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Old 05-12-2013, 12:36 PM   #8881
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Maybe I was a bit grumpy at the time of response and maybe I was a little harsh. Frankly I took the post as more trolling which is irritating and pointless. If you truky werr asking an honest question I apologize.


With that said, I stand by my statement about their being tons of bikes out there with no issues that would indicate it being a death machine any more than any other bike ever made.
Thanks for the apology. Not sure what trolling is, but my inquiry was genuine, as the rumours were disconcerting. I certainly learned a lot from the responses and links, and my high confidence in BMW is intact.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:03 PM   #8882
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Thanks for the apology. Not sure what trolling is, but my inquiry was genuine, as the rumours were disconcerting. I certainly learned a lot from the responses and links, and my high confidence in BMW is intact.
Trolling is where "jackasses" come along and say dumb stuff just to stir the pot. Oftentimes, it's things that have been addressed over and over again already. Hence my reaction.

The reality is every manufacturer has issues, especially with new bikes. The internet seems to make everything seem far worse than it really is though. When it comes to BMW, it seems there is a lynch mob of people just waiting to find some sort of fault. Not sure why, but minor things get turned into huge issues online. I wouldn't go so far as saying BMWs are the bulletproof bikes that many people believe, but then again they aren't going to fall apart if you push it across the garage either as many believe.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:11 PM   #8883
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The reality is every manufacturer has issues, especially with new bikes. The internet seems to make everything seem far worse than it really is though. When it comes to BMW, it seems there is a lynch mob of people just waiting to find some sort of fault. Not sure why
BMW is kinda king of the segment. Once something or someone holds that spot is seems others become micro focused on finding issue...

Not sure if it is jealousy, just being contrary, or what...but I am a newb with these bikes so my opinion matters little and I have little history to judge on...but damn..first impressions are nice on this bike
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:12 PM   #8884
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...but damn..first impressions are nice on this bike
Motorcycles are about pleasure. It it excites you, buy it and enjoy it!
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #8885
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Motorcycles are about pleasure. It it excites you, buy it and enjoy it!
My dealer used to say "If you can't have fun owning a motorcycle, why ride one?"
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:18 PM   #8886
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New article about Kevin Ash

New article about Kevin Ash in the Sunday Times of London. Unfortunately only the introduction is available without subscription. http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/...cle1256677.ece
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:56 PM   #8887
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Has anyone installed an Akra or a Remus on the bike and if so, what do you think?
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #8888
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For those in the US... where did BMW hide the evaporative canister?

I can't find it on the realoem parts breakdown.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:31 PM   #8889
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New article about Kevin Ash in the Sunday Times of London. Unfortunately only the introduction is available without subscription. http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/...cle1256677.ece
A rather pathetic article I would say. Nick Rufford and Dominic Torbin are obviously a couple of "try hard" journalists trying to stir up a bit of sensationalism. It doesn't sound like they know anything about bikes or biking. I had to laugh at their one conclusion - " Evidence is now emerging that the £11,395 bike had a tendency to lurch violently in some circumstances, with a risk of the rider being thrown off — as happened to Ash". I wonder what they would make of someone riding a S1000RR?
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:45 PM   #8890
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A rather pathetic article I would say. Nick Rufford and Dominic Torbin are obviously a couple of "try hard" journalists trying to stir up a bit of sensationalism. It doesn't sound like they know anything about bikes or biking. I had to laugh at their one conclusion - " Evidence is now emerging that the £11,395 bike had a tendency to lurch violently in some circumstances, with a risk of the rider being thrown off — as happened to Ash". I wonder what they would make of someone riding a S1000RR?
I think it's even more pathetic that the vast majority of journalists shied away from doing any investigative reporting on the accident so they could stay on BMW's good side.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:05 AM   #8891
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Has anyone installed an Akra or a Remus on the bike and if so, what do you think?
I've fitted the Remus Hexacone titanium slip on, it sounds great and the bike feels like it's breathing better, really happy.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:07 AM   #8892
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I think it's even more pathetic that the vast majority of journalists shied away from doing any investigative reporting on the accident so they could stay on BMW's good side.
Mmmm makes you wonder? My bike (1800km with spoked rims) has developed a bit of a front end wobble in a straight line above 80km. Probably just needs a wheel balance but surprising given I have not taken it off road yet. I will get it checked out and report back. AB
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:11 AM   #8893
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I've fitted the Remus Hexacone titanium slip on, it sounds great and the bike feels like it's breathing better, really happy.
Anyone know if you can remove the baffles from the stock pipe or replace the back section with a new cone with removable baffles? I quite like the look and shape of the stock pipe but would like to open it up a bit.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:44 AM   #8894
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British KTM forum about Kevin Ash related article:

http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/adventure/...gs-faulty.html

British GS forum about Kevin Ash related article:

http://advrider.com/forums/newreply....e=1&p=21395934
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:05 AM   #8895
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If someone made some nice lightweight ally panniers that fitted the Varios mounting points and didnt require an extra frame, they would be on to a winner.
I totally agree! Triumph has the same type of fitting as BMW, surely it cannot be out of the realm of the possible to have aftermarket luggage manufacturer to make similar mountings?
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