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    That's good, but I have to say that I'm not...

    That's good, but I have to say that I'm not surprised. When my local dealer rang me with a workshop booking date (for the fork recall work iirc), I was away. My son was home, but doesn't ride. No...
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    IAM Select insurance was never anything but...

    IAM Select insurance was never anything but exorbitant even after their so-called discount, so I'm not surprised that they are still at it. The IAM are good if you want a bead cushion thing for your...
  3. Thread: Road Tax Rates

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    The whole things gone daft now - tax is standard...

    The whole things gone daft now - tax is standard with a surcharge for the first 5 years if the rrp of the car is above 40k. So, last year you could buy, for example, a well spec'd BMW i3, and pay...
  4. Thread: Flapper valve

    by Sea Dog
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    Have a look at this smaller tube currently on...

    Have a look at this smaller tube currently on eBay...

    PERMATEX NICKEL Anti-Seize lubricant (14g). Made in USA.
    Resists High Temps upto 2400*F/1315*C. prevents Seizing and Corrosion.

    *Price:...
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    It means they're as cheap as the Procurement...

    It means they're as cheap as the Procurement gnome could possibly find but then become disproportionately more expensive as a fortune is spent on packaging.
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    And yet I had a loose screw in mine and when it...

    And yet I had a loose screw in mine and when it went in for a service they replaced the box under warranty! Go figure, eh?
  7. Thread: Keyless fob

    by Sea Dog
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    That would have saved me having to supply the...

    That would have saved me having to supply the part number and explaining to the dealer how to get the key cut to my bike! Mine was a couple of years ago now, so they were still new to the idea I...
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    Just a shot in the dark, but what Class is your...

    Just a shot in the dark, but what Class is your SD card? Could it be that the Nav is asking for data and having to wait for the card? Have you tried another card?
  9. Thread: Keyless fob

    by Sea Dog
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    Trouser pocket - and leave it there. Its unlikely...

    Trouser pocket - and leave it there. Its unlikely you're gonna loose your trousers or ride off without them. Get a dumb metal key from your dealer (about 20 quid) using your VIN for all other key...
  10. Thread: quick shifter

    by Sea Dog
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    The late 2016 models (Euro 4) got the gearbox and...

    The late 2016 models (Euro 4) got the gearbox and drive revisions. My experience is the same as yours and I can't see any negative issue at all. Instinctively, I don't tend to use it 1/2 or 2/1, but...
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    +1 on Belgom Alu. Best metal cleaner I've ever...

    +1 on Belgom Alu. Best metal cleaner I've ever used and it leaves a (wax?) film to keep the alloy bright for ages. I use their "Chrom" too, (on the boat, not the GS!) which maybe has not such a...
  12. No, just that by simply hacking bits out of his...

    No, just that by simply hacking bits out of his exhaust aiming for a noise increase, the average Joe will have no real appreciation of the other effects his modifications might have. A lot of work...
  13. Well yeah, or at least pulling your leg. Those...

    Well yeah, or at least pulling your leg. Those things aren't unreal though and I've fitted a supposedly fully evaluated aftermarket exhaust from a reputable supplier in the past with pretty p#ss...
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    This isn't about the stand rotting, it's about...

    This isn't about the stand rotting, it's about gravel rash on the centre bar breaching the paint back to bare metal, this exposure resulting in rust which ends up making it look ugly. There's more...
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    What is it you get? The top photo is clearly of...

    What is it you get? The top photo is clearly of an Akropovic with the name blurred out - I doubt that's what comes in the post.
  16. How did your modification affect the back...

    How did your modification affect the back pressure and what sort of results did you get on your internal temperature checks to give you confidence not burning the contents of the box?
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    Have a look at this thread... ...

    Have a look at this thread...

    http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php/491207-Coolcovers-co-uk
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    It's not been my experience Bob, though I shared...

    It's not been my experience Bob, though I shared your concern when I first saw the idea (on here). I cleaned the centre bar, applied Acf50 to counter any dampness and fitted the neoprene sleeve: it...
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    Yep, that's the little fella! A quid was it?...

    Yep, that's the little fella! A quid was it? Cheaper than I remember - you can't even post it for that, can you? Slap some Acf50 or similar on before fitting it just to be sure all's well underneath.
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    See, I can remember repainting something on most...

    See, I can remember repainting something on most (all?) of my bikes. My old VFR has awesome build quality and is still virtually immaculate at over 20 years old, but I had to hand refinish the fork...
  21. Thread: 1200 lc clock

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    If you read ChazzyB's post I replied to, you'll...

    If you read ChazzyB's post I replied to, you'll see that his German car SatNav reports altitude in YARDS as does mine and my son's. Odd, innit. Still, if he learns hus 3 times table he'll be able...
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    I believe Xenon lamps in headlights not designed...

    I believe Xenon lamps in headlights not designed for them is now an MOT failure. Its due to non projector lights causing "scatter" affecting other road users.
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    Sounds like a good (almost a) plan! For info,...

    Sounds like a good (almost a) plan!

    For info, City of Culture isn't an award for the present state of a place, it's a title and cash injection to improve the cultural offering. Coventry just won...
  24. Thread: torx set

    by Sea Dog
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    You might not need a full "set going up to 50",...

    You might not need a full "set going up to 50", just a few appropriate smaller ones and one at 50. Jim Von Baden posts a list of sizes for the GS iirc.
  25. Thread: shop

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    I bought mine used from Chandlers in Brighton and...

    I bought mine used from Chandlers in Brighton and I live in Devon - they delivered it to my drive for approval and handover. Why restrict yourself to London dealers when you can phone around for the...
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