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    Quote Originally Posted by deerworrier View Post

    just the GS in the garage :( but im sure it will be worth it when i do my next sanity check!
    No sanity check required fella.
    You are insane.
    You're chopping future classics there!!!!
    STOP.
    Seroiusly.
    You need help.
    DO NOT DO IT!!!
    I am not joking!

    GS's are like dog sh!t.....everywhere.
    Those other bikes though, are special dude.

    Better than money in the bank.
    *bangs head on wall*
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    Thatís an awesome garage, I agree with Tifa youíll regret getting shot of them! (Donít agree with the gs comment, theyíre everywhere for a reason )

    Had a go in a Vmax yearís ago, scared the s*** out of me, awesome power but zero handling and brakes!

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    GS's are great bikes, they really are.
    Had mine for a few months.
    Struggled with the width of the bars around the back of the house though, so it had to go.
    Perfect for knocking out big miles, but for hooning, less so.
    Too many of them about now, they're almost the motorcycling equivalent of the Mondeo.
    Having said all that, if I had the facilities, I'd consider another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    GS's are great bikes, they really are.
    Had mine for a few months.
    Struggled with the width of the bars around the back of the house though, so it had to go.
    Perfect for knocking out big miles, but for hooning, less so.
    Too many of them about now, they're almost the motorcycling equivalent of the Mondeo.
    Having said all that, if I had the facilities, I'd consider another.
    I'd say they're the motorcycling equivalent of a Range Rover, a ubiquitous expensive mile muncher that's very capable off the tarmac, but one that rarely gets used anywhere near its full potential by the majority of owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewatchbloke View Post
    but one that rarely gets used anywhere near its full potential by the majority of owners.
    Like pretty much every bike made then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    Like pretty much every bike made then
    That's true, but it's not like you're obligated to use the bike to it's full potential and if you do so, you'll loose your driver license in a second.

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    That was sort of my point, on the road you canít use most cars or bikes to their Ďfull potentialí without risking a crash or prison!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    That was sort of my point, on the road you canít use most cars or bikes to their Ďfull potentialí without risking a crash or prison!


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    Plus it can be scary to hit 4th gear on small land road on a superbike. :P

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    Sun was almost shining so I went out for a little spin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    Sun was almost shining so I went out for a little spin.
    That's one mean-looking bike!

    R

    PS When you say you took it out for 'a spin'...
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    Well, mine went back to Lind Motorrad this morning, as I had too much travel in the brake lever before any kind of stopping occurred, plus a little too much slack in the throttle that made blipping on downshifting less than instinctive. Both problems were sorted out without any fuss, and I had a brown bench seat (from the 9T Scrambler) put on at the same time.

    I can't quite make up my mind about the seat, but I still have the standard black seat(s) too and may get a black hump instead of the pillion seat as a bit of an experiment
    Last edited by learningtofly; 30th May 2019 at 17:35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    That's one mean-looking bike!

    R

    PS When you say you took it out for 'a spin'...
    It does look (and sound) a bit menacing
    I'm trying to be 'sensible' for a few more miles while I get used to the amount of torque, so traction control and anti wheelie are definitely on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    Like pretty much every bike made then
    Indeed, but I was thinking more about the off road capabilities of both rather than outright performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewatchbloke View Post
    Indeed, but I was thinking more about the off road capabilities of both rather than outright performance.
    Theyíre way too heavy for any serious off road action!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    Theyíre way too heavy for any serious off road action!
    Aren't we all

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Aren't we all


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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    That's one mean-looking bike!

    R

    PS When you say you took it out for 'a spin'...

    I like the way KTM have embraced the view , this is a radically quick bike, it has the look of an alien front end, if you didnít spot me Im orange , and just for good luck I will hang a torquey engine in a great handling frame and suspend it using white power shocks who were so strong competitors we bought them!

    Whats not to like, except for me with a weedy 29Ē inside leg........

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Whats not to like, except for me with a weedy 29Ē inside leg........
    You lanky git!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Well, mine went back to Lind Motorrad this morning, as I had too much travel in the brake lever before any kind of stopping occurred, plus a little too much slack in the throttle that made blipping on downshifting less than instinctive. Both problems were sorted out without any fuss, and I had a brown bench seat (from the 9T Scrambler) put on at the same time.

    I can't quite make up my mind about the seat, but I still have the standard black seat(s) too and may get a black hump instead of the pillion seat as a bit of an experiment
    Glad to hear you got that sorted Tony ... and confirmed this was an easy fix as predicted.
    Hump looks the biz IMO... go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    Sun was almost shining so I went out for a little spin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Well, mine went back to Lind Motorrad this morning, as I had too much travel in the brake lever before any kind of stopping occurred, plus a little too much slack in the throttle that made blipping on downshifting less than instinctive. Both problems were sorted out without any fuss, and I had a brown bench seat (from the 9T Scrambler) put on at the same time.

    I can't quite make up my mind about the seat, but I still have the standard black seat(s) too and may get a black hump instead of the pillion seat as a bit of an experiment
    Brown seat...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    Sun was almost shining so I went out for a little spin.
    Where is this?

