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by Grip Fast
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: I'm Riding Backwards for Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 97
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: 237
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: 4640
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: 235
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...
by Grip Fast
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Rear Plastics Removal (R12S)
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Scotland

Rear Plastics Removal (R12S)

I need to take the rear plastic/bodywork off my R1200S, and I have removed all the screws and the 2 X clips which hold the two halves together. But there is something still holding them on to the bike, right at the back end where I can't see or feel. The panels are quite loose now, but still held by...
by Grip Fast
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: 5 countries in 4 day
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Scotland

Re: 5 countries in 4 day

Sounds absolutely brilliant Chris. Except for the bad weather in France, of course, but that is soon forgotten when the sun shines.
by Grip Fast
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: How long is a modern Beemer designed to last ?
Replies: 16
Views: 694
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: 974
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: 398
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: 1490
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: 202
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: 334
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: 334
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: 416
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: 416
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...

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