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by gogs01
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet - Highland Folk Museum - Sunday 12th September 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 652

Re: Northern Meet - Highland Folk Museum - Sunday 12th September 2021

l I won’t manage this meet, after getting the results of my CT scan today. After the failure of the chemotherapy treatment, the tablet treatment was also a failure, so it’s down to McMillan’s nurses to try to make me feel better. They’re not going to do that by reminding me that I can’t ride my bik...
by gogs01
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife
Replies: 19
Views: 761

Re: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife

. Rob, Many thanks for the update - the suspense was killing me ! :shock: Great to hear the bike was as you left it, not so good that the AA didn't cover themselves in glory. My one experience was dealt with by Motorrad insurance rather than the AA. It was handled much better - lots of communicatio...
by gogs01
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife
Replies: 19
Views: 761

Re: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife

I'm still hoping for a satisfactory resolution to your problem Rob. It occurs to me that, if I were fit to drive, I could have picked you up and driven you down to your bike without many more miles than a trip to / from yours. Unfortunately, I am now at a stage where, not only is riding the bike is ...
by gogs01
Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife
Replies: 19
Views: 761

Re: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife

Rob, Sorry to hear about your lost key. When I used to go abroad I always made sure I took a spare key, but I rarely bothered while in this country, assuming it would be a quick fix. Not a great assumption as I now know ….. :shock: I trust your bike has now been returned to you in good condition and...
by gogs01
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet this Sunday 8th August 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 1070

Re: Northern Meet this Sunday 8th August 2021

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Andy,
The Pillars of Hercules is worth a visit - just watch out for the wobbly decking - it cost me a cup of coffee. !! :grin: .
(Or maybe it was my poor balance) . :shock: . :grin:
by gogs01
Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet this Sunday 8th August 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 1070

Re: Northern Meet this Sunday 8th August 2021

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Sorry I missed another meet +- sounds like I would have enjoyed it - apart from the rain I would probably have seen on the way home. ! :grin: Still hoping to make one this year !
by gogs01
Sat Aug 07, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet this Sunday 8th August 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 1070

Re: Northern Meet this Sunday 8th August 2021

. I was really hoping to make this meet, it's not too far from me, but I don't have the strength, the energy or the coordination to ride the bike even that far. So, still hoping to make a meet this year, but not this weekend. :sad: Hope the weather holds, there's a good turnout and you have a good ...
by gogs01
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Hawick this Sunday 25th July 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Northern Meet in Hawick this Sunday 25th July 2021

. Looks like I missed a great meet. :sad: I did get out on the bike, but I wouldn't have made it to Hawick. I covered around 75 miles through Angus and North Fife and I was absolutely exhausted by the time I arrived back home. The next two meets on the programme are closer to home for me, so I'm ev...
by gogs01
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Hawick this Sunday 25th July 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Northern Meet in Hawick this Sunday 25th July 2021

. Well, I'd love to be there tomorrow, but I think a three hour ride to Hawick then back again to Dundee is going to be too much to ask. If I feel up to it, I might try getting the bike out for a run around, staying within 20 miles of home. Then, if things have improved by the time of the next meet...
by gogs01
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Hawick this Sunday 25th July 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Northern Meet in Hawick this Sunday 25th July 2021

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Not looking likely for me at the moment but, if I can, I'll be there. :smile:
by gogs01
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F800GT Headlight Bulb
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: F800GT Headlight Bulb

You say the bulb you fitted was brand new, but you don't say what kind of bulb ...... High power bulbs generally have shorter lives than OE, so another standard bulb might be worth a try.

Another option might be an auxilliary light or lights for if / when the headlight bulb fails.
by gogs01
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Montrose at the Beach Cafe this Sunday 11th July 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Northern Meet in Montrose at the Beach Cafe this Sunday 11th July 2021

Dash it! I was just thinking it must be getting near another meet. Sorry, but bikes, car and me in all the wrong places. Next time . . . . . Peter - you were missed (and you missed the chance of a nice burger :smile: ). I had a nice dry run to Montrose, guided by my satnav around some narrow, priva...
by gogs01
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Montrose at the Beach Cafe this Sunday 11th July 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Northern Meet in Montrose at the Beach Cafe this Sunday 11th July 2021

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I hope to be fit for my short run to Montrose tomorrow - I'm told they do a good burger ! :grin:

Also looking forward to the company, of course ..... :smile:

Looks like it might be wet, hoping that doesn't put anyone off making the trip.
by gogs01
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 27th June 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 27th June 2021

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Glad the meet went ahead with a good attendance - a motley crew as usual, it would have been nice to see you all.

