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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Eddy Alvarez, Apr 22, 2016.
Run your cable lock through the helmet, then set it upright on the seat with a plastic bag over it.
I finally got around to watching the video.
I enjoyed it.
Good to see the 313cc thumper climb that hill.
Looked close to 45° or so.
Like the Englishman said, higer revs are key.
Max torque is higher in the rpm range for a typical thumper.
Speaking of out the beaten path, we want to explore the Andes, and the Amazonia. In fact we have been on the road since i retired in December 2016. We sold the house and got rid of everything that was not motorcycle related. This the life that I have been dreaming. So our scooter carry 95% of our belongning and we enjoy it. I sold the scooter that I had in Colombia I need something new . I have an eye ont he baby GS. Any pros and cons. What you think?
I know people who have fitted automotive vacuum type cruise control to VStroms. Don't think that the little GS has enough real estate to install one, though.
And, as you noted, Interstates are best avoided.
Wow what a change!
Pro: Light, Nimble, Good range, capable, relatively cheap, good dealership support, can do gravel, can do highway.
Cons: A bit "revvy" to stay at speed although it is made to do that.........seat to peg is a bit short if you are tall. Levers are cheap and long, can break easily in a fall.
Nothing else I can think off.
speaking of levers, who makes good shorty ones?
Apparently they are self-fabricating in the event of a fall....drop the bike, hit the lever, snap- they become shorty levers. LoL.
RRP should have some in the next few weeks...
As far as I can find the only ones available right now are from Puig for $200/set
Isn't there Givi racks out there?
Hepco Becker racks were shown even if you need to EU source at the moment.
I'm sure Happy Trails is working on it as is Touratech. Motech too.
Wolfman, Giantloop, Mosko and a ton of others have rackless systems now.
Why wait? This bike will be very supported.
I called Touratech a couple of weeks ago. The guy I spoke with told me that Touratech "has no plans" to offer any accessories for the 310.
ouch! Guess I'll wait to see what RRP comes out with. Looking at some of their other levers for other bikes, they are much more afforable than that.
AltRider is looking into it but they haven't decided one way or the other yet.
Evotech's levers will cost $120 but they aren't in stock yet.
I'm happy to report I was able to pick up my G310GS today. It turns out I had a defective battery. Fortunately, the dealer had one in stock. Confidence restored, I'm looking forward to weekend riding and a short tour in the near future.
You might have talked to Matt.
That's a nice way of saying during our bankruptcy restructuring time we could not build up parts. TT is in, but you need to wait.
They support every BMW & will have great products.
All I want is the smallest motorcycle that can safely carry us and what we need to be fulltimer on the road and allow me to put my feet on the ground when I stop. I'm a small person 5' 6'' 125 lb, my wife 105lb. Weight wise we can manage to be within the gross weight of the manufacturer.
Of course I will upgrade the baby gs, seat, suspension, brake and a sturdy support for the cases. Look how we adapt our 300cc scooters. The key is to have the best person to plan the right mods.
These past 2 years I have been riding 2 up 2 Kymco Downtown 300, one in Canada. We toured BC, Yukon and Alaska, and the other one all over Colombia. In all we toured 62,000km.The idea to have one bike in each country, we added a rear air suspension, upgraded the brake rotor, custom seat, and a one unit side/top case rack to handle the 48 l and 68l Givi outback trekker side and top cases. We fell half dozen times, minor scratches to the side cases. Unfortunately my baby scooter cannot handle the bush roads of the Amazon.
I reckon the 310GS will be good for you.
...but maybe the himalayan better
anyway is pretty short. They don't seem to want a lot of power. If they are 2up, they can both lift up the bike in falls.
4.0 gallon tank vs 2.9. 50-80 miles more range.
21" vs 19". I strongly recommend 21 when on roads you have never been on. We don't want that front tyre to wash out while the rider is looking off at a wild bird or something.
Center stand is nice to have in the field.
Skid plate is the real deal.
I think @anyway should make a thread for his question.
More Inmates need to get in on this.
I'm confused on what they had before.
I'm not sure of what bikes have the best global support where they still need to go.
I wish them the best.
That's the issue.