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Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,653
Posted By dogfm
+1

I get similar mileage from my vfr1200 tank - great bike , I had two gen 6 s and like them but this I love😍quick, handles great with a bit of suspension work, comfortable one or two up ... Does...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 31,018
Posted By dogfm
I had a different problem with my harness - fans...

I had a different problem with my harness - fans would stop running after I turned bike off. Some sort of short going on apparently ... Took $1,000 to find and sort - then the coils starting oiling...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,432
Posted By dogfm
Post blackbird

I had a couple of the gen 6 - great bikes, now have a 1200 brilliant bike. Not tried the latest version yet, I liked the great headlights and underseat pipes in gen 6 �� vtec transition and valve...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By dogfm
if that's your house m8

You have a very understanding wife :evil enjoy the bike
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,662
Posted By dogfm
test ride

I went to a test ride day at the dealer I use .... It has no reverse gear :eek1! Otherwise it's great :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,843
Posted By dogfm
everyone s doing the adventure bike thang

If he's to make another comeback he needs to choose an area that suits his engineering skills without being too competitive- adventure bike isn't it! Track ready sportsbikes are also not it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 73,243
Posted By dogfm
or

A willing guinea pig to try them out for you :evil
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,843
Posted By dogfm
and his name shall be Erik ...

And his third incarnation of motorcycles shall be called Erik's :D
The first Erik shall be a naked sport bike of small capacity that is super fun and nimble to ride easy for old timers to ride for...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 128,146
Posted By dogfm
Wicked mileage

Mileage will depend on how you use the throttle, if you're lookimng to enjoy the ride you'll get less plus how heavy you are- how much are you going to make that engine work? BMW figures or those of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,061
Posted By dogfm
vfr1200 manual v dct

Hi I had a 2010 manual vfr1200 in 2010~ I bought it new, the dealer suggested maybe try a dct but I wanted to change gears not ride a scooter ... Five years on and I have the dct version of the same...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 78,252
Posted By dogfm
glider pilots don't do it quietly

If its quiet inside a glider you've stalled buddy, there's wind noise and the faster you go the more noise there is :Done
Forum: Europe 03-14-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By dogfm
two up on vfr

Vfr1200 no problem
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,881
Posted By dogfm
What he said ...

I've alos learned don't chuck old gear out of your closet- you'll buy new stuff to fill gap .. I sold Aerostich stuff on e-bay to raise some $$$ fast- it always sells quickly, I then compounded the...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By dogfm
What do I know ...

See the Harry tested kit thread first post- the OP actually did this so it is possible. I'm not technically minded so I was asked the dealer - perhaps they wanted to sell me something!
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By dogfm
One lead ..

FWIW I asked my Honda dealer if I could do this, I wanted my battery tender and heated jacket to plug into one battery lead ... different amps, volts or something ... long story short was no you...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 27,847
Posted By dogfm
+1

I bought my original Gerbings jacket liner and gloves about 10 years ago, I ordered gloves that were too large -replaced FOC for smaller ones, had the liner replaced three times and the controllers a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,726
Posted By dogfm
Dct

On my second VFR1200, first was manual this one is DCT. It's a great bike, I had the suspension worked on and rear shock replaced (Oem one seized solid:cry)
Does everything - I haven't bothered...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By dogfm
I have two pairs...

Both are older versions of those currently on sale. They recommend going up half a size over your shoes- if you go for a wide fitting this may not be necessary.
The Hoggs are great for walking...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,669
Posted By dogfm
& f1

And of course the F1 uses paddle shift as the computer can change gear faster than the driver can, every split second counts ... new Ferrari buyers obviously have lots of money -they also want to buy...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Poll: VFR1200 Poll
Views: 3,098
Posted By dogfm
+ 1 :freaky

+ 1 :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 31,865
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: 28
Poll: VFR1200 Poll
Views: 3,098
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: 386
Views: 31,865
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: 167
Views: 32,051
Posted By dogfm
honda

Cub
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 31,865
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: 2,186
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: 386
Views: 31,865
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: 386
Views: 31,865
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: 386
Views: 31,865
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: 386
Views: 31,865
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: 1,796
Views: 294,397
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: 1,796
Views: 294,397
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: 1,796
Views: 294,397
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: 5,667
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: 387
Views: 62,609
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: 387
Views: 62,609
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: 180
Views: 44,222
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: 249
Views: 31,018
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: 2,060
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: 7,858
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...
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