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  1. I'd like this thread to be a place where we can put videos of big bikes being ridden well. Videos you look at and you're like "wow, I wish I could ride like that!" Something like this... or
  2. Anyone do there own wiring on aftermarket lights? I recently purchased a highly rated $25 set and wired them directly to my battery which I know was probably a bad idea as I could leave them on accidentally and drain the battery. It wasn’t 24 hrs later and I had done just that. I told a buddy of mine and he said he had done the same exact thing so brought his to the local mechanic to have installed. I’d prefer to save the $ and like tinkering on things like this. (Know how is king). So, anyone with a BMW R1200Gs circa 2006 model have a good “lead” on a hot wire that is easily accessible? I’m thinking the headlamp but would love to hear from someone that has already done it...THANKS in advance.
  3. For sale BRAND NEW, still in the plastic, never been opened AltRider skid plate and the mounting bracket; also BRAND NEW. Located in northern California, and would prefer a local sale, but I'm willing to ship them. I'm asking $450 or best offer for both, and I'm open to trades. I enjoy hunting, hiking, motorcycles (obviously), travel, and all sorts of stuff so let me know if you've got a good trade. Thanks for looking.
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    Best motorcycle I've owned. Only drawback I've found is too many electronic gizmos. Don't get me wrong, the electronics are WONDERFUL but when they fail, you aren't left with many onsite repair options.
  5. Today I'm going to take my old and busted shocks off and replace with new ones! Joy! Seriously, this will take me probably more than a day and probably a six pack of beer for a friend to come help The rear shock is super easy but the front is tricky. You have to take the lower crashbars off and then raise the bike either with like a bucket under the skid plate or by lifting it from a cable/pulley from your garage ceiling. The trick is to get the telelever to fall far enough down to get the front shock out. Then reinstalling the crashbars is always fun I promise to post pics, bloody knuckles and all.
  6. Reports Record Sales for November and December, Steady Growth In Sluggish Market WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – January 11, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – BMW Motorrad reported sales of 13,546 motorcycles for 2017, down just 1.3% from the 13,730 motorcycles sold in 2016. However, despite the slight downturn, BMW outpaced the rest of the motorcycle industry (which was down 3.2%) and its relevant competition (which was down 6.3%). Sales of BMW motorcycles increased 37.3% in December 2017 (1,270 units) compared to December sales in 2016 (925 units), capping eight months of steady growth over the previous year in BMW Motorrad’s strongest export market. BMW Motorrad USA posted a 15% growth in sales from September through December compared to the same period in 2016, and showed a 27% growth in sales from November through December in 2017 compared to the previous year. “We are proud to report these impressive results despite current market conditions,” commented Michael Peyton, Vice President, BMW Motorrad North America. “BMW Motorrad USA achieved all-time record sales in November, while December 2017 was our best December since 2004 and our fourth consecutive month of sales growth.” According to Peyton, strong year-end results were driven by the ever-popular BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, which accounted for 15% of December sales volume. “New and loyal customers; the broadest model range in our history; and a strong and growing dealer network will continue to propel BMW motorcycle sales in the coming year,” he observed. BMW’s robust product offensive will continue in 2018 with the recent introduction of the new 215 hp BMW HP4 Race limited-volume, supersport motorcycle (BMW’s most-exclusive motorcycle ever offered), the 2018 BMW G 310 GS (BMW’s second entry in the smaller displacement segment), the 2018 BMW C evolution electric scooter, the 2018 BMW C 400 X (premium mid-sized scooter), the 2018 BMW K 1600 B Grand America, as well as several special-option motorcycles. BMW’s diverse range of adventure models, roadsters, sport bikes, tourers, and scooters can be seen and ridden at 153 U.S. retailers. Many new and updated BMW models are also currently making their debut at motorcycle shows around the country. For more information about BMW motorcycles and retailers, visit: For information about The Progressive International Motorcycle Show schedule, visit: BMW Group In America BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; technology offices in Silicon Valley and Chicago, and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 344 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 153 BMW motorcycle retailers, 127 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Source: BMW of North America, LLC
  7. When i decide to kayak through my gs adventure 1200
  8. Selling a 2014 BMW F800 GSA. Options included Heated grips ESA ABS ASC Traction control Lower crash bars Hand guards 6.3 gallon fuel tank Fog lights Over sized foot pegs Adjustable rear brake lever Bag mounts Aluminum paniers Tall Wind screen Accessories that I have added are: Altrider skid plate Altrider radiator guard Altrider luggage rack Rotopax gear box with locking mount Touratech bar risers The bike is in excellent running condition. Has been ridden off road so the plastics are not perfect. 7100 miles. [email protected]
  9. I had this steep alpine Romanian road for very long on my bucket list. After all i have heard or read about it, i had to check to have my own opinion. So, is it the best road to ride as well-known british auto-moto show claimed? Rate from 1 to 10.
