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by gogs01
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Scary
Replies: 27
Views: 595

Re: Scary

. This may sound strange, but ..... In a car, my instinct when faced with an imminent impact is to brake (full force on the pedal, knowing that ABS will do what it can) and try to steer towards something soft(er). On the bike, I have a morbid (rational ?) fear of losing a leg, so I will always try ...
by gogs01
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: clutchless up changes without quickshifter
Replies: 18
Views: 410

Re: clutchless up changes without quickshifter

..... are there any must have, or highly recommended accessories. And remember I’m new to BMW and boxers .....
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How about a big fairing with an electrically adjustable screen ? Then you could call it an RT ! 👌 😊
by gogs01
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: clutchless up changes without quickshifter
Replies: 18
Views: 410

Re: clutchless up changes without quickshifter

Cheers. I've placed an order for a new R1250R Gone for the following, Dynamic ESA Daytime Riding Light Heated Grips Tyre Pressure monitor Cruise Control Centre Stand Valve Cover Guard I've also ordered an SC Project X-Plorer end can Plus need to order Givi Rack and box I've skipped the quick shifte...
by gogs01
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: clutchless up changes without quickshifter
Replies: 18
Views: 410

Re: clutchless up changes without quickshifter

These days I'm riding a R1200RT watercooled with quickshifter. There was no quickshifter on my 2 previous RT's but I had no problem upshifting without a clutch. With my present bike, I find using the quickshifter a lot of fun, as you can just keep the throutle open while blipping through the gears....
by gogs01
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: This Is Where We Come Alive
Replies: 22
Views: 536

Re: This Is Where We Come Alive

So : France. 1 Wales. 1 Scotland. 2 All great - any more ? I don't have any videos, but I know that there are places in Spain, France, Croatia and Italy where I have felt compelled to stop and just soak in the scenery. Photos (well, my photos anyway :oops: ) can't convey the beauty or in some cases ...
by gogs01
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: French Speed Limits
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: French Speed Limits

Thanks CV - I must remember to choose the most sober driver next time I fall out of a club at 2 in the morning !

I'll keep my eyes open for the speed limit signs and keep my fingers crossed that I stay on the right side of the law at all times.
by gogs01
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The Glance
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: The Glance

Have you ever nodded to a passing biker. - when dressed in everyday clothes and walking? :oops:
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I've gone to wave at an approaching bike while driving my car ..... :oops:
by gogs01
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: This Is Where We Come Alive
Replies: 22
Views: 536

Re: This Is Where We Come Alive

We will see if we can change your mind on the Welsh week ! It's less than a hour from Radnor revivals.

Mark
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:thumbup:
by gogs01
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: This Is Where We Come Alive
Replies: 22
Views: 536

Re: This Is Where We Come Alive

I'm lucky enough to be within 10 mins of all this, https://youtu.be/wfjGRqnQZVg Mark. . Naahhh, I'm still with Rob. (Yes, I'm biased ! :grin: ) I've never seen the Brecon Beacons. I'm hoping to get down to Wales for the club event mid-May, maybe I should extend the trip to visit that beautiful area...
by gogs01
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: French Speed Limits
Replies: 4
Views: 182

French Speed Limits

I've travelled through France, mostly by bike and occasionally by car, most years since the late 1980s. In those early days, speed limits seemed to be advisory rather than compulsory but, of course, things change. Single carriageway roads used to be limited to 100kph which was reduced to 90 and now ...
by gogs01
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: This Is Where We Come Alive
Replies: 22
Views: 536

Re: This Is Where We Come Alive

Nice one Rob. :thumbup:
by gogs01
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 42
Views: 1654

Re: Tyres

.....you loose pressure unscrewing it from the valve stem (at least I do) so I always over inflate and lower to correct pressure with my gauge . Good tip ! Carrying the Airman compressor doesn't get round that issue - I always check the pressure with my own gauge because I don't trust the built-in ...
by gogs01
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tyre pressure / temp monitoring alarm
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: Tyre pressure / temp monitoring alarm

Does anyone have a link to this . The tyre pressure / temperature alarm : I will fit the system when I do my major service in a few weeks and report back how I get on. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3453328314 I'm going to get a similar system for the car for the drive to the black sea...
by gogs01
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tyre pressure / temp monitoring alarm
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: Tyre pressure / temp monitoring alarm

The tyre pressure monitoring systems fitted to modern BMWs and other makes are a great feature, allowing you to check both tyre pressures at any convenient time while riding, along with a warning light should the pressure fall below a safe threshold. I had a rear tyre puncture many years ago before ...
by gogs01
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 42
Views: 1654

Re: Tyres


Didn't even know those existed... Thanks gogs! :smile:
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:thebirdman: . :smile:
by gogs01
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: clutchless up changes without quickshifter
Replies: 18
Views: 410

Re: clutchless up changes without quickshifter

..... Seems to me that if you want to ride a bike then buy a bike. If you want a invalid carriage then buy one. . I'm guessing you've never ridden a R1250R - with or without a quick-shifter. They are quick and, I'm prepared to bet, a great deal more exciting than an invalid carriage :smile: . My ca...
by gogs01
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: clutchless up changes without quickshifter
Replies: 18
Views: 410

Re: clutchless up changes without quickshifter

I think you'll find that there is no comparison between an old oilhead BMW and a new R1250R. The new bike is water cooled and has an integral gearbox complete with wet, multi-plate clutch. It is therefore much closer to your old Fazer than BMWs prior to 2013. I would advise having a search for a bik...
by gogs01
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 42
Views: 1654

Re: Tyres

.....I find the flexible valve adapter as sold by “Oxford” to be an invaluable addition to the tool tray.Just cannot get a garage airline on otherwise, at least in the UK. John. . I've gone back to carrying a right angle valve adaptor. https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-maintenance/bike-pumps/ha...
by gogs01
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: My new Bike...
Replies: 19
Views: 531

Re: My new Bike...

I've used the heated seat, but never really needed it.
Now - comfort ! That's always a plus ! :grin:
by gogs01
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: My new Bike...
Replies: 19
Views: 531

Re: My new Bike...

Is that a custom seat Keith ? Lower than standard ? Higher ?
by gogs01
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: My new Bike...
Replies: 19
Views: 531

Re: My new Bike...

You've got a cracker there Keith!
Looking forwaRd to seeing it in 200!
by gogs01
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Interesting sat nav option
Replies: 26
Views: 1088

Re: Interesting sat nav option

Weeeellllll.... at some point, being disoriented, and losing the notion of one city's geographical position vs another one... If I had had that simple "boussole" system, I could always have kept track of 'The North Pole" -so to speak- in relation to my own position and direction of travel.... Am I ...
by gogs01
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Official Club Event Listings
Topic: Welsh Week May 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 972

Re: Welsh Week May 2020

I'm thinking along the same lines as Keith.
I've PM'd him so, who knows - there might be two Scotsmen at the Welsh Week 2020 ! :grin:
by gogs01
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Proposed Northern Meets for 2020

Thanks for the heads up.
All meets entered into my calendar - let's see how many of them I can make ..... :grin:
by gogs01
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Staffordshire!
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: Hello from Staffordshire!

Welcome to the forum ! :smile:

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