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by Grip Fast
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: My vote ....
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Scotland

Re: My vote ....

Ok, I'll see your Sound of Silence, and raise you the Johnny Cash cover of Hurt (Nine Inch Nails original)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pwfnh5pc
by Grip Fast
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: My vote ....
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Scotland

Re: My vote ....

Like SP250, I was not a great fan of the original Sound of Silence, but I think it was the Bachelors hit that spoilt it for me. The Simon & Garfunkel original is ok now - I can listen to it - but if the Disturbed version had been around back then, it would have coloured it very differently for m...
by Grip Fast
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Fuel Grade
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Scotland

Re: Fuel Grade

Welcome to the forum. I love the R1200S and couldn't bring myself to sell mine when I bought a Tiger 800. The Tiger is my workhorse, mainly because of the top box for carrying stuff and all-day comfort, but it's the BMW I really enjoy riding. I always put the super grade fuel in the Beemer whenever ...
by Grip Fast
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Karak Highway
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Scotland

Re: Karak Highway

Caused me to wince a few times. Way too much reliance on other road users behaving predictably, and we know that they often don't. I must be getting old - I can't honestly say I enjoyed watching that - I'm sure I would have once upon a time.
by Grip Fast
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Battery charger connection
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Scotland

Re: Battery charger connection

I recently had to replace my Optimate after it gave up in the heatwave (remember the heatwave - doesn't seem possible now). Anyhoo, I couldn't get a new one with the old style connector (as in your photo above), so also had to get new fly leads. Bummer. I now have a couple of old style connector fly...
by Grip Fast
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: a history lesson
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Scotland

Re: a history lesson

Very interesting. Cheers.
by Grip Fast
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Boxerpix
Topic: My boxer cup rep
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Scotland

Re: My boxer cup rep

That is one seriously nice looking motorcycle.
by Grip Fast
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Certificate of Conformity Charges
Replies: 28
Views: 1956
Scotland

Re: Certificate of Conformity Charges

I needed a C of C when I imported my bike from Ireland a few years ago. Phoned BMW UK expecting a right old palaver and for it to cost a 3 figure sum. They took the VIN over the phone and sent me one FOC. Didn't even charge me postage. Result! :thumbright: Mike Perhaps the good folks at BMW UK don'...
by Grip Fast
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Certificate of Conformity Charges
Replies: 28
Views: 1956
Scotland

Certificate of Conformity Charges

Interesting list of contacts and charges to receive a ULEZ Certificate of Conformity. Some manufacturers will issue them for free, others charge (BMW £120). I'm not planning on riding into London, ever, so not affected, but for those who have to, it must be a worry. https://wiki.mag-uk.org/images/f/...
by Grip Fast
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Humour
Topic: Evening Classes
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Scotland

Evening Classes

While shredding old documents, I came across this from 1989. Some wag at work clearly had time on their hands. It amused me, though a couple of them may be considered slightly un-PC these days.

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by Grip Fast
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Gordon...
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Scotland

Re: Gordon...

Interesting...

...Bennetts insurance, both the high renewal quote and today's new lower renewal price, and the best other quote I got (Carole Nash) are all with Aviva!
by Grip Fast
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Gordon...
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Scotland

Re: Gordon...

The meerkat wasn't much use because I couldn't see how to get a multi-bike quote, so tried a couple of providers and managed to get much better quotes. Gave Bennetts a courtesy call to let them know I wasn't happy about the hike, and he put me on hold for a few minutes (terrible, very loud music! - ...
by Grip Fast
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Gordon...
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Scotland

Gordon...

...Bennetts!

Insurance has jumped by a whisker under 33% this year. They've been pretty consistent for the last few years, so wasn't expecting this financial poke in the eye - I was rather hoping for a loyal customer thank you instead. Ho-hum, time to compare meerkats.
by Grip Fast
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Bits'n'bobs for sale
Topic: who has ever said "this is a keeper"
Replies: 12
Views: 1257
Scotland

Re: who has ever said "this is a keeper"

I agree about the Six Nations - it starts in the depth of winter and finishes in spring - cold dark to warm light. And we have the Calcutta cup (at least for a bit longer). :D Ahem... Sorry... I did keep my Aprilia Falco for 10 years, but even then, my better half was surprised when I chopped it in ...
by Grip Fast
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: I'm Riding Backwards for Christmas
Replies: 12
Views: 1223
Scotland

Re: I'm Riding Backwards for Christmas

I confess that I don't know for sure, but two possible reasons come to mind: 1. Tyre is running against the direction of tread, therefore increased tyre wear. 2. Clearing water in the rain - I would think it would be more efficient to run in direction as designed. Even the new Gatorskin tyres I fitt...

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