  10. Can anyone relate? Pretty serious stuff...
  11. Hey guys! My name is Scott and I'm a fairly new off road rider/seasoned photographer from Baltimore, MD. I was recently approached by BMW Motorrad to participate in their Everyday Adventures project, which is based around the ethos of exploring the best motorcycling places that are close to home. The project involved is posting content that reflects these endeavors, and the person who gains the most folllowers proportionate to where they started from is flown out to Motorrad Days in Germany! It would mean a lot if you all check out my content and give me a follow! Some of my work is attached below, and my Instagram is scottbraaplyphoto! IMG_3108.mp4
  12. From the album Transfagarasan road (DN7C)

    Transfagarasan Road in Romania
  13. Hey! I'm new to this forum, but thought I'd share a few snaps from my weekend trip to the Lake District. We rode some awesome trails and camped near Keswick. It had been raining heavily the days before we arrived so the trails were pretty muddy and flooded, but we had a load of fun
  14. Hi all! I really need your help, but first I want to introduce you to my lifetime dream, it finally came true. After saving years and years I found a used but almost new R100GS modified by HPN (Frame Number #819). I own the bike a few days now, drove already 1.000km / 600mi and I just can't stop smiling. Some specifics: R100GS build in 1990 in Spandau, Berlin (just like all BMW Motorcycles) in 2012 the bike was rebuild by HPN in Seibersdorf, Bavaria the engine is from a R100R, its not spectacular (for me it still is), the engine is not tuned, its completely original. I will think about it, but I dont need more than 60hp offroad, and I want a engine as much durable as possible, thats my main goal here same goes for the front double discs, they are from the same R100R the R100R parts now ran 13.000km / 8.000mi, the R100GS parts got about 28.000km on the clock strengthen frame by HPN and modified to hold a centered rear shock front fork is a White Power USD 48mm with 250mm travel HPN Triple clamp to hold the fork rear shock Öhlins with 220mm travel (seat height 880mm, 1580mm from wheel to wheel) the cardan shaft is one of a R1150GS (no rear disc, i still have drums there) 43 litres HPN Poly, painted HPN mask and HPN cockpit long 5th gear (5% longer), normal first gear (its under consideration to shorten it 5%) muffler and the stainless steel rear end from Gletter (i just like the optics better than the HPN parts) The complete invoice is four pages long, I'm only listing the important things. The HPN weights about 185-195kg (420 pounds), so lost already some of her weight. On my To-Do list: skidplate (maybe 8mm from SWT Sports i need to talk to the guy) hand guard protection (maybe I can find the original HPN ones which where produced by Acerbis to my knowledge) maybe other footpegs to have a better standing, paired with some handlebar raisers a roadbook and a training to learn how to handle it out in the world crash bars if they do more good than harm the bike So, why do I need ur help? Does not every bike has a nickname? Any ideas for mine? I will create a Top10 list from all suggestions and at the end I'll let you decide what name he or she will get. All the best, Rob
  15. From the album Szmolyan Stefan

  16. From the album Szmolyan Stefan

  17. MY 2018 R 1200 GS / R 1200 GS Adventure (arriving September 2017) Options The long-awaited Connectivity (with TFT display) option will be available beginning with September production, providing quick and clear information to riders with the least possible distraction from the road: $600 MSRP includes On-Board Computer (a $150 value) $450 MSRP for when ordered with the Premium Package (which already includes On-Board Computer) 6.5” TFT display with a wide range of settings, information and features Ability to pair the bike with a smartphone and operate functions via the Multi-Controller. Requires a Bluetooth headset (e.g. the BMW Motorrad Communication System). Additional functions: o Phone calls and music playback (no app required) o In conjunction with the free ‘BMW Motorrad Connected App’: -- Basic Navigation with turn-by-turn arrow display -- Vehicle status -- Ability to record routes and display ride statistics and information For further details on Connectivity optional equipment from BMW Motorrad, visit:
  18. Quick set of photos of the install I did of 1 x water and 1 x gasoline Rotopax packs (1 gallon each) underneath the OEM panniers of my 1200 GSA for my 6 month trip next year in USA + Canada. The reason for mounting them this way was to keep the weight as low as possible on the bike (the packs will not necessarily always be full in any event) and to avoid them getting in my way. So far, I have had no issues while riding, even on very tight and/or very curvy roads. In case of a fall, both panniers have been reinforced to be able to take the additional strain. Although I don't necessarily expect them to survive a more severe crash on asphalt. Rotopax are heavy duty. So no, I am not too worried about falls when off-road, or even on-road to a certain extent. And don't expect to go up in flames either. Should one Rotopax end up being damaged enough, I will simply replace it So here goes. 2 aluminium plaques were cut out to reinforce the bottom of the panniers. And were installed on the inside. Holes were drilled in the plaques to be able to access the rivets at the bottom of the panniers. Aluminium spacers were also cut out, to be fixed on the outside of the panniers. The black plastic corners on the panniers would have caused the packs to rest on them and therefore put more stress on the pack mount and especially the screw used to tighten them. Didn't mind drilling holes in the panniers. Which were never waterproof to start off with anyway ^^ And turn into swimming pools whenever it rains. And no, I was not unlucky with this set of panniers. I have another set with exactly the same problem (even drilled holes at the bottom of each pannier of the 2nd set to help evacuate the water). Pack mount and spacer mounted. View from inside the pannier. The pack mount, spacer and inner aluminium plaques are all held and tightened together. Everything can be removed in a matter of minutes. Gasoline Rotopax on. Water and gasoline Rotopax on. They are centered underneath the panniers and do not stick out from them. No chance of the right one ever touching the final drive either.
