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by Stitch
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Sidecar Chat
Topic: Hedingham damper unit
Replies: 14
Views: 3457

Re: Hedingham damper unit

Hi Dessie, Along with all the sound advice above, something else that can affect both handling and comfort is the age/condition of the tyre. I replaced the one on my XL a couple of years ago and J. says it absolutely transformed her ride. The one I replaced was ancient to say the least and there was...
by Stitch
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Sidecar Chat
Topic: I say old chap, there's a Jerry on or tail
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Re: I say old chap, there's a Jerry on or tail

Excellent!
by Stitch
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Panniers
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

Re: Panniers

The right hand one will fit, but the R has a higher exhaust than the RS and needs a pannier with the cut-out on the left. (I'm pretty sure . . . . :-" )
by Stitch
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: University Research Project
Replies: 16
Views: 2941

Re: University Research Project

Done.
by Stitch
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: Well someone has to say it !!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

Re: Well someone has to say it !!!!!!!!

Thanks Oppy - likewise and similarly!
by Stitch
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Pump, Multi-Use
Replies: 13
Views: 2588

Re: Pump, Multi-Use

I just ordered one - for that sort of money it can sit on the shelf until it's needed.

(never could resist tools . . . . . .)
by Stitch
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: New screen transforms bike.... R1150RT - now removed!
Replies: 21
Views: 3543

Re: New screen transforms bike.... R1150RT

#-o Yeah, we all seem to have different experiences, like I said, I think it's just my ears.
by Stitch
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: New screen transforms bike.... R1150RT - now removed!
Replies: 21
Views: 3543

Re: New screen transforms bike.... R1150RT

I am extremely jealous of you, sir about the performance of your 'screen #-o . I suppose at some point in the future I shall have to try a 1200RT - I'm told by friends who've owned them that the weather protection on them is second to none, but I do like my relatively simple 1100RS. Choices, comprom...
by Stitch
Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: New screen transforms bike.... R1150RT - now removed!
Replies: 21
Views: 3543

Re: New screen transforms bike.... R1150RT

I bought one for my R1100RS - it made not one iota of difference, but I now have four different 'screens for that bike. I'm not saying that the 'screen is no use - I'm just coming to the conclusion that my ears are particularly sensitive to certain frequencies - I needed earplugs on my K1200LT and a...
by Stitch
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Helmets that fit into System panniers ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1616

Re: Helmets that fit into System panniers ?

How did you guess :cool: . In fairness, the System 6 does have a more compact shell than some other helmets.
by Stitch
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Helmets that fit into System panniers ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1616

Re: Helmets that fit into System panniers ?

BMW System 6 helmets fit in the top box and the left pannier on my '02 R1100RS - just come back from trip to Dunoon - used the top box as a helmet store when parked up, and to save me carrying the lid up to my cabin on the ferry.
by Stitch
Sun May 01, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Flip Front Helmets. Waste of time!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 4117

Re: Flip Front Helmets. Waste of time!!!

I've been using flip fronts for many years now - Vemar, Carberg, Nolan, System 5 and now System 6. I bought the first one because I was instructing at the time and it made a lot of sense to be able to clear my face for a debrief during a lesson. It's also easier to put on a flip front if you wear gl...
by Stitch
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Shetland
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: Hello from Shetland

. . . . . and hello from Scalloway! :grin: :grin:

My first Beemer was an R65 too - loved it!

See you at the Show?
by Stitch
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Its an Addiction
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: Its an Addiction

I hope not, thats my garage at full capacity!
I know that feeling.

n + 1 - the mathematical formula that describes the ideal number of bikes that a motorcyclist should own. (where n is the number of bikes already owned) #-o
by Stitch
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 10
Views: 1689

Re: New member

HeHe! Well said, gardenergild =D>
by Stitch
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 10
Views: 1689

Re: New member

Glad you're liking it - red's the fastest colour, of course :grin:
by Stitch
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Fitting a helmet in BMW top box
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

Re: Fitting a helmet in BMW top box

That's handy to know - thanks =D>
by Stitch
Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Belgium
Replies: 9
Views: 1426

Re: Hello from Belgium

Welcome!

Pretty bike =D>
by Stitch
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Happy new year :)
Replies: 11
Views: 1992

Re: Happy new year :)

Excellent! Well done =D>

Got pals in Chester - might just turn up one of these days :grin:
by Stitch
Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: MRA Screens R1150 RS
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: MRA Screens R1150 RS

Looks OK, certainly worth a try for the money - let us know how it goes if you get one?
by Stitch
Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Boxing Day Run
Replies: 6
Views: 1278

Re: Boxing Day Run

Ouch! You guys are getting the worst of it.
by Stitch
Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Boxing Day Run
Replies: 6
Views: 1278

Boxing Day Run

Well, it was just me out on the 650 for an hour or so. Cold & dry - umm....bracing?

Spot the icy puddle :shock:
by Stitch
Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas to all
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: Merry Christmas to all

Wot he said =D>

...and do try not to :pukeright: :-"
by Stitch
Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Farewell
Replies: 15
Views: 2218

Re: Farewell

I've had a couple of M21s over the years The first one in the 60s, my first outfit, the second in the 80s. That one took me to Germany and back (just!) and finished up with a Velorex chair - swapped it for my first BMW, an R65, in the early 90s. Solid bikes - lets face it, not too much to go wrong w...
by Stitch
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: MRA Screens R1150 RS
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: MRA Screens R1150 RS

Stevie - I've been messing about with various screens and settings over a lot of years, and have never achieved that 'quiet ride'. I'm beginning to think that either it's just me (I needed ear plugs on a K1200 LT . . . . . ) or the mirrors on the RS are affecting the turbulence. I know it's never go...

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