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by goldenoldy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New blood bikers video
Replies: 11
Views: 230

New blood bikers video

This is a new video showing their work.
Brian

https://youtu.be/Fty1YOQrztY
by goldenoldy
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Came off the bike tonight!
Replies: 38
Views: 862

Re: Came off the bike tonight!

Glad you came out of it reasonably ok! My brother in law lives in rural wales and won’t take the bike out while the leaves are around.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: I guess summers gone.!
Replies: 2
Views: 138

I guess summers gone.!

Time to put the linings back into my gear, dig out the winter gloves and neck warmer!
Ten days ago we had 18 degrees, 4 today! Got to take the bike for MOT and oil change tomorrow.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Odd, worrying noise....
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Odd, worrying noise....

I’ve the same bike. Occasionally it seems the main stand bounces a bit and gives a similar sound. Out of interest, does yours not have the ESA.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Clothing
Replies: 45
Views: 1602

Re: Clothing

+1 on Hein Gericke. I’ve had mine some seven years now and it still works well. Does get warm in hot weather though even with the lining out. Brian
by goldenoldy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: New Member

Hi and welcome. Bike looks good.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance- It’s that time again.
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Insurance- It’s that time again.

Trying to get my head around the way these company’s work. I’ve been with Bennett’s for the last two years. Last years quote was £100.3. Very little difference to the slightly better quote off the MCN site so stayed with them. Yesterday I got this years quote, up around a third to £136. Went on line...
by goldenoldy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: iABS problems R1200RT
Replies: 13
Views: 858

Re: iABS problems R1200RT

Not an expert at all, but it sounds like the pump is ok. I have read of a duff battery causing issues. Even if it’s strong enough to start the bike it can cause abs/servo problems if it’s slightly down. Brian.
by goldenoldy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: iABS problems R1200RT
Replies: 13
Views: 858

Re: iABS problems R1200RT

Just out of interest Tony, can you hear the hydraulic pump whine when you apply either then foot or hand lever? Mine went on the front first, I could still hear the pump, then went on the rear and the pump went silent. Roy is in Croston South of Preston.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: iABS problems R1200RT
Replies: 13
Views: 858

Re: iABS problems R1200RT

Hi. When Roy did mine he blanked them off internally on the dash.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: iABS problems R1200RT
Replies: 13
Views: 858

Re: iABS problems R1200RT

Hi Tony. Same model as mine. What sequence are the lights flashing at? Sounds the same as mine, first the rear then the front failed. For me the way forward was to have the system removed. Leaving me with conventional braking which is excellent. Roy Gardner did mine. Made no difference to insurance ...
by goldenoldy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: Tyres

As with any tyre thread, you'll get many and varied opinions. For what it's worth, I've used metzeler Z6 and Z8, Michelin PR3 and PR4GT tyres in recent years. Best value for money ? - PR3. Best tyre for my bike (2017MY R1200RT LE) ? - PR4GT, as recommended by BMW. I may be wrong, but I wouldn't hav...
by goldenoldy
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Tyres

Hi all. Anybody had experience, good or bad with Michelin Pilot Street Radial tyres? Thanks.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT servo/'whizzy' brakes.
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: RT servo/'whizzy' brakes.

Hi Brian. Yes, I've used Roy previously - he did the fuel strip on my 1200ST last year. I had a mail back earlier from Paul at The Workshop in York, he quoted me £260 all in, with the added bonus of not having to negotiate Manchester to get there! Pete Sounds a fair price. The brakes are not linked...
by goldenoldy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?
Replies: 178
Views: 15262

Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Despaired. 4th fuel sensor fail in three and a half years.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT servo/'whizzy' brakes.
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: RT servo/'whizzy' brakes.

I used Roy Gardner. Near Southport. Removed the unit and blanked off the warning lights internally. Had no reason to regret it so far.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Dear Ced
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Dear Ced

Aw Shucks - you guys are so nice to me :oops:

I'm back! MOT'd today:

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Great news!! Hopefully the settled weather will return. Enjoy!
Brian
by goldenoldy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The replacement bike!
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: The replacement bike!

Hi George. I've just been looking on there. The standard, 2-piece seat has various fittings underneath it that would seem to be removed/replaced when the extra-low one is specified. There's also the adjustment mechanism for the front seat to consider, around 10/12 seperate parts - I think that's mi...
by goldenoldy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Safety vid
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Safety vid

Saw this on boxertrix, well worth sharing.
Brian


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkoP3tZRQ0g
by goldenoldy
Mon May 21, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Tyre Pressures
Replies: 28
Views: 5967

Re: Tyre Pressures

Interesting that I asked a similar question back in 2012! The one I bought then has lasted 6years before I ran over it. I guess that’s not too bad for a relatively cheap plastic tool. Mind you, I find that on both car and bike the pressures don’t drop as quickly as they used to back in the day.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Sat May 19, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tyre pressure guages
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Tyre pressure guages

Thanks for info. My old trusted one was similar to the one Ced showed. I find the front on my 1200rt particularly awkward to get to,(hip/back +++)! So have ordered one of those. Thanks.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Fri May 18, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tyre pressure guages
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Tyre pressure guages

Hi, how accurate are the guages bought in Halfords or bike shops? Having broken mine, I bought a cheapish one from Halfords but find myself wondering how accurate it is. There is a 5psi difference between it and my 12v car one. That’s a lot. Any recommendations?! ](*,) thanks.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Mon May 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Resizing photos
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Resizing photos

Image Size worked fine.
Thanks. B.
by goldenoldy
Mon May 14, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Today
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Today

As in Ellesmere Port?
Indeed!
B.
by goldenoldy
Mon May 14, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Today
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Today

First ride out since last October! Beautiful day, bike went well and the sausage bap at the Canal boat museum was great.
Brian

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