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by milleplod
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Starling bank account for traveling
Replies: 25
Views: 2064

Re: Starling bank account for traveling

Further to my previous reply on this thread, I've moved most of my banking over to Starling now. I sent my Daytona boots back to Germany a few months ago for a thorough 'service', obviously payment had to be made in Euros - doing it via Starling was a piece of cake, with the option of a 'no fee' tra...
by milleplod
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Starter problem
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Starter problem

I replaced the starter on my '06 RT with a fully rebuilt one when I became convinced it wasn't doing its job properly. The one on your bike is quite possibly a Bosch one - BMW swapped to a Valeo unit in, I think '06, but some '56 plate bikes still had the Bosch, no doubt because they were using stoc...
by milleplod
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: 3 Mahle OC306 filters, £15 delivered.
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: 3 Mahle OC306 filters, £15 delivered.

Mine were in perfect nick - I don't think they go off with age!.....other than that rust, of course. Free eBay return, swap for better ones?

Pete
by milleplod
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Bit damp out
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Bit damp out

I went out to put rubbish in the bin half an hour ago.....I got soaked! :-({|= :lol:

Pete
by milleplod
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycle storage
Replies: 16
Views: 444

Re: Motorcycle storage

No mates or family with a bit of space in a garage? If you were nearer to me, you could've put it in mine.....for free, I hate to see a tightarse....sorry, grown man....sobbing! :lol:

Pete
by milleplod
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Fuel flange recall. It's new.
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Fuel flange recall. It's new.

My ST's was done at least 3 years ago....are the Yanks late to the party?!

Pete
by milleplod
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: 3 Mahle OC306 filters, £15 delivered.
Replies: 6
Views: 429

3 Mahle OC306 filters, £15 delivered.

Bargain price from Moto-bins, on eBay, item no. 184158140365. :smile:

Pete
by milleplod
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200ST
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Re: R1200ST

I had an ST for around 6 years, a fantastic bike all round, I loved it to bits! It was a non-ABS model, and had MV bar-risers which gave it a very relaxed, RT-like riding position. At around 27k miles, I fitted Shock Factory suspension front and rear, which gave a vast improvement over the slightly ...
by milleplod
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Which R1200RT?
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Which R1200RT?

I've just moved to an 8k miles '13 plate TC from an '06 plate one. Not quite a chalk-and-cheese difference, but the improvements are there! The gearchange feels much nicer, engine feels more flexible, and the brakes feel more progressive than the servo ones on my earlier bike, which I always found a...
by milleplod
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 41
Views: 2309

Re: RT written off....

Hi
has it landed yet?

George

It has George, I picked it up yesterday! :grin: It's really smooth compared to my older one, the comfort seat is fantastic too, I could really tell the difference compared to the standard one.

I cant wait to do some proper runs out on it!

Pete
by milleplod
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance quote weirdness.
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Insurance quote weirdness.

I ended up going with NU via Motorcycle Direct - £82 with a £175 total excess and protected NCB. No grumbles from me, but the Carole Nash anomaly intrigues me!

Pete
by milleplod
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance quote weirdness.
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Insurance quote weirdness.

My '56 plate RT was written off a couple of weeks ago, the policy that covered it expired yesterday, my proof of NCB from Bennetts landed in my inbox this morning. I've bought a yet-to-be-collected RT MU, so I've been shopping around for quotes, with the prang duly declared. Using the usual comparis...
by milleplod
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 41
Views: 2309

Re: RT written off....

Pete that must be one of the last of the Twin Cams ??

Was a great series of Bikes Much less problems than previous ones

Health to ride Sir
I assume so Jay.....it's a lovely thing, can't wait to get it back home!

Pete
by milleplod
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 41
Views: 2309

Re: RT written off....

Are you going to buy the remains of your bike off the insurance company?
No...although I'd just put new suspension units on it, it'd be nice to get them back I suppose.

Pete
by milleplod
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 41
Views: 2309

Re: RT written off....

It's a late '13 reg. The owner did 1-and-a-bit k miles a year! :smile: Comes with dealer-fit Garmin too, and the heated comfort seat.

Pete
by milleplod
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 41
Views: 2309

Re: RT written off....

Just bought this.....one owner SE with 8k miles from new. Lovely!
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Pete
by milleplod
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 41
Views: 2309

Re: RT written off....

Have you got a doctor's opinion of the lack of grip and movement difficulties?

That sounds really dodgy to me and a tad strange.
It's a leftover from the spinal impact that switched my arms and legs off for a while, apparently.

Pete
by milleplod
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 41
Views: 2309

Re: RT written off....

Thanks for the replies and encouraging words chaps, much appreciated.....even from Rae, 'encouraging' me, yet again, to get an FJR! :lol: :grin: My RT's definitely buggered, as expected - forks bent, all the front and nearside plastics wrecked, front wheel bent, silencer trashed....the list goes on!...
by milleplod
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200RT Loss of Power - Repeat incident
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

Re: R1200RT Loss of Power - Repeat incident

I've posted this before, it's the reply I got direct from ContiTech when I'd got in a tangle regarding which belt my RT needed - "The Elast designation on a Contitech belt is to show that it has elastic cord members in the belt, this allows the belt to be fitted by stretching into place without any ...
by milleplod
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 41
Views: 2309

RT written off....

My lovely, early RT was written off last week - an HGV turned right across my path....BANG! :shock: Kin ell, I spent 15 mins staring into space, unable to move my arms or legs, which was terrifying, to put it mildly. My limbs gradually resumed normal service, and the subsequent CT scan showed no bon...
by milleplod
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance renewal
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Insurance renewal

The renewal for my RT dropped through the letterbox today, courtesy of Bennetts - it had increased by £30-odd from last year. Quick quote comparison using MoneySupermarket.....£62 fully comp with a few trimmings from Carole Nash, like-for-like cover and excesses....and with the same company as Benne...
by milleplod
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200RT....seat
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: R1200RT....seat

I might be stating the obvious here, my apologies if so, but was the seat on its 'high' setting'?

Pete
by milleplod
Sat May 30, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Eye test
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Eye test

Off topic forum so: "Gotten" is an English word that was in common use when the Mayflower went to the wrong side of the Atlantic. After that it stopped being used in the UK and is now classed as "archaic" but it is making a come back and more often it is accepted as a proper word in English English...
by milleplod
Sat May 30, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200ST Fuel filler cap Water drain
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Re: R1200ST Fuel filler cap Water drain

My ST had MV risers fitted when I bought it, a superb bit of kit - they look 'factory' and there's no need to replace any cables or pipes. Highly recommended!

https://www.mv-motorrad.de/en/MV+Handle ... 1200ST.htm
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Pete
by milleplod
Wed May 20, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What are your thoughts on this
Replies: 28
Views: 1786

Re: What are your thoughts on this

Derbyshire Constabulary had no problems at all with the gathering of bikes at Matlock Bath recently - in fact, they released a photo of the promenade area showing that the bikes and riders were, in fact, sticking to the rules, to refute the photo shown in a lot of the press that made it look as if t...

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