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by Sleuth
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shopping for an RT in France
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: Shopping for an RT in France

I would not buy in the UK, if you are going to register the bike in France.  Now Brexit is more or less a done deal after the election, there could (not necessarily will) be issues in bringing it over.  Plus you will need to replace the headlight unit for driving on the other side ...
by Sleuth
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: GPS and TFT
Topic: Nav VI working intermittently with Garmin Safety Cameras?
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Re: Nav VI working intermittently with Garmin Safety Cameras?

I know this is possibly a stupid question, and might be considered insulting, (All of which I apologise.) However, when the GPS does not not notify you of a Camera, is it on the same side? I had a Zumo 595, and sometimes it warned me, and sometimes not - it seemed to be when I was approaching the ca...
by Sleuth
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New R1200RT owner and forum member!
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: New R1200RT owner and forum member!

Welcome to the forum
by Sleuth
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Safety on the road
Replies: 20
Views: 2960

Re: Safety on the road

...Best advice ever given to me - ride like you expect every other motorist ( and more recently pedestrian) is out to kill you.  You will be right more often than you are wrong.    That was nearly 50 years ago  it is more true today than it was then. ... I totall...
by Sleuth
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 wheel drivers when filtering.
Replies: 36
Views: 5768

Re: 4 wheel drivers when filtering.

I also noted in France an odd behavior, 'til I realized what it was:  as a way of saying "Thanks" to a driver who pulls over to give you room, they'd extend their leg for a moment instead of a wave of appreciation. In Belgium, we also use the hand, leg or anything else to say tha...
by Sleuth
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Safety on the road
Replies: 20
Views: 2960

Re: Safety on the road

I feel your pain.  I used to commute from Brentwood to Barking on the bike 13 years ago and it took me 45-60 minutes for that short journey. the only thing I can say is: "Come to Belgium." Yes you get the crazies, who actively block your path (usually they are the ones with GB on...
by Sleuth
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: GPS and TFT
Topic: Is it me - or is the Nav V / Basecamp completely useless for planning
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Re: Is it me - or is the Nav V / Basecamp completely useless for planning

Yes, BaseCamp as a steep (Vertical) learning curve.  Yes, until you know how to use it it can be a pain. I have lost much in the way of blood, seat & tears caused by its predecessor (MapSource), and then BaseCamp.  There are good reasons for using BaseCamp.  The main i...
by Sleuth
Sat May 18, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Audio, Bluetooth & Electrical System
Topic: Intercom recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 2506

Re: Intercom recommendations

i used to use a Cardo system - it was such a success I got my money back and went with Sena (SMH10)! be After many years with a Sena intercom working as it should, I am now considering replacing it.  My choice is quite simple Bloothtooth (Sena) or go old school - Wired (Autocom) There are a...
by Sleuth
Fri May 17, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: GPS and TFT
Topic: Garmin Express update
Replies: 134
Views: 34192

Re: Garmin Express update

Thanks, just installed it.
by Sleuth
Wed May 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Audio, Bluetooth & Electrical System
Topic: Left hand switchgear dead....
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Left hand switchgear dead....

Have a word with your dealer. About that sort of time the RT switch gear was having major quality issues.  My 2010RT went through switch gears like it was candy.  They were replaced under warranty, eventually BMW managed to get it under control. I am not sure if they still replace ...
by Sleuth
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Happy Easter
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Happy Easter

Happy Easter to everyone as well
by Sleuth
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Touring on your BMW R1200RT/R1250RT
Topic: Green Card
Replies: 11
Views: 2409

Re: Green Card

Even if there is a no exit from the EU, I would make sure that you get a Green Card.


When I was living in the UK, and we were travelling to the in-laws, we always had a Green Card.


It is saves discussions whether or not you were adequately covered.

by Sleuth
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mapping Software
Replies: 12
Views: 1932

Re: Mapping Software

Hi, no one is saying you didn't try. I was using the predecessor MapSource, which is also a pain. I will not repeat the words I used while learning both programs - not in polite society! It does pay dividends when you understand it. The zumo forum is open for people to ask questions, and there are ...
by Sleuth
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mapping Software
Replies: 12
Views: 1932

Re: Mapping Software

Basecamp is decidedly user unfriendly - until you suddenly understand it, then it becomes easier. I belong to another forum - a Zumo orientated one, they have a link to a good training course : [size=78%] https://www.zumouserforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=12 [/size] If you have a Garmin GPS, ...
by Sleuth
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fighting to stay dry
Replies: 9
Views: 1906

Re: Fighting to stay dry

Eventually all gear will start to leak, even the very top end stuff. I used to use the BMW Streetguard 2 suit and after 7-8 years of riding in all weathers the trousers started to leak.  The jacket was replaced a couple of years previously, with a Klim Badlands.  I am making do wi...