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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« on: January 25, 2020, 07:29:24 pm »
I think people are thinking way too deep into this thread.  :sleep1:

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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« on: January 24, 2020, 09:03:19 pm »
.....Or arrange for you baby sister to get a job at a motorcycle dealership.

I planted mine in one over twenty five yaers ago and have been "looked after" as family ever since as long as I book in when the workshop is quiet.

Mind you, four MOTs and all fall in December now.

The GTR passed its first one last month by the way, so all good  :smiley:


Very cunning and devious, but highly effective, I like your style!  :mfr_lol:

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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« on: January 24, 2020, 09:02:15 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.


The mileage is not the element Iím comparing, it was the cost of the major service which is virtually almost identical making both bikes affordable to own and maintain.




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The Dark Side / Re: The big one.
« on: January 24, 2020, 05:17:53 pm »
Youíre missing the obvious, two thirds of 24 is not 18, however thatís not the point. The mileage is not the element Iím comparing, it was the cost of the major service which is virtually almost identical making both bikes affordable to own and maintain.

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The Dark Side / The big one.
« on: January 21, 2020, 09:20:42 pm »
The big service, 18k is due, or should I say overdue as I slightly overlooked it as the bike has now done 19300 approximately.  :nono:  The bike is scheduled to have a new set of plugs (6), valves doing, engine oil, oil filter, air filter, brake fluid change, final drive oil change, general health check etc and any software updates which may be due. Fearing the worse I got a quote from my local BMW dealer and was pleasantly surprised, £570 all in.


So this got me thinking, how does this compare with the Kawasaki 1400?  Purely for experimental purposes and to quash malicious rumours that if you own a BMW you have to bring more wallet (for example), I got a quote, like for like from an authorised Kawasaki dealer. The quotes were almost identical with the Kawasaki coming in at between £580 to £600.


So in reality the service costs of each bike are extremely comparable which is good to know and reinforces what I have experienced during my ownership of both bikes.  :biker3:

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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« on: January 04, 2020, 01:31:41 am »
Is that a typo Steve?.
You said Asif cleaned it 🤔 did you mean 1 of his minions 👍


My apologies, yes he probably pays one of the local kids a few bob to give it a good wash.  :popcorn:

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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« on: January 03, 2020, 02:24:53 pm »
sounds good . Enjoy. I get mine cleaned once a year by All year biker comes up like new.


Asif cleans his GTR once every five years whether it needs it or not.  :whistling: 

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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« on: January 02, 2020, 09:54:44 pm »
Glad you're still enjoying it. I always found my GS a bit fiddly when cleaning it. I was always rapping my knuckles on the engine bars and other areas when I was trying to get in to all the nooks and crannies. No longer a problem with the K1600

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The Dark Side / Re: I've gone Orange
« on: October 04, 2019, 01:39:59 am »
Alas Iím down the south west on my rounds  :no:


No problems.

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The Dark Side / Re: I've gone Orange
« on: October 03, 2019, 07:35:54 pm »
Iím off Monday and Tuesday next week if you want to meet somewhere?

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The Dark Side / Re: I've gone Orange
« on: October 03, 2019, 02:36:01 pm »

Panniers look rather small.
Looks can be deceiving. Are they the same size as Charlie's?
I do not know I have not seen them.
I heard you had had a test ride.
But no panniers on it when I rode it. Also recently rode BMW 1250gs and RS!
Just recovered. To say  I was disappointed is an understatement!!

PS PRD road test was with a fully dressed bike and he returned with a big smile on his face. Just putting the record straight guys



A photo of Charlies bike, personally I've never been drawn towards KTM, but I have to confess to thinking this is one awesome looking  :censored:  beast!





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The Dark Side / Re: My Darkside...
« on: September 29, 2019, 05:32:13 pm »
 :mfr_lol: I was only four then!

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The Dark Side / Re: My Darkside...
« on: September 28, 2019, 09:58:18 pm »
Jim, when you say England, might that include Scotland?

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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« on: September 16, 2019, 10:11:44 pm »
 :clap: That looks like a nimble little beast.

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The Dark Side / Re: Another GTR moved on.
« on: September 15, 2019, 09:28:09 pm »
Congratulations, if it suits your current needs you have to do it.

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