BMW R****R Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by ninepeaks9, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. rd400racer

    rd400racer Long timer

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    I too have a 32" inseam and was toes at a stoplight. A low Sargent seat corrected that. Now I can get one foot flat and toe the other, which is perfectly OK with me. If I really scrunched forward in the seat I could probably get flat on both. I sat on an 09 GS recently that a friend has and it almost felt like a pee wee bike compared to mine:D
  2. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    W 32" inseam, you don't need lowered model - that's what peeps w 28-30" inseam are usually buyin'...

    Otherwise, no particular reason not to get lower model, especially if there's plenty of them available and you can get it cheaper than std height...

    Also, you may wanna check your source of data for suspension travel difference std vs. low - it's 2.0"-2.1" difference rather than 1"...

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  3. Patch

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    Correct .. fat fingered. It is 2" as you stated.
  4. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    I'll be getting a Russell Day Long, adds height. Placing the seat in the higher position also decreases the knee bend for me which is one of the reason i started down this rabbit hole.

    Oh well ... time to go ride and my Roadster is waiting :D
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  5. staticPort

    staticPort Meditrider Supporter

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    I put low shocks on my standard-height R1200GS and find it much easier to manage as I age. Only negative is the pegs touch down occasionally when having too much fun at extra-legal speeds. Should you get a low model and not like it, all ya gotta do is swap the shocks, center stand, and side stand for the standard versions, but I doubt you'll feel the need for that.
  6. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    That'll be rather expensive proposition - may as well sell the low bike and get std one... :D
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  7. staticPort

    staticPort Meditrider Supporter

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    Just laying out options. Certainly buying the bike in the desired configuration to start with should be easier and cheaper. But if what one wants in not readily available within a reasonable radius of one's location it is possible to modify what one has into what one wants should one be willing to expend the time and resources required. Or not . . .
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  8. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    I found the R bikes do just fine on the outback gravel/dirt roads. Just get a GS skid plate and all's good.
    Burr Trail Rd Sign.jpg
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  9. Patch

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    Agreed. My roadster has delivered on every bad decision I've made with regards to dirt and unimproved roads. I'm keeping it.

    The GSA is for different reasons.
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  10. CajunRider

    CajunRider Been here awhile

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    How did those tires do???

    Road looks fairly smooth and hard pack, but street tires and sandy soil scare me. I'd opt for something more like a Trailmax or set of TKC-70.
  11. Patch

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    Street tires and sand don't bother me, its that almost everything here in the east is always wet unlike those lucky guys out in the desert. PR4 and PR5s suck in mud but I seem to use them anyway
    :lol3
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  12. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    I found for the most part street tires perform as well as any 80/20 tire on Gravel/Dirt roads. I like the performance of a Sport/Touring tire because 97.5% of the time I'm on pavement. The Shinko's 705's do alright and come in our sizes if your looking for more of off-pavement. They perform decent on the Highway, especially good in heavy rain.
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  13. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    Gratuitous glamour shot, I love the look of this bike quite a lot:

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    I'm going to need to pull that windscreen off. Tons of turbulent air/noise. T32 went on, didn't notice any road noise from it and from what I can tell it needed no weights to balance.
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  14. Lead Wrist

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    ^ Nice looking Classic... :thumb
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  15. Anwar Namtut

    Anwar Namtut Been here awhile

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    I just bought the same one. PXL_20210716_235246228.jpg
  16. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    ^ Congrats - wear it out in good health!! :beer
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    That.guy Been here awhile

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    Anyone running Michelin Anakee Adventures? Looking for a better gravel road tire without sacrificing too much road performance or comfort
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    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    AAs are OE tires that Shifty R1250 GS/As are coming with and peeps seem to be generally happy with.

    There's mega thread in G-Spot sub-forum which you may want to skim through for look-see: Michelin Anakee Adventure Tires | Adventure Rider (advrider.com)
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  20. BMWs2Dave

    BMWs2Dave Been here awhile

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    I had the same experience with that stock windscreen. it did not stay on the bike for long.
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