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Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 16,562
Posted By dogfm
Wicked Lawyers

The thread demonstrates how they make so much money ... How about ... Competitive events are sports - anyone who rides a sports bike is therefore participating in a competitive event :-)
I ll stick...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Poll: VFR1200 Poll
Views: 1,178
Posted By dogfm
Wicked I have a DCT 2010

The only thing that needed doing was the suspension - no pipe or bazazz required. It's now great handling and takes off fast enough without tweaking the fuelling.

Perfectly happy with mine would...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 16,562
Posted By dogfm
BMW warranty?

OP is 100% correct- BMW will not necessarily stand behind their warranty. If you buy a BMW with a nice warm feeling because of the warranty you may experience some levels of discomfort if you have...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,379
Posted By dogfm
honda

Cub
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 16,562
Posted By dogfm
posts to miles ratio

Do miles on bikes other than an S1000 count? If not then my ratio is similar - infinite spouting no S1000 miles = :topes

Miles on other BMW s would not be so bad :1drink
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By dogfm
Dct v manual

One advantage in favour of the Honda is the smoothness of the dct for any passenger. Hurried gear changes on the Harley won t be very smooth possibly - however maybe with all that torque you won t be...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 16,562
Posted By dogfm
Can anyone beat that ?

Two posts per S1000RR mile, that's a pretty high ratio. Can anyone beat it? I m not sure what it indicates ?
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 16,562
Posted By dogfm
Slippa da clutch

Yup you definitely need to slippa da clutch to set off
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 16,562
Posted By dogfm
Well certainly the OP s drive was shafted �� ...

Well certainly the OP s drive was shafted
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Also goes to show best to choose the right gear at the track not so much ATGATT
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 16,562
Posted By dogfm
Talking Possibly

Another BMW shaft drive failure of an intermittent type- hard to track
Forum: Vendors 09-03-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 216,351
Posted By dogfm
Cool2 Thank you ...

HVB
Thank you for the info - I'm happy you got away for a long weekend on the bike, you have to do it when you get the chance. I actually found some Rev'It! Arizona pants that have a goretex...
Forum: Vendors 08-30-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 216,351
Posted By dogfm
Hi Viz Brian

HVB
Thank you for the link and option to purchase even if the vendor doesn't want to post to the UK - very helpful. Ideally I would like new kit but will see if the vendor can provide better...
Forum: Vendors 08-29-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 216,351
Posted By dogfm
question re pants

I'm in the UK but think Rev'it! range is similar to that of the USA I m after a bit of advice. I have just purchased (online) a large silver/black Everest Gtx jacket, I need some pants to go with...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,779
Posted By dogfm
+1 Alt berg

I bought mine 10 years ago ~ pretty worn now, great boots waterproof, comfortable on bike and off ( worn them to walk dog and paraglide too). Done over 100,000 miles ~ Alt berg would repair but I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,050
Posted By dogfm
France trip

So just back from a trip around France, visiting D Day beaches, Falaise Gap, the Loire, etc. didn t run out of petrol once, no issues.
Hard luggage didn t leak. DCT great on the straights roads the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,050
Posted By dogfm
Wink my second vfr1200

Collected it yesterday ~ this time went for the dct version in pewter rather than red. That blue looks cool but no second hand dct blue ones it seems.

I missed heaping derision on my ride so had...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 30,173
Posted By dogfm
Laugh Back on vfr1200f

Hi I am back on a Vfr1200, dct this time read this thread with interest, the bike is still not too popular - great bike and the dct is superb.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,881
Posted By dogfm
Cool2 Honda all the way

The Honda will be reliable as you know, it is also a great handling bike once you have the suspension adjusted to suit.
I had a Ducati 999S~ red, ohlins suspension, very beautiful and quite...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By dogfm
K1300r

I had one, had to sell it to finance house renovation :eek1 Great bike, quick, shrugged off two up, luggage etc.
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,999
Posted By dogfm
Laugh No offence taken ...