Next time, maybe ..... :smile:
by gogs01
Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 27th June 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 27th June 2021

Good luck Gordon. Look after yourself. . Thanks Tony. I did get out on the bike today. Don't think a run to Moffat would have been a good idea, but I managed a bimble around some of the smaller roads around Dundee and the North coast of Fife (I had a snack at the Weigh House Tearoom in Ceres). Only...
by gogs01
Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 27th June 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 27th June 2021

. Decision time for me, and I'm afraid I'm going to have to miss this one. I really want to get out on the bike, but I feel that Dundee to Moffat and back is too much for me to take on in my current condition. I'm going to get the bike out and go for a little spin staying fairly local and see how I...
by gogs01
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Search... What oil...?
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Search... What oil...?

If it's the 2006 R1200GS mentioned in an earlier post, then it will be a K2 (dry clutch) rather than the K5 wet clutch bikes, which were released around 2013. Mike . My apologies - I'm sure I saw a picture somewhere of a F650 of some description (which I'm pretty sure has a wet clutch) ! As you say...
by gogs01
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Search... What oil...?
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Search... What oil...?

. I can't find any 5w50 motorcycle isted on Motorex's website, so maybe it's not a current product ? It should still be ok if it meets the spec for your bike in every other way than the viscosity rating but, since your bike runs a wet clutch, I would want that specification to include JASO MA-2. Le...
by gogs01
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 27th June 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 27th June 2021

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I'm hoping to be there, but the decision will have to be made on the day. :-k
by gogs01
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet Rannoch Station 13th June 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: Northern Meet Rannoch Station 13th June 2021

I suspect that Gordon's "low fuel" indication was just a thinly veiled excuse and that he and Norman stopped for half an hour to polish his bike before arriving . . . . . . . . No polishing involved, only lack of thought on how far I could get on a bike with a 15.5l tank, of which 3l is “reserve”. ...
by gogs01
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet Rannoch Station 13th June 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: Northern Meet Rannoch Station 13th June 2021

. I’m very pleased to have made it all the way to Rannoch Stationand all the way home without incident or adverse reaction. The cause of Norman and I turning up so late was my wish to confirm how the TFT “computer” screen on my bike worked. My plan was to ride in the direction of Rannoch Station un...
by gogs01
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet Rannoch Station 13th June 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: Northern Meet Rannoch Station 13th June 2021

Wow Gordon, that’s a huge leap forward you must be feeling great! Regards Keith . Yes Keith, I'm feeling better than I have in months - which is strange when I'm being told that my chemotherapy is being cancelled because it is doing no good ! I can only hope that feeling better lasts for as long as...
by gogs01
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet Rannoch Station 13th June 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: Northern Meet Rannoch Station 13th June 2021

I got home today from a trip to Gairloch. In excess of 400 miles on some terrific roads.
Since this exceeded all my expectations, I am now quietly confident (and hopeful) of making it to the meet on Sunday.
I look forward to getting there and seeing some familiar faces again.
by gogs01
Sat May 29, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Biggar this Sunday 30th May 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 1312

Re: Northern Meet in Biggar this Sunday 30th May 2021

Well, it's decision time for me. I didn't have a great night and I haven't felt at all well today, so I'm afraid I'm going to have to pass on Biggar tomorrow. I hope the weather holds and everybody has a good day out, and my mission now is to try to get fit enough for the next Northern meet. I need ...
by gogs01
Wed May 26, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Biggar this Sunday 30th May 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 1312

Re: Northern Meet in Biggar this Sunday 30th May 2021

Many thanks for the offer Rob. I really think the odds are against my being fit enough and Norman will probably be willing and able if I am, but I'll keep your offer in mind. I'll have to decide what I want to do and let you know by Saturday. I really don't want to inconvenience anybody if I set off...

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