On the 'Cup again

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On the 'Cup again

Postby slparry » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:19 pm

Out with a mate on his HP2S tonight for a coffee and a spin

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Re: On the 'Cup again

Postby jbox » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:11 pm

now thats a good idea for the headlight cover!
got the same dark tint and thought i'd better not use it

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Re: On the 'Cup again

Postby slparry » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:42 am

jbox wrote:now thats a good idea for the headlight cover!
got the same dark tint and thought i'd better not use it


It's a blue cover but didn't want the bobbies getting funny about showing a blue light so sprayed the back of it with black satin paint and used a hole cutter to make a small hole to allow some of the dipped beam through for safety.

If I need to use the bike at night it pops off easily and tucks in my jacket.

Having seen several lights with holes in or cracked in work I'm a bit paranoid about it now :D
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Re: On the 'Cup again

Postby The Teutonic Tangerine » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:44 am

slparry wrote:
jbox wrote:
Having seen several lights with holes in or cracked in work I'm a bit paranoid about it now :D


Headlamps are expensive covers are cheaper. If your lamp has a hole in the glass it will fail the MOT. So fix the hole with Araldite and then fit a cover to stop it happening again. :D -- Voice of experience with my 1100s.

I bought a protector for my RT the day after I bought it and before I collected it from the dealer. (I found it interesting that the one I bought via e-bay was made by the Piper Aircraft company of California so aircraft windshield spec plastic / perspex - around £50 but waaaaaaay cheaper than a new headlamp unit.
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Re: On the 'Cup again

Postby slparry » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:33 am

The Teutonic Tangerine wrote:
slparry wrote:
jbox wrote:
Having seen several lights with holes in or cracked in work I'm a bit paranoid about it now :D


Headlamps are expensive covers are cheaper. If your lamp has a hole in the glass it will fail the MOT. So fix the hole with Araldite and then fit a cover to stop it happening again. :D -- Voice of experience with my 1100s.

I bought a protector for my RT the day after I bought it and before I collected it from the dealer. (I found it interesting that the one I bought via e-bay was made by the Piper Aircraft company of California so aircraft windshield spec plastic / perspex - around £50 but waaaaaaay cheaper than a new headlamp unit.



Definitely .... I have a clear cover on my RT and came into work one morning with half missing as it had been hit by a flying something on the motorway .... saved an £800 headlamp that day! :D

I know I've made a slight compromise by having a hole in the protector and I have thought of putting some clear Perspex behind it but figure I'd be very unlucky to have a stone hit that exact spot
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Re: On the 'Cup again

Postby SP250 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:59 pm

Who owns the R1200 HPS Steve?
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Re: On the 'Cup again

Postby slparry » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:48 pm

SP250 wrote:Who owns the R1200 HPS Steve?


My mate Lee who does my car MoT's for me :D
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Re: On the 'Cup again

Postby Neil178 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:20 pm

£how £much? :shock:
Similar price for the 1100S?
I have a yellow cover on a shelf in the garage from years ago. Going to buy some velcro tomorrow and get it on the light before the next ride.
I have to say, the RM bikes do look the part. I never saw them race in anger which is a shame.

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Re: On the 'Cup again

Postby Mitch1100 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:13 am

slparry wrote:
jbox wrote:Having seen several lights with holes in or cracked in work I'm a bit paranoid about it now :D


About $950 aud out here :shock:
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Re: On the 'Cup again

Postby Beamer Down under » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:50 am

2 very sexy bikes. Well done .Great when people look after there loved ones [smilie=biker.gif]

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Re: On the 'Cup again

Postby dave the german » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:56 pm

Steve's is very well looked after and is never ridden in anger
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Re: On the 'Cup again

Postby slparry » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:04 pm

dave the german wrote:Steve's is very well looked after and is never ridden in anger


Never broken any limits ;)
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Re: On the 'Cup again

Postby slparry » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:09 pm

Neil178 wrote:£how £much? :shock:
Similar price for the 1100S?
I have a yellow cover on a shelf in the garage from years ago. Going to buy some velcro tomorrow and get it on the light before the next ride.
I have to say, the RM bikes do look the part. I never saw them race in anger which is a shame.


The R11S one is about £400

https://www.online-parts.co.uk/bmw-bike ... nth=01#sub
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