Dammit I'd never live it down.

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by nachtflug, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Well, it sounds fun, but then so did a few other things that years later cause me a good deal of discomfort.

    I think my 1150 is my last BMW. I was pretty sure of it when I bought it 8 years ago and at the rate I'm not wearing it out these days along with the rate my employment options are diminishing KLR's look too expensive.

    I'm just wondering what overly complex and expensive, dealer service only item they have added. :lol3
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  2. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    *shrug*

    I just bought a $40 tool from Beemer Boneyard, which will let me bleed the brakes on my R12RT. I can do everything else, using a pile of tools I've had since I started working on airheads 30 years ago. :lol3
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  3. mixxedupmedia

    mixxedupmedia Believes in mahogany

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    Well, I'm a big roundel fan, but that new waterboxer sounds like amplified dysentery. Truth be told, most boxers don't sound that great, but the great is in the riding. Big fan of the 1200 motor.

    For sound, I like V-twins (MG from Italy or HD from the good ol' US of A).
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  4. Anorak

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    Nothing is well with him. If you're lucky, you won't be able to find the horrible "shark" photo.

    He's some kind of long haired degenerate.
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  5. Gezerbike

    Gezerbike Hey Rocky...........

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  6. nachtflug

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    dude! how's it going? didn't see you at Rhinebeck this year. Come on down and see the museum we're going to get the 1915 Iver Johnson running and ride it in the Wall of Death.

    Not.

    Still got your GS? I still miss mine, those pinstripes were the shizzle. Still got my red seats. You should have come down for the Cannonball!
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  7. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Thread killer

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  8. Jim Moore

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    I was thinking the same thing. Didn't sound that cool either. I'm not sure what these guys are yammering about.
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  9. nachtflug

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    I think the OP was not so much referring to the actual "sound" but was more intrigued by the bikes seemingly very impressive ability to rev coupled with a belief that those revs did seem to indicate the bikes ability to do a wicked burn out.
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  10. ShaftEd

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    Can't wait to see Flug's new wethead GS in the "GS's that suck" thread.:1drink
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  11. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Flug said something positive?????? :huh

    And then admitted to being wrong?????? :huh

    OK, the Mayans were right after all. I'm now going to start watching Doomesday Preppers....
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  12. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD!

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    finish that drywall yet oh great flugster:D
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  13. advNZer?

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    brand new bike revved like that not surprising is it?
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  14. nachtflug

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    It's 2012. I think the meshing of gears and the concept of the wet clutch is pretty ironed out at this point. I'll even go as far as to speculate that perhaps the oilheads were the dark ages as they moved from old to new technology. I'm the last one to pontificate on the success of the 1000 4 cylinder they've taken the 1L sportbike world by storm with but to be fair they hit one out of the park.

    They may have the design it on CAD/build it with modern technology we let others understand (even if they seem to be leaning heavily on cultures with significant amounts of rice in their diets for major input in one way shape or form or another) and it will work and work well concept down.

    I remember in an MOA magazine once a picture of an 1150GS, and they had the country of origin of all the components, wheels, injectors, brakes, etc etc and it was almost all euro. I'd be curious to know how this geographic source demographic would look, not that it matters, if it rips it rips. It sure sounds like each individual exhaust pop when he revs it is being delivered with meaningful firings of internal combustion.

    I'm not saying I'd buy one I'd rather have a 2013 Honda 450 but that wouldn't end well and I'm not in a big hurry to lay that kind of money down for what would amount to commuter street riding in a pathetically short riding season.

    The Nikon 300mm F2.8 however might be just the ticket.

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  15. ultane

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  16. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    The wetness for the Wethead is powerful strong.
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  17. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    He'll paint it pink in honor of his nemesis. :lol3
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  18. Tropical Bird

    Tropical Bird From the front line

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    Two.

    NIL.

    :D
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