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Old 02-02-2013, 06:47 AM   #4711
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Tough crowd over here. It seems that the only thing that chafes more than a fat bird's thighs are potential GS owners.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:01 AM   #4712
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G'day !

I don't know how to translate words or impression of some journalists, but having done few thousands km on the new GS, I would say that she flies well and loves bumps. Give me couple more months and I will give you realistic feeling about her handling on real tough and enduring international bad roads. The ones we love most !.. :)

Nice intro, and what a picture
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:08 AM   #4713
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>Over at Scotts Performance the decision's already been made,
new sailcloth for the boat is assured for this season.

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Are you saying that Scotts is going to have a stabilizer for the new R1200GS and, if so, how do you know this? They do not make a kit for the pre 2013 R12GS bikes as far as I know.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:18 AM   #4714
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>Over at Scotts Performance the decision's already been made,
new sailcloth for the boat is assured for this season.

996DL<

Are you saying that Scotts is going to have a stabilizer for the new R1200GS and, if so, how do you know this? They do not make a kit for the pre 2013 R12GS bikes as far as I know.
I can't believe they don't make a kit for the current-gen GS/A. I pestered them several times about one and each time they said it was "in development". How $%&* hard is it to "develop" a bar clamp and mount for the post?

I finally bought the GorillaZilla mount for my GSA and couldn't be happier. I think "transformed" is too strong a word, as the bike already handled pretty damn good, but the Scotts damper took out whatever uneasiness the bike may have had when fully loaded and/or in strong cross winds or bad road conditions.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:26 AM   #4715
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I was having problems with my '11 F650GS -- headshake on pavement with TKC-80s when bike loaded up, at 70mph and above. I upgraded the suspension with intiminator valves in the forks and a Ricor shock in the rear and that vastly improved the bike's handling all the way around. But I still thought the front wheel was too light and twitchy off pavement. Added a Scotts stabilizer recently and it did "transform" the bike. And lets the suspension shine. Riding off pavement now compared to before is positively like cheating (and I need all the help I can get).

I have an '09 R12GS that I dearly love and I have a 2013 R12GS on order. Given my recent experience with the Scotts on the F650GS, I'd like to add them to both the R12's too. But I did not think that was an option. I am encouraged to hear that Scotts may be getting ready to release their stabilzer and appropriate mounts for the R12 bikes.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:22 AM   #4716
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You are talking about a replacement of the lower attachment point for the telelever, bothing like a fork brace, and certainly not on very many bikes. As far as I know there is very little difference in rigidity. It is designed for moving the fender up. The stock one has never been identified as a weak part.

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:28 AM   #4717
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Nice intro, and what a picture
The picture needs captions: 'I must go, my people need me!'
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:40 AM   #4718
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I can't believe they don't make a kit for the current-gen GS/A. I pestered them several times about one and each time they said it was "in development". How $%&* hard is it to "develop" a bar clamp and mount for the post?

I finally bought the GorillaZilla mount for my GSA and couldn't be happier. I think "transformed" is too strong a word, as the bike already handled pretty damn good, but the Scotts damper took out whatever uneasiness the bike may have had when fully loaded and/or in strong cross winds or bad road conditions.
I to have the GorillaZilla mount for my Scott's. I am amazed that BMW does not offer a damper and mount as an OEM accessory. They need to take a page from Ducati in this regard. If a steering damper works so well off road for a real dirt bike, what are they thinking in not offering one for a 500 to 600 lb dual sport?
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:43 AM   #4719
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:50 AM   #4720
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Dude,

You jumped away from your shadow!?!?

Nice hight.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:21 AM   #4721
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Here you go NLS :
Translated quick with the time so hopefully you can understand some of what he is saying.

0.14seconds : already drove a couple of 1000kms with this first serie model, in Madagascar.
0.27 sec. : its already my new favorite mc.
0.34sec : we got the bike a couple of months ago.
0.46sec : I have installed our famous cases, one small and one large one, as I tend to take as few as possible with me.
1.05sec : we made a sturzbugel as solid as possible.
1.18sec : the engine guard comes with hard plastic gliders which can easily be renewed/replaced.
1.38sec : we think its important to have these radiator guards
1.49sec : easy to remove grill for the led headlights
2.06sec : designed led fog lights to match the led headlights
2.51sec : rear brake leaver is adjustable in height and length.
3.05sec : foot pegs are solid and mud proof (quick mud release)
3.31sec : GPS holder, gsm holder.... Accessories are already available.
3.48sec : also USB plugs
4.00sec : new engine is really superb!!
4.29sec : enduro pro mode is superb
4.45sec : off road is much easier to ride now
4.55sec : the bike is heavier, but feels like 50kg lighter when riding
5.15sec : again, much more ps but never had the feeling that th engine is too powerful
5.44sec : consumption : 4-5 liter/100km on main roads, and off road around the 6liter / 100km
6.00sec : I have raised the steering bar because it suite better my height
6.12sec : this is by far the best touring bike ever.

So, there you have the promotional talk from touratech
Are we not a little surprised that they haven't included a steering damper for the new owners to correct the obvious head shake flaw that we are now convinced this new bike has?
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:52 AM   #4722
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G'day !

I don't know how to translate words or impression of some journalists, but having done few thousands km on the new GS, I would say that she flies well and loves bumps. Give me couple more months and I will give you realistic feeling about her handling on real tough and enduring international bad roads. The ones we love most !.. :)

Doesn't your version of PhotoShop have a shadow generating feature? Nice pic
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:38 PM   #4723
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Why is it fake when you don't have it ?..

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Doesn't your version of PhotoShop have a shadow generating feature? Nice pic
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....

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Old 02-02-2013, 02:09 PM   #4724
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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....

Stunt Rider. Respect!
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:23 PM   #4725
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Are we not a little surprised that they haven't included a steering damper for the new owners to correct the obvious head shake flaw that we are now convinced this new bike has?
I'm not convinced
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