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by raesewell
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 36
Views: 1090

Re: RT written off....

Blimey Pete, glad you are OK. You're not having much luck with BMWs maybe you should consider an FJR :razz:
by raesewell
Thu May 28, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Helmet Lock
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Helmet Lock

I too have put a cable lock or small chain through the chin bar, however I always feel there is a chance that I might scratch or damage the paint. It's also a faff to thread it through two helmet chin bars. The gizmo I made coast nothing and kept me busy for an hour or so, so for me it's win win. I ...
by raesewell
Wed May 27, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Helmet Lock
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Helmet Lock

There are lots of options, small padlock with chain, I use a cable lock and sometimes a small stainless chain, a locking carabiner is sold with the Schuberth one. I'm sure others will come up with equally creative ideas.
by raesewell
Wed May 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Helmet Lock
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Helmet Lock

I made a fing the other day, one of these fings. Well actually two fings, one for Melanie. https://i.ibb.co/7bwqDZ6/20200527-120616.jpg Now I can't claim it as my own idea coz it's not. I didn't even know what it was when I first saw it. I had some odds and sods in the garage and a bit of time on my...
by raesewell
Fri May 01, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Stiff sliding rear caliper ?
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Stiff sliding rear caliper ?

Red rubber grease was a smart move, copper grease on rubber parts makes them swell and deteriorate.
by raesewell
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200ST
Replies: 48
Views: 2181

Re: R1200ST

Would you like me to send you a few commas and full stops? :lol: :razz:
by raesewell
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Now THAT Really Sucks !!
Replies: 88
Views: 4091

Re: Now THAT Really Sucks !!

Charlie Victor, as our man in France, is there any news about the French extending the lockdown?
by raesewell
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R NINE T rear wheel bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: R NINE T rear wheel bolts

A decent set of Hexalobular (Torx) bits makes a huge difference, Halfords Pro tools are good quality and have a lifetime guarantee.

It is commonly accepted that Torx bolts can be used at higher torque than ordinary bolts because of the increased surface contact area.
by raesewell
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: BMW Nav6/Basecamp/AppleMac????HELP!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: BMW Nav6/Basecamp/AppleMac????HELP!!!!

The advice I always give Pete is move to Tomtom :grin:
Lots of people have trouble getting Basecamp and Mapsource to work for them. I use Tyre, ITN Conveter and MyRouteApp
All have their good and bad points but I can get what I want from using all three.
by raesewell
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: BMW Nav6/Basecamp/AppleMac????HELP!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: BMW Nav6/Basecamp/AppleMac????HELP!!!!

No need to beat around the bush Pete just come straight out with it :razz: :razz:
by raesewell
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: RevCounter Fun
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: RevCounter Fun

Or, life can be a botch. :razz: :razz:
by raesewell
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Bar vibration.
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: Bar vibration.

There are no manuals available for the K12/13 only the BMW RepROM
They are not known for excessive vibration, grip puppies might be helpful.
by raesewell
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Staffordshire!
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Hello from Staffordshire!

Welcome to the forum, I lived in Staffordshire for 10 years (Cheadle) before moving further north.
by raesewell
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1200 GT (inline 4) seating
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: K1200 GT (inline 4) seating

It is possible and there are also lowering links available
by raesewell
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Lower spark plug replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 1248

Re: Lower spark plug replacement

Pardon my ignorance here but what is real lacing?
by raesewell
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1200gt drive noise
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: K1200gt drive noise

It could be clutch squeal.
by raesewell
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Durafix welding rods
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Durafix welding rods

I've used them with good results. I don't know what the metal composition is, I suspect it's closely guarded.
by raesewell
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Are people really this gullible...
Replies: 21
Views: 1394

Re: Are people really this gullible...

This was covered by Mythbusters look here
https://mythresults.com/episode73
by raesewell
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Enjoyable couple of hours....
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Enjoyable couple of hours....

As I worked my way through pointing out various important parts of the scooter, we got to the battery.

"Do you know why that lead there is red?" I asked.

"Because it's angry?" Millie replied.

:lol:
I think you have a lot more work to do Pete :razz:
by raesewell
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: New owner of K1600 major service advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1141

Re: New owner of K1600 major service advice

Any BMW dealer should be able to give you the history of your bike if it went through any dealership. There will be service history and any recalls or updates.
by raesewell
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: New starter fitted - what a difference!
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: New starter fitted - what a difference!

Sounds like a job well done Pete.
by raesewell
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Very handy S100RR....
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Very handy S100RR....

You have misplaced a zero there Pete, I have a couple spare if you'de like to borrow one :razz:
by raesewell
Mon May 27, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Oh dear
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Oh dear

It's not pronounced the way it looks, it's pronounced "coons" which by todays standards is very politically incorrect. There was many years ago a pianist called Charlie Cuntz, referenced here in the last paragraph.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2people ... 1404.shtml
by raesewell
Thu May 23, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Mirror pods
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Mirror pods

A small hole at the bottom of the mirror pod would be hard to notice.
by raesewell
Wed May 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Mirror pods
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Mirror pods

If you think a drain hole is a good idea, why don't you add one and let us know if it works.

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