21 inch front

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by FIIG Rick, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. KLOC

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    Doesn't the 21/18 combo render the centre stand completely useless?
    Not sure about the side-stand, but I think it might do with a bit more length.
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  2. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last

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    it's definitely in the grey area,,,depending on shock set-up,,,Rx is a few pieces of 2x4 or something similar

    FYI,,,you can get an adjustable side stand and others have reverted to a 17rear by virtue of the fact that they were vertically challenged in the ir inseams and/or wanted the original lower gearing

    with 21/17 combo it raises the seat circa 3/8'' instead of 3/4''

    OBTW we also revert to a3.5x17 rim in rear for the off-road crowd ,,provides better cornering in dirt and i sless prone to getting bent...also can carry larger loads

    woody
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  3. Boxerlove

    Boxerlove Been here awhile

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    Wow I'm jealous!!! that looks like an awesome trip. I like those samurai's :lol3 I used to have one for rock crawling. I prolly should of gotten the 18" rear too. Let me know how you like it. The 990's are nice too but there is nothing like having a nice air cooled boxer and with the 21" front and suspension mod you can do just as much off road if not more with the GS plus still being way better on road. I wish BMW would have a 21" option from the factory. Then it would be a true predecessor of the R80GS. I agree though not enough people like to get there GS dirty just like to so many of the land rovers nowadays. Here is a few pics of me just messing around at my local spot.

    http://photobucket.com/R1200GS_album
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