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by Grip Fast
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Mobile Charging
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Scotland

Re: Mobile Charging

I use a multi-port USB charger for phone, iPad, helmet Bluetooth headphones, and camera (posh one that's better than phone camera). The multi-port has always worked a treat in UK, France and Spain - never had a problem. According to blurb, it is 'intelligent' enough to work out charging requirements...
by Grip Fast
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Thinking again of moving to the dark side
Replies: 22
Views: 1187
Scotland

Re: Thinking again of moving to the dark side

Harleys don't do it for me personally, but... They sound good and they have an image that the clones just don't match. A good friend of mine came back to biking last year and bought a Tiger 800, then he signed up for a Harley-equipped tour in the USA (California, Arizona, Nevada). He came back smitt...
by Grip Fast
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Foray to Moray ... and beyond
Replies: 18
Views: 831
Scotland

Re: Foray to Moray ... and beyond

Yes, hope you get the weather on side, and have a great and safe trip. Scenery photos with bikes in view but without rain on the lens.
by Grip Fast
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Definitive list of R12S worthwhile mods
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Scotland

Re: Definitive list of R12S worthwhile mods

Sorry, I can't help you. I have an R12S with the 'sports' upgrade, but it's been kept standard apart from a bling carbon hugger that was on it when I bought it nearly 8 years ago. It's just my personal preference to keep my bikes relatively unmodified. I hope you get the answers you seek from someon...
by Grip Fast
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: battery booster/ starter
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Scotland

Re: battery booster/ starter

Batteries do still go downhill slowly, but some also suffer internal shorts and open circuits. Thing is with modern cars, they generally start on the button, so you don't usually know they've failed until they have nothing left to give, whereas in the good old days when you had to crank a bit longe...
by Grip Fast
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Today I
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Scotland

Re: Today I

Definitely to be commended. A good news story that local people are committed to making it happen. Sport, when I was at school, was more about bullying and humiliation for a lot of kids. So I didn't like sport at all for many years, watching or participating. Enjoy cycling - me vs me. Well done to J...
by Grip Fast
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Boxerpix
Topic: 527 miles yesterday
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Scotland

Re: 527 miles yesterday

St Andrews - I should have known! I grew up in Broughty Ferry, and know St Andrews very well. We still like to go there when back home. Also love the old East Neuk fishing villages, Anstruther (pronounced Ainster, I believe), Crail and Pittenweem.
by Grip Fast
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Boxerpix
Topic: 527 miles yesterday
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Scotland

Re: 527 miles yesterday

That's a serious distance in one day. The most I've done is 430, and that felt like a long day. I assume the R12S just shrugged it off.

Where was the photo taken? It looks like my kinda place to just sit and breath.
by Grip Fast
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Confession time.
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Scotland

Re: Confession time.

Nothing to add to the good advice given so far. I didn't take any spares, apart from mandatory light bulb set, on my tours into Europe - guess I got away with it.

Go safely and have a great trip. It sounds like a brilliant adventure you have planned.
by Grip Fast
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Self Indulgence .....
Replies: 24
Views: 1434
Scotland

Re: Self Indulgence .....

That's a great effort Steve. Keep up the good work - you know it makes sense. And well done to others getting to a healthier weight. I've gradually lost nearly two stones 180lbs down to 155lbs just by being more active since retiring 5 years ago. Think of the money I've saved not having to buy carbo...
by Grip Fast
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: New Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Scotland

New Battery

I've just ordered a new battery from Tayna for the R1200S. The price seemed very reasonable and delivery charge not too bad, so clicked on the PayPal link. On returning to the Tayna website, the price had jumped nearly £8 for VAT, so I feel slightly annoyed by that even though the overall price is s...
by Grip Fast
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: My vote ....
Replies: 6
Views: 726
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: 726
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: 1318
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: 515
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.

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