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Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,606
Posted By FJRCraig
Great report. Waiting for the next instalment! ...

Great report. Waiting for the next instalment!

:lurk
Forum: EMEA 02-21-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By FJRCraig
That's a great idea. If only I had space in my...

That's a great idea. If only I had space in my garage…can barely fit my own bike in!
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,778
Posted By FJRCraig
When you see the labour time involved in...

When you see the labour time involved in servicing that triumph you'll understand…:lol3

That's what swung it for me!

Craig
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By FJRCraig
Have no idea from a space perspective but have...

Have no idea from a space perspective but have had 2 bikes in the past with alarms fitted (came to me with them).

Found them a total pain. Both drained the battery when parked for a few weeks.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3,160
Views: 619,203
Posted By FJRCraig
Good thing you were having difficulty shipping...

Good thing you were having difficulty shipping the bike then! Guess there are worse places to spend some extra time!!! :ricky
Forum: EMEA 02-15-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By FJRCraig
I haven't done it but... As you'll be...

I haven't done it but...

As you'll be resident in the UK you'll need to pay import duties and then register it in the UK, tax it, MOT it (if it's over 3 years old) and insure it.

All fairly...
Forum: EMEA 02-15-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By FJRCraig
It's booked!

Well that's the ferry booked for a 10 day trip at the end of August. Can't wait! :clap

Still to finalise route but will probably stay flexible and just find accommodation/campsite each night, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 206,461
Posted By FJRCraig
Nice looking tank bag. Just the thing I am...

Nice looking tank bag. Just the thing I am looking for.

What I don't get is why tank bags are so expensive. This one is 2 to 3 times the price of a similar sized back pack, its not waterproof...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By FJRCraig
I finally sourced some reasonably priced zebra...

I finally sourced some reasonably priced zebra print vinyl. Just need source a heat gun to make it soft enough to work onto the panels!

I think vinyl is the way forward as it should just peel off...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,898
Posted By FJRCraig
Saw the rear brake disc on a 1200rt do something...

Saw the rear brake disc on a 1200rt do something similar. It locked the rear wheel (thankfully at low speed).

You were lucky!
Forum: EMEA 02-06-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By FJRCraig
Good information, thanks! I'm going to see...

Good information, thanks!

I'm going to see some good things to see then. The museums and Eagles Nest are in my plan. I had thought there was more to the Eagles Nest but I'd still like to see it....
Forum: EMEA 01-31-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By FJRCraig
Thanks for the suggestion. Is it just the...

Thanks for the suggestion. Is it just the building you can see or is it kept as a museum etc inside? Sounds like it would be worth seeing.
Forum: EMEA 01-19-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By FJRCraig
This is good advice… In April there is a...

This is good advice…

In April there is a high chance the weather in Scotland will be cold and wet. You might get lucky but if you leave it until mid May through to October the weather gods are...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,093
Posted By FJRCraig
I had an 05 with the servo brakes for a few...

I had an 05 with the servo brakes for a few years. I've heard the talk of them being problematic (and I'm sure many of them are) bit mine had no issues.

That said I didn't think the servo added...
Forum: EMEA 01-16-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By FJRCraig
Thanks for the tips! And yes I remember the...

Thanks for the tips!

And yes I remember the double capital now...thrown in there just to confuse us Brits! :rofl and from what I understand you don't even pronounce the J! :D
Forum: EMEA 01-16-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By FJRCraig
Awesome, thanks I will do! :clap

Awesome, thanks I will do! :clap
Forum: EMEA 01-16-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By FJRCraig
That's true...I was thinking relative it where I...

That's true...I was thinking relative it where I enter the country (from Ijmuiden/Arnhem).

I'm guessing it's not known as the 'death road' for the same reasons as the road of bones! I'll steer...
Forum: EMEA 01-16-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By FJRCraig
Thanks for the accommodation tip Bryn. I haven't...

Thanks for the accommodation tip Bryn. I haven't got as far as looking into it yet, I'm thinking of a combination of hotels and camping (depending on the weather) but good to know of somewhere...
Forum: EMEA 01-16-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By FJRCraig
Nurburgring is a good idea. Might go for a look...

Nurburgring is a good idea. Might go for a look but don't like the idea of being wiped out by some crazy Porsche driver!

The Rhine sounds like an obvious route down, good to hear its a good ride....
Forum: EMEA 01-15-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By FJRCraig
1st time in Germany

Looking at a solo trip into Germany in August this year.

I've got a couple of things I'd like to see…the Mohnsee Dam in the north, the BMW museum in Munich, the Eagles Nest and I've heard the road...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3,160
Views: 619,203
Posted By FJRCraig
Sheldon's not updated his blog for a couple of...

