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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Eddy Alvarez, Apr 22, 2016.
I recall suggesting some TKC80's before you went ahead with the Shinko's mate!
Yes, yes you did. Honestly though, with my skill level, tyres aren't going to make too much difference, and Shinkos are half the price of TKCs, so... I'm interested though, in the fact that the rear Shinkos appear to have such an Achilles heel with lateral stability! On tarmac they're amazing - a knobbie that's nearly peg down capable!
I've got some Motoz Tractionator Adventures that I'm about to try, which will be an interesting comparison.
How's your bike going dude? Have they released it yet, or still on sidestand hold?
They had black. I couldn't resist!
Doesn't matter that it's black - welcome to the club!
Ha ha - don't cuss the black...
It might not be the fastest, but it's certainly the coolest ;o)
All other G310GSs wish they could be black!
Two and a half days mini-vacation! I took the G310GS to Lapland and the Arctic Sea.
Sunset in western Finland
Above the treeline in the northern parts of Norway. Approaching Alta from the west.
I met only one car on this 40 km gravel road in Lapland/Finland.
Bugs. The rest of them are on my helmet.
I had packed very light because i didn't really need any camping gear. I attempted to do a SaddleSore 1000 (1000 miles (1609 km) in 24 hours) on my way up allowing very little time to sleep. The second night I stayed at a hotel.
In addition to a Pelican style top case I have Hepco & Becker hard panniers and a waterproof Ortlieb 24 liter Rack Pack. The panniers are really more small than practical, but I think they fit the bike well. The Ortlieb wasn't even half full this time, and I think a bigger 31 liter version would also fit the bike nicely for more packing capacity. The Pelican-style top case is very practical in use.
All in all I covered 3160 km. I stopped for fuel 21 times.
I'm very happy with the G310GS so far. The stock suspension fits this kind of riding very well. Even motorways are somewhat enjoyable even if the motor is close to it's limit. There is some vibration on the footpegs and handlebars but that's close to neutral, on the scale between likable and annoying. Also I find the stock saddle pretty good. Looking forward to more rides in the future!
Except the red ones.
And the white ones, even though they look like toys.
Spotted another painted 310 here in MD not too long ago, back left.
Last evening my wife walked out into the garage and said "holly crap, what have you done?"
The entire aft end of the bike was scattered about the place. She said "why did you do that? It's only been here 23 hours"
My reply of course was " it was only 21 hours when I started and why wouldn't I? " She rolled her eyes and went away. She's a keeper!!!
I ended up with five pounds of crap in a box and a cleaner tail end
Today I dug through my cast off parts and came up with a pair of Pivot-Pegs that are either from one of my 1150 GS's or my 800 GS. I'm not sure.
With a few mods like grinding .020 off of the "pin length" surface and then welding a piece of 1/8" stainless to the surface that stops them at level, they worked!
Yes, I did have to trim a little off of the left peg to get it to fold up a little more but my trim let it fold up more than the stock peg but yet let it protect the shifter still. I did need to adjust the shifter up a little but the bonus here is I can actually find the break lever now.
I also spent some time and lubricated every thing the dealer should have.
This is a nice little bike!
On another note, I took my R12RT off my insurance and put the G310GS on. See my sig, I have other bikes, but my insurance dropped to exactly half
How can I like this twice?
Nice work dude. Congrats on saving 5 lbs! Was it just the R&G tail tidy, or more than that which gave you the weight saving? Oh, and if you get a chance, I'd love to see a photo or two of what you ground off the left peg? Love my new Pegz, but only mm of fold on the left one...
Is that a gold colour on the side 'flutes' on the other bike? It looks very cool!
It was a bronze red kinda color. Pretty cool, but a waste of a perfectly good black bike!
for info. If anyone else is interested, you can save another 5lbs if you remove the rack (these are the 310R grab handles and centre trim panel fitting in it's place), plus another 6lbs if you replace the OEM silencer with the Scorpion...
It all looks kewl too ;o)
I was shocked at what that rack weighs!
My dealer just (as in this morning) got in the fitting/installation jig for the side stand reinforcement. No parts, however. He's checking with BMW.
Hey Chappy - Can you post a link to the Pivotpegz that you installed? Are they made for the GS or another bike? I think Woodworks installed them on his GS as well? Thanks in advance.
SW Motech Ion peg. Left side has the same issue of just about all wider pegs - it hits on the shift linkage when it folds up. Will try and only drop it on right side.
Rubber insert removes for off-road use. I had these on my VStrom and have them on my Tiger Explorer (the first mod that I did to it) - well over 100K comfy miles with these pegs.