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    Go read https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php I...

    Go read https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php

    I have had a lowered 2016 XR for a year. 10500 miles when bought, 16,000 now. Very happy with it.

    Make sure you know the cost of an 18,000 mile...
  2. Thread: Am I mental?

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    get a R1200RS - it's a better commuter than the...

    get a R1200RS - it's a better commuter than the GS. If you get a white one and a whistle then the traffic will magically part for you in that London...
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    is P&O Hull an option as well? I had £30 cashback...

    is P&O Hull an option as well? I had £30 cashback paid for a £54.50 Dover crossing in June - again, a late offer due to low level of bookings that I only found out about via subscription to an email
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    Subscribe to their email - they have short term...

    Subscribe to their email - they have short term offers if bookings are lower than expected - currently 25% off sailings booked this month for 2019 as I guess there might be some event reducing...
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    £90...

    £90 https://www.helmetcity.co.uk/shark-sxr-crew-line-kgw-sale/
    ...
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    and any problems with the new motor have been...

    and any problems with the new motor have been ironed out. I won't be volunteering to join the beta testers...
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    "KTM’s Super Duke GT has moved the sporty touring...

    "KTM’s Super Duke GT has moved the sporty touring market down a whole new path and is genuinely good at everything. But it costs £17,000, which is £3k more than a top-spec R1250RS and, despite what...
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    Another review of the R1250 RS

    Journalist Steve Rose had a R1200RS as his daily ride for 2 years. Here's his review of the 1250
    https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/reviews/bikes/bmw/2019-bmw-r1250rs-review-price-spec
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    sure it wasn't the finger bowl?

    sure it wasn't the finger bowl?
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    that's a lot of miles in 7-10 days if you want to...

    that's a lot of miles in 7-10 days if you want to stop at a base to bimble around an area

    I would suggest spending 2 or 3 days to get to Slovenia or Croatia. Then 3 or 4 nights in a base and 2-3...
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    My vicarious experience of KTM ownership suggests...

    My vicarious experience of KTM ownership suggests they also use customers as beta testers. A mate seems to be riding courtesy bikes frequently, especially in the first few months of ownership of the...
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    I've used Bruges, St Omer, St Quentin, Arras -...

    I've used Bruges, St Omer, St Quentin, Arras - all preferable to Calais or Coquelles
  13. Thread: XR Configurator

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    Bravo went to test ride the current model as the...

    Bravo went to test ride the current model as the remaining ones are being heavily discounted. Dealer has sold the demo bike which is a good sign of a hurry to clear the decks for an autumn release of...
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    you can see the garage on Streetview but not the...

    you can see the garage on Streetview but not the classiest part of town. Choice of several kebab shops on the doorstep.

    For an overnight, near a port, I tend to look for an Ibis Budget as they...
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    Yes, stayed here a few times too. I call it Monty...

    Yes, stayed here a few times too. I call it Monty Penguin as it has a certain character - it cost Mark a lot in complimentary wine on the evening the calor gas ran out during dinner service.
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    I was underwhelmed with the restaurant at the...

    I was underwhelmed with the restaurant at the Parador in Fuente De. Food was expensive and pretty average quality. Will try Sos del Rey Catůlico in September.
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    here's an interesting example of a dual...

    here's an interesting example of a dual carriageway https://www.roads.org.uk/blog/what-makes-dual-carriageway#carousel-1998

    perhaps the defining characteristic is the keep left sign so the NSL is...
  18. I have been asked to go into the customs lane on...

    I have been asked to go into the customs lane on multiple occasions, mostly at Portsmouth but once at Plymouth. Never when overseas by foreign officials and never on the bike at the Tunnel. I did get...
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    R1250RS video review from Missenden Flyer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEatdSGC5E0

    he likes it, but he is a fanboi of the BMW brand, so he's not going to slag it.

    He prefers the symmetric headlights compared to the asymmetric job...
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    The rocks have a reddish tinge, presumably...

    The rocks have a reddish tinge, presumably contain some iron salts that wash off with rain then build up in the middle of the road as not worn away by traffic
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    I've been surprised by the Buffalo overtrousers...

    I've been surprised by the Buffalo overtrousers from Ghostbikes - only cost a tenner, years ago. Use them over day clothes for commuting if damp or cool. Also have some lined Held ones which were £30...
  22. Thread: Cool Cover

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    that's evaporative cooling at work...

    that's evaporative cooling at work...
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    I see you found the tarmac on C-y-Leon is still...

    I see you found the tarmac on C-y-Leon is still very scabby compared to Cantabria. Otherwise great pics that bring back memories from last year.
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    hey, cheapskates...

    hey, cheapskates https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Cool-Seat-Cover-Universal-Cushion-Protector-Sunscreen-Mat-Mesh-J1Q3/312653955660?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 -...
  25. I've has a R1150GS, Super Tenere 1200 and a...

    I've has a R1150GS, Super Tenere 1200 and a Triumph Explorer. I've had a R1200RS since Sept 2016 and it was co-owned with the Triumph. I rarely used the Triumph as the RS is so user friendly from...
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