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BMW G310GS Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Eddy Alvarez, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    I think it’s snowing back in Jackson!

    I went for a quick ride yesterday post-statorectomy

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  2. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    "Fewer Lawyers"...sure would make my bikes simpler :lol3.

    Remember when there were not any fancy disconnects, safety interlocks, or switches to save us from ourselves...and somehow I never had a problem. Guess I am getting "older"....ahhh the good old days BUT I sure don't miss having to file my points, 6v systems, or kick start only :D.
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  3. BabyBeemer

    BabyBeemer Been here awhile

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    I’ve received my baby GS back from the suspension specialists. They installed the Rally Raid lowering shock and machined some shim(s) for the front suspension, to firm it up.

    I dropped this bike at walking pace in traffic because a) it’s slightly too tall for me and, b) applying the front brake quickly at even walking pace causes a stupid front end dive!

    I can give a big thumbs up for the RR lowering shock - big improvement on the stock part. Coupled with the front end behaving nicely, the bike is now a lot of fun to ride.

    Not a cheap solution, buying the RR shock in AUD$, but money well spent IMHO :)
  4. icebox

    icebox Long timer

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    Old Indian? New 310? Seems like we might have crossed paths! :1drink
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  5. Old and slow

    Old and slow my bike is old and slow, not me!

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    I told you I was gonna get a new bike!
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  6. jonasj

    jonasj 2018 BMW G310GS

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    Finally got around to shoot a few pictures of the bike - guess it looks like most of them when they got the RR treatment - but this one is special, at least for me, as I’ve done all the upgrades myself. Something I didn’t think I’d be able to do when I started the project. :)

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  7. Captain Lew

    Captain Lew Under Heaven Over Hell

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    Ride last wknd.

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  8. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    You got some parachute cord wrapped around your license plate.
  9. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Long timer Supporter

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    Never could quite figure that out. It's not like you ride with the plate hidden.
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  10. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    Someone might see your bike on the inter webs then look up the reg. and now they know your real name and where you live, gotcha!

    Then they can travel cross country and steal your bike when you’re not home. Happens all the time with high demand bikes like the baby GS.
  11. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Long timer Supporter

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    But if I'm not home, I'm on the bike.
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  12. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    Oh no! Now someone’s going to steal my bike! Or find out where I live! Or... um... something!

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  13. Old and slow

    Old and slow my bike is old and slow, not me!

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    yesterday:

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    (...bone stock, nothing added or deleted)
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  14. Duraes

    Duraes Adventurer

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  15. marci

    marci Adventurer

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    in Italian presentation they say there is also the ride by wire and new clutch system more resistant and with slipper.
    Nothing about brakes ...
  16. Duraes

    Duraes Adventurer

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    You are absolutely right.
    I read on someplace else, that they also improved the headlight mounting, that more or less crushed my hopes on transplanting those neat leds to my 2019 model :D
  17. BMWzenrider

    BMWzenrider The Road Scholar Supporter

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    they also relocated the shift linkage pivot to ahead of the left footpeg, so that the peg can now fold back fully, even with aftermarket pegs.

    Although, oddly, in the photo on the BMW website shown below, it does not appear that the linkage is fully installed. The bellcrank arm which should be on the transmission shift lever does not appear to be in place.

    https://www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk/en/models/adventure/g310gs/technicaldata.html#/section-equipment

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  18. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Long timer Supporter

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    Hmmm... Wonder if that can be retrofit?
  19. Ron Wardman

    Ron Wardman Beemerguy

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    Did my first overnight trip on my 310. I rode from my home here in Myrtle Point Oregon To 101 And up the coast, and spent the night in Garibaldi. After having ridden bigger bikes with a lot more storage I wanted to see how this worked out. Because my goal was as light as possible, keep it simple. Very impressed with the bike, 101 is a perfect place to ride because there are no places you need to be running 70+ miles an hour. And then was great mileage was amazing averaging about 74 miles per gallon. I had plenty of storage. I’m sure by far I was the smallest cc bike on that ride which I kind of find a fun. Since purchasing it a few months ago, I’ve now passed 3300 miles on it and still super happy with it. I’ve owned lotta bikes in my life and as most of you knows, the first thing you complain about is the seat comfort. But this is really not bad at all for me. I am going to shave down that little hump but other than that I think it’s fine

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  20. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    Way to go, Ron! I spent the last few days riding and camping up in the higher altitude parts of Oregon, including Crater Lake, where the smoke from all of the nearby forest fires made the landscape look positively Venusian.

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    But the winds shifted the following day, and it cleared up nicely.

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    I also rode by what’s left of our dealer’s shop in Medford after the Almeda fire. Very sad.

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