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post #1 of 20 Old Oct 22nd, 2008, 4:48 am Thread Starter
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2006 K1200LT breaking, UK

Just came across a company breaking a 2006 K1200LT here in the UK. I've just bought the radio unit out of it, but there seems to be quite a few parts left. If anybody is interested, send me a PM or email and I'll pass on the contact details.

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post #2 of 20 Old Oct 22nd, 2008, 11:26 am
 
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Hi Simon,

looking for an Electric centre stand for my 2002 K1200Lt.

Could I have contact details please.

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Hi Les,

I guess I should have posted here in the first place.
Try
http://www.james-sherlock.co.uk/used-spares.asp

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Interesting. You UK guys call it "breaking". I didn't know what to make of the post until I read it. Over here in the States, we call it "parting out". Cheers

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Yep, Breaking, breakers yards etc
Two countries divided by a common language as they say.

ps, when will you guys ever learn to spell TYRES!!!!!!!

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Just curious, but how many bigger bikes like the LT or Goldwings do you guys have over there? I would think not as many as the distances you travel are not as great, plus your streets are narrower a lot of times.

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Yes very true, LOTS of sports bikes, 600's 1000's etc don't see too many LT's, goldwings or HD's over here. The GS1150-1200 range has become REALLY big over here after Charley and Euan's little jollies, sometimes it seems every other bike is a GS!
I guess they must need all that long suspension travel for the commute into London every day!!!!!!

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If a street or road is big enough for a car, it is ample for an LT ( made in Germany ) or a GW ( made in Japan ).
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I guess they must need all that long suspension travel for the commute into London every day!!!!!!
I've ridden the roads around London, and off-road suspension would definitely be an advantage.

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If a street or road is big enough for a car, it is ample for an LT ( made in Germany ) or a GW ( made in Japan ).
Agreed, but some of those roads aren't really big enough for a car. Especially when folks park on both sides at the same time.

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Just curious, but how many bigger bikes like the LT or Goldwings do you guys have over there? I would think not as many as the distances you travel are not as great, plus your streets are narrower a lot of times.
there are loads of dual carriageways on my weekend runs so cant complain
i passed a load of wings obv a convention somewhere they all waved
as for other big bikes someone has the old 99 yam venture he lives near to my town and i know someone who has newish venture but i have had my lt
18 months and i aint seen another one about yet
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Hi,
Have found James Sherlock in Devon UK to be really reliable and good supplier of new parts for my K1200RS and LT at reasonable prices.
My last K1200LT required new slave cylinder plus clutch (usual problem) and other parts which were sent faster than advised. Also very helpful advice.
Now have later K1200LT, and will purchase service kit when needed.
No commercial interest, just a delighted customer.
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Yep, Breaking, breakers yards etc
Two countries divided by a common language as they say.

ps, when will you guys ever learn to spell TYRES!!!!!!!
As soon as you all drop that boot and bonnet nonsense!


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Interesting. You UK guys call it "breaking". I didn't know what to make of the post until I read it. Over here in the States, we call it "parting out". Cheers
Yeah, by the title I thought he meant his was breaking/broken.
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Yeah, by the title I thought he meant his was breaking/broken.
Having had the pleasure of living and working in the UK for several months many years ago (mid 80s), it is funny how many words we define and use differently. As the poster said earlier, two countries divided by a common language!

The Brits got a real good laugh the first time one of my group said, after a large dinner, "man am I ever stuffed." We got a similar laugh when they offered to by our place one evening after work and "knock us up" at about 7 PM.


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First time I toured in the US, (1997 New England, fall time) I asked a fellow rider how was his "BM" He looked a bit surprised and explained BMWs were called "Beemers" in the US and that a "BM" would tend to mean a Bowel Movement!

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I'm surprised to find that some of the Brits feel they need a GS suspension in London. I was over there in 96 and I thought the roads were in pretty good shape. I believe the UK has higher gasoline (or petrol as you call it) prices and a good deal of that was taxes used to keep the roads in shape. Plus you have a lot less roads to take care of. If you think your roads are bad, you need to experience some of the ones we have over here, especially in the northern sections of the country where we have snow, and salt is applied to the roads. They can be a real mess in the spring.

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I believe the UK has higher gasoline (or petrol as you call it) prices and a good deal of that was taxes used to keep the roads in shape.
Very little of it is used on roads upkeep.

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Very little of it is used on roads upkeep.
What do they do with it then? Are the roads really that bad now?

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OK, Tonyn1; you must get a new avatar. That blinking eye is just not good.

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Just curious, but how many bigger bikes like the LT or Goldwings do you guys have over there? I would think not as many as the distances you travel are not as great, plus your streets are narrower a lot of times.
Not as many as,where? The US? Of course not!

Distances we travel are not as great! As where,the US? Well,that may be true for some,but not others. I tend to cover about 25,000 miles per year,thats maybe not as many as some on your side of the pond,but I bet its a lot more than many. This year,so far,I've travelled to France,Italy,Greece,Bulgaria,Romania,Hungary,Austr ia,Germany,Switzerland,Belgium,Holland,Portugal, Spain,Croatia,Czec Republic,Sweden,Finland,Russia and Poland.
All the above countries,apart from the last 4 mentioned,I was on my '07 K1200LT-SE (Purchased new on 1st August '07)which has now got 31,000 miles on the clock,and,so far,I've not had one single problem with it. I don't quite understand why you merkins seem to have so many problems. Maybe its the way you ride 'em,or maybe its the way that you don't ride 'em!

You mention Goldwings. Well, I've been a member of the Goldwing Owners Club of GB for 27 years. I've owned 7 GWs,including [email protected] this year's Russian trip,I went on my 27 year old GW 1100 Interstate. That never let me down either,in fact,it never has!
There are approx 3,500 members and 2,500 GWs in the GWOCGB,incidently,GWOCGB is the largest,single model motorcycle club in Europe.

Our roads? well,some are ok,but the majority are nothing more than blacktop covered farm tracks! A lot of motorcyclists(I hate the term "biker")are their own worst enemy,but are almost always way too eager to blame car drivers.They should try riding in some of the countries that I mentioned above,or,better(worse)still,try Albania or Turkey, the standard of driving there would bring a tear to a glass eye!

How do I find the time to do so many miles?
I'm self-employed,have been for almost 40 years. I don't work at all from end of April 'til end of October.The way things are at the moment,I guess the whole world is up shit creek,so maybe I'll just have to go for a ride!

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