Possibly not, had no problem with the other bikes I bought off e bay and the vendor was apparently a motorcycle dealer. The sensible way to go would be no doubt to visit a dealer, however pretty much...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,999
Posted By dogfm
One year ago

I did exactly this. It cost me a f*cking fortune :rofl
I bought it on ebay - it was delivered and I couldn't take my eyes off her glowing red paint, gold ohlins etc (i bought a 999S). Unfortunately...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,050
Posted By dogfm
How to sell a 2010 bike as a 2012 bike (in the UK)

In the UK all new vehicles carry a licence plate with numbers that indicate the date the vehicle was first registered or authorised to be used on the road. This bike had sat around unsold/...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,050
Posted By dogfm
Wicked Ps

Honda UK confirmed the vin number on the bike being retailed as definitely a 2012 bike was manufactured in 2010 thanks for your suggestions and help
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,050
Posted By dogfm
+1

I ve not had 61 bikes ... I ve had a few and the only ones I had suspension work done on were the ktm 950 smr and Ducati 999s . Both benefitted noticeably :-)
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,050
Posted By dogfm
Thank you ...

No it doesn t - that decides it thank you :-)
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,050
Posted By dogfm
VFR1200 DCT 2010 v 2012

So I found a 2012 advertised .... had a test ride, it's got a squidgy aftermarket saddle that I don't like but is it actually 2012 or a 2010. How can you tell? Without having a 2010 to compare it too...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,050
Posted By dogfm
Try the DCT version

No worries about a heavy clutch with DCT. Test rode one last Friday, great smooth changes and quick- that was a 2010 one. I'd like to try the 2013 updated one, supposed to adapt to your riding style...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,110
Posted By dogfm
It's red and Italian...

What could possibly go wrong :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,050
Posted By dogfm
Wicked I think you re off message ...

Apparently they used knowledge gained in Moto GP and form their dirt bike so the investment was pretty much free beyond tooling :)
It polarises - at least you ve ridden which many armchairs critics...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,050
Posted By dogfm
Indeed ..

I only want to get another so I can bitch about range, weight, suspension, etc. Arranged to go and see friendly dealer for a test ride on DCT part ex he's just taken in.

If the dealer can upgrade...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,050
Posted By dogfm
Second time around ...

I m getting close to getting my second one of these after a gap of three years - the marketing of them wasn't good but I like something with a bit of syle :rofl so selling the Ducati 999S (too...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,575
Posted By dogfm
Personally I don't think it makes you a bad...

Personally I don't think it makes you a bad person. He was a good accomplished rider, way better than me and possibly others here too. I don't think he'd take any unusual or extreme risks, too...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,155
Posted By dogfm
How was it?

:evil
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,987
Posted By dogfm
Pissed No!

It is warm, waterproof but sucked in the crash I recently experienced, would not buy Rukka again. Just raining, I braked and locked the front at low speed - bike & I went down.
The bike, a Ducati...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,145
Posted By dogfm
This last week I had a low speed crash wearing my...

This last week I had a low speed crash wearing my Sro anatomic. The material on the shoulder and knee and the armour underneath did their job but the stretchy material between the armacor has torn -...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 60,734
Posted By dogfm
Yes they do

If you are filtering (lane splitting to our US cousins) through town traffic and pedestrians (does the US have pedestrians) are "filtering" across (i.e. through the traffic on a perpendicular course)...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 15,047
Posted By dogfm
Extraordinary bike

I test rode the S1000rr twice last year. I found it an extraordinary machine, had it on an overnight test in the summer. I got up very early Saturday morning to try it out round the country roads...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9,887
Views: 1,519,885
Posted By dogfm
Two years in ..

Just had the first major service, it's a great bike isn't? :1drink
Thanks WP for setting this thread going, a mine of information and some great photographs. I haven't managed any long trips on this...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9,887
Views: 1,519,885
Posted By dogfm
Rear tyre blow out

My third bike was a Honda Blackbird- exiting a motorway (having been well into 3 figures) I attempted to go around a roundabout and the bike felt as stiff as b*ggery ... the rear was flat with a big...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,738
Posted By dogfm
Gerbings

When I started riding (about 10 years ago) I ahd no heated kit and had not ridden in winter. I went to a bike show & tried out the heated gloves on Gerbings display stand - "Much too hot, why would...
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