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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
Stunt Rider. Respect!
I'm not convinced
One of the ramps in my work building is about that steep.
BTW, I think the shadow in the photo in question is directly on the camera person. That is why you don't see it.
The bike/rider is just a bit blurred. Might have been nice to faster shutter speed with a flash, and then photoshop the rider/bike darker if you wanted.
I'm not convinced the new GS NEEDS a steering damper any more than any 550 lb dirt bike, which IMO is about every 550 lb dirt bike. Which is why I for one am a bit mystified that BMW does not have an OEM option for a damper. Maybe on the new GSA.
Where is the stunt?
That would be the landing...
Great- I need to preorder a side stand extender. Actually I think I am enamored by this new GS, something i feel inside like I felt for my R80 and my R1150 that I haven't ever felt for the 1200's -'til now.
Just received an email from the dealer, the bikes are in the US and they should be receiving theirs in the next two to three weeks.
EJ, check your email.
Yeap, just got the same. They are here sooner than I expected.
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?