MOTUS: New Sport Tourer to be built in Alabama

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Reverend12, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Ed-B

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    I had both Seca 650 and Seca 750 models. I bought them new, and I liked them, but they both had very noticeable shaft jacking from day 1. You had to be smooth and careful not to let off the gas abruptly if you came into a corner hot and leaned over - the handling would change and shit would start to drag when the bike settled back down off the drive shaft.:eek1
  2. BlueSkyGuy

    BlueSkyGuy Been here awhile

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    The older motorcycles with shaft did just that, heavier motorcycles suffered less from that effect. Newer motorcycles have much better suspension control and stiffer frames. Small trade off in light of chain lubrication with out a center stand or a failed belt. That being said any final drive not maintained will suffer a failure at some point, but I think shaft is likely the best over all for ease of care.
  3. BlueSkyGuy

    BlueSkyGuy Been here awhile

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    Drag racers likely convert the MAX to chain final for quick repair and gearing selection. Shaft for the street requires fluid changes, and spline lube (which is done at tire change time)otherwise that's it.
  4. JerryH

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    On MOST shaft drive bikes, including mine, the drive shaft splines (on the shaft itself, not the ones that mesh with the rear wheel) do not receive any lubrication from the engine or final drive oil. I have heard of some with grease fittings, but have never seen one. You do have to disassemble the whole rear end to lube these splines. And my owners manual says to do it every 10,000 miles. My tires last nearly twice that long. That may be the cause of most of the BMW final drive failures. Lack of proper maintenance. The one shaft drive bike I know of where it is fairly easy is the Yamaha V-Star with it's exposed shaft. You don't have to remove the entire swing arm to get to it.
  5. Croak

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    Jerry, if you're getting 20k miles out of a rear tire, you're not riding, you're just rolling. :)
  6. mojave

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    MOTUS doesn't have shaft drive, might never. Who cares? Surely there is a shaft drive debate thread in Jo Momma.
  7. GeoAggie

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    I agree with you :clap
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  9. Croak

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  10. GI_JO_NATHAN

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  11. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Lmao! :nod
  12. Dilligaf0220

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    Haa haa, now if somebody had posted up the idea for a sporty(ish) ST1300 with hard bags there'd be inmates leghumping that post up & down...

    Um but yeah...I'll wait to buy a crashed one. Would undoubtedly improve the looks.
  13. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Yeah, that bike is going to rustle a lot of jimmies. :lol3
  14. Speedo66

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    So, Motus is still doing their R&D while Indian was bought, developed, and is being sold.

    How much longer?
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  16. ohgood

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    when the backing money runs out the play boys will move on to the next cash party, a bank will sell the works (oh ya there is no "works" is there?) you can buy it all cheap!



    or, the new BMW will be released and you won't care anymore. :what:
  17. JerryH

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    An ST1300 with higher bars and forward pegs would be a GREAT idea. It would also be nice if they left that V4 engine uncovered. And sold it for under $20K.
  18. soggysandwich

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    so what is going on over at Motus ?....awfully quite,,,one would think their web page would be updated a little more often,,,last date was Oct 9 th.

    http://motusmotorcycles.com/

    that web page looks deserted and negleted ......

    Have the owners moved to an island with all the money?:huh


    another ? .....why would the ONLY Motus dealer in S FLorida ..... NOT show Motus on their web page ?
    http://www.motocorseperformance.com/

    neither does the Northern Florida Motus dealer show anything motus... ????
    http://www.bmwmotorcyclesofpensacola.com/
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    Where are all of the cheerleaders now?:D
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