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by blokeonthemove
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why did BMW change sides for the final drive/muffler
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: Why did BMW change sides for the final drive/muffler

I read somewhere when the LC came along that with the GS models if you were manhandling the bike out of the mire then you were less likely to encounter the hot exhaust. Sounds like a very expensive solution to that 'problem' so may not be true.
by blokeonthemove
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: pulling my hair out here
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Re: pulling my hair out here

You can do a factory reset and pairing yourself as I did it about two years ago, sorry can't remember the details. There is new software and a new phone app so install all that first. I do recall that a certain order of pairing is vital so do a bit of reading up. Good luck.
by blokeonthemove
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Yet to purchase, do I wait for the VVT model due out next year?
Replies: 17
Views: 2471

Re: Yet to purchase, do I wait for the VVT model due out next year?

I don't think the power increase is as much as 160 bhp I read 132. They always save a bit more for the following year's all new model !
by blokeonthemove
Fri May 18, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Headlight & Tail Light Flashing
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Re: Headlight & Tail Light Flashing

Get wife checked out at specsavers maybe!
by blokeonthemove
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: BMW Helmet Intercom Bluetooth Pairing to other intercom systems?
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: BMW Helmet Intercom Bluetooth Pairing to other intercom systems?

I have a Scala Packtalk, it will pair with other makes and I have done it, works fine. Never tried with the BMW one though.
by blokeonthemove
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Audio, Bluetooth & Electrical System
Topic: Lithium Battery
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Re: Lithium Battery

I like the idea of a LiOn battery for weight saving and ease of manoeuvring it into place but they can be fussy about charging and indeed catch fire or explode if not happy, so I think I'll leave it.
by blokeonthemove
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance, Servicing and Problems
Topic: Accessing inside headlight unit
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Accessing inside headlight unit

If it proves to be too complicated, you could always attach a piece of garden hose to a vacuum cleaner and hoover it out.
by blokeonthemove
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: French speed limits
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: French speed limits

Always avoid France on the way to Spain by taking the ferry to Bilbao/Santander, love France but it's too expensive when just passing through, now they will find a new income stream as well.
by blokeonthemove
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Audio, Bluetooth & Electrical System
Topic: Looking for HID lighting clarifications - what is needed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Looking for HID lighting clarifications - what is needed?

Have a look at the latest MOT rules, as I understand it they have to have wash and self levelling, certainly for cars, otherwise a fail.
by blokeonthemove
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Audio, Bluetooth & Electrical System
Topic: tank protectors
Replies: 11
Views: 1882

Re: tank protectors

I'll be following this one as I need some as well.
by blokeonthemove
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Audio, Bluetooth & Electrical System
Topic: Battery & Charging System
Replies: 13
Views: 1697

Re: Battery & Charging System

I don't think I'd trust Li Ion yet, they can get a bit flammable in certain circumstances , I can imagine the insurance company would welcome a way out.
by blokeonthemove
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Considering a used r1200rt (14-17)
Replies: 12
Views: 1592

Re: Considering a used r1200rt (14-17)

I had a GTL before my '16 RT, it's heavy, the gearbox was rubbish (now addressed, apparently.) It eats tyres and steering joints. The finish on the engine and running gear must have been done with water colour paint as it peels off. Depreciation was rapid owing to all of the above. On the plus side ...
by blokeonthemove
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Photos & Videos
Topic: Back2TheBike Training #1 - Biker Down workshop, Saccadic Masking and Safety Mod
Replies: 12
Views: 2577

Re: Back2TheBike Training #1 - Biker Down workshop, Saccadic Masking and Safety Mod

There's quite a lot of discussion on here and elsewhere regarding reflectors or reflective tape, as I understand it reflected light is treated the same as light, ie no white at the rear. However if the material is on clothing of the rider that is not part of the vehicle and doesn't count. I have eve...
by blokeonthemove
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: GPS and TFT
Topic: Garmin Express Update - 5.7.1.0
Replies: 17
Views: 1886

Re: Garmin Express Update - 5.7.1.0

Just tried GE on my PC , 'Could not install' , I wonder if the is a problem with the software as my PC is on Win 10 'creators update' All updates have been done and nothing else fails. Maybe Garmin will sort it in time, Version was 5.9.0.0
by blokeonthemove
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance, Servicing and Problems
Topic: CLUTCH CHATTER
Replies: 12
Views: 2282

Re: CLUTCH CHATTER

The OPs bike is pre liquid cooled and has, as stated by RTman, a dry clutch, LCs have a wet clutch. No similarity. A little bit of clutch chatter is not uncommon on many vehicles.