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Post by Lozzo
Post by Bear Post by wessie
GS riders are some of the most widely travelled of all bikers.
Hardly surprising, given that it's part of why most people would buy an
RGS in the first place :)
The RGS is one of a *very* small number of non sportsbikes I'd actually
So would I, if it was made by a Japanese company. I swear I'll never own
a BMW unless it is given to me FOC.
The "Long Way Round" RGS Adventures seemed to do ok ... broke rear
subframes which, considering they seemed to be using the Adventure's
luggage, is a bit disappointing, but they were carrying a lot of kit,
and dropped the bikes numerous times, which presumably isn't very good
news when you've got panniers on.
Otherwise they seemed fine ... although of course you never know which
bits have been replaced without you being told ...
... when I was dispatching, we had an ex-beemer mechanic working for us,
and he said the air cooled twins were pretty bulletproof, apart from
"The Four B"; Bings (carbs), Bearings (he replaced certain bearings on
all his beemers as soon as he bought them, but I can't recall which
ones), Bores and ... something I can't remember.
I'm struggling to think of one beemer *twin* (not the K engines) that
I've seen develop a major nasty ... but then I don't hang around with
beemer owners, so maybe I wouldn't have.
"Don't believe the hype"
Today's music: Miles Davis "Kind Of Blue"