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Thread: Pre trip meeting 29th December 2011

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    Sgt,

    Hope to make the meet.

    Have to work v.early doors and then get to ABW for pm.
    No room needed, will travel back after.

    Coffee would be good !

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    See you all later
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Bilco View Post
    The hotel up the road is called the Henry Boddington which is the Premier Inn, Swinton.http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/M...hester-swinton
    ...Thats my old Stomping Ground...The Henry Bods used to have some of the best beer around...and the other hotel / Bar on the east Lancs used to be called the Canal or Narrow boat as I recall...Thats where I bought my Very first beer in a Pub !...Very underage at the time

    ...Such a small world. If I was there I would have joined you all...

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    Bulls Head in Swinton Central - a Bit rough...

    White Horse on the A572 ( Cross over the East Lancs towards Worsley - by the garden center at Broadoak - Good chance my Brother will be in there!)

    John Gilbert in Worsley by the JN13 M62 - Should be packed around this time of year - Kinda Posh- usually lots of totty.

    Bridgewater Hotel - OK nowadays.

    Have fun....

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    Tools for the trip.

    If memory serves me correctly Chris suggested we would be wise to carry certain gear for emergency repairs but unwise to duplicate bulky items i.e. all carry an electrical air compressor or a spare battery.
    Would it be wise then, before the bikes are shipped over at the end of April (for the first group), to post up the tool kits/spares we are planning to carry. It maybe that people subsequently rationalise their kit - though of course inform everybody they are doing so.
    Maybe too complicated a process to carry out though maybe useful?

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    Quote Originally Posted by casperfelix View Post
    If memory serves me correctly Chris suggested we would be wise to carry certain gear for emergency repairs but unwise to duplicate bulky items i.e. all carry an electrical air compressor or a spare battery.
    Would it be wise then, before the bikes are shipped over at the end of April (for the first group), to post up the tool kits/spares we are planning to carry. It maybe that people subsequently rationalise their kit - though of course inform everybody they are doing so.
    Maybe too complicated a process to carry out though maybe useful?
    I have a toolbox fitted to the insdie area of the RH pannier and am carrying the following in it.
    1no Ring Antenna
    1no FPC
    2no H7 bulbs
    Spare fuses 2no ea mini blade 2A, 15A, 2no 30A Blade 2no 15A glass
    Slime Air Pump with ext lead and hose (connection hard wired to battery)
    Puncture Repair Kit 3no plugs, 6no valve cores 1no tubless valve 1no valve tool
    1no Alt Belt (changed one from service)
    2no 250mm ish tyre levers in LH pannier

    Tool roll is on the LH pannier with 3/8" ratchet 6" ext 3/8"-1/2" adaptor
    T10-T55 long 10mm hex drivers
    3-8mm Allen long 10mm hex drivers
    T10-T50 Ball End Torx set
    Torx Screwdriver with interchangeable bits
    19, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 10, 8, 6, comb spanners
    Wheel tool
    Feelers
    Needle Nose Pliers
    Engineers Pliers apx 8"
    8" Shifter
    Plug Spanner
    Coil Pack removal tool
    Bead Breaker bolted to rear rack.
    1no K&N oil filter (went with this cos there's a 17mm hex on the end and don't need to carry the oil filter tool
    All packs comfortably and I hope I have missed nothing...

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    Wow,
    I have:
    Puncture repair kit
    2 x Mini gas tyre inflators
    2 x Tyre levers
    Torx sockets and 'front wheel thing' to enable changing of both wheels
    Spare fuses - mini for Garmin and normal 15A
    1 x H7 bulb
    1x fuel pump controller (though I'm not sure if it fits my 2011 1200GSA!!)
    Various tools i.e. pliers, spanners, torx and allen keys
    Some electrical wire, connectors, Duct tape, insulation tape, plastic cable ties

    Addresses of North American/Canadian BMW dealers in the places we are passing through ........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by casperfelix View Post
    Wow,
    I have:
    Puncture repair kit
    2 x Mini gas tyre inflators
    2 x Tyre levers
    Torx sockets and 'front wheel thing' to enable changing of both wheels
    Spare fuses - mini for Garmin and normal 15A
    1 x H7 bulb
    1x fuel pump controller (though I'm not sure if it fits my 2011 1200GSA!!)
    Various tools i.e. pliers, spanners, torx and allen keys
    Some electrical wire, connectors, Duct tape, insulation tape, plastic cable ties

    Addresses of North American/Canadian BMW dealers in the places we are passing through ........................
    Sounds good. Have the tape, ties n stuff as well along with velcro cable ties and a GS911 too. You posting any pics of your bike? Good idea re the dealers addresses etc. Once bike leaves, I am going to suffer withdrawl symptoms......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobbyspiles View Post
    Sounds good. Have the tape, ties n stuff as well along with velcro cable ties and a GS911 too. You posting any pics of your bike? Good idea re the dealers addresses etc. Once bike leaves, I am going to suffer withdrawl symptoms......
    I'm riding with you ...............

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    Seems we'll have a moving tool box

    I also carry a little book called BMW Anonymous. This publishes numbers of any beemer owners who are happy to help out in the case of problems on the road
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    If you have hope, you have everything."

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    I'll bring the WD40 & duct tape. If it moves & it shouldn't, duct tape, if it doesn't & it should, WD40

    I do hope the rain eases off tommorrow, I'm bringing the bike up to Pershore
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