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Old 03-22-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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Guinness World Record on F800's

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/m...web5174274.htm

Canadian brothers Colin and Ryan Pyle are honored to receive an award by the Guinness World Records(TM) for their 18,000km odyssey around China on BMW F800GS motorcycles. Their journey will become a documentary film and book entitled The Middle Kingdom Ride.

Who says the 800 isn't a worthy global tourer.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:01 AM   #2
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:05 AM   #3
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:49 AM   #4
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Canadians eh? Hearty stock, we.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:42 PM   #5
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That looks really awesome, can't wait for the video to come out.


I wonder what breakdown they had?
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:14 PM   #6
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Maybe I'm crazy, but if the trailer is any indication of the actual movie, it looks pretty boring. Normally you use your best footage for a trailer, attempting to push through deep mud, water, crashes, etc.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:17 PM   #7
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Canadians eh? Hearty stock, we.
I won't dispute that but I will add...'cause it really bugs me...that you Canadians have WAY more vacation time up there. I'm not talking about just those guys. One fantastically long trip after another piloted by you people. I want to be a Canadian too!
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:24 PM   #8
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Canadians eh? Hearty stock, we.
Sheeit. If we had access to your healthcare, we'd be hearty too!
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:43 PM   #9
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Hello,

I just wanted to the reply to the first comment, that yes, the F800GS is a great touring bike when you have to negotiate both harsh terrain and crowded cities. It performed really well specially on the thousands of kilometers of sand and gravel that we faced in remote areas of Tibet, where the 1200GS is often considered to large and heavy.

That's my two cents.

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Old 03-22-2011, 08:51 PM   #10
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Maybe I'm crazy, but if the trailer is any indication of the actual movie, it looks pretty boring. Normally you use your best footage for a trailer, attempting to push through deep mud, water, crashes, etc.
Yes but the journey is about a lot more than the travelling ... I think it would be interesting to see bits of China and the people away from the big cities, and some of the scenery looks incredible!
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:32 PM   #11
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Maybe I'm crazy, but if the trailer is any indication of the actual movie, it looks pretty boring. Normally you use your best footage for a trailer, attempting to push through deep mud, water, crashes, etc.
I suspect that given the relative isolation of many parts of China, the general aim of traveling is to avoid high risk activities. These guys had a dream and made it a reality ... Bloody fantastic and can't wait to see the film.
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:47 AM   #12
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Maybe I'm crazy, but if the trailer is any indication of the actual movie, it looks pretty boring. Normally you use your best footage for a trailer, attempting to push through deep mud, water, crashes, etc.
This trailer is far from boring IMO, anytime I can see 2 wheels getting through the boonies in China like the northwest areas then if you find it boring you probably won't want to ride Tibet any time soon.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:59 AM   #13
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That looks really awesome, can't wait for the video to come out.


I wonder what breakdown they had?

Just browsing their blog, sounds like the bikes quit in the mountains at -2C temperatures, and had a clutch failure after some deep sand/mud riding. They actually list Chitown's clutch repair thread as their go to guide for fixing their bikes.


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I've been on that "road" from Ngari to Shigatse in southern Tibet (in a nice, comfy Landcruiser), and anyone who navigates that stretch on a motorcycle is a hero in my book.

Charlie and Ewan aren't fit to even carry their toilet paper.
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Just browsing their blog, sounds like the bikes quit in the mountains at -2C temperatures, and had a clutch failure after some deep sand/mud riding. They actually list Chitown's clutch repair thread as their go to guide for fixing their bikes.


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