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Ride Reports / Re: Yes, not another Allen & Ian Ride Report.
« on: September 13, 2018, 10:31:44 am »
I'm enjoying this. thanks!

Find Ian's channel on YouTube, quite enjoyable
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Photography / Re: Learning photography
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:10:08 pm »
Amazing photography
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: I know...............
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:21:26 am »
I feel sorry for that 800
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New Member Introductions / Re: Had a look, I bleed orange now...
« on: September 05, 2018, 06:29:51 pm »
Lovely bike, congrats and welcome
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Planning a Ride / Re: Ride partner(s)
« on: August 08, 2018, 09:54:05 am »
Try the BMW Club too

https://www.bmwmcc-central.org.za/

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That photograph should be on a calender
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Importing pants from fc-moto.de
« on: August 02, 2018, 10:18:34 am »
Morning Dogs,

Does anybody know the duty paid on adventure pants imported from fc-moto.de? If, say the price was R3300, what duty, if any, is payable on that?

Cheers

If made in Europe and the correct certification of origin is made, the duty is 27% and VAT is 20.55%

If not made in Europe or no proof of origin from Europe is available, the duty is 45% and the VAT is 23.25%
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BMW G450X / CCM 450GP / Re: Ignition system, more a key on-off system
« on: July 30, 2018, 03:29:08 pm »
Meurig, do you know where these battery switches can be purchased?

I got from our auto electrician in Cape Town - Theuns 082 872 6368
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BMW G450X / CCM 450GP / Re: Ignition system, more a key on-off system
« on: July 30, 2018, 11:14:47 am »
I've used a small disk lock on my own bike before, but nowadays I just bank on nobody realizing that there IS no key on the 450!!!


(dangerous, I know!)


there is a thread on ADV Rider (USA) as well as Thumpertalk on how to retro-fit an ignition switch to the 450 BMW and also the small Husky, etc.
Chris

Only reason I suggested the battery switch was due to it's "kind of" key effect and the big benefit is to stop the battery draining. 

We fitted one to an old Jeep Cherokee v8 4,7 litre which we left for 5 months without driving.  When we did start it, the battery had retained enough charge to get it fired up
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BMW G450X / CCM 450GP / Re: Ignition system, more a key on-off system
« on: July 30, 2018, 08:27:55 am »
The battery switch serves two purposes, it allows for a key type system and also it stops the battery draining when the bike stands for long periods
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In two minds about this one

&t=11s

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Big difference between personal once off items versus a commercial import on a continuous basis where you cant take chances

Sometimes they look the other way for personal use but that is just what it is unfortunately, they can still enforce the rules if they deem fit
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KTM LC8 1050 / 1190 / 1290 / Re: An 1190R guys 1290R review.
« on: June 03, 2018, 07:52:25 pm »
so if you go ahead, what will it cost you?

Im busy working that out.  They'l offer me around 40-50k more than I owe on the bike, so that + a little extra puts a decent deposit down.  I just don't wanna overstretch on the monthly costs.

 :thumleft: hope things work out for you - I'm sure you'll love the bike and the peace of mind of having a warranty again

Do you find much difference in fuel consumption between the 12 and the 11?

no not really - obviously when you ride hard, she gets thirsty, but so does the 1190.... never really kept a log on my 1190, but I've had consumptions of between 5.2 and even 7.8 on the 1290 - I ride a lot of town-riding and quite hard, giving me on average around 6.6l/100km

Use fuelly if you would like to keep records
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I have swapped and traded bikes too many times to mention

What I have learnt, go with what lights your fire.

If you spend too much time looking at price vs value vs reliability, you will never be happy
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I have usually found my 15T sprockets by calling TracMac.  Not all the spares they have are on the website
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Photography / Re: Continous video filming - Advice Needed Please
« on: April 14, 2018, 06:27:48 am »
Seems related to the memory card size?

https://www.sandisk.com/about/legal/hd

But that is not the whole story, you also need at least 80mb/s write speed for 4K afaik


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Honda CR / CRF / Africa Twin 1000 / Re: Africa Twin newbie
« on: March 13, 2018, 09:19:13 am »
Chaps just an observation. When pulling off in first gear and right at the end of the clutch release cycle i find the engine shudders a bit if I dont keep the revs high Say above 2500rpm? Is this just a characteristic of a big Vee Twin? There is no slippage or anything and gear changes through out are silky smooth.

Mine too


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