Sheldon's not updated his blog for a couple of days…

I reckon that means he has caved and caught a flight to Warsaw! :D
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By FJRCraig
Enjoying this one….great report! Had thought...

Enjoying this one….great report!

Had thought about iceland for next year after hearing about it from a friend. That was until I checked out the ferry cost :eek2 £££.

Just need to start saving...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By FJRCraig
Pins not insert

The pins might be the issue not the insert.

Pins are made in two halves which press together from either side of the visor (shield). Over time (quicker if you are constantly removing visor like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By FJRCraig
As above, oil change and check the bike over. ...

As above, oil change and check the bike over.

Mine was done in October. 146 (british pounds)…not exactly value for money but figured I'd better stick with the dealer servicing for the first year...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,061
Posted By FJRCraig
I looked at both the Tiger and the F800 a few...

I looked at both the Tiger and the F800 a few months ago.

I was edging towards the Tiger as I thought the triple would be more exciting than the twin.

What swung it in the end was parts and...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-08-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,901
Posted By FJRCraig
Hi Pepperdust! My advice would be to go and...

Hi Pepperdust!

My advice would be to go and get a few days extra on road instruction.

All the issues you mention can easily be resolved with technique rather than brute force.

I weigh 60...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-23-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By FJRCraig
I've got the Touratech rack not the OEM too, but...

I've got the Touratech rack not the OEM too, but suspect Captain Excellent is correct.

No central bracket for me, nothing solid to bolt it too there.

Sure someone with and OEM rack will reply...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-22-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 1,826,452
Posted By FJRCraig
Northern Spain. Brilliant roads! ...

Northern Spain. Brilliant roads!

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i414/bikercraig/northernspain.jpg (http://s1092.photobucket.com/user/bikercraig/media/northernspain.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-22-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10,755
Views: 3,606,942
Posted By FJRCraig
Nice day out on Saturday, about 140 miles in the...

Nice day out on Saturday, about 140 miles in the end.

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i414/bikercraig/DSC_0015.jpg (http://s1092.photobucket.com/user/bikercraig/media/DSC_0015.jpg.html)
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,021
Posted By FJRCraig
As a few others have eluded to, the small holes...

As a few others have eluded to, the small holes you describe are just punch marks to get you started. The screws provided are self-tappers so just screw like hell and they'll create their own holes!...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,080
Posted By FJRCraig
Stop in first, on rear brake (rear brake only...

Stop in first, on rear brake (rear brake only below 10-15 mph), left foot down.

If i'll be stopped for a while, front brake on, switch feet and hook neutral.

Ready to go, take first, switch...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By FJRCraig
Like this idea...and it won't cost much to try....

Like this idea...and it won't cost much to try. Thanks!



Good ideas too, something like this might work for me.

Thanks for so many great options guys! :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-20-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,080
Posted By FJRCraig
29/30 inch inseam for me. Got the lower seat...

29/30 inch inseam for me.

Got the lower seat on mine which helps but its mostly down to technique and choosing carefully where you stop. I've come from much heavier bikes (1200GS/FJR/RT) so find...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By FJRCraig
Both good ideas and might end up going with one...

Both good ideas and might end up going with one or other.

Had hoped there might be some sort of all-weather key cover (maybe neoprene/rubber etc) i could use so I could keep the key with the...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By FJRCraig
Pannier key carriage?

Previous experience of attaching pannier or other keys to my bike key is that the area around the ignition gets badly scratched.

My key is obviously different from the ignition (zega pro's) and I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,341
Posted By FJRCraig
Nice report. Somewhere i really must visit… ...

Nice report. Somewhere i really must visit…

Craig
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,123
Posted By FJRCraig
Ha ha ha! :rofl Thanks, I'll take a look...

Ha ha ha! :rofl

Thanks, I'll take a look...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,123
Posted By FJRCraig
Thanks, had a look. Only see one but not...

Thanks, had a look. Only see one but not convinced its the right type of vinyl for wrapping. I'm in the UK so not sure Amazon.com would work for me anyway.

Craig
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,123
Posted By FJRCraig
I'm now thinking of zebra stripes on some panels....

I'm now thinking of zebra stripes on some panels. :evil

Anyone know of companies that will supply vinyl with a zebra pattern? Google hasn't thrown up much.

Local company said they'd make it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-23-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By FJRCraig
Short trip UK to Arnhem

Have read and watched quite a few other's reports and videos so thought it was about time I contributed something.

Just a 4 day trip to see Arnhem in the Netherlands with a couple of friends back...
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