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by richardbd
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: RT STOLEN - just now...
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

RT STOLEN - just now...

[size=small]Please keep a look out for BMW R1200RT LC registration number FT64 FOH, taken from Beddington Lane, Croydon. [/font][/size] [size=small] [/font][/size] Not my bike but it was parked outside a friend's house for about 40 minutes. Reported to Police so ANPR can try to find it if its being...
by richardbd
Mon May 22, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finally, I give up...
Replies: 27
Views: 5869

Finally, I give up...

Three years ago I announced I was going to buy an RTLC. All my mates laughed at me, their comments being variations on the theme of being old before my time and was I getting a pipe and slippers at the same time. Still, broad shoulders and all that, I bought the bike.  It did what I asked ...
by richardbd
Mon May 22, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Organised meetings
Topic: Wales 3 Days
Replies: 119
Views: 21438

Re: Wales 3 Days

Pretty useless (unsolicited) advice when you happen to live there. I seem to recall a thread somewhere about saying nowt if you have nowt positive to say. For the sake of pedantry where does it say that all 600 miles should be Welsh. Does a tour of the Black Forest start and finish there. I think n...
by richardbd
Mon May 22, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Autocom help please
Replies: 31
Views: 6363

Re: Autocom help please

RTman10 wrote: Let us know what unit is on the bike.  You can rule out very old ones by counting the pins on any cable you have.  If there are only 5 the unit is scrap...

Surely, only scrap if all components aren't there?  Lots of 5-pin bits available in the bay...
by richardbd
Mon May 22, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Organised meetings
Topic: Wales 3 Days
Replies: 119
Views: 21438

Re: Wales 3 Days

k9doc wrote: Have put together a mini tour of Wales for June 19-21st. Roughly 200 miles per day (starting and finishing in Derby)

My advice for a 200 mile a day tour of Wales would be not to start in Derby!


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by richardbd
Mon May 22, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Audio, Bluetooth & Electrical System
Topic: RT LC & Optimate charger
Replies: 23
Views: 5219

Re: RT LC & Optimate charger

sofnolime wrote: No long term charging for me either... so I will probably stick to the accessory socket.

Always one willing to learn from others, John am I understanding you correctly...


connecting a charger like an Optimate to a canbus BMW accessory socket (i.e. the power outlet) will charge the battery?



by richardbd
Mon May 22, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Audio, Bluetooth & Electrical System
Topic: RT LC & Optimate charger
Replies: 23
Views: 5219

Re: RT LC & Optimate charger

Good for you :) I've used so called battery conditioning for 10 years and never had an issue with any battery, also used a so called battery conditioner on my Caterham 7 race car throughout the winter, when not racing, and yes you've guessed it - no problems with the battery at all. Each to their o...
by richardbd
Mon May 22, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Audio, Bluetooth & Electrical System
Topic: RT LC & Optimate charger
Replies: 23
Views: 5219

Re: RT LC & Optimate charger

Ive used an Optimate 4 through the accessory socked for over a year now, no ill effects, but I do take it off every week or so to give the battery a break. I do ride all year though, so its never plugged in for weeks on end I got so bored of my Optimate frying batteries on my old Guzzi Breva that I...
by richardbd
Mon May 22, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Site firmware upgraded today
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: New Site firmware upgraded today

Didn't notice any difference.  Guess that's good news!


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by richardbd
Thu May 18, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Audio, Bluetooth & Electrical System
Topic: How to connect helmet, phone and navigator to audio system
Replies: 17
Views: 4878

Re: How to connect helmet, phone and navigator to audio system

beemerboy9 wrote:
Last night I switched on the BT on my Nav V, put in the cradle, and the sound came through the on-board audio.

What sound?  I always thought the satnav couldn't be heard through the bike's speakers...
by richardbd
Wed May 17, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2017 vs 2016 model year
Replies: 10
Views: 3050

Re: 2017 vs 2016 model year

steve.sharkey wrote: I have a 2014, no lean angle stuff for abs. Not missed it but then never plan to hit the brakes once leaned over either.

Nobody ever PLANS to hit the brakes when they're leaned over!


;)



by richardbd
Wed May 10, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: GPS and TFT
Topic: Sat nav question
Replies: 6
Views: 2071

Re: Sat nav question

Is the LC model nicer than the 13 model? They are two completely different bikes. Some prefer one, others prefer the slower, less refined, older model. It seems that most people's preference is easy to justify - it's the one they happen to own! Both are good bikes but for every 100 people that have...
by richardbd
Wed May 10, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: GPS and TFT
Topic: Nav VI Initial comments and concerns
Replies: 16
Views: 5007

Re: Nav VI Initial comments and concerns

Alf170 wrote: The auto skip function is the one that I wanted most so yippee.

From write-ups on other forums it sounds like it's auto-skipping quite a few things it's not supposed to - especially music ones!



by richardbd
Sun May 07, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How many of you own a second bike?
Replies: 61
Views: 11538

Re: How many of you own a second bike?

I'm 5'11" and have a 30 inch inseam... I rest my case... ;) ;) To be fair, I enjoyed riding the R9T but I had to persist.  After the first couple of miles, I thought I was going to have to give up because it was so cramped.  I'm also 5' 11" but I have really long (32&quo...
by richardbd
Sun May 07, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Maintenance, Servicing and Problems
Topic: Exhaust Pipe Flap Valve Thingy
Replies: 73
Views: 14087

Re: Exhaust Pipe Flap Valve Thingy

RTman10 wrote: I understand it is to conform with EU noise levels .

Was it invented by VW then?


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