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Old 11-08-2009, 09:14 AM   #106
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:17 AM   #107
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[QUOTE=ricardokv]CHECK YOUR OIL LEVEL!

Oil level is ok. It just having one of these. 'look ... Ive no oil !!' moments.

It does that now and again just to get attention.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:18 AM   #108
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I`m sorry: you asked "Why do you call it Williams" and that is exactly the reason, because someone at BMW called it that way. I dont know the origin of the name, the ins and outs, I wasn`t at the boardmeeting when this all took place
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:50 AM   #109
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I`m sorry: you asked "Why do you call it Williams" and that is exactly the reason, because someone at BMW called it that way. I dont know the origin of the name, the ins and outs, I wasn`t at the boardmeeting when this all took place

Smilin' Dave, J-P, et al, Hi!

This is wild logic, but as I recall the Williams Formula One team ran BMW powered cars from 2000, to 2005, roughly the same time frame as the Williams GS coloring (I think). The team colors for Williams were Blue and White. It's just a wild, informed, guess. However, I wasn't at the board meetings either.

Again this is just my belief. Certainly there are more well informed Formula One and BMW buffs who probably have a much better explanation of how and why BMW marketed their colors. They are beautiful bikes, none the less.

Am I making sense?

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Old 11-08-2009, 10:19 AM   #110
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Yes, that really sounds sensible. I`m not too much into Formula 1, perhaps the main reason why I didn`t come up with that idea. Seeing the colours like that, it makes perfect sense.
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:49 AM   #111
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Why do you call this color combo "williams"



That`s the way it`s called here in Europe. Just like you say Kawasaki Concours when we talk about the GTR1000 and you guys talk about ST1100 and we say Pan European
I have never heard that being said since this model were released!
May be this is specific to UK where the Williams Team is coming from?
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:28 AM   #112
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Perhaps it`s just for UK, Pays-Bas, Belgium (flanders) and Germany. France might be excluded because of funny pronunciation of the word Williams


By the way, we visited Corsica 4 years ago and had a blast, fantastic motorcycling and great people! When we were there it was the time the french had to vote for Europe and a few town council houses were blown away by anti-france activists. Never felt unsafe but was glad I`m not french

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Old 11-09-2009, 12:06 PM   #113
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:57 AM   #114
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By the way, we visited Corsica 4 years ago and had a blast, fantastic motorcycling and great people! When we were there it was the time the french had to vote for Europe and a few town council houses were blown away by anti-france activists. Never felt unsafe but was glad I`m not french
It was that day 29th of may 2005, here at the voting place of Carbini (near Zonza)
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:17 PM   #115
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That`s true, we stayed at camping municipal in Zonza that day and the place centre (the roundabout) was guarded by police officers in a Land rover that day, you might recognise these pictures:



The Zonza camp-site, excellent for GSses!

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Old 11-13-2009, 07:42 PM   #116
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:27 PM   #117
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Almost looks like a twin to mine, right down to the TT front fender.

I'm curious where you were going that you needed to carry an additional 2 gallons of gas on the tail rack over and above the 8 gallon tank?

I get close to 300 miles from the main tank.

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