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by Chasbmw
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: computers and bike trip planning imbalance.
Replies: 13
Views: 1614

Re: computers and bike trip planning imbalance.

My favourite roads and places are my head and I navigate on a day by day basis..... Using co pilot or Maps ME ( better off road) I decide my start and ending points, then drop waypoints so that the GPS takes me the route I want to go. No downloading is involved, all2GB of the Western Europe maps are...
by Chasbmw
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: computers and bike trip planning imbalance.
Replies: 13
Views: 1614

Re: computers and bike trip planning imbalance.

I would avoid all that Garmin Pfaff and download MapsMe or CoPilot and use on your device of choice.

Garmin are still as user unfriendly as when I used to waste hours of my life with a StreetPilot!


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by Chasbmw
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Heated Grips
Replies: 12
Views: 2154

Re: Heated Grips

Use the symtec pads.

https://www.windingroads.co.uk/symtec-h ... -uk?page=1


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by Chasbmw
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Max gear weight for soft pannier
Replies: 25
Views: 11606

Re: Max gear weight for soft pannier

Does anyone take any notice of the really low limits put on their bags by BMW.? The limits are there to limit liability, both in terms of what the panniers themselves can take, the rear subframe which takes the load and the effect that carrying 45kgs on the back of your bike might have on handling a...
by Chasbmw
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: KTM 790R Adventure price
Replies: 45
Views: 7597

Re: KTM 790R Adventure price

You can blame Brexit. European bikes are obviously priced in € Japanese bikes built for Europe are also priced in €. When setting price structures for the coming year, the exchange ratio £/€ is a significant factor for the UK market company... They, and the companies that they buy their currency fu...
by Chasbmw
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Neotec or system 7 carbon
Replies: 7
Views: 7330

Re: Neotec or system 7 carbon

Remember that if you buy the comms kite at the same time as the helmet, then you don't have to Pay VAT on the Comms kit.

Helped a bit to ease the pain at Dick Lovett's in Bristol. Pickup the helmet this week
by Chasbmw
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Finance's on your travels
Replies: 31
Views: 6310

Re: Finance's on your travels

I have used fairfx for a number of years, you preload with euros at the day’s rate, I tend to load it over the winter whoever the rate is good, saves cash for the summer......so at the moment I’ll load it whenever I can get over 1.13 euros per £. ( a few years ago it was over 1.30). Oh well I have a...
by Chasbmw
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Morocco
Replies: 12
Views: 2929

Re: Morocco

I have been a couple of times with Chris Scott, his trips are based out of Marrakech, in November when the weather is really pleasant in southern Morocco, using rental bikes (usually XR250 Honda’s, but could be BMW 310s this year). This gets you the best of the weather without having to ride across ...
by Chasbmw
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: stella alpina 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 9453

Re: stella alpina 2018

There has been serious amounts of snow in the alps this year, so the top of the pass may be impossible, going for my first time this year
by Chasbmw
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Tips for boarder controls
Replies: 6
Views: 1642

Re: Tips for boarder controls

Boarder controls....be relaxed, be patient, don’t lose your cool, smile even.......assume people understand English even If they don’t let on, so no smart arse remarks. I was in customs in Medillin, trying to get my bike into the country, there was a German guy there going in the opposite direction,...

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