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Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   01-23-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By squibb
Sorry, again I have no experience of them. They...

Sorry, again I have no experience of them. They go to some great destinations, but it's all too brief - if you enjoy it, try for a longer tour next time.

Venice - you will be getting the...
Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   01-20-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By squibb
Looking at some pics, this appears to just sit on...

Looking at some pics, this appears to just sit on the rear rack, so the seat remains in place. See what you think .........

https://www.flickr.com/photos/theadventurouseye/25569965016
Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   01-17-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By squibb
Most motorcycle manufacturers are going to reach...

Most motorcycle manufacturers are going to reach their peak at some stage of the game. That's when they have to get inventive largely in an effort to keep investors happy but, as others point out,...
Forum: New Member Introductions   01-13-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By squibb
Welcome along - enjoy the new ride. Sat Nav...

Welcome along - enjoy the new ride.

Sat Nav - it may be nice to have a BMW Nav V or VI in the cradle as intended, but it's not compulsory. There are several mount options around that will accept...
Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   01-04-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By squibb
It's too late now, unless you have an exceptional...

It's too late now, unless you have an exceptional memory, but if this happens again, the tell-tale light is a useful information source

Firstly, when the alarm was triggered, you will hear an...
Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   01-02-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By squibb
In my experience, gearbox failure starts showing...

In my experience, gearbox failure starts showing itself in the high gears first, dropping out of gear or changing up dependant on throttle closing or opening. After giving that warning it worsens...
Forum: BMW K1600 Tech and Performance Chat   12-30-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By squibb
On the GT, cruise control set speed range is...

On the GT, cruise control set speed range is 19mph to 137mph. (Rider's Manual 4/63 on my 2012) That's 30 - 220 km/h

Personally, once I get over say 110 mph ...ish, I prefer to switch 'doors to...
Forum: BMW K1600 Tech and Performance Chat   12-27-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,763
Posted By squibb
Any chance of some pics of that piston OP? ...

Any chance of some pics of that piston OP?

Make sure you check out the replacement engine; it's important that it comes from a wreck or broken bike. Here in the UK we have seen some incidences of...
Forum: BMW K1600 Appearance   12-23-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By squibb
Brilliant bikes the old 'Busas. I loved my 1999...

Brilliant bikes the old 'Busas. I loved my 1999 Gen1; it was such a huge step forward. My 2008 Gen2 not so much - Suzuki didn't sort out the brakes until late on.

A shame they have dropped it...
Forum: BMW K1600 Tech and Performance Chat   12-22-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,763
Posted By squibb
Pray tell us, was this the piston crown failing...

Pray tell us, was this the piston crown failing primarily, maybe due to poor fuel or pre-ignition, or are we now looking at a ringlands issue on a 2018 bike.

Can you get us some pics of the...
Forum: BMW K1600 Maintenance and Do-It-Yourself   12-22-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By squibb
Thankfully I've not come across them personally...

Thankfully I've not come across them personally but I have been aware for many years that there is a plentiful supply of fakes out there, to trap the unwary, so take care with your supplier & check...
Forum: BMW K1600 Tech and Performance Chat   12-13-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,763
Posted By squibb
Strange for a 2018 but, assuming the oil has been...

Strange for a 2018 but, assuming the oil has been filled correctly, these symptoms certainly suggest cracked piston ringlands.

It's easy for the dealer to send you away claiming an oil overfill,...
Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   12-12-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,987
Posted By squibb
Surely no one on here is somehow compelled to...

Surely no one on here is somehow compelled to follow a thread through to the bitter end. If you find content inane, then just move on down.

Each to their own though - we all have our hang-ups...
Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   12-12-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,151
Posted By squibb
Greta - whatever we may think personally, you...

Greta - whatever we may think personally, you cannot deny the fact that we all know who she is & at least some of her 'message'. Hence the proclamation by Time magazine seems entirely valid to me.
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Forum: BMW K1600 Maintenance and Do-It-Yourself   12-05-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By squibb
Whilst I am not offering up any definitive...

Whilst I am not offering up any definitive solution, have you read through this previous thread ..............
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Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   12-04-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,151
Posted By squibb
I think there must be something wrong with those...

I think there must be something wrong with those stats Joe, the figures are far less than that. Here are the DVLA figures, OTR & SORN .............

............. ...
Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   12-03-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,151
Posted By squibb
Here is an interesting piece on Euro 5...

Here is an interesting piece on Euro 5 ............... https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/features/bikes/euro-5-emissions-what-they-mean-to-motorcycles

Seems possible that there...
Forum: BMW K1600 Ride Reports   12-01-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By squibb
I'm no fan of group rides, although they can be...

I'm no fan of group rides, although they can be made reasonably safe using the 'second rider drop-off system', along with strict maintenance of an ample distance between each bike. It's so easy to...
Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   11-27-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By squibb
Here is the vent hose, 8 on the attached link...

Here is the vent hose, 8 on the attached link diagram .............

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=0F53-USA-03-2018-K61-BMW-K_1600_Bagger_0F51,_0F53_&diagId=63_1924

Best not...
Forum: UK Riders   11-16-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By squibb
Not quite the same idea, but back in the early...

Not quite the same idea, but back in the early 60s there was a plan put forward to enable passengers, but not bikes as far as I know, to travel by rail from Scotland to Lydd Ferryfield, which saw...
Forum: UK Riders   11-15-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By squibb
Why not post a few, even if you haven't got the...

Why not post a few, even if you haven't got the time to put a whole story together?
Forum: UK Riders   11-15-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By squibb
Bike Touring 1953 style

Lifted from another forum, here are some nostalgic pictures of a group of UK bikers on a European Tour 66 years ago. The focus is largely on the Brough Superior sidecar outfit, which is still a...
Forum: BMW K1600 Maintenance and Do-It-Yourself   11-15-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By squibb
I don't think we are clear about where the...

I don't think we are clear about where the screech emanates from - I'm guessing it's a slightly metallic noise from the clutch itself, accompanied by a slight jerkiness when operated, at least until...
Forum: Canadian and International Riders   11-08-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By squibb
Welcome back; good to see your dealer is...

Welcome back; good to see your dealer is supportive with an appropriate loan bike.

Now Newcastle NSW, the World's coal export capital - never has Newcastle, & Gateshead come to that, been so close...
Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   11-07-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By squibb
Why not? - BMW are already there, as are many...

Why not? - BMW are already there, as are many other car/bike manufacturers ........... https://www.bmw.co.uk/en/topics/owners/accessories/bicycles.html
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