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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by gsfreeman2, Sep 17, 2009.
Just picked up my 2000 R1150GS on saturday. Drives like a dream! What fun!
Very nice and clean AJ. Good Find. It's been a long time since mine looked as clean as that.
Check your rear brake rotor for wear and that your caliper doesn't have gummed up pins (there is a recent thread on here somewhere about that).
Hope I can find another one as clean as that when the time comes.
Way to clean 4 me, i need dirt.
She looks brand new! Congrats! When I bought mine, she was that clean... Not anymore...
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Nice and I was wondering if you were going to post more than once a year.lol
local back roads.
I haven't had a bike until now (for a long time)! Finally broke down and got one. Of course, stopped yesterday and some douche cuts me off and I drop it. Bent the passenger peg on left side and some scratches on valve cover and guards. Then I drop it again when I get home a few minutes later, having missed the kickstand with my heel and it takes me FOREVER to pick it back up, even using the backwards lift. I dunno what was wrong with me. Felt like something was pushing back!
That's a bad day! Is the seat too high?There Giants!
No, like I said, it's been awhile and I'm just getting used to it. Need more time on the road, that's all.
Мой BMW R1150GS Adventure (2002)
My 1150GSA was my third bike ever and I can flat foot it with a suspension lift and regular height seat. Despite having already ridden thousands of miles on and off road the 1150's balance point (especially with a full tank) took me some getting used to. I'd never just dropped a bike before the 1150 but, on a multi-state trip, right after I bought it I dropped it twice after stopping at an intersection to wait on cars. Both times were with a full stock GSA tank.
The TT tank I'm running now actually makes it balance easier.
if not already: slow speed stops seem to be more "manageable" when using only the rear brake, helping to avoid/prevent that sudden "jerk/stop" that the front brake is prone to produce. Traditional telescopic forks compress, changing balance points, etc. which is just an added variable to a fairly precise move. Parking lots, close proximity situations, slow speeds... even when riding a pillion with full gear... I use the rear brake for that last few feet/inches coming to a full stop. the front brake is very strong, great for other moments, during higher speeds, and clear braking areas. However when its in close proximity, slow speeds, I'm always amazed how effective the rear brake is.
My 1150 adv was the first bike i ever had the sensation of going to topple over at a stop, actually thought i was losing my abilities. Solution is very simple, when about to stop motion, at the point when you are about to put (in my case) your right foot down, lightly crank the handlebar to the left, this is effectively counter steering the bike to lean right when stationary. So simple, so effective.
I guess I should have added that it's been five years since that trip and I haven't let the bike fall over coming to a stop since. Of course, now that I say that I will probably do it on my way home from work this week.
+1 on the rear brake though. A lot can be accomplished with that little lever.
lacks of duct tape
I used to own a Klr
Just finished rebuilding it.
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