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Old 09-02-2009, 07:21 AM   #16
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4 1/2 gallons where? maybe 3 or 2.5
The little wings on the tank appear to be just wings.
I see something that looks like an inlet tract going to an airbox under the seat.
Gotta have a battery, likely under the seat.
Not much fuel there with the other stuff in the way.
It just looks like a mx bike with a rally fairing and low fender.
Must be for those small euro deserts?

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Old 09-02-2009, 07:35 AM   #17
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Theoretically that's a cool bike. Unfortunately, the closest desert is 1k+ miles away, which means that fairing wouldn't last one ride in eastern woods. If it has a quick detatch system, then it would be tempting.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:46 AM   #18
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I am absolutely smitten .
Funny, guys on this site are always bitching about not getting hard core dual sports with fairings and large fuel tanks, yet here is a very nice looking example and what do we do- bitch. If this bike is for real my hat is off to GG as it seems they have been reading any one of hundreds of pages on Thumpers that roughly describe this ride as the dream bike. Now only if it were a Husaberg.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:57 AM   #19
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I am absolutely smitten .
Me, too. A lektrik laig would be reeeal nice, tho.
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:00 AM   #20
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Perhaps they will sell a coupe of them. Rally for scooters here in the US is a pretty small market. No way in the world a bike like that would be bought for AMA D-37 or D-38 dezert racing. I guess you might see 1 or 2 at a race like V2R or Baja. Still I think the market is just too small for that bike to be successful.
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:14 AM   #21
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Theoretically that's a cool bike. Unfortunately, the closest desert is 1k+ miles away, which means that fairing wouldn't last one ride in eastern woods. If it has a quick detatch system, then it would be tempting.
Ok, so it's not the bike for you....

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Old 09-02-2009, 09:36 AM   #22
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Im in....that is one of the most well thought out bikes in years....

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Old 09-02-2009, 09:48 AM   #23
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Me, too. A lektrik laig would be reeeal nice, tho.
GG has always has trouble with their electric starts....they are hit and miss. My FSE450 started ok off the kicker.

What is that giant bulge behind the cylinder? Looks like an alternator.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:06 AM   #24
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I was just drooling over one of those the other day. If I could afford it I'd almost be willing to give up my Husky for one. I wonder what the rear subframe is like.
For anyone who doesn't understand the low fender or the fairing position the bike says "Desert" not "Single Track Special". This bike is meant to be ridden at speed.

The low fender keeps road crap from flinging up off the front tire and out in front of the bike at speed. This problem is compounded with greater suspension travel and a larger gap between the tire and the fender. When this happens you ride right back into your own airborn muck and lose both your headlights and your vision from the debris. I tried to make a low fender work on my Husky but it has to be far enough away from the tire that it doesn't clog with mud and would be crushed on the lower triple clamp when the suspension bottomed. If it would have worked I'd have a low fender today.

The fairing position is like that for a reason. With a fixed fairing it needs to be far enough away from the triple clamps & handle bars to allow a full lock turn as well as allow for instrumentation as mentioned before. The angle needs to be correct so wind goes over your helmet. This helps with fatigue as well as keeps airborn crap out of your face. I'll take this setup over nothing in a 50mph headwind any day.

Here's an experiment I did with my Husky for the very reasons I mentioned above. You can see how far the fairing (from a 950 KTM) sticks out.




Here's another Gas Gas to drool over. Don't know if I'd want to trust my nuts on that seat front though. More pics here

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Old 09-02-2009, 12:18 PM   #25
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:37 PM   #26
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I like it but...

If it ain't street legal, it ain't gonna happen. These days there isn't much of the desert southwest that can be ridden without a plate. This is an increasing trend with Arizona recently joining in the restrictions. Plus, I'm too old and too short to be kick starting anything, particularly in the des.

Adding a battery and starter will increase weight significantly, and at that point, weight may be an issue when compared to what's available from KTM, Husky and others.

That said, what a beeeeoooootifuul machine!
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:15 PM   #27
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Absolutely beautiful!!

With a more reliable engine, that would be the ultimate adventure bike!

Well, maybe it needs a battery too, for the gps... . Kick start is fine.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:16 PM   #28
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If it ain't street legal, it ain't gonna happen.
I don't know about emissions, but it does have headlights & turn signals, so chances are it'll be street legal.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:47 PM   #29
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its got an electric start (look behind cylinder) and its street legal (indicators)
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:01 PM   #30
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Hey Hoder!

Have you considered using a street fairing or wind screen from meier? I have an 8" BD light on my 610 and thought about this little number.

http://www.maier-mfg.com/shop.cfm?Pr...id=&modelyear=
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