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Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,206
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: 54,206
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: 29,402
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: 201
Views: 14,119
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: 1,373
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: 6,838
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: 6,838
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: 54,206
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: 54,206
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: 54,206
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: 54,206
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: 54,206
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: 54,206
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: 3,948
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: 54,206
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: 54,206
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: 54,206
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: 11,432
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: 4,113
Posted By dogfm
How was it?

:evil
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,925
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: 14,976
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: 60,295
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: 14,860
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: 9,852
Views: 1,502,893
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: 9,852
Views: 1,502,893
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: 5,688
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...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,069
Posted By dogfm
Old K1 update

I gave the guy my best price and have heard nothing since.... looks like I'm not going to be learning anytime soon :1drink

Maybe he's been busy trying to get it started - I'll keep my eyes open on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,069
Posted By dogfm
Thanks for the info

I ve given the guy my top price ... now I wait to see if its acceptable and if the K bike makes like Lazarus :D
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,069
Posted By dogfm
Longest a bike has stood unused & been started with just a new battery

OK I need your help as I'm no good with spanners. I have a limited budget and have found a BMW K1 that has been stood pretty much unused for 9 years (certainly 4 as the owner died then). The guy...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,206
Posted By dogfm
BMW f800st

Sports tourers up to 1000cc don t sell . Vfr1200 is not attracting ex cbr1100xx riders , they are just keeping their rides. The k1300s is a better bike, I sold the vfr1200 for a k1300r- much more fun...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,456
Posted By dogfm
Why didn't you?

I'd jump on that -that's a cracking price
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,076
Posted By dogfm
Great ride

You will love it, great bike. I had two ds1000 and found them alot of fun and a great everyday ride. As they had the dry clutch my wife thought they were constantly on the verge of breaking down so...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 168,456
Posted By dogfm
Great looking

Great looking - you need some cans tho'

Keep the date in the camera - I'd love to rewind 8 years and be riding by KTM SMR (950 or 990) for an extra 8 year :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9,852
Views: 1,502,893
Posted By dogfm
Gearing

I'm interested in the effect too - got 16/41 on at the moment, going to try 16/42 as still got significant gap between max speed and what I ride at :evil

Very interested to know what 16/44 would...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 69,321
Posted By dogfm
Aerostich tank panniers +1

Yep, you'll be needing somewhere to store the petrol you'll need to get you the touring mileage you need between official stops
:D
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,027
Posted By dogfm
My first bike was a K1

My first bike was a K1, the dealer wouldn't let me take it for a ride until he saw me ride it around the car park - bastard. I think he did it for a joke as the turning circle is LARGE. I put 20,000...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,770
Posted By dogfm
Wink I saw the Armax a year ago ..

The Armas replaced it - is the new closure that much better? I m looking at the Armas, Edison or sllghtly older tech SRO Anatomic. I don't ride a sports bike so maybe Armas is best but I like the...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,525
Posted By dogfm
You can wire heated

kit directly to the battery rather than via a socket ... works for me and my Gerbing kit
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,664
Posted By dogfm
Great bike

I regretted selling mine - no problems in 23,000 miles, brilliant bike. Congratulations I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I found it comfortable for a tankful or two.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 279,644
Posted By dogfm
True

Spot on - their expectations of the sales volumes match the pre-launch publicity, totally overblown. How many K13s does BMW sell ? Shafting their early adopters spells trouble for future launches of...
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