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That looks a neat solution to get some extra space for a small bag.

Dave T

New Member Introductions / Re: Hello From Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia
« on: October 18, 2020, 08:08:49 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum from Wales.

Plenty of info building up in these pages of threads, so any questions- search away then ask if not resolved.

Dave T

*Originally Posted by B0M0A0K [+]
I have an idea that this is going to be "stupid question Sunday", sorry about that.

Is Monokey an industry standard or does each manufacturer make their own bespoke version of a "Monokey" system. For example, would a Monokey top case bracket from SW Motech work with a Give Monokey top-case?

'Monokey' is a registered trademark owned by Givi, who also make Kappa bags and panniers and which are interchangable as long as they are 'Monokey' fittings - Givi also do monolock systems which are not interchangable with monokey systems.
Other manufacterers may make a 'Monokey' fitting pannier or boxes which should fit Givi racks (I had a Chinese box which fitted my Givi rack as good as Givi boxes did).
I would assume that the SW Motech rack would take Givi Monokey boxes if they state it is a Monokey fitting.
BUT I could be wrong!!

Dave T

Salut Sabine et bienvenue sur le forum,
Vous avez choisi un vélo très performant et il devrait bien convenir à votre objectif.
Sachez que la suspension abaissée en usine semble limiter un peu votre garde au sol, alors n'en faites pas trop dans les conditions difficiles.

Dave T
(Google translate - Hi Sabine and welcome to the forum,
You have picked up a very capable bike and it should suit your purpose nicely.
Be aware that factory lowered suspension does appear to limit your ground clearance a little so don't overdo it in the rough stuff.)

F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: Seat Lock Broken
« on: October 15, 2020, 05:33:16 PM »
My seatlock broke today - the metal bar is not interlocking with the peg on the seat base so the seat is not securely locked.

I contacted BMW and have an appointment next week for them to look at it  (and replace if needed under warranty).

I will update after I have been to see them.

Dave T

Nippy Normas are out of stock - Just my luck.

Dave T

This looks like it is going to cost me money - Matty589, Did you order direct from Wunderlich?

Dave T

I am interested in your "Ramblings", however I am too timid to interfere with the Canbus system in any way. I had a friend (proffessional motorcycle mechanic) wire in my lights etc for me.
I haven't even tried the app for the TFT screen as yet.

Dave T

F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: Rain mode was like ice skating
« on: October 07, 2020, 08:35:02 PM »
That is not my experience at all - Rain mode was great for a bad downpour I went through after a dryish spell, leaving the road very greasy. Rain mode calmed the engine down quite a bit and traction felt better (safer).

Dave T

New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Istanbul!
« on: October 07, 2020, 05:30:01 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum from Wales.

You have certainly put some riding time in and spanner time on the bike. Keep it up and enjoy the bike.

Dave T

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