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Old 11-19-2013, 07:42 AM   #16
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You sport bike guys always say that but I see this from the fast pros.

GS riders are cocks (confirmed) Aprila forum GS bashing.
So, youre confirming my point? Lean the upper body INTO the turn just like the photos show. The only photos ive seen where bags are that close to touch down are when the rider is leaning away from the turn, requiring more lean angle of the bike to make a given turn.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:31 AM   #17
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:34 PM   #18
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He was agreeing with you.

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Yes, yes I was.

I tried riding my GS like a dirt bike when I first got it. A low-side early in ownership quickly taught me to start hanging off the seat!
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:51 PM   #19
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:54 PM   #20
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Thanks for answers. I practice leaning my body into the turn and staying on the throttle. Sometimes it can be difficult- the friction in the GS seat prevents an easy slide across. I'm not sure how giving more gas would help in this particular case- it transfers more load on the rear wheel and further compresses the rear suspension. IIRC, that turn was going uphill, also contributing to the rear load bias.
If going uphill, you'd initially throw more weight forward, because you are also slowing down. Getting on the gas settles that. There may also have been a road camber involved, and if this was a lh turn, there is your likely answer. But again, this is the internets, and YMMV.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:26 PM   #21
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So, youre confirming my point? Lean the upper body INTO the turn just like the photos show. The only photos ive seen where bags are that close to touch down are when the rider is leaning away from the turn, requiring more lean angle of the bike to make a given turn.
Wasn't trying to argue. The way it was described once it sounded like you should keep your bike upright and turn by hanging of the side.






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Old 11-20-2013, 06:26 AM   #22
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And WOW, isn't this unprotected cylinder head close to some REALLY big $$$$ repairs?



I know BMW claims the R1200GS is the end-all-do-all bike....but wouldn't these guys be happier on a sport bike leaving the GS for us
Adventure Touring guys for which it's designed?.....just MHO here as I sure love my GS and the 14,000 miles I put on her this summer...
which up here is ~3-4 months. Call me a whimp, but with all this white stuff on the ground now..."I'm out" until next May.
Cheers & see ya' next spring - coach
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:24 AM   #23
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And WOW, isn't this unprotected cylinder head close to some REALLY big $$$$ repairs?



I know BMW claims the R1200GS is the end-all-do-all bike....but wouldn't these guys be happier on a sport bike leaving the GS for us
Adventure Touring guys for which it's designed?.....just MHO here as I sure love my GS and the 14,000 miles I put on her this summer...
which up here is ~3-4 months. Call me a whimp, but with all this white stuff on the ground now..."I'm out" until next May.
Cheers & see ya' next spring - coach
You might be surprised at how much scraping they can do before they get a hole. On top of that, a hole is just a replacement valve cover at $250 new, or less than half that used.

As for riding the GS on the track, why not? It is fun, and different.

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Old 11-20-2013, 01:01 PM   #24
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And WOW, isn't this unprotected cylinder head close to some REALLY big $$$$ repairs?
Some valve covers are close to getting some character. Even when they get so much character that they no longer keep the oil inside it is not a $$$$ repair. More like a $ repair. Or a repair if you don't mind some excessive character.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:27 PM   #25
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I know BMW claims the R1200GS is the end-all-do-all bike....but wouldn't these guys be happier on a sport bike leaving the GS for us
Adventure Touring guys for which it Used to be designed?
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