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Old 11-20-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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why BMWs?

Just out of curiosity, why are BMW GS models so over represented on this site, followed closely by oilhead boxers? I mean there are WAY more threads in those 2 categories than any other bike. Did this used to be a BMW only forum, or are these just the most popular adventure bikes by such a wide margin?
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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I think you answered your question, but there are other bikes represented as well. This is particular to the GS series on this portion.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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cos

Maybe because BMW and KTM are the prime makers of serious BIG adventure bikes.
Not wishing to start a scrap. :-)
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
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But what oil do you use?

Can I use wd40 on my chain?



























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Old 11-20-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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But what oil do you use?

Can I use wd40 on my chain?
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:48 AM   #6
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:59 AM   #7
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Chain?

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:03 PM   #8
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Chain?

Its a reference to what usually happens to threads about silly stuff...

That and the OP posted in the parallel universe... aka twin cylinder BMWs with chains
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:37 PM   #9
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I rode a honda 125 from Indonesia to Europe in 1976. In hind sight I would have been better off on a BMW. Dave
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:08 PM   #10
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Why no BMW Thumpers here?

I notice that the boxers and parallel twins get their due attention in GSpot, and rightly so. But why do BMW thumpers have to go to a different section? Seems they get quite a bit of real world GS exposure (and maybe even more so than the boxers). Not trying to trigger a range war… I'm just sayin'….
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:48 PM   #11
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:24 AM   #12
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Why ? For the secret code, dude !

BMW stands for Be My Woman. Only a handful of people know that, like George Cloney and Brad Pitt who are BMW owners. And look what happens to them ! Magnets, like the rest of us here...
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #13
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"Magnetic" for sure!

I need a fly-swatter to shoo people away from my bike at every pitstop.....ooooing....aaaing....and asking: Is that a dirt bike? How fast does it go? Golly, that thing is sooooo cool.

Oddly, my KLR never attracted gawkers like this, and mine was really well-sorted.

After two years of feeling like a public ambassador, I'm kind of yearning for more obscurity again. I mean...they never give it a rest. If you're in a hurry and just ignore the inquiries, you get labeled "another BMW snob". Maybe THAT is the source....hhhmmm.

Think I'll start wearing some (hunter's) skunk scent to repel the wannabes more discreetly.

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:53 AM   #14
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I thought BMW meant Burning My Wallet!
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #15
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Nothing feels like a BMW when it is right. Noting frustrates more when it isn't. Then you fix it and Oh Yea.

Plus the Koolaid is so tasty..

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