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by goldenoldy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 85

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: 3
Views: 85

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: 121

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: 172
Views: 12402

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: 121

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: 228

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: 400

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: 130

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: 5416

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: 372

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: 372

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: 148

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: 149

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: 149

Today

First ride out since last October! Beautiful day, bike went well and the sausage bap at the Canal boat museum was great.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Mon May 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Resizing photos
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Resizing photos

Thanks John.
B
by goldenoldy
Mon May 14, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Resizing photos
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Resizing photos

Hi, On my laptop,I used to be able to resize photos with a particular program. I now have an iPad and am looking for a way to resize photos. Can anyone suggest an app that would work?
Thanks. Brian
by goldenoldy
Mon May 14, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Softer grips
Replies: 19
Views: 593

Re: Softer grips

Hi, I fitted a pair of Grip Puppies from Amazon to my
1200rt.. Oxford also make something similar. They certainly helped me.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance company recommendations for bikes with ABS removed
Replies: 43
Views: 1254

Re: Insurance company recommendations for bikes with ABS removed

Hi, I’m with Barratts, informed them that I was having the ABS removed. No problem and no increase. Renewed with them this year and again no problem. Could be that you have to inform them at the time and not retrospectively. If your still searching it may be worth starting a fresh enquiry with Barra...
by goldenoldy
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Not riding for a while !
Replies: 242
Views: 20815

Re: Not riding for a while !

Good luck to you, it must feel wonderful after all this time.

Rob
+1 !
Brian
by goldenoldy
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: recomended insurance companies
Replies: 15
Views: 703

Re: recomended insurance companies

Hi John. I’m with Bennett’s. Two years now. My renewal like yours was substantially higher. I went on line with them and opened a brand new quote and got it very much the same as my first year. Don’t ask me why!
Brian
Should have mentioned that it was on a comparison site
by goldenoldy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: new to this, be gentle.
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: new to this, be gentle.

Welcome. Hope the dryer warmer weather comes along sooner than later for you.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Servoectomy=£40???
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Servoectomy=£40???

I told LV mine had been done and they didn’t charge a cent, just put it on the records. It basically says ‘brake system modified’.
+1 with Bennett’s. No charge or change in policy.
Brian
by goldenoldy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: More memories
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: More memories

Good film Keith! :smile:
+1 !
Brian
by goldenoldy
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Site Snow
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: Site Snow

Well done Phil H
Nice one.
The Portuguese arm of the club are happy again :smile:
+1 !!
Brian
by goldenoldy
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: A peaceful Christmas and a safe New Year to all.
Replies: 5
Views: 324

A peaceful Christmas and a safe New Year to all.

Here’s wishing you all Seasons Greetings and a safe riding new year! Thanks to all who make the forum a great place.
BUT!?? No snow this year??
All the best.
Brian.

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