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Offline TallyRex

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2018, 09:54:25 PM »
I thin Fish meant that shaft drive is heavier than chain drive.

Fish - why do you not like shaft drive?  I had it on my Concours and thought it was great.

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2018, 10:59:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by doc [+]
:152: thing is i dont get it until march.I am stopping in bed until then :180: :180:
I'm not sure what's worse, having the Bike at home but probably not riding till March, or waiting till March.
Hope it flies by.
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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2018, 11:05:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by fishforpike [+]
My only criticism of the modern boxers is they're over engineered. If you need to get to the battery you're in for a shock, parts and labour if they do it are $$$$$$. if the abs goes out of waranty its about $2000 +vat for the parts only.
However they are quite reliable if you get a good un!
Most people can manage to keep the oil and oil/air filter changed. the biggest surprise for me was spliting the frame on an r1200cl to get to the airbox to reseal a plastic tube.
the Bmers came out with all the toys long before the rest of the market caught up i.e. cruise control,stereos,intergrated ABS, etc,etc.
I rode BMW's for over 20 years but i wouldn't go back to a shaft driven bike after the versys 1000. Not to mention the additional weight!
Enjoy your new Ride. :152: :celebrate: :celebrate: :celebrate:

3 years warranty as standard which can be extended. You could say the same about most modern bikes, if something goes out of warranty it could be expensive but most people get by.
BMW can be quite good at goodwill if it's outside warranty too.
Mine even has a button you can press should any issues arise out on the road and the Bike contacts BMW who will send a man out............now if it had an espresso maker too!
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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2018, 07:49:42 AM »
*Originally Posted by TallyRex [+]
I thin Fish meant that shaft drive is heavier than chain drive.

Fish - why do you not like shaft drive?  I had it on my Concours and thought it was great.

Agreed, and I understood that, to clarify.....  my point is that the weight of the shaft drive on a GS doesn't add that much overall weight to the whole bike, when compared to the Versys 1000 there really isn't that much difference between the two

Apologies if my post was confusing   :002: 


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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2018, 09:15:42 AM »
*Originally Posted by Yox [+]
I'm not sure what's worse, having the Bike at home but probably not riding till March, or waiting till March.
Hope it flies by.

Both i think..Will have plenty of goodies to fit to it by then though :028: The mrs isnt happy though  :192:

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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2018, 07:14:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by doc [+]
Both i think..Will have plenty of goodies to fit to it by then though :028: The mrs isnt happy though  :192:

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Might see you on a bmw forum  :028:
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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2018, 08:24:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by Yox [+]
:008:

Might see you on a bmw forum  :028:

I hope that you'll both be able to visit this forum too...... always welcome  :028:   
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Re: Time for a change
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2018, 11:12:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
I hope that you'll both be able to visit this forum too...... always welcome  :028:   

def will be staying on here Rog :028:

 



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