  19. Hi all, My name is Martijn, I'm from the Netherlands, and I've only recently stepped into the allroad/offroad life. About a year ago I bought a first generation Ducati Multistrada 1000DS which obviously isn't really built for offroad adventures but that didn't stop me (although it did supply me with some fun moments, for example when I arrived at an organized offroad event where they asked me if I was actually planning on riding the Multi, and after answering yes they automatically placed me in the beginners group). Anyways, the Duc was stolen last april just 2 weeks after some major maintenance including replacing the valveguides. Of course I also just put on all the farkles I wanted. Fortunately the bike was properly insured and the insurance expert was pretty realistic about the actual value of the bike, meaning I could now look for a new bike. I kept 2 lists of possible replacements for the Duc, one had some cheaper bikes (Honda Varadero, high mileage R1100GS, early model V-Strom) on it so I would have some budget for farkles, and the other had some bikes on it more at the top of my budget (R1150GS or high mileage R1200GS, Aprilia Caponord or BMW K1200S). Obviously I was fooling myself a bit there, because I ended up buying a bike from the second list and already received about 7 packages with parts and farkles in the first week after I bought the bike. So without further ado, my new bike: A 2002 R1150GS Adventure ABS in Touratech Revamp trim. For its age it's fairly low mileage, I think it's a tad bit lighter than the original, has the Xenon headlight and also came with a new customfit tankbag and Laser exhaust (original was mounted when I bought it so it's not in the pictures). I'll be servicing it this weekend as the previous owner didn't ride it much (he had a R1200GSA as well) and it probably won't be long before she gets some knobbies. By the way, the bike is a company motorcycle as I'm self-employed and I also use it to drive to clients. So that's where my nickname comes from (also on Facebook / Instragram / Twitter). When I grow up I'd like to make a living doing something with motorcycles though, and not just be the entrepreneur that rides a motorcycle. Cheers, Martijn
  20. Hey guys! So, lately I've signed a deal with Zard Exhaust (, and they've supplied me with an exhaust for my F800GSA. Well, here's the videos I made about it: a more general one, and raw footage of how it is to have a Zard on your bike. Let me know what you think of it!
  21. Hi All, Just got my first GS (a 2012). Ready to knock the shine off of her, so looking forward to meeting up in the So. Cal area.
  22. BMW has a new "whale foreskin" suit out called the EnduroGuard. I had their Rallye 3 suit and it was actually very good. This one appears to have more of an enduro or off-road functionality, which I welcome given the type of riding I prefer. What do you think? Video: And another featuring Adventure Brothers' Shawn Thomas From their press release: Product Highlights: New generation suit for off-road use, waterproof Highly abrasion-resistant shell of dynatec and dynatec stretch, with a ceraspace layer in some areas, a BMW innovation in cooperation with Schoeller Textil AG 3-layer laminate with BMW Climate Membrane™ membrane, wind and waterproof, highly breathable NP2 protectors on back, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees (infinitely height-adjustable) Coccyx protector, retrofittable Extremely good all-round ventilation through many generously sized ventilation options, double front zipper as an AirVent system Lining – 100% polyester; Mesh lining in jacket and pants and 3D-Mesh on the back, breathable and elastic 8 jacket pockets, 7 of which are waterproof, men's jacket with additional breast pocket, 3 pants pockets, 1 of which is a key holder (ideal for Keyless Ride) Sleeves and legs can be opened wide, recessed cuffs provide protection in foul weather Wind guards and recessed cuffs in the jacket provides effective protection against wind and rain Waterproof storm hood integrated into the collar Leather patches on the insides of the knees for a secure grip on the tank when riding off-road Snap buttons on the jacket front are concealed to avoid scratching the tank; and hook-and-loop straps allow a variety of width adjustments and ventilation openings Reflective print on the jacket Attachment zipper: all-around and 40 cm Comfort fit Colors: Men’s jacket in grey or black, women’s jacket in grey, both pants in black Ladies' sizes: 34-48, 72-88, 18-22 Men's sizes: 46-66, 98-118, 24-32 MSRP: Jacket - $949.00 Pants - $649.00 EnduroGuard Gloves for men and women also available, featuring ceraspace and two-chamber technology, in sizes 6/6.5 – 12/12.5