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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
I'm 100% jealous guys!
Unfortunately, for me this head shake thing is a dark cloud over it all. Until then, I was 100% on board with getting the new GS as soon as possible....now I'm not so sure.
I think you would have the standard BMW 90% chance of absolutely nothing being wrong. Do you live close to the dealer?
I wouldn't be worried. BMW is not a "Mickey-Mouse" type of company, should something (and I doubt it) be wrong they will/have to fix it anyways.
Better to buy after the fix because BMW usually quietly just changes specs without recalling the earlier problematic parts, like the self-destructing forks on the F650GS made from 2000 to mid-2003.
If you have access to the video footage of that jump we would love to see it. Especially off that ramp. It should be available as the rest of the "One World. One R 1200 GS" tour is being covered with both stills and video.
Like they handled Final Drive
Why so sarcastic?
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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?
At 52 seconds..."we've had a problem with your bike and are just putting the driveshaft back together now" :eek1
Agree. It's a conspiracy.
There are people conspiring I tell ya!
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.
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 dont do one. Classic movie quote
I know we were kidding him about final drives and splines when we met up with them in Christchurch
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.
Paul Jr 8
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 )