ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > Parallel Universe
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-10-2012, 12:22 AM   #16
y2blade OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
y2blade's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: UK
Oddometer: 1,295
I have watched the eight Videos in this series and it looks to be one hell of a good bike.




I'm very interested tbh, and MissB loves the look of it (So that is a step in the right direction).
Will wait for the summer to put in an appearance and get a demo ride on one.
In the meantime I'm working through the owners opinions on here and UKGSer, and ploughing through the Reviews on Youtube.
y2blade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 10:29 PM   #17
smm
Adventurer
 
smm's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: San Francisco
Oddometer: 68
Just coming up on 20,000 miles

Still loving it.



Just back from a 3500-mile trip through the American west.
smm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 05:20 AM   #18
Tor
Native Viking
 
Tor's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: PD of SC
Oddometer: 801
Just hit 20000 miles a few days ago. Runs like a Swiss watch. No problems at all. Feeding it a steady diet of Mobile 1 Synth. and K60 tires along with a strict maintenance schedule done by yours truly. No regrets.
__________________
"Be Always Sure You Are Right - Then Go Ahead"

2005 Honda ST1300 / 2010 BMW F800 Gelände-Straße
Tor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 09:31 AM   #19
wipe-out
Gnarly Adventurer
 
wipe-out's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Germany
Oddometer: 117
2011 model (30 year edition), took it about 30.000 kilometers through south america last year. hardy any issues. ball bearings disintegrated after about 20.000 kilometers, stock chains replaced after 25.000 kilometers. couple of rough falls, no serious damage to the bike. i've replaced the rims now, they're too soft, although i've had less issues with them compared to my fellow rider. snappy throttle response is sometimes a bit tricky in the dirt, since it was my first bike i couldn't compare and just got used to it i guess. some change the sprockets.

all in all great all purpose bike i suppose (can't compare), eats miles on the highway and handles okay on the dirt, although on the heavy side (especially geared up). reach is okay even with stock tank for most times, carried two rotopax nevertheless. used them twice within half a year in south america i think.

lots of aftermarket equipment available. good dealer network in the main cities (again i can only talk about south america, europe set aside).

edit: btw ran like a champ at all altitudes up to 5.000 meters above sea level, fed it with all sorts of fuel and never had an issue. maybe fortune does favor fools...
__________________
wipe-out is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 12:30 PM   #20
y2blade OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
y2blade's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: UK
Oddometer: 1,295
Guys (And girls) Thank you very much for the info so far, I'm really liking what I'm reading.

I have a question: are there any technical differences between the 08 and 2010 bikes?
y2blade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 08:49 PM   #21
MTrider16
Ridin' in MT
 
MTrider16's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Eastern Montana
Oddometer: 1,455
Well I watched the video. 55 mpg is a bit of a stretch for me. Its doable if I'm riding 60-65, lightly loaded, and no head wind. At 80-85 I usually get 40.

Here is my mileage log from my Alaska trip for comparisson.



In the UK, will you be going 85 mph very often?
__________________
'13 VFR1200D, '13 XVS950, '09 F800GS, 07 CRF250X
Riding roads in Montana - Big Sky Country
www.mtrider16.smugmug.com
Mountains, Moose, and Miles: a Montanan's Alcan Highway Story
Continental Divide and More: the "No Dust" Tour of WY and MT

MTrider16 screwed with this post 07-11-2012 at 08:56 PM
MTrider16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 03:33 AM   #22
tkent02
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Littleton, CO
Oddometer: 2,102
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTrider16 View Post
55 mpg is a bit of a stretch for me. Its doable if I'm riding 60-65, lightly loaded, and no head wind. At 80-85 I usually get 40.
It's a motorcycle, that's how they work.
They all suck more gas to go faster.
tkent02 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 05:00 AM   #23
Absolution
Adventurer
 
Absolution's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Australia
Oddometer: 10
Purchased an 09 just yesterday - has about 20,000km's on the clock and was owned by an incredibly meticulous (and anal) owner. The thing is like brand new, it rides wonderfully.

It's my first Beemer.. so I initially struggled with the indicator setup etc, especially driving straight into peak hour Sydney traffic and a two hour freeway dodge-em-up session all the way home. Of note - might need to look at upping the lights. High beam didn't seem to have the zing that I need on these back roads, with kangaroos everywhere.

Took it for a little ride today with my son on the back and just can't get enough of it.

I am really, really loving this bike.
Absolution is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #24
y2blade OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
y2blade's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: UK
Oddometer: 1,295
Thanks all...great replies.
I Have just been reading about the 2013 Update, that khaki one looks fantastic .

http://www.zimbio.com/Motorcycles/ar...quipped+better




hmmmmm
y2blade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 04:25 AM   #25
FredRydr
Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.
 
FredRydr's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Carlisle Pennsylvania USA
Oddometer: 2,100
Quote:
Originally Posted by y2blade View Post
Is it just me, or is that one strange read? It's like a Google translation, but it's not.

Fred
FredRydr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 07:08 AM   #26
Pabigwoods
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Pabigwoods's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Tunkhannock Pa
Oddometer: 175
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
Is it just me, or is that one strange read? It's like a Google translation, but it's not.

Fred
I thought so too. Got sick of trying to read it.
__________________
From Deep in the Heart of Gasland
Pabigwoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 12:13 PM   #27
mrbreeze
Beastly Adventurer
 
mrbreeze's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: God's Country
Oddometer: 7,685
well, my average gauges are reassured.
__________________
2013 Suzuki DL650 Adventure

Travels with Maw Maw
mrbreeze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 01:40 PM   #28
machinebuilder
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Oddometer: 987
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
Is it just me, or is that one strange read? It's like a Google translation, but it's not.

Fred

It reads like a REALLY bad autocomplete. I'll have to try to remember to not look at that site again
__________________
the best thing to buy for your bike is gas.....Neduro
Remote is not found on the coffee table
machinebuilder is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 02:59 PM   #29
Mollygrubber
Eschew obfuscation
 
Mollygrubber's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC
Oddometer: 1,253
I've got about 35000km on mine, not a hiccup (besides the ignition barrell freezing solid in winter). It's done everything I've asked, from commuting to mild dirt to long hauls through hot desert highway. Can't complain except for the seat, but maybe that's just my ass.
__________________
"What you damn kids need is a right good war" - my father
Mollygrubber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 07:18 PM   #30
mapuda
Crash Tested
 
mapuda's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Oddometer: 260
I just passed through 43k miles on my bike that I bought new in March of 2009.
Stalling fixed under warranty. New fuel pump and electronics
Wheel bearings replaced under warranty.
Stator replaced by me.

Every time I think about a new ride I realize how much I love this bike!

Happiness isn't having what you want. It's wanting what you have!

Go for it. You won't be disappointed.
__________________
Anger makes you stupid and stupid gets you killed.
-Michonne
mapuda is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014