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Old 08-27-2013, 01:45 AM   #10591
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Here's the proof:

See? No damper.
Wow, what's the story?
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:51 AM   #10592
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Interesting how the side "spears" actually don't get stressed where someone would expect in a drop.
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:45 AM   #10593
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Lots of things I liked about the Multi, but just couldn't live with the harsh ride of the suspension and the GS fits me a little better size wise. I sold it private party and I had the Pikes Peak model so it was a little more rare and in demand so I got a pretty decent price, but it was still a pricey extended test ride

Very happy with the GS and my decision. My buddy commented after a first ride through the twisties on the GSW that he had never seen me ride that fast before...
Ok sounds good, pleased to hear the changeover went well!
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:40 AM   #10594
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GSW off road

After 7500km of mainly road riding with just a few fire trails I had a serious crack on Sunday over the Yango track about 100km north of Sydney. About 60km of fairly challenging (for me) off road trails.

I have done this before on my two previous bikes (a KLR650 and a 2010 1200GS). The GSW is awesome, in fact it inspired a bit too much confidence. I installed handlebar rises as I just felt a tad tall on this bike when on the pegs, which is interesting as I did not feel the need on the previous GS. The narrow waist is certainly a plus as it is so much easier to manoeuvre. The wider tyres (dropped to about 1.5 bar) seem very sure footed. And the Enduro setting does the trick. I was leading the pack (which was unusual for me) of 3 with two 2009 1200GSs (one GS and one GSA). At one stage I pulled up and waited for about 10 min before the other guys showed to find out the guy on the GS (our best offroad rider but new to a GS) had come off in one of the sand traps. Feeling fully pumped I took off again thinking I had this sand thing nailed (just put the weight back on the rear seat and give it a bit of gas) only to completely loose it in the next sand trap, yep did everything wrong and ended up high siding the bike and landing on my back. No problem just a bruised ego and a reminder of my riding skills! Much to my surprise not one scratch including the black H&B lower crash bars. I am glad I did not install those driving lights on the front forks.

It is definitely an easier bike to ride off road, just be careful you don't get too confident too quickly! I am keen to here about any other off road impressions including view on a steering damper for the sand.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:09 AM   #10595
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See? No damper.
The bike can be repaired or replaced. The deer can be eaten. But are you OK?
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:54 AM   #10596
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Wow, what's the story?
Well, after enjoying my beautiful red 2013 for approx 470 miles, a deer decided to leap out on front of me, and end all the fun. It's the best bike I've ever owned. It's being fixed by the local BMW shop. I have surgery scheduled next Thursday to do the same for my collar bone, which went from one piece to two separate pieces. :(.

I hate deer.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:07 AM   #10597
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I ate deer.
I corrected you for the next time.

Seems better now.

Get well soon.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:54 PM   #10598
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guys.. check the bolts on the final drive(!)

We've found 3 of them loosened.

21 000 kms so far.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:03 PM   #10599
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guys.. check the bolts on the final drive(!)

We've found 3 of them loosened.

21 000 kms so far.
Which ones?

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Old 08-28-2013, 04:15 PM   #10600
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Which ones?

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the inner ones:

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Old 08-28-2013, 04:15 PM   #10601
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Yes, which ones and what is the torque spec?

ETA: By inner ones, you mean the ones that are a little yellow/green in your image?
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:19 PM   #10602
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Yes, which ones and what is the torque spec?

ETA: By inner ones, you mean the ones that are a little yellow/green in your image?
no spec to date. Final drive not serviceable.

but my dealer recommended 22 Nm.

yep, I've highlighted the ones I spoke about.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:24 PM   #10603
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okay.

I've not intended to post what I've found, but -- safety first -- here it goes :/

edit: watch for STRANGE noises when pushing the bike. it was NOT AUDIBLE while riding.. even when engine turned off. I suspected the brake... it was pretty hard to find out the cause.



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Old 08-28-2013, 04:26 PM   #10604
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Yes, which ones and what is the torque spec?

ETA: By inner ones, you mean the ones that are a little yellow/green in your image?

Looks like:

33 74 - Bevel gears, rear

Cover to bevel gears, rear
M8 x 30, Replace screws
tighten in diagonally opposite sequence
Tightening torque, 10 Nm
Additional angle of rotation, 45°


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Old 08-28-2013, 08:50 PM   #10605
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okay.

I've not intended to post what I've found, but -- safety first -- here it goes :/

edit: watch for STRANGE noises when pushing the bike. it was NOT AUDIBLE while riding.. even when engine turned off. I suspected the brake... it was pretty hard to find out the cause.



That's not good, I'm sure your dealer knows, that should reach BMW service for sure, screws are not supposed to come lose, right? Typically blue Loctite is used on that type of stuff but don't see any color on that screw...

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