    I went to Stratford upon Avon the twisty quiet route,stopped at a farm shop for lunch then the Triumph dealer.
    I Then came back via the famous sun rising hill which is part of the Banbury run.
    I waited till it was clear of cars so I could get a clear run up,coming down can be more awkward.


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    They donít all make it some have to get off and push.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    Sun was almost shining so I went out for a little spin.
    If ever there was a picture definition of juxtaposition, this is it !


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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post

    PS When you say you took it out for 'a spin'...


    I was going to post something similar
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    I like the way KTM have embraced the view , this is a radically quick bike, it has the look of an alien front end, if you didnít spot me Im orange , and just for good luck I will hang a torquey engine in a great handling frame and suspend it using white power shocks who were so strong competitors we bought them!

    Whats not to like, except for me with a weedy 29Ē inside leg........
    The seat is quite narrow where it matters or I would struggle (30" and can get both feet down flat)

    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    First Dibs
    Not for a while (unless I get banned )

    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    Where is this?

    I went to Stratford upon Avon the twisty quiet route,stopped at a farm shop for lunch then the Triumph dealer.
    I Then came back via the famous sun rising hill which is part of the Banbury run.
    I waited till it was clear of cars so I could get a clear run up,coming down can be more awkward.
    https://youtu.be/EGSYfge5oSE

    They donít all make it some have to get off and push.
    I love the 'satnav'
    The picture was taken in Ightham, a village in Kent.

    Quote Originally Posted by darrenw View Post
    If ever there was a picture definition of juxtaposition, this is it !
    It is a rather good one

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    Good to bump into spareparts at the local BMW dealer today! A very random surprise and thanks for the advice

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    Forget 200 bhp, even 120 bhp , how about 18 bhp, my old BSA 250 in early May hence the sun. What the video doesnt show is the vibration!

    https://youtu.be/bvoxb2MW_9s

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Well, mine went back to Lind Motorrad this morning, as I had too much travel in the brake lever before any kind of stopping occurred, plus a little too much slack in the throttle that made blipping on downshifting less than instinctive.
    You didn't think to fix this yourself?
    Simple 5 minute jobs.
    Might put you in good stead to get an idea of what's what...especially useful when things to t!ts up when you're miles from anywhere with no phone signal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    Sun was almost shining so I went out for a little spin.
    Absolutely LOVE those.
    I helped a buddy take the rear wheel out of his last month.
    That centre nut....there's tight...and there's TIGHT!
    Arnie would struggle....don't know the exact figs, but it must be huge Nm's!
    Fantastic motor though, almost pulled my arms out of their sockets!!! lol.
    Want!
    Colour me green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    You didn't think to fix this yourself?
    Simple 5 minute jobs.
    Might put you in good stead to get an idea of what's what...especially useful when things to t!ts up when you're miles from anywhere with no phone signal.
    I did actually, but itís a few days old and I had to go back there for the seat anyway. I decided that Iíd rather let them mess about with it just in case there was something amiss that would be covered under warranty.

    Ian did copy me some pages from the Haynes manual, which made me realise that itís something I need.

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    A few bike events in the south that might appeal to you.
    Cassington is very laid back and usually something exotic to grab the attention.
    Itís mostly old boys who know their stuff.






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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    I did actually, but itís a few days old and I had to go back there for the seat anyway. I decided that Iíd rather let them mess about with it just in case there was something amiss that would be covered under warranty.

    Ian did copy me some pages from the Haynes manual, which made me realise that itís something I need.
    Tony you did the right thing, there is always time to tinker with bikes. But a recently purchased bike is always best going back to the dealer, it cements any warranty ( BMW is 2yrs) and gives the new owner peace of mind. Ps I think the brown seat looks nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Absolutely LOVE those.
    I helped a buddy take the rear wheel out of his last month.
    That centre nut....there's tight...and there's TIGHT!
    Arnie would struggle....don't know the exact figs, but it must be huge Nm's!
    Fantastic motor though, almost pulled my arms out of their sockets!!! lol.
    Want!
    Colour me green.
    I'm hoping to never have to undo the rear wheel nut - the correct torque is 250Nm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    I'm hoping to never have to undo the rear wheel nut - the correct torque is 250Nm!
    250!!!!
    Bloody hell!!
    No wonder we needed a 2 ft breaker bar with an extension lol.

    That's a massive figure.
    Recon it might be a plan to replace the nut given those forces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    Good to bump into spareparts at the local BMW dealer today! A very random surprise and thanks for the advice
    Absolutely, Matt!

    It was a cathartic and much needed day for some headspace. Did a couple hundred miles getting lost, enjoyed lunch in an empty field, and just explored. The GS is a perfect bike for broken country B-roads riding like an uber plush giant supermoto.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    Theyíre way too heavy for any serious off road action!
    Off tarmac capabilities then, ungraded roads, touring Mongolia and like!

