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Old 02-06-2012, 04:57 AM   #601
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:07 AM   #602
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"...or whatever that is"...That is a bike that will last twice as long as yours and NEVER be in the shop because of broken final drives, fuel pumps, etc etc. What it is, is the most dependable motorcycle ever made at $8K brand new.

whittrated03 has some fair points.
While the factory installed G/S anti-lock braking system works well (so well it in fact that it can actually be quite a challenge to turn off), everyone knows the G/S Newtonian designed fuel pumps are just a catastrophic failure waiting to happen. Once the fuel pump fails, you never know where you'll find yourself, upside down in a ditch most likely. The final drives should just be renamed final rides I especially agree with the 'etc, etc' bit.




























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Old 02-06-2012, 05:56 AM   #603
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"...or whatever that is"...That is a bike that will last twice as long as yours and NEVER be in the shop because of broken final drives, fuel pumps, etc etc. What it is, is the most dependable motorcycle ever made at $8K brand new.
Show me a V-strom with 500k miles on it.

I can confidently say that there has never been a SINGLE fuel pump failure on a R80G/S. (they don't have fuel pumps, dumbass. Only gravity)
It's the later GSs that had final drive problems. Not the G/S,
I agree though, the "etc, etc" needs constant adjustment.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:41 AM   #604
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I agree though, the "etc, etc" needs constant adjustment.
I'm adjusting my etc for the third time this century and am wondering what sort of oil I should be using.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:53 AM   #605
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Not a problem , someone will help you with advice on adjusting the 'etc' ,
There will also be someone who is closer who will stop by at your house and for the price of a beer , help you adjust it .
The oil question is more technical , what oil do you have around the garage that is open ? That should do just fine till the 750 000km service .
Just remember to add fuel to the big tank behind the handlebars sometime . If you have a P/D tank , maybe fill it once every 6 months , just to be certain .
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:34 AM   #607
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Wow, those pics of the 6 G/S PD's are some of the coolest I've seen! Never seen that many together before- thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:48 PM   #608
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Cool pictures Dave, is that Yaouk valley ?

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I prefer the /6 style etc's. It's like Munich lost sight of etc's by the late '70's.

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Old 02-08-2012, 09:35 AM   #610
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Cool pictures Dave,]

How are you liking that staintune system?
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:22 AM   #611
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How are you liking that staintune system?

I like it very much. Vey robust construction, cleans up like new no matter how much crap you cake onto it and sounds good too.....

It`s a shame they dont make them any more, best looking tail pipe for a G/S, I reckon.....
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:43 AM   #612
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I like it very much. Vey robust construction, cleans up like new no matter how much crap you cake onto it and sounds good too.....

It`s a shame they dont make them any more, best looking tail pipe for a G/S, I reckon.....


Good to hear. I got one on my pd. Are you running it without the baffle? I've only ridden the bike for 50km before pulling it to bits. You are right about how well it cleans up. It just looks a bit long.
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Good to hear. I got one on my pd. Are you running it without the baffle? I've only ridden the bike for 50km before pulling it to bits. You are right about how well it cleans up. It just looks a bit long.

Yes, running without the baffle, it`s not too loud and sounds sweet when you crack it....

I like how it looks longer that it should.....

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Cool pictures Dave, is that Yaouk valley ?
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Geehi at the Koz Rally. We try to line up the G/S's (last 2 years) If everyone I knew who had one showed we would have around 30 I reckon.
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