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Old 05-13-2013, 04:11 AM   #8896
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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, 04:44 AM   #8897
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British KTM forum about Kevin Ash related article:

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British GS forum about Kevin Ash related article:

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Old 05-13-2013, 05:05 AM   #8898
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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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Old 05-13-2013, 05:20 AM   #8899
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And i thought i found a bike, SYDADVGS one seemed soooo cool...
Well, i may not buy a bike after all.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:24 AM   #8900
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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.


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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?
I'm sure it is possible, but why would anyone use the cheap plastic mounts as a base when they could use the GS Adv metal ones much easier, or make and sell their own?

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Old 05-13-2013, 05:36 AM   #8901
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I thought the mounts were metal??

I might be wrong though, I havent seen them. A "small" ally pannier around 30 litres would be excellent and better/narrower than the varios. Also quickly removed without having the frame left behind.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:41 AM   #8902
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I thought the mounts were metal??

I might be wrong though, I havent seen them. A "small" ally pannier around 30 litres would be excellent and better/narrower than the varios. Also quickly removed without having the frame left behind.
I may be wrong, the old R1200GS mounts were plastic.

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:21 AM   #8903
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The mounts on the BMW and triumph are metal alloy of some kind.

Normally I don't mind a frame, but it was then and it is now. The OE solution is more elegant.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:55 AM   #8904
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I thought the mounts were metal??

I might be wrong though, I havent seen them. A "small" ally pannier around 30 litres would be excellent and better/narrower than the varios. Also quickly removed without having the frame left behind.
This!

Not only would the lack of frame keep the bike smaller in the but but I think it would imrove handeling.

I don't need side cases I can haul everything in my house around..I'm a functional guy..this would be my cup of tea
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:37 AM   #8905
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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.
I haven't been able to find it either.

I am waiting for the RepRom to be available so I can really understand this bike. I had a tough enough time finding the clutch slave cylinder. I think it needs to be bleed. Too much drag during 1-2 and 2-3 shifts causing gear clash. I have the clutch lever on position 4 and it doesn't help. 900 miles on the bike so far. I have a F800GS so I think I know how a wet clutch should work.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:46 AM   #8906
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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.
Found it listed in the MAX BMW parts site. Where it is I don't know, but now I know the bike has one.
part number 16 13 7 727 387
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:05 PM   #8907
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Hi Kevin,
Any update on when we can expect to get these crash bars?

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Thanks for the order Doc! You may have just ordered the first set of SW-MOTECH crashbars for a water cooled GS in all of North America! I hope you will post pictures and impressions once you get them.

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Old 05-14-2013, 12:19 PM   #8908
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Hard bags look nice, are more convenient and give a bit more security, but so far I've found quality soft bags to be more crash resistant and wear better on really bad roads, and just as waterproof.
Thanks!

Which soft bags are you using?

How are they mounted?

I ask because the only time I run the hard bags on my ADV style bike is on longer trips so spending $$$ on trick hard bags doesn't sound like it'd be worth it to me.
So soft and functional side bags my be the best compromise.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:38 PM   #8909
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Because I'm to lazy to read though 500+ pages I'll just ask the question.

You 13 owners have Anakee 3's on your bikes from the factory.

Any general consensus on how they are holding up?
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:21 PM   #8910
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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
Interesting thread, thanks for the link.
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