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Old 10-10-2012, 06:12 AM   #766
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and how do you know about AW and why didn't you speak up earlier when the speculation was hot about where she went?
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:23 AM   #767
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I have posted the same information a few times when I have seen speculation about a settlement, people have taken no notice it seems
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:24 AM   #768
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How do you know when nobody else seems to?
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:51 AM   #769
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How do you know when nobody else seems to?
I remember reading that. She may have edited or deleted a post, I don't know.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:28 AM   #770
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It sure wasn't there for anybody but you to see.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #771
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It sure wasn't there for anybody but you to see.
I saw it. She posted a short explanation, the issue was resolved to her satisfaction and said she wouldn't be back.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:43 PM   #772
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I remember seeing that too. She said she bought a different brand.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #773
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Looks like a nice, simple USD fork on the 2013 Husqvarna TR650 -- I wonder if it would be a direct swap onto the G650GS? Looks like the same wheel, brakes, etc. It also makes me wonder why they didn't use the same G fork on this bike. Similar price point, target audience, purpose, etc. Maybe this'll show up on the next refresh of the G.

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Old 10-23-2012, 03:57 PM   #774
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Rather than wait for BMW, why not just buy the Husq?
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:13 PM   #775
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Rather than wait for BMW, why not just buy the Husq?
Because I already own the BMW!

Honestly, if I were doing it again today the Husq looks like it would be a no-brainer. Besides the fork, that extra 8-10hp would be nice, etc.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:01 PM   #776
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The axle mount on those forks don't look much better, not a lot of metal there!
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:59 PM   #777
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The axle mount on those forks don't look much better, not a lot of metal there!
Not all metals are created equally. Not all aluminums are created equally. Not aluminums of the same alloy are equally.

Those are machined from solid (probably rolled) stock, meaning a refined grain structure. MUCH stronger than a cast piece of similar dimensions. Add some special alloying elements, some heat treatment and it becomes stronger again.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #778
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:48 AM   #779
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Because I already own the BMW!

Honestly, if I were doing it again today the Husq looks like it would be a no-brainer. Besides the fork, that extra 8-10hp would be nice, etc.
I have a G-Xco and the Husq looks good to me too, but I don't understand why it is so much heavier than my G-Xco. The relative light weight of my current ride is addictive. I can't see a bike with pretty much the same engine but 35kg or so heavier.

Still, if it were a choice today, I'd probably go Husq.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:53 AM   #780
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I have a G-Xco and the Husq looks good to me too, but I don't understand why it is so much heavier than my G-Xco. The relative light weight of my current ride is addictive. I can't see a bike with pretty much the same engine but 35kg or so heavier.

Still, if it were a choice today, I'd probably go Husq.
Yes, I probably could have guessed that you'd opt for something other than the G650GS.

What are the published weights? Are they apples-to-apples, i.e. both wet with a full tank?
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