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by Grip Fast
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: How long is a modern Beemer designed to last ?
Replies: 14
Views: 215
Scotland

Re: How long is a modern Beemer designed to last ?

Interesting discussion. I'm not sure if the views expressed so far are cynicism, pessimism (both of which I'm renowned for) or a realistic view of the current world of manufacturing motorcycles. Having grown up with motorbikes of the fifties and sixties, where you needed to be able to wield a spanne...
by Grip Fast
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Scotland

Re: Cyclists

I'm a cyclist and have been for nearly 60 years. I agree that cyclists who cause danger or are inconsiderate to other road users, especially pedestrians, should be brought to task (trouble is lack of beat bobbies to do so). I would also like to see the very dangerous attitude to cyclists by a minori...
by Grip Fast
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: tonight 5pm
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Scotland

Re: tonight 5pm

I always used to go the A68 route when going home to Dundee, but last time I went (on my VFR750 - so must be 16 years ago), I triggered a load of speed cameras - fortunately all front-facing - while overtaking slow moving traffic. So I've never gone that way again - A7 to Edinburgh now. Is it still ...
by Grip Fast
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: R1200S values?
Replies: 24
Views: 972
Scotland

Re: R1200S values?

Getting back to my ORIGINAL topic (which by the way was the prices being asked for the 12s), there are 9 on ebay as of today, with the lowest price being £5500 for a 24k 06 plate. The top price is £7295 13k on 07 which seems a hell of a lot for a 11 year old bike that was never a great seller when ...
by Grip Fast
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Todays F1 no spoiler
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Scotland

Re: Todays F1 no spoiler

I live a few miles from the track, and it persisted down all day, but in spite of all the evidence to the contrary, I believed them when they kept saying it would clear up enough to race. What amazed me was how they kept the show going for so long before it eventually descended into farcical silline...
by Grip Fast
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Assen BSB?
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Scotland

Re: Assen BSB?

Thanks for taking the time to reply guys, much appreciated. Very useful information.

Cheers.
by Grip Fast
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Assen BSB?
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Scotland

Assen BSB?

I've been hoping to get to a BSB race this year and had pencilled in Knockhill, but that trip didn't happen. Caldwell Park is a good one for me, but this year I've got a prior engagement and same for the two after (one is Silverstone, but I don't really like that track as a spectator anyway). So, th...
by Grip Fast
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Reg plate light
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Scotland

Re: Reg plate light

Many thanks, Dave. I'll tackle the problem tomorrow or Tuesday and confirm if you're correct in diagnosis.

Cheers.
by Grip Fast
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Reg plate light
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Scotland

Reg plate light

It seems that having a non-working reg plate light is now an MoT fail (as of this year). Mine (R12S) hasn't worked for some time and it isn't the bulb. I haven't yet found a good wiring diagram online to make tracing the fault easier. As far as I can see from a first quick look, the wires from the l...
by Grip Fast
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: William Dunlop
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Scotland

William Dunlop

Just seen the very sad news that William Dunlop has been killed at the Skerries 100. Headline is "motorcycle racer Dunlop killed", and I immediately assumed Michael, since he always look on the very limit.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/northern-ireland/44754057
by Grip Fast
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Dreaded insurance
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Scotland

Re: Dreaded insurance

I stayed with Bennetts again this year. £350 for two bikes, but that includes a couple of extras, such as RAC breakdown, legal, and leathers & helmet. The minimum, without extras would have been £299 plus £20 arrangement fee. I'll probably do a meerkat search this year - I usually do a change of...
by Grip Fast
Sat May 26, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: GDPR Fatigue
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Scotland

Re: GDPR Fatigue

I thought that you had to 'opt in' & by not replying you were declining the offer to receive further info, have I got this wrong? Some emails, rightly or wrongly, are saying that I don't need to do anything to continue receiving their "service" (junk mail?). I went on the RSPB forum y...
by Grip Fast
Thu May 24, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: GDPR Fatigue
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Scotland

GDPR Fatigue

Apart from one lucky bloke on here who, because of GDPR, seems to have inherited a small wine cellar from BA, is anyone else getting mightily fatigued by GDPR? It started with a drip - RSPB, several months ago, asking me to say "yes" to receiving marketing and event information from them (...
by Grip Fast
Mon May 07, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Dont think I'm a boxer person
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Scotland

Re: Dont think I'm a boxer person

That's a shame, but it wouldn't do if we all liked the same things. Most of why you don't like big twins is exactly why I love them. I've only had one four-pot (a V-4) and it was definitely way too many pots for me, so I didn't keep it long. I even find my Tiger 800 triple a bit revvy & buzzy. S...
by Grip Fast
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: p xing
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Scotland

Re: p xing

I hate selling or buying privately, and just don't want to go through the hassle any more - I'm with Al on that one. I still have my R1200S because I couldn't get an acceptable px deal, and I couldn't face selling it privately. But I got a very good deal when I bought my Tiger 800 from a dealer (pai...

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