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by wicker
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Sports or touring?
Replies: 10
Views: 1135
Scotland

Re: Sports or touring?

I've toured quite lot on my S and it can take the miles. Bars above the yokes and a higher than standard screen was my preference. However the higher screen is still low by touring standards and tended to deflect the wind onto my upper chest. Thats fine on nice day but not so good when you're faced ...
by wicker
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Boxerpix
Topic: 100,000 miles
Replies: 6
Views: 1509
Scotland

Re: 100,000 miles

The S became a second bike at the end 2005 when it had 60k under its wheels. Whilst I'm still averaging about 12k per year most of thats on my GS. However I also inherited my dad's old R80RT a couple of years ago so the mileage is now getting split 3 ways. Doubt the S would make it to another 100k u...
by wicker
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Boxerpix
Topic: 100,000 miles
Replies: 6
Views: 1509
Scotland

100,000 miles

My R1100S reached a milestone yesterday, 100,000 miles :) :D A 2000 bike that I've owned since May 2001. Since then it's taken me to Europe 7 times, toured the UK and general hooning about in Scotland. In the process its eaten it's way through: 19 rear tyres, 14 front tyres, Probably 9000 litres of ...
by wicker
Sun May 17, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Anyone been for a ride yet?
Replies: 39
Views: 5087
Scotland

Re: Anyone been for a ride yet?

There's plenty of sanctimonious nobbers out there at the moment. The press haven't helped by stoking up the notion that everyone out and about is a covidiot e.g photos of roads with traffic on them - they've no idea who was in those vehicles, the purpose of the journey, etc. Could well have been NHS...
by wicker
Sat May 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Anyone been for a ride yet?
Replies: 39
Views: 5087
Scotland

Re: Anyone been for a ride yet?

Riding, yes on back roads. Roads and towns still remarkedly quiet. A few other bikes out. Nowhere open to stop for a coffee or lunch so taking a bottle of water and a snack. Keep myself away from everyone else and pay at pump. BTW, Strathearn Tyres in Crieff has reopened just in time as I need a new...
by wicker
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: "Is it Spring Yet?"
Replies: 32
Views: 6246
Scotland

Re: "Is it Spring Yet?"

Eee, its was a bit bracing out on the old S today. MOT and service time. Ready now for when spring does arrive.
by wicker
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: ???
Replies: 14
Views: 3844
Scotland

Re: ???

Not hibernating, out riding. It was a bit bracing particularly when I encountered 30 miles of freezing fog.
by wicker
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Will BMW ditch telelever?
Replies: 4
Views: 2202
Scotland

Re: Will BMW ditch telelever?

Original GS didn't used to have telelever :shock:
by wicker
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: How long is a modern Beemer designed to last ?
Replies: 16
Views: 5316
Scotland

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

Longevity depends how you look after and service the vehicle. Lots of people complain about poor quality finishes who don't clean their bikes or dose them in ACF50 ahead of the winter. I've seen a few manky looking bikes going back under the PCP agreement because the 'owner' only saw it as 3 years b...
by wicker
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Great news people :D
Replies: 6
Views: 2895
Scotland

Re: Great news people :D

Since BMW Approved started having a 2 year warranty and Euro cover there did not seem much advantage being the first owner when you could pick up a low miles used version for less money.
by wicker
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Ilmberger hugger flew off :(
Replies: 16
Views: 5624
Scotland

Re: Ilmberger hugger flew off :(

Agree. Thread lock on the hugger fasteners is a must otherwise it vibes the bolts loose in 1k. My Ilumberger hugger was originally supplied with two fancy aluminium recessed washers to bolt onto. However these sheared through and failed after a time and were replaced with a couple of big stainless s...
by wicker
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Can Anyone recommend a good sat nav repairer?
Replies: 8
Views: 3669
Scotland

Re: Can Anyone recommend a good sat nav repairer?

I've used Sat Nav repairs as suggested above twice to repair my Zumo 550; inoperative touchscreen. The first repair the device arrived back it was not working, 2nd time - damaged in transit, and the 3rd time I got a working Zumo. Turnaround was less than a week each time. To be fair they also didn't...
by wicker
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Anyone use heated gloves ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1453
Scotland

Heated body warmer - Widder. I find if you keep the core body warm then my hands and feet don't feel the cold even without heated grips.

Also a Gore Windstopper balaclava under the helmet has been the cheapest & best bit of cold weather kit I own.
by wicker
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: BMW reliability
Replies: 38
Views: 7343
Scotland

Sure I read this Chris Harris post or something very like it a few years ago, possibly on the BMW Club forum. I can relate to the general sentiments he outlines. BMW have made some right bloopers with some parts of their designs over these past decades or so; fuel pump controllers, sealed no-mainten...
by wicker
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: BMW reliability
Replies: 38
Views: 7343
Scotland

I've owned and run BMWs since 2001 and covered over 200k miles. There have been problems however BMW have generally always stepped up to the mark in terms of warranty and whatever recalls the factory have instructed. A 2010 GS and 2005 R1200ST both had their rear shocks replaced under warranty. ST h...

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