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Old 06-26-2010, 01:27 AM   #16
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Looks like you have been having fun, any problems with mud, sems to be min clearance between the wheel and the brace, or does it clear itself ok
Had some issues with that before.

Yeah the bike is tons of fun! I have zero issues with it. If you look at a 650gs dakar it has similar clearance also. It works like a squeegee clearing the mud from the tire. If you try and use the oem lower mud guard it will get plugged up with mud though so I just run without it.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:01 AM   #17
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[quote=Boxerlove]Yeah the bike is tons of fun! I have zero issues with it. If you look at a 650gs dakar it has similar clearance also. It works like a squeegee clearing the mud from the tire. If you try and use the oem lower mud guard it will get plugged up with mud though so I just run without it.[/quote
Just so happens the wifes got a 650 dakar, I washed it today (cause I got it dirty last weekend) and I was looking at it and comparing!
I'm gunna go for it, I've E mailed Woodys and I'm guna go with an 18/21 combo, plus a susspension upgade, can't wait!
I almost went Orange (990) until I convinced myself to go with the upgrade.
Those pics of your bike look great, so many people buy a Gs or a GSA and don't get them dirty, the Mid Life Crisis mob.

A recent trip up north of Western Australia made me want the 21 inch front wheel. take a look!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=583965

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=585143
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:45 PM   #18
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Hi Rick,
I have the "TT" 21 inch front with a Saxxes rim on the 1200 GS Hub. The differences I've found so far are.

1. Surprisingly better in loose gravel & sand ( a lot more planted)
2. No real difference in Road manners until you really start pushing hard (dragging the pegs, 180 Kmh + etc)
3. You lose the last 5 % braking before Lockup

It makes it easy to forget the 300 KG until old Mrs physics catches up & it's time for a wee lie down ( after sliding)

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Old 06-26-2010, 04:09 PM   #19
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Hi Rick,
I have the "TT" 21 inch front with a Saxxes rim on the 1200 GS Hub. The differences I've found so far are.

1. Surprisingly better in loose gravel & sand ( a lot more planted)
2. No real difference in Road manners until you really start pushing hard (dragging the pegs, 180 Kmh + etc)
3. You lose the last 5 % braking before Lockup

It makes it easy to forget the 300 KG until old Mrs physics catches up & it's time for a wee lie down ( after sliding)

Regards
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Only 180 hey, I presume your talking on the dirt?
you only did the front?
where did you get it from?
did you keep the ABS?
Can people who were born in a tent," leave the bloody door open" and not get in trouble???
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:17 PM   #21
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Doesn't the 21/18 combo render the centre stand completely useless?
Not sure about the side-stand, but I think it might do with a bit more length.
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Doesn't the 21/18 combo render the centre stand completely useless?
Not sure about the side-stand, but I think it might do with a bit more length.
it's definitely in the grey area,,,depending on shock set-up,,,Rx is a few pieces of 2x4 or something similar

FYI,,,you can get an adjustable side stand and others have reverted to a 17rear by virtue of the fact that they were vertically challenged in the ir inseams and/or wanted the original lower gearing

with 21/17 combo it raises the seat circa 3/8'' instead of 3/4''

OBTW we also revert to a3.5x17 rim in rear for the off-road crowd ,,provides better cornering in dirt and i sless prone to getting bent...also can carry larger loads

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Just so happens the wifes got a 650 dakar, I washed it today (cause I got it dirty last weekend) and I was looking at it and comparing!
I'm gunna go for it, I've E mailed Woodys and I'm guna go with an 18/21 combo, plus a susspension upgade, can't wait!
I almost went Orange (990) until I convinced myself to go with the upgrade.
Those pics of your bike look great, so many people buy a Gs or a GSA and don't get them dirty, the Mid Life Crisis mob.

A recent trip up north of Western Australia made me want the 21 inch front wheel. take a look!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=583965

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=585143

Wow I'm jealous!!! that looks like an awesome trip. I like those samurai's I used to have one for rock crawling. I prolly should of gotten the 18" rear too. Let me know how you like it. The 990's are nice too but there is nothing like having a nice air cooled boxer and with the 21" front and suspension mod you can do just as much off road if not more with the GS plus still being way better on road. I wish BMW would have a 21" option from the factory. Then it would be a true predecessor of the R80GS. I agree though not enough people like to get there GS dirty just like to so many of the land rovers nowadays. Here is a few pics of me just messing around at my local spot.

http://photobucket.com/R1200GS_album

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