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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,582
Posted By RichBMW
I agree. And with grey cylinder covers, it just...

I agree. And with grey cylinder covers, it just looks odd. Why don't BMW paint the cylinder covers black, on the black engined bikes?
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,352
Posted By RichBMW
Am I the only one getting pissed off with BMW...

Am I the only one getting pissed off with BMW bringing in a colour one year, then dropping it the next?:ear

WTF are they doing? :huh

The GS has only been available in black for a year, then...
Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 203,011
Posted By RichBMW
Yep, I traded my S1000R in against it, and that...

Yep, I traded my S1000R in against it, and that was silly fast! As I know how these things perform after the first service, I can't wait to get the rev restriction lifted! It hits the 9k rpm barrier...
Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,769
Posted By RichBMW
I just got my XR this week, and noticed a buzz in...

I just got my XR this week, and noticed a buzz in the handlebars when I test rode the dealers bike at the weekend. I went out on mine for the first time today, and relaxing my grip on the bars...
Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 203,011
Posted By RichBMW
Took my bike out for the first time today, and...

Took my bike out for the first time today, and got the levers & engine guards fitted. Wow, they make a difference! The bike is phenomenal, and I don't think I'll be getting much sleep tonight, in...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 203,011
Posted By RichBMW
I tried fitting the HP levers from my S1000R, but...

I tried fitting the HP levers from my S1000R, but they won't fit, as it's a new part number, and design. I sold them for 200, and new ones are 270 for both, so it could have been worse!

One...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 203,011
Posted By RichBMW
I'm in England, and will be taking it off...

I'm in England, and will be taking it off permanently. What's another 10 minutes with the power washer for the sake of good looks!:lol3
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 203,011
Posted By RichBMW
How could I resist?!:lol3

How could I resist?!:lol3
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 203,011
Posted By RichBMW
Order placed & bike being delivered to me...

Order placed & bike being delivered to me tomorrow. They over allowed on my PX, and threw a tinted screen into the deal, so it was a no brainer.

Now, where are the Melatonin tablets!:lol3
Forum: Road Warriors 06-29-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 203,011
Posted By RichBMW
I think I will, if it didn't sell this...

I think I will, if it didn't sell this afternoon.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By RichBMW
Get the GSAW if you can afford the...

Get the GSAW if you can afford the payments.:deal:evil
Forum: Road Warriors 06-29-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 203,011
Posted By RichBMW
Damn, my dealer has a red one in stock, and has...

Damn, my dealer has a red one in stock, and has offered me a discount if I take it this week! Cost to change is a bit higher than I'd like, but I'm now thinking.......
Forum: Road Warriors 06-29-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 203,011
Posted By RichBMW
Still waiting for the picture of the...

Still waiting for the picture of the Akra.......:ear
Forum: Road Warriors 06-28-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 203,011
Posted By RichBMW
Hey Fasttrack, sorry to hear about the dude on...

Hey Fasttrack, sorry to hear about the dude on the other bike. Let's hope he'll be ok.

Can you post some pictures of the Akra installed?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By RichBMW
Looks like your dog is ready to eat them!:lol3

Looks like your dog is ready to eat them!:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By RichBMW
Yep, normal. Some move more than others, but...

Yep, normal. Some move more than others, but don't worry.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,662
Posted By RichBMW
They bent it, so they should damn well replace...

They bent it, so they should damn well replace it.:deal
Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 203,011
Posted By RichBMW
If there were discounts on the XR, and I got a...

If there were discounts on the XR, and I got a good trade in on the R, I'd consider one, but at the moment the cost to change would be around 4k, which I really couldn't justify. The ride isn't that...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 203,011
Posted By RichBMW
Well, I rode it. Here are my observations: ...

Well, I rode it. Here are my observations:

The bars are very buzzy, unless you're accelerating.
The footpegs need lowering.
The heated grips worked as well as on the R.
It's fast, but not as...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 203,011
Posted By RichBMW
I've got a test ride booked on the XR tomorrow,...

