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Old 03-21-2013, 05:33 AM   #7036
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.... they are now left with a new 1190 that are all the things that they have been blaming the GS for being.
they have the R model more
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:17 AM   #7037
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A few pages back someone said that BMW issued a report on Kevin Ash crash and that they found nothing to blame the bike.
Is there a link about that report? (preferably from a BMW site)

(EDIT: I actually just asked -privately for now- BMW Motorrad in facebook about it... let see if I get an answer. I still need a link if you have any)
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:33 AM   #7038
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1200GS LC needs a bigger foot print. No matter how eager you are to ride day and night then you will need to take a break sometimes and utilize the side stand, and since my new GS for sure will see a lot of mud and swaps, then a bigger foot print on the side stand may be a good idea. Have had the Wundelich side stand plate on several GS bikes and they are very well made except for the screws that tend to unscrew and go lost in the woods.

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Touratech plate:



Anybody got some good alternatives?
Do you have any comments to the Touratech plates? Are they any good?

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Old 03-21-2013, 06:38 AM   #7039
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I always find and put a small flat rock under the side stand in muddy terrain and such. :) Cheaper and works.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:47 AM   #7040
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A few pages back someone said that BMW issued a report on Kevin Ash crash and that they found nothing to blame the bike.
Is there a link about that report? (preferably from a BMW site)

(EDIT: I actually just asked -privately for now- BMW Motorrad in facebook about it... let see if I get an answer. I still need a link if you have any)
Here is the link to Motorrad (German magazine):

http://www.motorradonline.de/news/bm...-aktion/446849

"MOTORRAD: Hat der Unfall unseres Kollegen Kevin Ash bei der Fahrpräsentation der neuen GS in Südafrika damit etwas zu tun?
BMW: Nein. Am Unfall-Motorrad wurde kein technischer Defekt festgestellt. "

My translation:
"MOTORRAD: Did the accident with our collegue Kevin Ash at the driving presentation of the new GS in South Africa have anything to do with this*?
BMW: No. No technical defects were found on the accident bike."

* (meaning the tube issue)

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Old 03-21-2013, 06:52 AM   #7041
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I always find and put a small flat rock under the side stand in muddy terrain and such. :) Cheaper and works.
Rock !!

Many years ago I met a guy on a GS in New Zealand and he carried a big rock in one of his panniers. He didn't use it for supporting the side stand but for hammering down the pegs when putting up his tent

I may use your advise as long as it doesn't mean that my GS will "Rock and Roll" when on the side stand

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Old 03-21-2013, 07:03 AM   #7042
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Here is the link to Motorrad (German magazine):
Thanks. I have read that (didn't remember where so thanks).
This though is NOT an official report, just a casual comment during an interview.

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Rock !!

Many years ago I met a guy on a GS in New Zealand and he carried a big rock in one of his panniers. He didn't use it for supporting the side stand but for hammering down the pegs when putting up his tent

I may use your advise as long as it doesn't mean that my GS will "Rock and Roll" when on the side stand

Max :-)
Well hasn't happened yet for me.
It is always a risk.
Then again if GS falls in mud, nothing much and dramatic is gonna happen.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:16 AM   #7043
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I always find and put a small flat rock under the side stand in muddy terrain and such. :) Cheaper and works.
I find empty beer tins useful as well. Also much more fun to make than finding a rock.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:20 AM   #7044
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I find empty beer tins useful as well. Also much more fun to make than finding a rock.
Right! And if you actually use the side-stand to compress them, you can make it a proper footprint extender that actually wraps around the base and sticks.

And you get to drink the beer, so this comes for free.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:22 AM   #7045
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1200GS LC needs a bigger foot print.



Do you have any comments to the Touratech plates? Are they any good?

Max :-)
I have the Touratech plate on mine, and it is a good fit, and doesn't interfere with anything on the bike. I'd recommend one if you are parking on anything other than tarmac.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:28 AM   #7046
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I have the Touratech plate on mine, and it is a good fit, and doesn't interfere with anything on the bike. I'd recommend one if you are parking on anything other than tarmac.
W version looks nicer though.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:56 AM   #7047
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I always find and put a small flat rock under the side stand in muddy terrain and such. :) Cheaper and works.
I like to carry one of those wedges sawyers use. It has a big footprint and is adjustable for the degree of lean.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:12 AM   #7048
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Hello All!
Today I bought new GS WC in the maximum complete set on spokes.
At us in Russia it costs 21000 euro or 28000 dollars.
I congratulate all owners of GS WC on very good motorcycle!
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:15 AM   #7049
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Hello All!
Today I bought new GS WC in the maximum complete set on spokes.
At us in Russia it costs 21000 euro or 28000 dollars.
I congratulate all owners of GS WC on very good motorcycle!
holy shit motorcycles are getting expensive...
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:23 AM   #7050
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Hello All!
Today I bought new GS WC in the maximum complete set on spokes.
At us in Russia it costs 21000 euro or 28000 dollars.
I congratulate all owners of GS WC on very good motorcycle!
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