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Old 09-09-2018, 02:10 PM   #661
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Hate it when this happens, lol!
That's not good...
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:31 PM   #662
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This one looks staged. Look at the front tire. It is turned out, like it would be if it were about to tuck and slide. There's also almost no deformation of the front tire from the weight of the bike at the contact point. Also, the pegs usually touch first, then the bags, and finally the engine guard. When the guard hits, that is usually followed almost immediately by the front or rear losing traction and a crash. MotoGP bikes with HOT and STICKY tires max out around 60-61 degrees of lean. That guy looks like he's at about the same angle, if not more. The GS can lean a LONG way, even on the TKCs, but not like a MotoGP bike. His guard looks like it is on the ground. I suspect the bike is resting on the crash bar and bags, or he could be in the process of going down...

I wore holes through the lower leading corners of my Jesse bags on my 1150 GS and removed a good 1/4" or more of metal from the bottom outside of the foot pegs. The big never squirmed or acted like it was going to let loose. When things got tight and twisty, I'd rather have been on my 1150 GS than on a sport bike. It was very easy to ride smoothly and quickly because of the great handling.

In Arkansas running about 75 mph (look at the front tire squishing under the load). The peg was maybe 3/4" off the ground. I had to pull my toes in because they started scraping (early warning for peg down).
Maybe not a legit comment but the headlight isn't shining on the big GS (knee draggin pic) like the others

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Old 10-02-2018, 02:27 PM   #663
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:23 PM   #664
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That's a good looking bike!

I wonder what the life expectancy of their final drive is...


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Old 10-03-2018, 10:50 AM   #665
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Looks a lot better on Blue with the bags. I like it.
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:44 AM   #666
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Definitely want the one with the crash bars for those pipes and heads

Guzzi ? Must be proprietary never seen another one like those with a engine mounted like that
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:23 AM   #667
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I think the old Honda Silver Wings had the traverse V configuration. Trying to get those air cooled jugs out in the wind is the idea, now it's just the iconic design as BMW does with the water cooled boxers.

I still have a weak spot for the Guzzi's, owned an old LeMans III for a while. Wish I still had it, although the memories of it's beat up electrical system still haunt me. Didn't know they did the Dakar, but they are reliable as a tractor.

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Old 10-14-2018, 10:03 AM   #668
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GS can do!

Where’s the rear crashbar on the pic? Bent back? Looks like it would be dragging.
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Neat bike and photo.

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Who's going to be the first to try the new GS 1250?

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Who's going to be the first to try the new GS 1250?

BMW R1250GS vs R1200GS | How much better is the new bike? - YouTube
Terry C. I imagine, lol.
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If I win the Lotto, I'll go for it
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Scott, Really... Lotto and all, another heavyweight?
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Scott, Really... Lotto and all, another heavyweight?
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I think the old Honda Silver Wings had the traverse V configuration. Trying to get those air cooled jugs out in the wind is the idea, now it's just the iconic design as BMW does with the water cooled boxers.

I still have a weak spot for the Guzzi's, owned an old LeMans III for a while. Wish I still had it, although the memories of it's beat up electrical system still haunt me. Didn't know they did the Dakar, but they are reliable as a tractor.

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The new boxers are still air cooled cylinders. Only the heads are water cooled.
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The new boxers are still air cooled cylinders. Only the heads are water cooled.
And oil cooled as well? Do they still have the little oil cooling radiators like the older bikes?
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When one possessed of the Truth suffers from a heavy heart he is susceptible to a more dangerous affliction — the craving for power to eradicate error, to cause Truth to triumph by force. - Frank Chodorov

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Old 11-16-2018, 10:40 PM   #679
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No, the oil is back to primarily lubrication duties. Coolant now circulates in place of the oil cooling in the oil heads. Only Harley Davidson gives you choice on some models between oil and liquid cooling.
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Interesting. I did not know that about the new motors. Thanks!
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When one possessed of the Truth suffers from a heavy heart he is susceptible to a more dangerous affliction — the craving for power to eradicate error, to cause Truth to triumph by force. - Frank Chodorov

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