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by hirsty
Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: F800RR
Replies: 13
Views: 5200

Re: F800RR

You know they have conventional one button turn signals too yeah? :shock: The Kawasaki ER6-N referred to above has sold 22,000 units in Europe & is just being relaunched as an all-round improved model for 2009. They cost just £4,500 here, whilst for comparison the F800S costs £6,295 (eg: 30% mor...
by hirsty
Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: andystrapz expedition panniers
Replies: 8
Views: 2630

Re: andystrapz expedition panniers

+1. I never miss an opportunity to plug how good Andy Strapz gear is. We have a great agent in the UK - the stuff comes very quickly with no problems & the quality is very high. I have the Boot Bagz, Hot Loopz, Loopz, and the stretchy straps in three different sizes - I then made a point of hunt...
by hirsty
Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Pulled the trigger
Replies: 15
Views: 2615

Re: Pulled the trigger

That is really weird - my first visit back here for ages, and this post was top of the 20-pages of unreads. I had just posted, literally just posted, on another site a story about how I struggled to keep up with a blue RT on my rideout yesterday into London! I filtered up behind the guy in traffic &...
by hirsty
Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: R1200R Handguards - availability?
Replies: 44
Views: 13116

Re: R1200R Handguards - availability?

eBay ?
by hirsty
Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Appropriate Cylinder head protection, FINALLY !
Replies: 35
Views: 7020

Re: Appropriate Cylinder head protection, FINALLY !

Nice - I would have these in a blink if (when?) I had an R12R.
by hirsty
Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: R1150R in the Pyrenees, video
Replies: 9
Views: 2036

Re: R1150R in the Pyrenees, video

Thanks Hank. Looks like an amusing 45-miles ... http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=Lannemezan&daddr=43.072148,0.375252+to:bielsa&mra=dpe&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=12&via=1&doflg=ptm&sll=43.07591,0.399971&sspn=0.165013,0.325813&ie=UTF8&am...
by hirsty
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: 002 R1150R vs 2004 R1150R
Replies: 77
Views: 14589

Re: 002 R1150R vs 2004 R1150R

Get a free account with Photobucket - load up your pictures straight from the PC and then just copy their links & paste in your posts here.
by hirsty
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: R1150R in the Pyrenees, video
Replies: 9
Views: 2036

Re: R1150R in the Pyrenees, video

Excellent film (didn't hear the music yet).

Could you tell us roughly where it was filmed please? I fancy working some of that into my next French trip.


Thanks, Dan
by hirsty
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Cage-Free July.. Ruined
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: Cage-Free July.. Ruined

See if you can wear all the items home on the bike, preferably all at once (like Joey in the Friends episode ...)

:lol:
by hirsty
Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: 1200R in White
Replies: 33
Views: 5241

Re: 1200R in White

That looks fabulous - love it. White is making a comeback (in the UK at least) after falling from favour - there's lot of other 'cool stuff' like iPods, Xbox 360, BMW M3 and Audi R8 in white too. I've posted this one-off with the Wudo fairing before, from the Milan show 2006 last I think: http://i11...
by hirsty
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: New helmet care question
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: New helmet care question

I wouldn't put anything on mine at all, clean with baby-wipes (they're brilliant for most things...)
by hirsty
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Y-pipe recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 2449

Re: Y-pipe recommendations?

My Remus y-pipe was collected by it's new eBay buyer last night after I traded-in the R & stripped the farkles, and held it's money well! Main benefit to me was weight reduction, that cat weighs a ton - seriously, take it off (hold in both hands) and decide whether you want to lug around all tha...
by hirsty
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Why did you choose a R1200R?
Replies: 46
Views: 9793

Re: Why did you choose a R1200R?

... Can anyone comment on its use as a day-in-day-out commuting machine, used in all weathers, as well as for scratching and the odd tour? ... I'd say that's pretty much "the mission statement" for the R1200R. I commuted almost daily on my R850R for over two-years & the 1200 is better...
by hirsty
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Does this offend you??
Replies: 39
Views: 4990

Re: Does this offend you??

I like this site because it's about bikes & is populated by mature, knowledgeable, amusing, generous & friendly folks from all over the world with interesting stories & questions to share. There's little (if any) animosity & generally you know what you're going to get most times you ...
by hirsty
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Aerostich, anybody..
Replies: 17
Views: 1757

Re: Aerostich, anybody..

Aerostich Roadcrafter is great for over your normal clothes (as per going to work thread) but I don't wear mine so often when I'm going out 'for just a ride', when I prefer leather jacket etc. Also good for touring, just makes life easier. It's also great to have no-fuss armour in knees, shoulders, ...
by hirsty
Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Luggage?
Replies: 8
Views: 1749

Re: Luggage?

What the heck are you guys needing to carry on (solo) bike trip for such big bags please?
by hirsty
Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Brian Parriott on the BMW R1200S
Replies: 1
Views: 1411

Re: Brian Parriott on the BMW R1200S

Brians bike is for sale, slightly used. $35,000.

See: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-R120 ... enameZWD1V
by hirsty
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Goodbye R850R, hello R1200S ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2662

Re: Goodbye R850R, hello R1200S ...

No worries Gypsy, I shall still be sticking my nose in here weekly - I love reading the ride reports from Chi, DJ, yourself & many others. Besides, I'm still part of the R-family, if just the slightly odd cousins kid at the reunion now. I first rode an R12S not long after launch & the experi...
by hirsty
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Goodbye R850R, hello R1200S ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2662

Re: Goodbye R850R, hello R1200S ...

Image
by hirsty
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Goodbye R850R, hello R1200S ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2662

The Angel of The North

Maduko - that statue is an enormous 200-ton iron sculpture called The Angel of The North . It's by the side of the main A1 'highway' linking England up into Scotland, in Gateshead near Newcastle Upon Tyne. It was commissioned by the City Council from sculptor Antony Gormley , who's quite famous here...

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