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Old 02-02-2013, 04:05 PM   #4726
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Where is the stunt?
That would be the landing...
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:22 PM   #4727
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Just seen the new online 2013-2014 Touratech catalogue
http://www.touratech.de/en/catalogue...downloads.html
Page 166.. shows new GS accessories, that didn't take long.
Great- I need to preorder a side stand extender. Actually I think I am enamored by this new GS, something i feel inside like I felt for my R80 and my R1150 that I haven't ever felt for the 1200's -'til now.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:58 PM   #4728
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They've landed stateside....

Just received an email from the dealer, the bikes are in the US and they should be receiving theirs in the next two to three weeks.

EJ, check your email.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:20 PM   #4729
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Just received an email from the dealer, the bikes are in the US and they should be receiving theirs in the next two to three weeks.

EJ, check your email.
Yeap, just got the same. They are here sooner than I expected.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:31 PM   #4730
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Yeap, just got the same. They are here sooner than I expected.
I'm 100% jealous guys!
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:36 PM   #4731
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I'm 100% jealous guys!
Unfortunately, for me this head shake thing is a dark cloud over it all. Until then, I was 100% on board with getting the new GS as soon as possible....now I'm not so sure.

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Old 02-02-2013, 06:12 PM   #4732
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Unfortunately, for me this head shake thing is a dark cloud over it all. Until then, I was 100% on board with getting the new GS as soon as possible....now I'm not so sure.
I think you would have the standard BMW 90% chance of absolutely nothing being wrong. Do you live close to the dealer?
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:30 PM   #4733
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Unfortunately, for me this head shake thing is a dark cloud over it all. Until then, I was 100% on board with getting the new GS as soon as possible....now I'm not so sure.
I wouldn't be worried. BMW is not a "Mickey-Mouse" type of company, should something (and I doubt it) be wrong they will/have to fix it anyways.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:33 PM   #4734
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I wouldn't be worried. BMW is not a "Mickey-Mouse" type of company, should something (and I doubt it) be wrong they will/have to fix it anyways.
Better to buy after the fix because BMW usually quietly just changes specs without recalling the earlier problematic parts, like the self-destructing forks on the F650GS made from 2000 to mid-2003.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:43 PM   #4735
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You probably right !.. In fact the whole round the world is made in England studio with real GS but false landscape behind. The hardest part of it is the fake film production. As Photoshop is not enough powerful. It cost a fortune in animation studio contracting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pd1N...xsBt6FDTlF902b

We take photos in all angles and manage the sun to be exatly where we want at the time we want. LIfe is good hey ?..

Dear analyst, here is the ramp....

If you have access to the video footage of that jump we would love to see it. Especially off that ramp. It should be available as the rest of the "One World. One R 1200 GS" tour is being covered with both stills and video.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:05 PM   #4736
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I wouldn't be worried. BMW is not a "Mickey-Mouse" type of company, should something (and I doubt it) be wrong they will/have to fix it anyways.
Like they handled Final Drive
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:28 PM   #4737
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Like they handled Final Drive
Why so sarcastic?
Watch this



http://www.youtube.com/embed/IcXAdr1yrZ4

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:36 PM   #4738
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For all you guys carrying on about the whole apparent "headshake" issue....you don't know shit.
These days, there's no way any sane major OEM would knowingly, willingly put a bike with a steering / chassis problem the market. 30 Years ago maybe, but with the liability involved today, I just can't see it. The lawsuits could potentially bankrupt a large enough company. They'd be crazy to do it. You think BMW doesn't completely cover their ass when they test it? Also, pushing any bike (in the dirt) stupid and hard enough can generate a tank slapper.

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:45 PM   #4739
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for all you guys carrying on about the whole apparent "headshake" issue....you don't know shit.
These days, there's no way any sane major oem would knowingly, willingly put a bike with a steering / chassis problem the market. 30 years ago maybe, but with the liability involved today, i just can't see it. The lawsuits could potentially bankrupt a large enough company. They'd be crazy to do it. You think bmw doesn't completely cover their ass when they test it? Also, pushing any bike (in the dirt) stupid and hard enough can generate a tank slapper.

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #4740
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For all you guys carrying on about the whole apparent "headshake" issue....you don't know shit.
These days, there's no way any sane major OEM would knowingly, willingly put a bike with a steering / chassis problem the market. 30 Years ago maybe, but with the liability involved today, I just can't see it. The lawsuits could potentially bankrupt a large enough company. They'd be crazy to do it. You think BMW doesn't completely cover their ass when they test it? Also, pushing any bike (in the dirt) stupid and hard enough can generate a tank slapper.

I agree, those liars writing for Bike, motorcycle.com, canadamotoguide and motociclismo just made all this stuff up.

What gets my goat is that they were such ungrateful bastards as well. After all, BMW paid for them all to go on this trip, paid for their petrol and even took them to dinner.

The Bike guy in particular we should never attend to again. That hammer he used to bust off the steering stop, he must have packed in his luggage, and then smuggled it onto the ride in a bum bag or something. Premeditated sabotage of BMW's hard-earned reputation. What cheek! What has BMW done to him?

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