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    It`s that time of year again where social misfits and two-wheeled reprobates riding all sorts of indescribable, filthy home-engineered creations from near and far gather at the Ogri clubhouse to party in the name of all that`s alternative.
    See you all there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    I'm hoping to never have to undo the rear wheel nut - the correct torque is 250Nm!
    Which isnít actually that much... the Diavel rear wheel nut is 230Nm and I can do that quite easily with a normal 300Nm torque wrench...

    Loosening though does require a decent bar... it seems the nut requires much more than 230Nm of force to loosen but only 230Nm to tighten.

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    ^^^How do you hold the back wheel when undoing the nut? Just in gear with the brake on or a lump of wood through the wheel to lock it against the swingarm?

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    Just been for a test ride and put a deposit down on this:



    Now need to sell the old one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewatchbloke View Post
    ^^^How do you hold the back wheel when undoing the nut? Just in gear with the brake on or a lump of wood through the wheel to lock it against the swingarm?
    Got the wife to sit on the bike, and apply front and rear brakes.... Bike on the ground not on a stand..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    Just been for a test ride and put a deposit down on this:



    Now need to sell the old one
    Well done! Good arenít they?!

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    Green laning today... who needs a GS!



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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    It`s that time of year again where social misfits and two-wheeled reprobates riding all sorts of indescribable, filthy home-engineered creations from near and far gather at the Ogri clubhouse to party in the name of all that`s alternative.
    See you all there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by spareparts View Post
    Well done! Good arenít they?!
    You were right, itís a step up from the older one! Now impatient as got to wait for the 10th to pick it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewatchbloke View Post
    ^^^How do you hold the back wheel when undoing the nut? Just in gear with the brake on or a lump of wood through the wheel to lock it against the swingarm?

    Rattle gun with a 280 Nm torque stick
    Then again, I was always lazy.

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    After todayís purchase my wife (whoís been pillion for all of it) was asking how many bikes is this?! So I did a tally, and hereís 26 years of bikes for me!

    Honda NS125F (500 quid as a student, first crash on this)
    Kawasaki GPZ500s (dad lent me the money as he thought a 125 was dangerous )
    Kawasaki ZZR600 (lost the lower fairing hitting s badger on Salisbury Plain)
    Kawasaki ZX6R G1 (did first Europe tour to the Nurburgring 2 up with my now wife)
    Kawasaki ZX9R C1 (many tours across Europe loved this one)
    Kawasaki ZX9R E2 (loads of track days, before some expensive damage at Pembrey)
    Honda CBR1100xx super blackbird (no soul, but commuted 110 miles a day for 9 months on it)
    Yamaha FJR 1300 (short term, 4500 miles in 4 weeks of touring the US)
    Aprilia RSV1000R factory (still miss it, incredible road bike)
    Kawasaki ZX7R (child hood dream, carb icing was not fun though)
    BMW R1200GS oil cooled (completely converted me to this style of bike)
    BMW R1200GS liquid cooled...

    Her question made me nostalgic, so thought Iíd bore you all with my thoughts. I will always love bikes and the adventures that can be had, and the experiences and friends you make!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    After todayís purchase my wife (whoís been pillion for all of it) was asking how many bikes is this?! So I did a tally, and hereís 26 years of bikes for me!

    Honda NS125F (500 quid as a student, first crash on this)
    Kawasaki GPZ500s (dad lent me the money as he thought a 125 was dangerous )
    Kawasaki ZZR600 (lost the lower fairing hitting s badger on Salisbury Plain)
    Kawasaki ZX6R G1 (did first Europe tour to the Nurburgring 2 up with my now wife)
    Kawasaki ZX9R C1 (many tours across Europe loved this one)
    Kawasaki ZX9R E2 (loads of track days, before some expensive damage at Pembrey)
    Honda CBR1100xx super blackbird (no soul, but commuted 110 miles a day for 9 months on it)
    Yamaha FJR 1300 (short term, 4500 miles in 4 weeks of touring the US)
    Aprilia RSV1000R factory (still miss it, incredible road bike)
    Kawasaki ZX7R (child hood dream, carb icing was not fun though)
    BMW R1200GS oil cooled (completely converted me to this style of bike)
    BMW R1200GS liquid cooled...

    Her question made me nostalgic, so thought Iíd bore you all with my thoughts. I will always love bikes and the adventures that can be had, and the experiences and friends you make!

    A definite green theme there. Here is my old Zephyr 1100 which was lovely for the Sunday pub bimble.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    A few bike events in the south that might appeal to you.
    Cassington is very laid back and usually something exotic to grab the attention.
    Itís mostly old boys who know their stuff.





    I am going for MOT in the morning then going over to reading for a burger and to view the vintage bikes.
    The weather forecast is scorchio.

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    Bit off-topic; I have just done a 12 day trip through France (unplanned but the ferry to Santander was cancelled) and Spain on the 1090R.

    Set out to do the Picos and the Trans Euro Trail but the weather looked a bit sketchy so headed south to the sun. Bike was faultless - saying that, the seat could do with a bit more padding but that would tip it over the too tall barrier for me.


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    The ferry cancellations to Spain have been a nightmare with all the uncertainty.
    I am going in September but havenít booked anything yet itís taking a long time to repair.
    Saying that I am glad you had a good trip.

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