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    Anyone in Saudi or been there recently?

    I've just been offered a new role in Saudi based near Dammam and want to find out about life there.

    Obviously I need to know about the biking culture, availability of BMW bikes, but the Riyadh...
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    Modern classics

    Recent production

    Suzuki B-King ( Those of us that are old enough think Katana and the reaction they got when new)

    R1200GS Anniversary edition

    Hayabusa 1300 the early models

    Aprilia RS250
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    Anyone know where to get the starter stub from...

    Anyone know where to get the starter stub from please?

    New battery from BMW under the two year warranty, well pleased!
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    Battery replaced FOC and I got a service book!!

    Well what a good visit to the team at Braintree today.

    My battery was replaced under warranty with just two months remaining I'm pleased to say the least.

    More importantly they had a service...
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    I went in to Braintree today and yes the...

    I went in to Braintree today and yes the batteries do carry a two year warranty.

    You need to know the following when taking a faulty one back:

    Date of purchse
    Dealer who supplied the battery...
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    OK starter stub it is, will be on the bike for...

    OK starter stub it is, will be on the bike for the weekend, hopefully with a new battery!

    Thanks guys.
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    Do BMW battteries have 2y guarentee?

    Does anyone know if BMW give a 2 year warranty on their batteries?

    Can't find a dealer open today to check.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Left stranded by dead battery

    Stopped at North Weald aerodrome yesterday and when we went to leave after only a five minute stop, nothing, just the dreaded clunk of no power!

    Fortunately one of my mates carries a short jump...
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    Fuel useage probably reflects a fair mix of town...

    Fuel useage probably reflects a fair mix of town and longer runs lately to be fair, not been measured over a straight run, will do again later when it warms up a bit!

    Corrosion is pretty...
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    So far so good! 1150GS owner's update

    Well I was a newbie last year and thought it might be useful to update here as many of you are now where I was a year ago.

    I bought an ultra low mileage R1150GS from it's first owner having spent...
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    1150 GS article in Jan edition of Bike

    A nice report on the 1150GS as an all rounder againt three other bikes, it does not "win" but gets a fair shout. Useful for any prospective buyers to read.
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    Helmets and insurance - IMPORTANT

    Being one who never reads the small print etc I need to point one thing out about visiting or moving to Aus. They have very strict rules about helmets being of Australian standard, this means they...
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    More pics

    A great ride out in the Peak District.

    Rumours of sabotage on the Italian stallion persist!!!
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    Road ride group lead by Andrew

    A fantastic group rideout on both friday night to the dam and on Saturday around some of the fantastic local countryside. Cat and Fiddle pub visit, then ride back through more amazing scenery.
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    The bike has stood for a long time unused, 5000 miles in 12 years, now all of a sudden it does 800 miles in 4 weeks!

    The oil issue is a distinct possibility so first off I will investigate that,...
  16. 1150GS revs rise but no extra power above 4000rpm

    I hope someone can advise me on here. Several times over the weekkend run to/from Ripley I had trouble going over 4000rpm in E, I would wind the throttle on,the revs would rise about 800rpm but with...
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    Thanks to all at Ripley.

    Just back from a great weekend and saw parts of The Peaks that would have taken us weeks to find, if ever, a big "THANK YOU" to Andrew who guided us around, well done Big Fella! Thanks alaso to Ian...
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    Loaded and ready to leave in the morning.

    Packed the bike this evening, plenty of gear for wet weather included!

    On our way in the morning, A130/M11/A1/ Nottingham then on to Ripley, not using M25 or M1 at all.

    Looking forward to...
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    R1150GS after sportsbikes

    Well all I can say is so far, so good. Nice to be able to relax more when riding, although my ZZR 1400 is quite comfortable compared to most, the best bit is the improvement to rearward vision when...
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    where to meet up?

    Will be travelling up late morning to lunchtime from Essex.

    Possible to meet up with anyone at M1 services or other suitable point.

    Will be in company of a mate on a Hayabusa.
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    One donation guarenteed

    What a great idea! Put me down for my R1150GS will be there from Friday evening, can do Saturday anytime.

    Will donate even if you can't fit me in.

    Nigel
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    OFF ROAD VIRGIN

    WOULD LOVE TO JOIN AN OFF ROAD RIDE AS LONG AS FIRST TIME GS USERS ARE WELCOME. NOT READY FOR AN ENDURO RUN YET. R1150GS NEEDS TO BE USED FOR WHAT IT WAS DESIGNED FOR!

    LOOK FOR THE MANDARIN...
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    Sticky: Arriving Friday to do the rideout

    Just booked and paid for my first GS event, will be arriving Friday and hoping to join anyone doing a rideout after lunch.

    Please confirm non GS bikes allowed as a friend is planning to join me...
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    SX new boy - R1150GS 5000 miles

    Hi there, finally bought a GS after a long search, factory fresh and completely unmolested.1999 mandarin one owner bike with luggage, no heated bars unfortunately but very happy with it so far.
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    Well I have now ridden my 1150GS home and it has...

    Well I have now ridden my 1150GS home and it has just crossed the 5000 mile mark on the way back.

    1st learning...E does not always mean error, it probablyu stands for Economy, yes i rode the...
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