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by Grip Fast
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Crass Stupidity!
Replies: 27
Views: 2546
Scotland

Crass Stupidity!

My bikes are off the road for the duration. We need this pandemic brought under control so lives can be saved, the NHS doesn't get overwhelmed, and some new normality (whatever that might be) can be achieved. The message has been very clear. At least, to me it has. Biking organisations have said to ...
by Grip Fast
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Replacement Knee
Replies: 9
Views: 1329
Scotland

Re: Replacement Knee

I haven't been through the experience either, but know a few who have and have bounced back as good as new. Good advice from the others, and good luck with the new knee. My late mother had a hip replacement after a fall, refused to take pain killers after the op (told the young doctor that giving bi...
by Grip Fast
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Pleasant Surprises on my recent R1100S purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 2126
Scotland

Re: Pleasant Surprises on my recent R1100S purchase

I've regularly fallen in and out of love with my 11s over the years ( or is it decades :shock: ) . But this time of year I always tend to put up a lot of miles on it , it must be the lower temperatures , it just seems to run so much better and smoother. In recent years I've fitted a lennies and the...
by Grip Fast
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: insurance blues
Replies: 6
Views: 1356
Scotland

Re: insurance blues

As Pete says you get nothing for being loyal to a brand these days, If you do end up shopping around give BeMoto a call. Different levels of cover you can tailor it to suit you, no charges for midterm changes, if you say you saw them advertised on a 44 teeth video you will get extra discount. I was...
by Grip Fast
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: all hail the new boxercup
Replies: 15
Views: 2666
Scotland

Re: all hail the new boxercup

I like the look, and the sound.
by Grip Fast
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: mash up
Replies: 1
Views: 771
Scotland

Re: mash up

Idiot!

(Trump, not you Chris)

Yes, and funny in a worrying kinda way...
by Grip Fast
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Mobile Charging
Replies: 3
Views: 1021
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: 3995
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: 3652
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: 1257
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: 1616
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: 1411
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: 2724
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: 2724
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: 1072
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.

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