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  1. I think it would be great to see the parts moving...

    I think it would be great to see the parts moving and if anything was wrong you'd hear ie before seeing it.

    Re giving a bike beans - If you thought what was actually going directly underneath you...
  2. Thread: Mpg

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    Riding quickly on motorways dramatically reduces...

    Riding quickly on motorways dramatically reduces MPG. Mine were more economical with shorter start/stop journeys. I guess they're not very wind resistant?
  3. Thread: 790 Duke

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    I've done 10k trouble free and fun miles on my...

    I've done 10k trouble free and fun miles on my 390 inc several long trips.
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    I'm on Eurotunnel on 31st July! Sadly ill be in...

    I'm on Eurotunnel on 31st July! Sadly ill be in my van on that occasion but my 390 will be in the back.
  5. Thread: 790 Duke

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    I have a screen and rack for a 790 Duke if anyone...

    I have a screen and rack for a 790 Duke if anyone wants one.
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    Be-Moto don't want to insure my 390 Duke. Spoke...

    Be-Moto don't want to insure my 390 Duke. Spoke with them around 10am about putting it on my multi-bike policy with them and it seemed to tie them up in knots. Said they'd look into getting it sorted...
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    Be-Moto don't want to insure my 390 Duke. Spoke...

    Be-Moto don't want to insure my 390 Duke. Spoke with them around 10am about putting it on my multi-bike policy with them and it seemed to tie them up in knots. Said they'd look into getting it sorted...
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    Same here, cars, bikes and vans, even if they're...

    Same here, cars, bikes and vans, even if they're under guarantee.

    I like doing it, and it saves all the taking and waiting around whilst others do it.
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    So it was true that they hadn't done what they...

    So it was true that they hadn't done what they were insisting on charging you for?

    I think it's madness bikes not having hydraulic tappets as standard. Needing to take so much apart so often is so...
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    What an incredible response from someone whose...

    What an incredible response from someone whose job it is to sell bikes.

    He's basically telling you to go elsewhere if you want a bike but in different words.

    If it were me I would buy anywhere...
  11. Thread: 390 Duke ??

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    From what I've seen although I've not looked for...

    From what I've seen although I've not looked for a while, very few even very low mileage versions sell used for more than £3k. I'd be patient and be ready to travel and pounce for the right one. ...
  12. Thread: 390 Duke ??

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    I've done the first service on three 390 Dukes...

    I've done the first service on three 390 Dukes now and there was no electronic/software issue needing to be released as there is with a BMW S100R/RR

    The slight pain in the bum with the first...
  13. Thread: 390 Duke ??

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    I've seen them with 3k miles for £2,500 so they...

    I've seen them with 3k miles for £2,500 so they are out there. Keep looking but I know someone else on this forum who's looking to snap one up so be quick!
  14. Thread: 390 Duke ??

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    I'd have no hesitation in riding mine to...

    I'd have no hesitation in riding mine to Scotland. Strangely, I bought mine in Scotland from a guy who bought it new for £3,100 then took it to the Alps in his motor home rode 600 miles around the...
  15. Thread: 390 Duke ??

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    I learned from the film Indecent Proposal 'If you...

    I learned from the film Indecent Proposal 'If you snooze, you lose' which I believe is so true.

    If something's good and and being offered at the right money, if you don't buy it someone else will...
  16. Thread: Mph to kmh

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    From memory, my GS was dealer or GS911 only so...

    From memory, my GS was dealer or GS911 only so unless it's in the menu I suspect it will be the same for your bike.

    Why BMW chose to program it this way defeats me.
  17. Thread: 390 Duke ??

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    Yes, I've done 10k miles on mine and love it. ...

    Yes, I've done 10k miles on mine and love it.

    One friend often questioned why whenever we met I turned up on it when I had a garage full of what would be deemed more interesting toys ie 1190...
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    I've heard this previously but as with all things...

    I've heard this previously but as with all things insurance related, there's probably small print that has lots of exclusions.

    This is one of the reasons I like multi-bike policies because the...
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    BMW were good when I had a switch stop working...

    BMW were good when I had a switch stop working well out of guarantee and I'm sure if you're pleasant they will be generous towards you to.
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    Might be fun to go on holiday to where they are...

    Might be fun to go on holiday to where they are sold and bring it back.

    Riding it back would be great fun.
  21. £1,000 difference between old and new model, I'd...

    £1,000 difference between old and new model, I'd buy the newer version.
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    I had the same thing happen on a K1200s after a...

    I had the same thing happen on a K1200s after a very heavy emergency slow down from flat out on the German Autobahn. How I missed the van that pulled out I don't know but the brakes were fantastic...
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    Thanks, I have a Honda Monkeybike!

    Thanks, I have a Honda Monkeybike!
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    Maybe he's got a tank of inferior petrol? I...

    Maybe he's got a tank of inferior petrol?

    I was once told of a petrol station owner putting ethanol in the petrol storage tanks to make it go further.

    This would upset small and highly tuned...
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    My experience of KTMs is that they don't like and...

    My experience of KTMs is that they don't like and are no fun being ridden slowly.
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