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Old 07-01-2009, 10:18 AM   #11
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Rolling road block eh? Good luck with that. So happy my BMW has enough beans to typically get passed a 20+ formation within a couple seconds. But is it oh so painful to get stuck behind when the roads gets twisty and you watch 20 bikes slowly wobble through the turns in front of you.
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:53 AM   #12
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Now on my experience: The overall rating of the trip is Excellent. 17 riders, 9 of them on R1200GS, 3 on F800GS, 3 on F650GS and I with my G650GS. The guy that use to close the group in a Suzuki. I would never believed that my G650GS could maintain the same rythm of the big R1200GS. Great route, 1000 Cumbres is one of the best routes of Mexico for Motorcycles, a little bit challenging for me but was very nice. The places visited outstanding. The experience on riding in a group a little bit tough because I became new on this, but I wondered that with more experience I will enjoy more than this time.
I did not even know how to place my feet on the Motorcycle and now I know. Another black dot is that now I want a R1200 GS, aside of my citadine G650GS that is gorgeous. LOL
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:55 AM   #13
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Glad you had a good time, the R1200GS is indeed a nice bike. My own experiance with group rides was that everyone wanted to poke along and stop at every tavern....not an awful lot of fun I'm afraid. I avoid group rides like the plague except when I'm invited to ride with the CVI which I consider an honor and a privilege.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:14 AM   #14
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Lead, follow or get out of the way. Also, avoid riding a motorcycle with rigid foot pegs. And if you're on an old BSA or something similar, stay in the back of the pack, to preclude hosing down the riders behind you with an oil mist like one from a Gnome Monosoupape.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:03 AM   #15
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I would never believed that my G650GS could maintain the same rythm of the big R1200GS ... now I want a R1200 GS,
But, but, why???
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:06 AM   #16
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I got to do that when the timing plug blew out of my Shovelheads crankcase, my 1st wifes leg and my buddy behind me on his Pan were covered in a nice 60wt mist. Both were pretty pissed actually, I thought it was quite funny.
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I got to do that when the timing plug blew out of my Shovelheads crankcase, my 1st wifes leg and my buddy behind me on his Pan were covered in a nice 60wt mist. Both were pretty pissed actually, I thought it was quite funny.
The guy on the Pan was pissed because the 60wt you dumped on him didn't match the 70wt that his Pan dumped on him daily.
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But, but, why???

I'm not a fan of the GS either. I can think of a LOT of bikes I'd have before one of them.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:59 PM   #19
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I got to do that when the timing plug blew out of my Shovelheads crankcase, my 1st wifes leg and my buddy behind me on his Pan were covered in a nice 60wt mist. Both were pretty pissed actually, I thought it was quite funny.
Before I disconnected the automatic chain oiler, my Shovel used to leave a nice black stripe down the back of either me or the passenger. I ruined a few blouses that way. Never had a chain wear problem though.
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