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    Good Luck! I found my GS850 recently - here it...

    Good Luck!
    I found my GS850 recently - here it is in 1991
    https://www.defender2.net/gallery/albums/userpics/11669/normal_GS850%201991%20pyrenees~0.jpeg
    Was last sold for more than I bought it...
  2. Thread: Altberg Boots

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    Yeah - good to hear - I'm also a big fan. ...

    Yeah - good to hear - I'm also a big fan.

    Around a year ago, I took the GF on the motorbike to get her some new 3 season walking boots. Pointed out my motorbike boots had a sole slightly coming...
  3. Thread: Screen change

    by MartinK
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    There are youtube videos as well... like ...

    There are youtube videos as well... like
    https://youtu.be/x62A5uFd_rg
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    I have had a C3 Pro with Sena 10U for about 10...

    I have had a C3 Pro with Sena 10U for about 10 months
    My GF has the same but the Ladies version of the C3 with Sena 10U
    Very impressed with the comms, either when on the same bike, or on separate...
  5. Thread: Suit advice .

    by MartinK
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    I have a slightly more budget option, the Wolf...

    I have a slightly more budget option, the Wolf Tec Tour:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uG3LAWNhEo

    https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/287934
    Trews:...
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    IMHO you need to go in and have a frank and...

    IMHO you need to go in and have a frank and direct conversation with the sales guy face to face, tell him you will place the order there and then for the right deal.

    I did, and it worked for me,...
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    Looks interesting - may pop over next weekend,...

    Looks interesting - may pop over next weekend, take the tent and make a weekend of it!
    Thanks for sharing
  8. +1 for 3-season. I use 3-season in Scotland most...

    +1 for 3-season. I use 3-season in Scotland most of the year except when low (likelihood of frost) temps forecast.

    Can always pull on your riding base-layers if needed for extra warmth.
    ...
  9. Some interesting stuff on the internet about...

    Some interesting stuff on the internet about this. a couple of good youtube videos showing how to free and lube the valve, but also a "Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde valve exhaust BMW R1200GS LC" where they...
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    So...I always indicate even on an empty road. ...

    So...I always indicate even on an empty road.

    Seen too many bikers knocked off "sorry mate I didn't see you".

    Drivers (1) changing lane on a roundabout as you're taking the inside line, or...
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    Lol - yes... me a couple of years back:...

    Lol - yes... me a couple of years back:
    http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p621/t87mak/P1000426.jpg

    And in 2013, having been "stormed-off"...taking refuge in the Klein Matterhorn cablecar...
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    i have climbed on the Matterhorn! Agree that...

    i have climbed on the Matterhorn!

    Agree that Zermatt is hugely expensive (as is Switzerland in general).

    As climbers we tend to climb from the South (Italian) side, as the prices are about...
  13. I was thinking my GS would be my last big bike. ...

    I was thinking my GS would be my last big bike. My previous K1200RS has (and still does) given me 20 years of service. In 20 years its doubtful bikes like this will exist anyways...they'll probably...
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    I don't think you need to register (you may be...

    I don't think you need to register (you may be SUPPOSED to register!). I tagged on one year (on a K1200RS) for a while. It takes ages for ~3000 bikes to get started from Aviemore...

    Cheers
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    If you're on the M6 heading North, then dropping...

    If you're on the M6 heading North, then dropping off at Junct 36 and keeping on the A6 up over Shap breaks the monotony of the M6. A6 here is quiet and fast and parallel to the M6 with very few...
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    Hmmm - just had a look at sacking the RAC...

    Hmmm - just had a look at sacking the RAC (107/year).
    Had a bit of a shock! RAC seem to cover any car/motorbike if it has an MOT/Tax etc.
    Some of the other insurers won;t cover vehicles over 15...
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    Crikey! Not a great experience is it! I used...

    Crikey! Not a great experience is it!
    I used to live just along the road - had I still been there you could have used my garage.
    Glad you enjoyed the NC500... I have done it many times over...
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    Good on ferries too, help stop the bike rolling...

    Good on ferries too, help stop the bike rolling off the centre stand... ;)
  19. Thread: WANTED..!

    by MartinK
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    https://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php/27079...

    https://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php/270790-Number-plate-storage-unit
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorcycle-Number-Plate-Storage-Box/dp/B01C91IBX0
  20. Thread: Newbie

    by MartinK
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    Welcome to the forum - always plenty for sale in...

    Welcome to the forum - always plenty for sale in the "for sale" section ;)
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    I used to live close to the Mortonhall one - nice...

    I used to live close to the Mortonhall one - nice area.
  22. Thread: Altberg Boots

    by MartinK
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    My Altberg motorbike ("Clubman" IIRC) boots are...

    My Altberg motorbike ("Clubman" IIRC) boots are at least 15 years old. Bought them at the Scottish Bike Show years back.

    I've now used 2 pairs of their hillwalking boots (I do a lot of...
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    Also......

    Also...
    http://www.bikersarewelcome.com/biker-friendly-accommodation-c2.html
    http://www.thebikerguide.co.uk/bikerfriendlyaccommodationfortwilliaminverness-shire.html

    Some offer secure bike...
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    I tried them but found them a little lacking in...

    I tried them but found them a little lacking in protection, and not quite as structurally solid as I would have liked.
    I went for the Alpinestars Belize instead - similar looking but seemed slightly...
  25. Thread: Brake pads.

    by MartinK
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    Motorworks and Moto Bins are my regular sources...

    Motorworks and Moto Bins are my regular sources of such stuff...Always worth a gander for service items...
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