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by Grip Fast
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Karak Highway
Replies: 2
Views: 84
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: 250
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: 170
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: 4
Views: 250
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: 17
Views: 977
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: 17
Views: 977
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: 235
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: 472
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: 472
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: 472
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: 850
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: 798
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...
by Grip Fast
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Our Eldest
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Scotland

Re: Our Eldest

Brilliant! Very impressive.
by Grip Fast
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Geeks' Corner
Topic: How to treat the missus
Replies: 13
Views: 5178
Scotland

Re: How to treat the missus

I agree that Bob Dylan has a great (the greatest?) catalog of brilliant work. But I'm not sure I'd want to see him now. We were lucky enough to get tickets from an old friend to see the Rolling Stones earlier in the year. I wasn't expecting much - a 70+ year old man prancing about on the stage, back...
by Grip Fast
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Rear Plastics Removal (R12S)
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Scotland

Re: Rear Plastics Removal (R12S)

Brilliant! Thanks Pete. It helped to know that I should pull rearward and a squirt of WD40 helped. The "retaining pin (3) light" is a plastic pin that is part of the light unit, and used for retaining the rear panel. It is not, as confused me thought, a pin for retaining the light. :-) Tha...

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