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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2505 on: August 27, 2020, 06:02:34 pm »
@Bfd70 was right when he last year stated one needs four bikes to cover the bases.

I recently bought my 4th, a 2014 BMWR1200R which is slated to become my touring bike.

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It had the well known problem with rust around the gas filler cap.

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A good cleaning, some silver soldering and paint seems to have stopped that.  I’ll have to check further along to see whether rust starts up again.

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The seating position was very cramped as I had the lowest saddle option. Couldn’t find a higher saddle for a reasonable price so I went for a local solution. Toto, the town’s best known motorcycle upholsterer had a go at it this morning. He’s built up the height using various pieces of foam from discarded seats. Doesn’t look pretty but Toto claims it’ll do a good job.

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Seat height was increased by 12 cm. Leg position feels good now. I tested the saddle on a 5 minute ride, foam/sponge still visible, and it felt comfortable.

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I’ll add a pic once the seat job is finished.

Just picked it up. Job done in one day and I’m happy with it. Feels comfortable and the overall fit and finish look nice.


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Of course the real test of comfort will require a full day ride.

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« Last Edit: August 27, 2020, 11:36:07 pm by motojobobo »
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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2506 on: August 27, 2020, 06:10:35 pm »
Ahhhh, see @motojobobo  we thinks alike.
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« Reply #2507 on: August 27, 2020, 11:41:01 pm »
Nice bike @Bfd70 ! I’ve read great reviews on the camhead but haven’t ridden mine much yet. Mostly around town...been wearing my IHJ-79 on the chillier days.
How long have you had yours? Happy with it?
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« Reply #2508 on: August 28, 2020, 12:37:02 am »
It is no longer in the stable but i did enjoy it very much. Very refined ride. Drink a cup of coffee and ride one hand while plowing thru pot holes at 75 mph and not spill a drop (that’s in 3rd). Really an ideal distance tourer.

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Re: Motorcycles
« Reply #2509 on: October 09, 2020, 03:45:47 am »
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