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Richard Newland  says:

Staff Blog: Swings and roundabouts

Every bike will delight and frustrate you to some extent – it’s an inevitable truth. While touches of pure and simple genius will provide fodder to evangelise to your friends, there will always be those ‘what were they thinking’ facets that tug at the back of your happiness, and which you hope no-one else picks up on. The GS isn’t a...

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Aug 02

Posts: 2319

Hedgehog5 says:

Every GS rider...

...has to complain about & replace, or add to, at least 2 things... the screen is compulsory, as are the lights... beyond that the horn, seat & the exhaust are optional extras to whinge about & replace. If they made them better people would find other things to moan about... god forbid that on a motorcycle you should feel the effects of wind & it's the sworn duty of every GS owner to be visible from the moon at night... what were the bods at BMW thinking?

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Nov 12

Posts: 39

Danny456D says:


Every other week i'm regaled with rubbish from my fellow workmate, that his particular touring pipe and slippers bike is far superior to mine simply because he 'could light a fag at 100mph' the screen is so impressive.  Like you say, heaven forbid we feel the elements on a bike! Oh, he rides a Bmw too. Funny stuff.

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Feb 12

Posts: 236

Titosfuneral says:


The screen has to be too low for short-arses, even though they don't generally ride the bike... and anyway, BMW want you to pay extra for the "touring" screen, the deflector panels, the fenda-extenda and obviously some new piece of kit for the rear of the bike.

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May 09

Posts: 2538

ally600 says:


not your usual weapon of choice mate:shock:...............i hope your settling in nice to the mcn camp:wink:, we miss your input with fastbikes and as a reader i hope you give mcn what fb lost...................all the best mate (i hope you get some of your ol school machines featured on the rag:biggrin:

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Mar 06

Posts: 253

stu_sp2 says:

Dual compound

Moby, in MCN last week but one, you rated the new Metzelers, but reckoned they squared off pretty quick albeit with plenty of miles, you reckon they'd be better with a dual compound rear...... it is a dual compound rear, the michelin anakee 3's are single compound the Metz is a dual ( rear only ) Cheers dude!!

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