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by mw3230
Sat May 10, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1300GT rear drive casing corrosion
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: K1300GT rear drive casing corrosion

Further to my original post, I have heard from the dealers that BMW are happy to replace the defective part under warranty at no cost to me - that's going to be a £600 part replaced twice since the bike was new in 2010 and the worrying thing is that on my initial enquiry I was told it was not covere...
by mw3230
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Northumbrian...
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Re: New Northumbrian...

S'ok I just wondered why you would invite someone without the relevant qualification. I have just got my IAM's and am going to contact White Knights in the next few days All are welcome. Non-riders, or those not yet advanced, can still provide invaluable help with publicity, awareness raising and f...
by mw3230
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Northumbrian...
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Re: New Northumbrian...

Don't you need an advanced riding qualification to ride for Bloodbikes?
You do and we can help with that by offering introductions to either IAM or Rospa trainers as well as support, assessed rides and advice
by mw3230
Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Northumbrian...
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Re: New Northumbrian...

Hi Shaun, welcome - an unashamed plug here - you might consider joining Northumbria Blood Bikes. A bit of voluntary work helping the community, riding bikes and meeting other bikers at ride outs and social/fundraising events. You'd be most welcome in fact there is an informal meeting (which we call ...
by mw3230
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1300GT rear drive casing corrosion
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

K1300GT rear drive casing corrosion

My 2010 K1300GT with 20000 miles has already suffered corrosion to the rear drive casing and the part was replaced under warranty in Feb 2013. The replacement part is now corroding as badly, if not worse. I took it to the local BMW dealer, Coopers, to be told that there was nothing to be done. Not h...
by mw3230
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Sat Nav power socket - 2006 1200RT
Replies: 9
Views: 917

Re: Sat Nav power socket - 2006 1200RT

Looks very professional and every bit as good as the commercially available versions. Are you selling them and if so how much?
by mw3230
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Most Expensive Fuel?
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Most Expensive Fuel?

I made a mistake yesterday whilst driving home from Portsmouth towing the caravan and called in to Cherwell Valley services on the M40, filled up the car .... and then discovered that the diesel was £1.47!!! As you may guess the next 10 filling stations were almost 10p (or more) per litre cheaper :o...
by mw3230
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: IAM's assessment
Replies: 52
Views: 3116

Re: IAM's assessment

this was a simple emergency stop test - so 'jam the anchors on' was the rule... :grin: HH Ouch!! "just jam the anchors on" this will bring cries of derission. you should be applying the brake firmly until the front suspension has bottomed and then keep aincreasing and pplying the pressure controlli...
by mw3230
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: IAM's assessment
Replies: 52
Views: 3116

Re: IAM's assessment

Well here it is - happy for it to be used providing credit given to Bigbikemad with a link to our site. The style has now been superseded - I'd like to think we're a bit more professional now - but here it is: http://bigbikemad.com/news.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Hedgehog G...
by mw3230
Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northumbria Blood Bikes
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Northumbria Blood Bikes

LATEST NEWS UPDATE!! - with effect from 3rd February 2014 the Northumbria Blood Bikes are going live and the first 'runs' from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead are expected to take place. This inaugural shift is the start of operations across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and Durham with Northumb...
by mw3230
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K Visability
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Re: K Visability

I know it's not the same bike but I can comment on the Laminar Lip as I've fitted one to my K1300 GT after trying a couple of different taller screens which didn't do what I wanted (less noise). Riding in the recent rainy weather shows that the wind off the top of the Lip is quite efficient at blowi...
by mw3230
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: IAM's assessment
Replies: 52
Views: 3116

Re: IAM's assessment

I too was uncomfortable with the idea of being penalised for not "making progress" . Sometimes it is wiser to keep below the speed limit on some roads. I remember one of my observers demonstrating the principle by going round several blind bends at the legal limit. I can't say I was impressed. I al...
by mw3230
Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: IAM's assessment
Replies: 52
Views: 3116

Re: IAM's assessment

When I first started on the IAM route the senior observer of our group conducted my first assessed ride and one of the things he said in his debrief was "There's no such thing as a perfect ride" meaning that everyone can learn and everyone can make mistakes. I took, and take, comfort from that!
by mw3230
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Damaged bike on the ferry
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Damaged bike on the ferry

Hi it is never nice when things go wrong but accidents do happen. If people confess and put things right that is a sign of good service Not good that they did not "Fess up" straight away though. George I guess organisations such as very companies need to initially deny any liability until they can ...
by mw3230
Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: On Line Magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: On Line Magazine

Good find. BMWOA Magazine
by mw3230
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Idiot of the day
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

Re: Idiot of the day

is that a white van at fault?
by mw3230
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: K1600 or R1200?
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: K1600 or R1200?

Thanks a lot for your responses - I'm being offered a K1600 GTSE which I think is reasonable value. It's got Audio but not sat nav, did they all come with audio or was that an extra? Also has a matching top box but I'm struggling to understand what the spec difference was between an SE and a LE??? ...
by mw3230
Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: K1600 or R1200?
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: K1600 or R1200?

As long as "approx £12k" stretches as far as mid to high 12s then you should be able to get a good K1600 but it may be one of the earlier ones and not with the lowest mileage. However, should it come with a BMW Warranty then age and mileage shouldn't worry you unduly. By the way, I've not ridden one...
by mw3230
Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: HOW MANY F****G IDIOTS DOES IT TAKE TO KNOCK U OFF YOUR BIKE
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: HOW MANY F****G IDIOTS DOES IT TAKE TO KNOCK U OFF YOUR

You were obviously wearing your coat of invisibility ! ours only comes into use when we are half an hour away from home. We can ride anywhere except Loughborough. The moment we hit Loughborough someone tries to kill us!!!
Move?
by mw3230
Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: HOW MANY F****G IDIOTS DOES IT TAKE TO KNOCK U OFF YOUR BIKE
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: HOW MANY F****G IDIOTS DOES IT TAKE TO KNOCK U OFF YOUR

Look on the bright side. The fact that these were near misses and not actual collisions says a lot about the standard of your riding and alertness - well done!

=D> =D>
by mw3230
Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: R1200RT v K1200GT
Replies: 9
Views: 1453

Re: R1200RT v K1200GT

They are like foam covers for your grips to cut down vibration.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Grip-Puppies-/200830685104" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Cheers Steve, does the grip heating still work effectively?
Brian
Yes according to their advert
by mw3230
Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: R1200RT v K1200GT
Replies: 9
Views: 1453

Re: R1200RT v K1200GT

I swopped from a R1200RT to a K1300GT and do not for one minute regret my decision. I would not have a word said against the RT and will very likely return to the model in the future seeing as there are no more 1300s but the two bikes are chalk and cheese. The following are comments, which I posted ...
by mw3230
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Hairpin bends
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Hairpin bends

And confidence - I always think to myself that if all those others can do it then surely I can!
by mw3230
Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Garmin Zumo 220 problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: Garmin Zumo 220 problem

The most simple solutions are the best. I've found another USB cable which fits and tried it. The problem seems to be solved

Thanks All
by mw3230
Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Garmin Zumo 220 problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: Garmin Zumo 220 problem

I'm not an IT expert however some thoughts came to mind on reading your post. I'm assuming you are using a Windows PC with a USB connection to your satnav. It would appear that the PC is not auto-connecting when you connect the satnav - a bit like when you connect a camera to a PC to download pictu...

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