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The Dark Side / Re: alternative bike
« on: February 12, 2020, 09:26:34 pm »
Enjoy.

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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« on: January 26, 2020, 09:58:03 am »
Price comparisons are useless if you don't like the bike (for whatever reason) being compared. Surely a more useful comparison would be the total service costs over the estimated period of ownership, in years or miles. So a fair comparison might be a BMW/GTR/FTR/moped or whatever your selection, owned from new for 50,000 miles and include all services between 0 and 50k, as in that period some bikes may only need 2 big services and others need 3. Car leasing companies cottoned onto this years ago by ensuring replacing the vehicle at "x" miles when "x" is the service point before the first big one. Bank fleet cars had massive stickers on the dash instructing the user NEVER to exceed 13000 miles without
 contacting their fleet department.
:agree:

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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« on: January 25, 2020, 01:26:55 pm »
Of course the mileage is important. If a major service has to be carried out earlier then it is more expensive to run. Surely you can see that!

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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« on: January 24, 2020, 05:35:37 pm »
A third of 18 is 6 therefore you donít have to pay for a big service for another 6 thousand miles on a GTR. Must be more economical then.

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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« on: January 24, 2020, 03:47:47 pm »
Unfortunately not a fair comparison. The major service, shims etc, is due on the gtr at 24000 miles. In other words you can do a third more miles before the big one so therefore you can keep your wallet in your trousers a bit longer.

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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« on: January 03, 2020, 11:48:37 am »
Well three months in to the ownership and some things in the bike world never change.
Aftermarket sat-nav mount - Check [ BMW one fouls a large tank bag ]
Aftermarket screen - Check [ BMW one is fine at normal road speeds, a bit larger needed for motorway cruising ]
Aftermarket rear hugger fitted - Check [ Back of bike filthy without one ]

Still making me grin when I ride it, not so much when I clean it, I forgot how dirty unfaired bikes could get.

Happy New Year to you all.
sounds good . Enjoy. I get mine cleaned once a year by All year biker comes up like new.

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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« on: September 17, 2019, 08:23:44 am »
Looks good to me. Nice colours.

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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« on: September 15, 2019, 12:26:22 pm »
Yep supposed to be a good bike.


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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« on: September 15, 2019, 10:07:41 am »
Enjoy . Made in China so should be good.

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The Dark Side / Re: I've gone Orange
« on: September 07, 2019, 08:45:36 am »
Like the cat licking its own bottom says,  it's all a matter of taste. Seriously,  if you like it,  why care what anyone else thinks.

Health to enjoy it.
vary true.

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The Dark Side / Re: I've gone Orange
« on: September 06, 2019, 08:23:59 am »
32 litres a side, and I have a 57 litre top box, it gives more than enough space for myself and the wife for 2 weeks away, including her taking hair straighteners and many other items that never get used but are there just in case. In the tradition of some 30 years touring the continent and beyond I get one pannier, the wife gets the rest with the exception of our waterproofs are in the top box. :smiley:
Good to know that may be useful info.

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The Dark Side / Re: I've gone Orange
« on: September 05, 2019, 09:28:00 pm »
Just recovered. To say  I was disappointed is an understatement!!

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The Dark Side / Re: I've gone Orange
« on: September 05, 2019, 06:09:47 pm »
But no panniers on it when I rode it. Also recently rode BMW 1250gs and RS!

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The Dark Side / Re: I've gone Orange
« on: September 05, 2019, 12:28:46 pm »
I do not know I have not seen them.

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The Dark Side / Re: I've gone Orange
« on: September 05, 2019, 08:26:46 am »
Panniers look rather small.

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