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by Ruralman
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Newbie

Welcome to the forum
Safe riding
Regards
Keith


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by Ruralman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Anyone know anything about these RS crash bars / aux lights ?
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Anyone know anything about these RS crash bars / aux lights ?

Are there not legal requirements now for auxiliary lights? Something like they should only work with main beam? Probably my faulty memory again. My 2006 R1200gsa has auxiliary lights on a separate switch from the main lights Regards Keith Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro Is that an oe BMW set...
by Ruralman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Anyone know anything about these RS crash bars / aux lights ?
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Anyone know anything about these RS crash bars / aux lights ?

Are there not legal requirements now for auxiliary lights?

Something like they should only work with main beam?

Probably my faulty memory again.
My 2006 R1200gsa has auxiliary lights on a separate switch from the main lights
Regards
Keith


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by Ruralman
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance excess
Replies: 79
Views: 2265

Re: Insurance excess

are we seeing ageism at work in the insurance industry?
Yes. It has always been the case, better explained by the ABI
Thanks that link is very informative
Regards
Keith


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by Ruralman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance excess
Replies: 79
Views: 2265

Re: Insurance excess

Hi Keith, Obviously, choice of vehicle has a bearing on what you pay for insurance. When I retired, I decided that all I needed was a 'shopping trolley' ( the Yaris ) Very cheap to run and insure. It still pays to shop around although I'm a bit miffed that they don't give away the Meerkats now. Ian...
by Ruralman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance excess
Replies: 79
Views: 2265

Re: Insurance excess

Hi Keith, I'm 72 on the 28th Dec. I get quotes every year from Compare the Market and GoCompare and choose the best quote ( not always the lowest). My Yaris is with Swinton (£130) and both bikes with Bennetts ( both £80). I had a moan last year when my bikes jumped from £70 the year before to £80 b...
by Ruralman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance excess
Replies: 79
Views: 2265

Re: Insurance excess

It is also a sensible think to research before you even buy a vehicle. That and road tax. You AIN’T kidding! I was paying £400 a year for my insurance, full comp, car, two Airheads. Just renewed, £703!!! Okay yes the R80 has now gone and I’ve now got the F800GS, it never crossed my mind at my age t...
by Ruralman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance excess
Replies: 79
Views: 2265

Re: Insurance excess

Indeed it seems as we get older and more experienced at driving/riding our insurance increases !
Regards
Keith
by Ruralman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Nice BMW oilhead on ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: Nice BMW oilhead on ebay

Nice!


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by Ruralman
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance excess
Replies: 79
Views: 2265

Re: Insurance excess

https://www.comparethemarket.com/car-insurance/content/car-insurance-excess/ So it seems that we can’t avoid insurance excess ! It’s here to stay, all we can do is limit it to the compulsory excess! I still don’t see the value of insurance for the average driver/rider until we are involved in a majo...
by Ruralman
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I Won First Prize
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: I Won First Prize

At the Motorworks 2019 picture calendar competition !! Hey, I never won anything in my life !!

Yay !


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by Ruralman
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance excess
Replies: 79
Views: 2265

Insurance excess

and realising that my insurance excess is £900! it got me wondering if there’s any riders out there without excess on there policy. this policy I have from Carol Nash has £400 standard excess and £500 voluntary it seems, does anyone not have an excess? I get the impression that you were less than a...
by Ruralman
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance excess
Replies: 79
Views: 2265

Re: Insurance excess

I just got a quote from Bennetts for my R80/7. £80 fully comp with £100 excess ( zero NCD). I'm £82 fully comp with £400 excess for my Yamaha 600 (4 years NCD). Both policies with protected no claims. I intend to look at a multi bike policy and reduce the excess on the Fazer next year. It really pa...
by Ruralman
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance excess
Replies: 79
Views: 2265

Re: Insurance excess

I do feel that insurance companies are just interested in making money rather than offering a suitable policy to their customers
Regards
Keith


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by Ruralman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Coming together...
Replies: 26
Views: 743

Re: Coming together...

Nice project Rob, it certainly will keep you busy during the winter months
Regards
Keith


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by Ruralman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Came off the bike tonight!
Replies: 38
Views: 1183

Re: Came off the bike tonight!

The thought occurred to me that the 'off' may not have been just due to 'greasy' roads or leaves but to the low 5C temperatures we have been getting recently. When the tyres get cold they do not grip the tarmac as well - especially if the tyres are not new. Indeed Ced, there are lots of diesel spil...
by Ruralman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Came off the bike tonight!
Replies: 38
Views: 1183

Re: Came off the bike tonight!

Keith, Just read about your unfortunate incident - bad news, but good that you weren't hurt too badly and you're going to be back on the bike. :smt038 :smt038 I don't understand too much about how insurance works, but my brother has spent more than your excess on fixing his bike - and all it did wa...
by Ruralman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Killala, Mayo, Ireland
Replies: 14
Views: 530

Re: Killala, Mayo, Ireland

Hi Pat,

Thanks for posting your painting - it would make a great Christmas Card for those who have enjoyed the Club events at Killala! :smile:

All the best to Frances, yourself and family over the coming festivities! :cheers:
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by Ruralman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Came off the bike tonight!
Replies: 38
Views: 1183

Re: Came off the bike tonight!

Sorry to hear of your minor spill and glad that the outcome hasn't been too unfavourable.
Thanks


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by Ruralman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance excess
Replies: 79
Views: 2265

Re: Insurance excess

In all my filling forms out for insurance I have never seen a compulsory excess anywhere near £900. You always have the option to set it there yourself but if that was compulsory I would certainly be changing companies.
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by Ruralman
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: An old un returns
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: An old un returns

Hi Carbman
Welcome back to the forum
Enjoy your projects
Safe riding
Regards
Keith


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by Ruralman
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Came off the bike tonight!
Replies: 38
Views: 1183

Re: Came off the bike tonight!

Good thing you are doing fine. Bike is easier to fix !
Gotta forget that front brake Bro !
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by Ruralman
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Came off the bike tonight!
Replies: 38
Views: 1183

Re: Came off the bike tonight!

Hi
Good news all around Keith. Ive not ridden since I got home 2months ago
G
Thanks George
Regards
Keith


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by Ruralman
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Hello

Hi Pete
Welcome to the forum
Enjoy your project
Safe riding
Regards
Keith


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by Ruralman
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Came off the bike tonight!
Replies: 38
Views: 1183

Re: Came off the bike tonight!

I like this one. If I just had a bit more room.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-R850R-Tr ... rk:30:pf:0
Nice !


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