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by beemerboy9
Fri Jan 19, 2024 6:50 pm
Forum: Clothing
Topic: BMW Streetguard Suits no longer listed in UK?
Replies: 3
Views: 2785
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Re: BMW Streetguard Suits no longer listed in UK?

I think that the Moreno GTX jacket is the replacement for the Streetguard.

BMW seem to have decided on a move to Gore-Tex for their high-end jackets and the prices ahve increased accordingly.
by beemerboy9
Thu Sep 21, 2023 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pannier protection
Replies: 12
Views: 1702
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Re: Pannier protection

Race by Design is a company that specialises in applying paint protect film for motorcycles.
by beemerboy9
Sat May 20, 2023 9:51 pm
Forum: Maintenance, Servicing and Problems
Topic: R1250RT - check your screens
Replies: 6
Views: 1081
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R1250RT - check your screens

I was bemoaning my fate to a fellow owner of a '20 RT today and he has had the same problem. I removed the screen for a belated clean and then removed the cover beneath, to reveal that one of the lower hinge pins and its circlip had gone walkabout and the other had lost its retaining circlip was was...
by beemerboy9
Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Removal of all problem systems...
Replies: 12
Views: 928
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Re: Removal of all problem systems...

Just my humble opinion here, but perhaps in some ways all of the new technology has made some of use worse drivers. Personally, I am fond of manual transmissions in all of my vehicles and believe that it has the tendency to make some drivers more attentive and connected. Manual gearbox - one way to...
by beemerboy9
Mon Dec 19, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Tyres, oils etc.
Topic: A French tyre test - A bit long but interesting.
Replies: 3
Views: 1657
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Re: A French tyre test - A bit long but interesting.

I am delighted that a Bridgestone tyre came out top at Bridgestone test track. Quite the opposite to a result appearing in Motorrad issue 7/2022 where the T32 managed a wet lap time of 1:18.7 compared to a 1:15.1 on the Michelin Road 6GT. However the T32 had the shortest wet braking distance. Motor...
by beemerboy9
Sun Dec 18, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Tyres, oils etc.
Topic: A French tyre test - A bit long but interesting.
Replies: 3
Views: 1657
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Re: A French tyre test - A bit long but interesting.

I am delighted that a Bridgestone tyre came out top at Bridgestone test track. Quite the opposite to a result appearing in Motorrad issue 7/2022 where the T32 managed a wet lap time of 1:18.7 compared to a 1:15.1 on the Michelin Road 6GT. However the T32 had the shortest wet braking distance. Motorr...
by beemerboy9
Sun Dec 18, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Handgrip Wind Deflectors?
Replies: 15
Views: 1621
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Re: Handgrip Wind Deflectors?

Try Warm 'n Safe or Gerbing Heated gloves.
by beemerboy9
Wed Dec 07, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Touring on your BMW R1200RT/R1250RT
Topic: Electronic payment on French toll roads
Replies: 19
Views: 7055
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Re: Electronic payment on French toll roads

Doctor T wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 6:45 pm You miss so much by not going via Route Nationals.
Agreed, but what a pain sticking to the 80 kph (50 mph) speed limits!

Did get flashed this summer, but was not going fast enough to get fined.
by beemerboy9
Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Tyres, oils etc.
Topic: Avon Tyres to Close
Replies: 8
Views: 2210
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Re: Avon Tyres to Close

I think Cooper own them now, along with Hoosier, the latter seems to be taking over from Avon in 4 wheeled motorsport at a grass roots level Cooper who own Avon have merged with Goodyear who own Dunlop. There will be a rationalisation amonst the brands which will spell the end for most - if not all...
by beemerboy9
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Triple black bike
Replies: 6
Views: 886
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Re: Triple black bike

...and the RT decal on the nose.

I did have a couple of dark RT's, but am very pleased with my current white example.
by beemerboy9
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sat Nav
Replies: 6
Views: 748
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Re: Sat Nav

I would not buy the now-obsolete and rather overpriced BMW unit. The Zumo XT has a far higher resolution screen (TFT vs LCD). I sold my Navigator V to move in this direction. I've nothing at all against Tom-Tom - it's just that I've been using Garmin units since before Tom-Tom was a twinkle in its i...
by beemerboy9
Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Beemer in my future
Replies: 2
Views: 416
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Re: Beemer in my future

The new 1250RTs are well sorted by now.
by beemerboy9
Sat Nov 12, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2019 R1250 RT LE Corrosion
Replies: 18
Views: 2581
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Re: 2019 R1250 RT LE Corrosion

Panman40 wrote: Sat Nov 12, 2022 7:08 am I have a 19 1250RT, bought it used with 8,500mls on it blind, never again will I do that!!. I feel if I had the bike from new it woukd never have happened as I’m ocd with cleaning.
I feel your pain. Is the bike beyond an ACF50 treatment?
by beemerboy9
Sat Nov 12, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Top box too small
Replies: 10
Views: 828
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Re: Top box too small

Ed Harley wrote: Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:11 am Is the newer top box smaller as a GT Air II fits in my topbox either way.
The new LC top-box is sleeker, better-looking, introduces central locking but - crucially for some - is not as tall.

Which is why I still use my be-stickered 2005 top-box. Oh - and I am a tight so-and-so.
by beemerboy9
Tue Nov 08, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2018 RT cockpit compartment
Replies: 13
Views: 1080
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Re: 2018 RT cockpit compartment

Thanks for this, but I'll give it a miss as I'm struggling a little with things in the eye line, probably from years of riding naked bikes, or ones with small cockpit fairings, the RT is a real change for me and I'm getting used to it Dreadnought, I'm getting the impression that you don't yet have ...