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Old 03-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #31
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Mmm don't see any broken forks here, and they are all light weight race bikes
Drop a 500 pound bike nose down on a set of forks and they will either bend or break. Either way, expect to total the bike!

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:31 PM   #32
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:59 PM   #33
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Mmm don't see any broken forks here, and they are all light weight race bikes
Boy, you are about dumb as a bag of fuck.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:14 PM   #34
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note to self: when coming to a 6 foot drop STOP THE FUCKING BIKE.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:48 PM   #35
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This happened today, my friend just bought a 1200gs. So the skid plate is connected to the engine block. Guess how we discovered that?



Fixed enough to get home. I thought bmws were made for offroading...?
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:19 PM   #36
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"GS 1200 Fail"

Shouldn't this be posted in Road Warriors? GS 1200 is a Suzuki street bike.

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Old 03-03-2013, 12:16 AM   #37
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We did a fun group trail ride yesterday. One of the riders (you know the type with far too much confidence Vs ability) lost control of his bike on a downhill gravel section. He had the sence to bail out, the bike went over a 6 foot drop-off. It landed front wheel first and snapped both fork legs clear through along with quite a bit of other damage. He was OK but the bike is a near write off and only 6 months old. Hours were spent getting recovery sorted out as of course the bike was unrideable. I was shocked how fragile the machine is. Didn't take a photo as I thought that would be a bit insensitive. So I for one won't be considering one of these for serious adventure riding. I wonder if the new water cooled model is any stronger? Give me a set of conventional forks any-day! Anybody else had a show stopper with the big BMW?
Thats shocking all together, a small 6ft drop , guess he mustn't have had the levitation option.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:23 AM   #38
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This happened today, my friend just bought a 1200gs. So the skid plate is connected to the engine block. Guess how we discovered that?



Fixed enough to get home. I thought bmws were made for offroading...?
It is a 500+ pound bike. Not a good idea to trat it like a 250 pound bike.

But yes, the skid plate is a weak spot if you wish to go around jumping it.

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Old 03-03-2013, 08:24 AM   #39
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"GS 1200 Fail"

Shouldn't this be posted in Road Warriors? GS 1200 is a Suzuki street bike.

That is one of my pet peaves too. It is an R1200GS, or just a GS.

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Old 03-03-2013, 10:27 AM   #40
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This happened today, my friend just bought a 1200gs. So the skid plate is connected to the engine block. Guess how we discovered that?



Fixed enough to get home. I thought bmws were made for offroading...?

The Super Tenere has the same problem. Solid mounted skid plates can bust the engine oil pan if hit. The answer for both machines is an engine skid plate that is mounted to the frame which is available from some aftermarket suppliers.



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Old 03-03-2013, 12:07 PM   #41
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The answer for me is to look ahead, watch where the hell I'm going, and if I think its going to fuck up my shit I avoid it.

Although, there is nothing more fun to watch than some half out of control dumb ass turn himself into an instant pedestrian.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:24 PM   #42
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:12 AM   #43
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Update

Folks,

The insurance has written off the bike. Since it was comprehensively insured, the owner needs to take a hit of about $135.

It seems that in order to get the bike back into shape it cost the agency North of $8,000.

Sound Guy! are you the Argentinian or Axel?

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Old 03-04-2013, 03:11 PM   #44
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BTW...what is our motto here?

No pictures, then it DIDN'T happen.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:40 PM   #45
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