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by wicker
Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: R1100S Discs
Replies: 6
Views: 2643
Scotland

Could well be the front wheel bearings; had to get mine replaced at 77k. Early R1100S up to about 2000ish had discs which were 4.5mm; non-ABS. Later bikes had 5mm discs. How do I know? I recently had to replace the worn discs after only 85k miles. Motorworks supplied 5mm Brembo discs. The mechanic f...
by wicker
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: F*ckin Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 2647
Scotland

Whit you on aboot. That's a lovely day especially if its dry :D
by wicker
Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Travel Insurance with bike cover
Replies: 8
Views: 2439
Scotland

The travel insurance policy sold by Carole Nash is also an Axa product. It also covers your riding gear. The travel insurance which is is a freebie part of my Nationwide current account rather unhelpfully does not cover riding large motorbikes hence why I end up buying a specific policy. I have also...
by wicker
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Textile trousers for short a**e
Replies: 3
Views: 1798
Scotland

Bmw do short leg lengths in some of their textile suits. Check their size charts for sizes 26 to 28 and you may find a good fit.

Occasionally see people selling these BMW sizes on e-bay. At least with textiles you can always freshen them up int he washing machine with some Nikwax goretex cleaner.
by wicker
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Valuations
Replies: 3
Views: 2198
Scotland

Good find. The website does not seem to mention what average annual mileage the valuations are based on. Any ideas?? Would it be the often quoted 4,000 per annum? Also how much of difference would you adjust a valuation for higher or lower milegaes. Glasses quote approx adjustment £ figures per 1,00...
by wicker
Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Buying kit
Replies: 21
Views: 5482
Scotland

Roadtrip to Germany - Polo, Louis, Touratech all have chains of shops.

2Rad market in Essen was my last purcahse of some new riding trousers to replace my aged pair of BMW Streetguard
http://www.motorradhelme-guenstiger.de/index.php
by wicker
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Really good cylinder head protectors?
Replies: 16
Views: 4415
Scotland

Don't recall the R1100S racers using cyclinder head protection; saw them race in the Bowercup at Oulton Park in 2002 I had the Touratech head protectors fitted and they were reaonably tough surviving three lowish speed trips down the road. Last spill was when I was rear ended by a car when stationer...
by wicker
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: R1200RS
Replies: 68
Views: 17811
Scotland

So - Who's gonna be the first on here - to purchase?............ (I'm betting on Wicker.......... :) ) Al :) Like the look of the new RS but already have two bikes in the garage and nae enough money for a third. My S with the Wunderlich superbike bar conversion still fits the bill and with 80K its ...
by wicker
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Iceland by ferry/motorbike?
Replies: 12
Views: 2664
Scotland

Had looked into a ferry to Iceland but: A) Found you need to get from the UK to Denmark (which is another ferry & day each way), B) It was then something like a 3 day crossing each way with a stopover in the Faroe Islands, and C) you will need to sit down from the shock when you see the Denmark ...
by wicker
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: I was stopped at some ligths on the way home yesterday.....
Replies: 17
Views: 3050
Scotland

SAS Tom wrote:Yep vandelinde system, I had one on mine. One of the louder exhausts!


Still running Vandelinde system on my S. MOT man comments about the sound but has always passed it :D
by wicker
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: I was stopped at some ligths on the way home yesterday.....
Replies: 17
Views: 3050
Scotland

Looks like a Vandelinde pipe. A quality bit of kit, originally also supplied with an engine chip. Was about £800 to you sir in 2000.

Sounds lovely when you wind the bike up.....
by wicker
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Where's The Catch???
Replies: 15
Views: 4802
Scotland

"they" own the equipment and apparently (small print)have access to your roof whenever they want. Not for me even in sunny Devon, and I would not buy a house with them on. Al. Would suggest you check with your mortgage lender if going down the road of 'renting' your roof to a solar compan...
by wicker
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: ACF50 how do you apply yours???
Replies: 32
Views: 7900
Scotland

ACF50 seems to spray better if you have slightly warmed it. I usually leave the can on top of the central heating radiator for 1/2 hour whilst cleaning the bike.
by wicker
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Solution to a problem that shouldn't exist
Replies: 4
Views: 1378
Scotland

You are using the bike outwith BMW design parameters. 12S only meant to be ridden on dry, warm sunny days and kept in the garage when weather threatens rain :roll:
by wicker
Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Get thee behind me - Satan!
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Scotland

Carbon, milled aluminium Must resist ..... a third bike would just be too much. The old 1100S would get jealous

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