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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-02-2017, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaned it!...

So I've had my 310 ten days, and eight of those it has been raining... it's worse than that too, only 3 "non rain" days out of the last 34... yep, winter in NZ is wet.

So today it has fined up for the afternoon (rained earlier), and I decided to give the bike it's first clean, and actually applied some carnauba wax to the tank, side panels etc afterwards.

Have to say it is quite an easy bike to clean, I've racked up 650 km, and obviously there is road grime - but I'm impressed to see how little filth there was around the rear shock and swing arm. No problem even if there was as there is ample room to get your hand in and wash around with either a brush or cloth.

So now I have a dilemma - the bike is gleaming, begging for me to take it for a spin, but there are some pesky showers about... oh what to do?
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So now I have a dilemma - the bike is gleaming, begging for me to take it for a spin, but there are some pesky showers about... oh what to do?
Ride the #@&% out of it!
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Ride the #@&% out of it!
I did...
Got 50 km in on roads around home - my area is rural and roads are bendy and hilly, so generally great for running in as you are up and down the gears with some straightish gentle downhills to get the revs up a bit without too much throttle.
Not so great is that the road surfaces are generally poorly maintained, coarse chip seal mostly, with plenty of potholes, uneven dips and bumps, etc etc - so always have to keep your wits about you, keep to the lines to avoid the holes you know about (and look for new ones) and watch for slippery green moss on the surface (yeah moss grows on sections that don't see sun in winter)...
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-03-2017, 07:15 AM
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Hi there NZwestie,

Not to worry, just ride and let the grim be!
I do ride even if I just cleaned my bike, and it is usually on Sunday if I am not working.


Ride safe though.
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I'm with you NZ, I see on tinternet what the local weather is going to throw at us, your mm of rain cant be more than ours !
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I see on tinternet what the local weather is going to throw at us, your mm of rain cant be more than ours !
Just looked at Chesterfield UK climate info (I'm assuming you're in UK), annual rainfall given is approx 830 mm - is that about right? The average up where I live is around 1375 mm.

I always check with local metservice radar and other software I use what the weather is going to throw at me - always good to be informed, I agree.

I should confess to being a tad in to weather related stuff - my website Waitakeres weather

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[QUOTE=NZWestie;36265]So I've had my 310 ten days, and eight of those it has been raining... it's worse than that too, only 3 "non rain" days out of the last 34... yep, winter in NZ is wet.

You've had your G310R almost a year? When were they released in New Zeland?
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You've had your G310R almost a year? When were they released in New Zeland?
No - that was just 10 days... I can see how it was possible to be confused though...

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So I've had my 310 ten days, and eight of those it has been raining... it's worse than that too, only 3 "non rain" days out of the last 34... yep, winter in NZ is wet.
I think BMW launched the G310R here in NZ at the beginning of September, so I am probably one of the first here with one.
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Congrats! I am still waiting for mine to arrive.

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