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by wicker
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: First ride out this year
Replies: 8
Views: 2409
Scotland

Join the BMW Club; most of them are retired and still riding (although quite slowly in some cases).
by wicker
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Bike care question for the winter
Replies: 7
Views: 1917
Scotland

A good coating of ACF50 on the engine and frame will help.
by wicker
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: loose chippings
Replies: 6
Views: 1973
Scotland

Stirling Council is doing a lot of spray-chipping at the moment on the A82 which is a popular biking road. Noted a distinct lack of any signs warning of loose chippings or reduced speed limits despite the surface being noticeably loose in places.
by wicker
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Dalkeith Motorad
Replies: 2
Views: 1181
Scotland

Dalkeith Motorrad have been servicing my R1100S and R1200ST for a couple of years now. Service is generally okay (no complaints) and most feedback responses on UKGSer also seem positive about them or their sister dealership in Glasgow. The labour rate is a bit pricey however they do however have a s...
by wicker
Wed May 06, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: To Thine Own Self Be True - Don't Speed, Mr Serco
Replies: 13
Views: 3087
Scotland

He's the same man who had to stand up in front of the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee to explain about the mess that Reliance Custodial Services made of prisoner escorting services when they first started this work in Scotland. He was very apologetic then as well :roll:
by wicker
Fri May 01, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Bevel box to swingarm bearing replacement. Best method?
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Scotland

Strangely enough the same bearing on my R1200ST is failing and I am booked into Motorrad Central, Edinburgh tomorrow (2nd May) for the work ahead of a short hop over to Italy later in the month. Does not seem too big a job as they have said I should be away in about an hour. The outer oil seal on th...
by wicker
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Should I be worried?
Replies: 20
Views: 4768
Scotland

I use a small block of wood under the sidestand to level the bike up when checking the oil level. My S has always liked a drop of oil particularly if run hard up and down the Alps, or at sustained higher speeds, etc. Not a problem if you keep an eye on it. Bike now at 70K and reckon to use at least ...
by wicker
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Is it a good time to buy a bike given £'s decline
Replies: 7
Views: 1998
Scotland

It seems like the current european prices and exchange rate has led to the reverse situation when Euro bike & grey imports were all the rage into the UK a few years ago. The UK market and franchised dealers eventually had to reduce prices to at least something like a comparable level to maintain...
by wicker
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: The public's perception of bikers..........
Replies: 26
Views: 6101
Scotland

I have met a lot of fellow bikers over the years and most are decent hard working people (quite a few in the professions, etc) but all with a passion for two wheels. Often surprised when I start talking to people about an up coming biking holiday to find that they also have a bike or used to have a ...
by wicker
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Couldn't Spend It Even If I Had It
Replies: 12
Views: 2998
Scotland

The BMW dealership in Glasgow used to be open 7 days a week for at least its first year of trading however I understand that they found most bikers were out riding on Sunday, or simply drinking coffee in the shop, and not spending enough money to cover the overheads. It also seems that many of the b...
by wicker
Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Tyres???
Replies: 2
Views: 1009
Scotland

Both the local BMW dealer and my tyre dealer independently recommended the 'C' variant for BMW's and that is what I have been using (Metz Z6's) on both my R1100s and R1200ST. I believe it is something to do with the size and weight of the bike requiring a certain tyre rating.
by wicker
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Black visor
Replies: 14
Views: 3235
Scotland

Never had a problem with riding with a dark tinted visor 8) , and have seen some police do the same. If you carry a clear visor in your tank bag a swap over is easy if it gets dark or, more commonly in Scotland, when the sun hides behind a big black cloud just before the heavens open :( I do however...
by wicker
Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: The Colour
Replies: 6
Views: 1444
Scotland

BMW did produce the R1100S Sport in silver with silver engine, circa year 2000. I have one sitting in the garage however it does not have the stripes on the fairing as per the bike on e-bay. Not too sure about 2006 bikes, but it does look nice.
by wicker
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: At the local Honda dealership..................
Replies: 7
Views: 1670
Scotland

Yellow is so your colour. Your banana man leathers are an excellent colour match for the Fireblade. Have you put down a deposit?
by wicker
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Good bikes that did'nt sell
Replies: 23
Views: 4674
Scotland

I have seen BMW dealers advertise approved used 2005 or 2006 R1200ST for sale at around £5k-£6.5k, mileages generally <20k. Being BMW dealers these are probably at the more expensive end of what is available. Seems like a lot of bike for the money especially as many are already fitted with the usual...

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