The empty space in my garage where Dora, my Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer once lived didn’t stay empty for long, within a few days there was another beast taking up residence, meet Gina my BMW R1200GS Rallye and I love it, Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit…
The farkling has started, today I fitted a set of BMW engine bars, a black Givi Trekker Outback 58 litre top box complete with a set of top box divers from the Top Box Divider Man to help arrange the contents of the Givi box.
Had a nice little run over to Wheel House Tyres in Coleshill and had a pair of the brand new Michelin Road 6 tyres fitted.
Wow, June already, time truly does fly when you’re having fun!
Coming up to its 1 year anniversary, I thought it was about time I did an update on how I’m getting on with the BMW.
I’ve just had a DENALI SoundBomb supplied and fitted by Steve and Tom over at www.abikething.com, this horn produces an ear-splitting 120 decibels of sound and really helps you get noticed on the road.
At the beginning of June 2022, I had a 24K mile service done by Mikeyboy over at Overland and Classic Motorcycles in Holwell near Melton Mowbray.
After covering 7,024 miles I decided to replace my Michelin Road 6 tyres, there was still plenty of tread left but the tyres had stared to squared off, so I took a trip over to Wheel House Tyres in Coleshill and had another set of Michelin Road 6’s fitted.
With a service due and the bike also requiring a ‘open technical enhancement check 0033130000’ on the driveshaft (cardan shaft) I got it booked in at Pidcock BMW near Long Eaton for both of these things to be sorted, so I dropped the bike off at Pidcock’s and they very helpfully gave me a BMW G 310 GS loan bike for the day while the service and warranty, opps, I mean technical enhancement check were performed.
The technical enhancement check includes them drilling a hole in the underside of the driveshaft and then fitting a rubber bung to allow any water that gets inside the driveshaft to escape, I was warned about being careful when washing the bike as this bung can easily get dislodged and when I picked the bike up, I looked underneath the driveshaft and there was indeed a little black bung under the driveshaft, but when I arrived home just 30 miles away I checked again and the bung had gone! it had obviously fell out on my journey home (what great design BMW!) I contacted Pidcock’s to inform them of this and maybe purchase a replacement but very helpfully I’ve heard nothing back from them, ohh don’t you just love dealers!
|Givi Hand Guard Extenders||Givi Trekker Outback Top Box|
|Front Fender Extender||Side Stand Enlarger|
|Headlight Guard||BMW Engine Bars|
|Wunderlich Footpeg Rubbers||Frame Hole Covers|
|Top Box Divider Man Dividers||DENALI SoundBomb|
|Evotech Bar End Weights|