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Old 05-07-2007, 01:05 PM   #1
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"He doesnÂ’t plan to keep the BMW he rode on the trip, though. "On the BMW, I want to go really fast and weave in and out of traffic," he says. He normally rides a more sedate Harley. "ItÂ’s much safer," he adds."



Please, this guy clearly knows nothing of riding.
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:23 PM   #2
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Fast on a GS 650?!?!



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Old 05-07-2007, 01:23 PM   #3
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While I like the challenge of covering a certain distance within a certain time, it's almost a waste to take such a trip and be in a hurry. One of the great aspects of riding is the unique sensory experiences you can't get in a car.



And I agree with the post above; that statement about the Harley being safer is dumb. I'm not a HD basher, the logic just doesn't hold up.
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:42 PM   #4
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"Problems on the trip included numerous mechanical difficulties, including dead batteries due to his overuse of the bikeÂ’s electrical system early on, blowing out two iPods so that he did most of the trip without music, and assorted other difficulties."



No iPod? Oh how he must have suffered!
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:42 PM   #5
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Default Ride it like it should be.

I think his statement isn't that the Harley is safer from a performance aspect, but that it is safer because when he rides it, he doesn't want to ride it like a maniac. Since the performance isn't there, he's not inclined to use it (the performance aspect, that is).



I recall Kenneth Moore saying something similar and getting slammed for it about a week or two back.



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Old 05-07-2007, 01:55 PM   #6
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Well - quibbles aside, he has all of us beat. At least he DID it...



BTW, Bob Woolridge/BMW - ATL - great group of folks. As Alton Brown said of Bob and the BMW ATL team - great people, great bikes, bad coffee!!



BMW/ATL in Marietta is the home shop for Alton Brown & Neal Boortz - assuming anyone cares for such useless pieces of info.



Doesn't someone need to chime in about BMW rear drive failures?
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:30 PM   #7
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No. F650s aren't shafties.
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:32 PM   #8
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"Doesn't someone need to chime in about BMW rear drive failures?"



He would, but the 650 Dakar is a chain drive.
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:40 PM   #9
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I'd like to hijack the thread for just a minute here, and point out thatthe article in the latest issue of Rider magazine about "great roads in Washington" is a total sham....Caca de Vaca.....not an ounce of truth to anyof it. Roads here are clogged with Winniwastos and grannies in Taurus's going 50 in the fast lanes with their blinkers on....



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Old 05-07-2007, 02:42 PM   #10
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Gee, he rides different bikes differently. That's the most absurd thing I ever heard. Everybody knows it's the rider, not the bike.
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