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Old 02-02-2013, 07:36 PM   #4741
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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   #4742
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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   #4743
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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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Old 02-02-2013, 08:07 PM   #4744
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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
At 52 seconds..."we've had a problem with your bike and are just putting the driveshaft back together now"
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:12 PM   #4745
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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?

Agree. It's a conspiracy.

There are people conspiring I tell ya!
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:13 PM   #4746
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At 52 seconds..."we've had a problem with your bike and are just putting the driveshaft back together now"
I thought he was just messing with him when he made that comment in the video, maybe I read him wrong?
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:14 PM   #4747
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I thought he was just messing with him when he made that comment in the video, maybe I read him wrong?
Oh...haha, I hope so. I was surprised to see it in the video if indeed they had a problem, so you may be right.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:50 PM   #4748
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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.
A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don’t do one. Classic movie quote
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:11 PM   #4749
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I thought he was just messing with him when he made that comment in the video, maybe I read him wrong?
I know we were kidding him about final drives and splines when we met up with them in Christchurch
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:31 PM   #4750
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I sat on it today ...



It feels like we sit 2 inches backward compared to the previous model. Instrument cluster looks further towards the front.

There's a 1/8" bleading hole on the left hand side of the motor in case water pump's seal fails.

Looks realy promising.

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:48 PM   #4751
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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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Old 02-02-2013, 10:53 PM   #4752
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You know, one can always buy a Multistrada or a KTM or a Triumph Explorer. It doesnt have to be the GS monicker (GS = Great Shakes )
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:29 PM   #4753
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It doesnt have to be the GS monicker (GS = Great Shakes )
Stop being so negative....

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Old 02-02-2013, 11:37 PM   #4754
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Where is the stunt?

Sorry to disapoint, but this is NOT a stunt; This is just fun testing by a normal enthusiast guy. Nothing more.
That was my first hour of testing the bike on the edge of the Mekong River, in Vientiane - LAOS, the day before Alessio arrive...
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:41 PM   #4755
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At 52 seconds..."we've had a problem with your bike and are just putting the driveshaft back together now"
Then you don't have sense of humour... That my way of being. Joking of everything. Pretending the 2 bikes fall off the truck...

But well, I think I loose my time here trying to share fun experience...

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