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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2325 on: 07 July 2020, 10:33:17 PM »
Dummy - that's a fuel filter - you need an air filter :rolleyes
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2326 on: 07 July 2020, 10:38:40 PM »
The filter should be on top of the plug. :lol

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2327 on: 11 July 2020, 11:54:28 AM »
Travel restrictiona were lifted in Scotland last weekend - naturally it pissed down the whole weekend.So took the day off yesterday and headed oot fae a spin.  My first proper run on the R1250R.
 Headed to Gourock, ferry to Dunoon.  Portavadie, ferry to Tarbert, got a good soaking on the way up to Oban (spot the weird bike parked up in Oban).  Top notch fish super from the George Street Chippe.  Up to Glencoe, doon Glen Orchy, a wee rest in Arrochar, then back down to Dunoon for the ferry back to Gourock. 













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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2328 on: 11 July 2020, 01:03:20 PM »
Needs a hugger to stop all the shit from the back wheel ending up all over the bike. otherwise nice machine, almost the same as my R1200RS se


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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2329 on: 11 July 2020, 02:25:28 PM »
 I fitted a mudsling to close off the rear shock.  Yup like too many modern bikes the rear is too narrow and too short.  Yeah muck goes everywhere, and I’m told a hugger doesn’t make much difference.


Apparently, this New Zealand only OE BMW part is a possible solution.   It sits behind the indicators and license plate.


 
https://www.kfm-motorraeder.de/cms/en/genuine-spare-parts/bmw-spare-parts?itemid=46628543348

 
Not decided on it yet.
 

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2330 on: 11 July 2020, 02:50:15 PM »
The trouble is, most gadgets that offer some protection to bikes, look crap. I've put off for years fitting a fender extender, as they look so awful, but after my newly resprayed bellypan looked like it had been shotgunned, after only a few rides, I had to give in. I must say that the downpipes stay much shinier for longer, so the extender is certainly doing its job. Still looks crap though :lol .

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2331 on: 21 September 2020, 07:12:56 AM »
With the Fazer still waiting for some crimps to complete my replacement reg/rec installation, I slapped some tax on the old Triumph, and after an oil/filter change and caliper maintenance, pressed her in to Sunday breakfast run duty. It was a lovely day to be out yesterday, departing our usual meeting place at dead on 07:30. After a quick rip down the A21 to the first exit, it was then a myriad of B roads before breaking back out into civilisation just before Rye. Being nice and early meant little traffic over the marshes to Brenzett, although the Triumph not having the brakes or acceleration of the Fazer, got me lumbered behind vehicles at the crucial hairpins. Then it was inland to Tenterden before swinging east towards Canterbury. The downer of the morning was roadworks along the length of the Chilham Bends. Looks like they’re installing a wide median marked out in red, to form just one lane in each direction. Maybe the red stuff has got Shellgrip :lol .
Progress towards Faversham was painfully slow, so our leader went into goat track mode, taking us way out in the Kentish boonies, only to come out one junction short of Detling Hill, and Mickey’s Rock Diner, our breakfast destination. The tea hut in the car park was ideal for our needs, making a sausage sandwich that was just right.
After an hour of setting the world to rights and generally talking bollocks, it was mount up time and high tail it home for a treble dose of bike racing on tv. The old Speed Triple coped quite well with what the morning had thrown at it, considering it hadn’t turned a wheel since about March. It desperately needs a rear shock, a rear tyre is not far away, and after todays exploits, a new speedo cable.
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2332 on: 27 September 2020, 09:17:55 PM »
Got to have an op on wednesday so had to go for a covid test today,had heard some stories about it being pretty uncomfortable up the nose,throat,etc but needn't have worried,it was no discomfort at all and the beauty of it all was I went on the bike,I wasn't sure whether you could go on a bike but chanced it because I thought well if it's your only form of transport what do you do? as it turned out it made no diff at all,you could even walk in if you wanted.Just thought I'd post this in case anyone has to go for the test. :thumbup
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2333 on: 28 September 2020, 10:32:21 AM »
Nice BM but the top box looks massive on the bike.


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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2334 on: 28 September 2020, 12:33:24 PM »
It was time for the winter jacket yesterday. I thought it might have been overkill, but by the time we got to the breakfast stop, my two companions were decidedly cold. Spent much of the morning in Sussex yesterday, breakfasting at The Roedean, before some cross country to the A22 at Halland, then the Ashdown Forest back into Kent and then home. Last weeks thrash on the Triumph loosened up the headlamp bolts and broke the speedo cable. The new cable was certainly still working as I rolled on to the drive with 180 miles on the trip, and just in time for MotoGP. An enjoyable morning without a doubt.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2335 on: 28 September 2020, 09:10:07 PM »
It was time for the winter jacket yesterday. I thought it might have been overkill, but by the time we got to the breakfast stop, my two companions were decidedly cold. Spent much of the morning in Sussex yesterday, breakfasting at The Roedean, before some cross country to the A22 at Halland, then the Ashdown Forest back into Kent and then home. Last weeks thrash on the Triumph loosened up the headlamp bolts and broke the speedo cable. The new cable was certainly still working as I rolled on to the drive with 180 miles on the trip, and just in time for MotoGP. An enjoyable morning without a doubt.
I have the same issues because I don't ride all the time and there can be big gaps in my riding I only remember the last time I went out and haven't had the slower process of adding layers. 
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2336 on: 29 September 2020, 09:00:40 AM »
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I have the same issues because I don't ride all the time and there can be big gaps in my riding I only remember the last time I went out and haven't had the slower process of adding layers.
Yeah, that heatwave in summer '76 was a delight  ;)

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2337 on: 29 September 2020, 02:36:04 PM »
 
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Nice BM but the top box looks massive on the bike.

Cheers.   It may look a little big in the ferry shot due to the distortion of the 7mm lens I used (14mm equiv in 135 format)
Here’s a more representative shot;


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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2338 on: 29 September 2020, 02:37:27 PM »
 Anyway, it is autumn now, so my thoughts turn to the hills.  So any nice days I can spare, its boots on and aff tae the hills.


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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2339 on: 30 September 2020, 09:01:13 AM »
Hi,
this is my another bike, Aprilia Tuono gen1 slightly modificated. Now for sale (I would like to purchase FZ1)
 
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2340 on: 13 October 2020, 05:17:22 PM »
New brake pads and sliding pins in the Discovery 2, I did the rear earlier this year. Not only does the youngest need it for towing the horse box around, but I need it now for the bike trailer

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2341 on: 14 October 2020, 03:47:56 AM »
I've done nothing on a bike, 3 1/2 weeks ago I had a knee replacement op. The surgeon said I couldn't drive for 6 weeks, 15 days and counting! I did check I'd be OK then for weight bearing etc on the bike. I'll be going out on a VFR first as it's lighter.i

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #2342 on: 16 October 2020, 08:26:03 PM »
Had a delicious fresh fish supper :b
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