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Old 04-20-2005, 11:43 AM   #21
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Let us pray that BMW's new air/spring system is an improvment over the old CZ suspension. VWW
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Old 04-20-2005, 12:25 PM   #22
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That's true for now, but stick with me kid and I'll convince you of the righteousness of the hillbilly way.
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Old 04-20-2005, 12:36 PM   #23
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Default Re: Will BMW's innovative technology change motorcycling suspension forever?

My mountain bike runs an air shock. I wonder if it is the same thing? I also thought that Fournales made air shocks and some BMs had them. I also wonder how reliable the shock will be in high heat/humidity environments. Looks like the high pressure syringe pump I have for the push bike will come in handy.
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Old 04-20-2005, 01:11 PM   #24
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I don't really know **** from squat when it comes to engineering, but this little bit caught my eye ...



<blockquote>A minor but nevertheless important point is that static compression of the springs on the R 1200 GS HP2 while at a standstill creates a deceptive impression of the damping effect, since the movements generated at rest are not the same when riding in terms of their speed and frequency. </blockquote>Hmmmm ... so I wonder if this speed-related damping adjustment means that the shock dynamically accommodates different types of "hits" to the suspension (a la high speed vs. low speed damping)? Sounds interesting.



Plus, god help me, I think this BMW actually looks kinda cool.
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Old 04-20-2005, 02:06 PM   #25
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Where have you been hiding??
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Old 04-20-2005, 03:31 PM   #26
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I'll take the street motard version...any damn place I please.
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Old 04-20-2005, 03:31 PM   #27
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Old 04-20-2005, 03:43 PM   #28
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Well, my both my flat twins scrape the pegs before the heads (R65, R1200GS) so not all flat twins actually do that. And no, it ain't stupid to hang 'em out in the breeze where they run quite a bit cooler either. They also make life a lot nicer on your feet on those sub 32F rides and maintenance is a real snap as well.
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Old 04-20-2005, 03:50 PM   #29
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Old 04-20-2005, 04:15 PM   #30
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Whats so radical about air suspension? I have had Fournales on a bike since 1978. The BMW system seems like a development of them, with more user adjustability. They do work great for road use.
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