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Messages - Matty589
« on: Yesterday at 08:56:49 PM »
Wax is meant to stick to the chain so less fling, but wax can attract dirt. The best lubricant Iíve found in terms of application is SDOC100 white chain spray - be sparing, let it dry, ideally overnight and it seems to keep the chain nice and shiny. Whether itís better than basic gear oil for lubrication or chain life is anyoneís guess!
« on: October 19, 2020, 06:42:47 PM »
It’s not about itemisation but the bottom line. If you’re happy with the cost to change then don’t sweat the itemisation. I guess yours is approved used - from a few years ago they stopped putting a full tank of fuel in on used bikes. My experience is that I got > 5 litres. I’d probably ask to waive the fuel cost as it’s overcharging (based on a set rate no matter what the tank size).
Check the bike thoroughly - I once picked up a new bike with a 5mm circular chip in the engine paint down to the bare metal. After much wrangling the bike was exchanged for a new one. Take photos all around the bike before you go in and sign the paperwork, just in case.
« on: October 18, 2020, 08:11:35 PM »
It’s very unlikely to be fuelling or the engine if it only happens in one gear. I never noticed this on any of my bikes - in fact they have plenty of go for me and don’t come out too shabby compared to a bigger bike. The acceleration certainly isn’t sports bike-fast but it is consistent. What rev range/speed were you in when shifting? Chain needs a bit of slack so if you adjust it, do it in very small steps as it is very easy to overtighten and not that easy to measure the slack accurately due to the big plastic chain sliders.
I think a trip to the dealer may be inevitable. Hard to tell from your description alone, but I’d look at either the gearshift assist or the throttle position sensor - but even then it makes no sense that you’d only experience this in 3rd gear.
« on: October 18, 2020, 07:01:29 PM »
The manual tells you how to disconnect the battery. Given these safety and litigious-conscious times thereís no way it would be there if it caused any issues other than needing a clock reset. Iíve done it with other canbus bikes and even removed a battery to charge indoors overnight with absolutely no issues (that was an R1200GS with TFT). One of the most common mods is a battery charge lead added to the battery so you can charge the battery with any charger without having to buy a Canbus-specific one. No problem to disconnect the battery on any bike IMHO.
« on: October 17, 2020, 02:05:24 PM »
I was thinking the same thing. Are you preloading the shift lever without noticing? This would make the Gearshift Assist Pro think you’re about to change gear and cut the ignition. Just try shifting then immediately moving the toe of your boot to the peg and only bring it back to the shifter to change again. Any difference?
« on: October 15, 2020, 11:31:35 AM »
Had a long ride with the headlight protector fitted yesterday. It's amazing the amount of dirt (and insects) it picks up, and it keeps the headlight squeaky clean.
« on: October 15, 2020, 11:28:37 AM »
No, it doesn't. Which is the main reason BMW sells so many Nav devices :)
IMHO the nav mount on the handlebars is stupid and dangerous. No idea why they don't mount it above the TFT like on the 1250. Probably a smaller screen area or to "differentiate" the models. At least there are a number of options to do this.
« on: October 15, 2020, 11:17:51 AM »
Good to hear. Here's a real-world photo of the std seat:
« on: October 14, 2020, 09:52:16 PM »
No, from Nippy Normans - free delivery :)
Theyíve only recently started stocking them. I was doubtful as the info on the Wunderlich site is rubbish - no photos of each seat, no comparable seat heights between low/std/high (other than saying low is 25mm lower than std) and no comparison to OEM seat heights.
It certainly feels the same height as the OEM std seat, maybe 5mm higher. So somewhere around 820mm, which is perfect for me. It does look like a quality item too - the material, stitching etc. And itís pan flat - hooray, no more sliding toward the tank.
Apparently theyíre made by Nicolas Petit in France?
« on: October 14, 2020, 08:40:57 PM »
Iím 5í11Ē but the MRA with the spoiler up to max and on the Madstad brackets in their highest position is still below my chin when seated. The 22Ē screen is only about 8cm higher than the Vario, but Iím hoping itíll finally give me a bubble of calm air, or at least a smooth airflow.