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  1. keith1200rs


    My riding gear in the late 1970s was an anorak, hush puppies and sheepskin gloves. Fortunately I never crashed.
  2. I have the Alpinestar TechAir 5. No subscription and just over £500. You need to make sure you have room under your jacket for it to expand. I cannot say how effective it is as I haven't crashed (yet). No tether but expensive if you crash as it has to go back to Alpinestars.
  3. Croakies https://www.croakies.com/
  4. BMW ones are distance AND time. So, creeping to a roundabout, you still have to cover the distance before they cancel. Similarly if you are stationery. Some models can have the distance reprogrammed at the dealer but I think the minimum is still a long way.
  5. Well,now I have been told that part number is for the GT Air 2 and won't fit the Neotec II and there isn't a new baseplate for the Neotec II ... yet @OldEssexMan has one that does open a small crack. Very frustrating.
  6. Now Feridax say it does exist but will need to be brought in from Germany. Now I just need to confirm the part number is correct- that part number is showing up as for a Gt air 2 at my retailer
  7. Thanks for that. It was Beth who told me it didn't exist! I will try again. It would be a very useful modification. My best Shoei helmet for visor adjustment was quite a while ago and had a micro-ratchet to give three small positions in the first notch.
  8. I finally got a reply from Feridax ... to say the part doesn't exist!
  9. I use BlueMail - seems reliable.
  10. There are several reasons why you can get numb fingers. Vibration is one. In my case it is pressure in the wrist that traps the nerves to my fingers. I have had the same problem mountain biking for years. I can even get the problem driving a car if I am not careful how I hold the wheel. Adjusting the handlebar position and angle to minimise the pressure point is probably the best solution. Some gloves make the problem worse. With my mountain bike, the gel padded ones seem worse - I think the gel bunches up and puts more pressure where you don't want it. Thinner gloves therefore tend to be better. I haven't had specific problems with any of my motorbike gloves though (none of which had gel). Cruise control helps, when I get the chance to use it.
  11. Did you ever manage to get one of the new base plates? I have tried a couple of times to contact Feridax but not received any reply. No Shoei dealers seem to list the part you mention.
  12. I agree with trying a dealer. I just sold my bike to a dealer - they were offering more than I was getting offered as a trade in. We agreed the price from pictures, emails and phone calls. They came to collect it and made the bank transfer when they arrived so I had the money before they drove away with it. Unfortunately they are in Darlington so probably a bit too far away from you.
  13. A decent hearing aid place should be able to do custom earplus for £100. I prefer Starkey ones because the material is softer but the cost a big more. Get some and save your hearing. My ear canal is an awkward shape so foam plugs never worked well.
  14. A33 south of Reading, I seem to recall. It was a long time ago.
  15. Neither was the one I chased once. Seemed about neck and neck.
  16. Surprisingly not. I did have to sometimes force myself to say "this is getting silly " and slow down. It would allegedly do an indicated 140mph, as did the Kawasaki 400cc 4 stroke that was around shortly after I got the KR1-S. It was dirt cheap to insure as it was only the cc that mattered back then.
  17. ... until it blows up. Riding it sometimes felt like the bike on the Tron movie.
  18. Unfortunately it went the way most of them did and shed a piston ring. They re-jetted it on the rebuild and it was never the same. Great fun while it lasted. 60bhp and weighed 125kg, I think. 11500rpm redline and a little over 30mpg.
  19. I guess that is from Barry Robson- my nearest dealer. I have to borrow the bikes for most of the day- a ride on my own, then pick up the wife for her approval, then ride the bike back (followed by a ride home from York). I would say the 1250 is a little smoother but not a lot. Love the torque.
  20. A few if my bikes over the years. My girlfriend rode on the back of my Puch moped. Now she is my wife and still rides pillion.
  21. Got the R1200R LC and have ordered R1250RT with the intention of doing longer journeys.
  22. Been watching the forum for a while so finally joined. I live on the coast on the edge of the North York Moors so most of my riding is around the moors or up and down the coast. Bike currently in the process of being changed but is a BMW boxer.
  23. Steph Jeavons - Home by Seven
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