I've got a test ride booked on the XR tomorrow, so will see how it compares to my R. I'm also interested to see how it compares to the GSA, so now need to decide which bike to ride there!:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 106,411
Posted By RichBMW
Congrats.:clap What tyres are those?

Congrats.:clap

What tyres are those?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 42,696
Posted By RichBMW
They know me well, and the sort of riding I do....

They know me well, and the sort of riding I do. For the roads I ride, the GSA is king. I am, however, interested to know how the XR handles on gravel strewn, pot holed back tracks. I'll be getting a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By RichBMW
Puig also do a short screen for the GSW & GSAW....

Puig also do a short screen for the GSW & GSAW. Here it is on my GS.

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd515/rwthomas001/1FA8D30C-BC23-44FC-987E-993614D1F4AC_zpsvhvwazec.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 42,696
Posted By RichBMW
Both my dealers, who I've bought bikes from, have...

Both my dealers, who I've bought bikes from, have said that I'd be mad to swap my GSA for an XR. That says a lot.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 203,011
Posted By RichBMW
Nice report, IR, but the quickshifter IS designed...

Nice report, IR, but the quickshifter IS designed to be used under power!:deal

Btw, if anyone is thinking about radiator protectors, Evotech has stock of their version.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7,209
Views: 1,367,600
Posted By RichBMW
Gave it a good clean after spending all weekend...

Gave it a good clean after spending all weekend on it. The Karcher made light work of that job!:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 408,849
Posted By RichBMW
Yep, it's the BMW one. This should give you an...

Yep, it's the BMW one. This should give you an idea of how dark it is:

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd515/rwthomas001/38372362-754A-49B0-8E3F-72ADBDC46500_zpsizkttjd4.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By RichBMW
Your source isn't very good, as they don't make a...

Your source isn't very good, as they don't make a green GS.:lol3 I'm guessing that you're talking about the GSA, but as you can't tell the difference between a GS and a GSA, I'll stick to my...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By RichBMW
He read it on here!:lol3

He read it on here!:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 408,849
Posted By RichBMW
Signature custom designs

Signature custom designs
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,288
Views: 691,463
Posted By RichBMW
How peculiar. Maybe familiarise yourself with a...

How peculiar. Maybe familiarise yourself with a brand new bike BEFORE trying to ride it offroad!:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 408,849
Posted By RichBMW
You're not wrong! Here's another from today ...

You're not wrong! Here's another from today

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd515/rwthomas001/c971da0e6e3e3029cfc9544f48e7fe3b_zpsvbhnu5xs.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 408,849
Posted By RichBMW
Two for the price of one!:lol3 ...

Two for the price of one!:lol3

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd515/rwthomas001/b2e350f53f73481b78afc3babf241f65_zpsh1cphyva.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,604
Posted By RichBMW
Your friends ARE wimps.:deal My Mum can pick up a...

Your friends ARE wimps.:deal My Mum can pick up a fully loaded GSA.:lol3
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 192,801
Posted By RichBMW
It is true. The turning circle is pretty crap,...

It is true. The turning circle is pretty crap, but you get used to it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,288
Views: 691,463
Posted By RichBMW
What are the plates on the engine bars?

What are the plates on the engine bars?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By RichBMW
I have the Akra headers, and the difference is...

I have the Akra headers, and the difference is very noticeable. They have eliminated some of the flat spots through the rev range. I've had the full system on the last two bikes, and whenever my bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,542
Posted By RichBMW
I took my GSA out last night for a few hours, and...

I took my GSA out last night for a few hours, and hadn't ridden it for a couple of weeks as I'd been using the S1000R. I have to say that the GSA is a fantastic bike, and an absolute pleasure to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By RichBMW
They're exactly the same, apart from the label.

They're exactly the same, apart from the label.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By RichBMW
Make sure they give you the bolts, and a...

Make sure they give you the bolts, and a replacement screen for free, as there's no way it would just vibrate off. It sounds like they hadn't installed it properly at the PDI.
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