from me to disagree, Phil, but ... todays greeting was "Good day jfcoleman, Hope you enjoy your time here"
Depends waht time of day you log-in.
Do I get a prize if I collect the full set? :lol:

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