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Old 08-31-2007, 07:16 AM   #1
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Default New Beemer GS in 2008?

Has anybody heard anything about changes for '08? I'm waiting to buy one because I don't want to buy now and discover that the new ones have something I'd wanted. Any scuttlebutt is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:27 AM   #2
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Well, the New-And-Improved-Never-Needs-Maintenance Final Drives are dropping like flies in the IBR this year...........

(and in '05 it was the alternator belts - I didn't even know BMWs HAD alternator belts 'til then!)
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:36 AM   #3
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Well, the New-And-Improved-Never-Needs-Maintenance Final Drives are dropping like flies in the IBR this year...........

(and in '05 it was the alternator belts - I didn't even know BMWs HAD alternator belts 'til then!)
"Chris Sakala is the THIRD BMW rider to experience a final drive failure on this rally. His R1150GS Adventure is broken down in Leadville, Colorado."

Can't beat that 'superior' German engineering!
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:50 AM   #4
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"Chris Sakala is the THIRD BMW rider to experience a final drive failure on this rally. His R1150GS Adventure is broken down in Leadville, Colorado."

Can't beat that 'superior' German engineering!
... 60's motorcycles available!
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:11 AM   #5
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I can see having some engine quirks these days with a new design, but how could you eff-up a shaft drive? I mean they have been making them for 50 years or so? I can't figure out how you can make a simple ring and pinion final drive fail. It boggles the mind!
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I can see having some engine quirks these days with a new design, but how could you eff-up a shaft drive? I mean they have been making them for 50 years or so? I can't figure out how you can make a simple ring and pinion final drive fail. It boggles the mind!
Especially in $15K motorcycles. It must be that superior German engineeeeeering I hear so much about.

Maybe BMW's bike division is trying to be as maintenance free as their car division.
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:14 AM   #7
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It's called personality, you people with reliable bikes wouldn't understand.
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:23 AM   #8
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It's called personality, you people with reliable bikes wouldn't understand.
But every Harley owner would.
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But every Harley owner would.
In that case my Magna has personality in spades!
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In that case my Magna has personality in spades!
Is 'personality' what they call standing on the side of the road screaming your head off at a broken-down motorcycle? I thought it was called 'insanity'.
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