Author Topic: Morro Bay, CA to Monterey,CA (on the GS...sorry)  (Read 3299 times)

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November 05, 2003, 10:07:58 PM on

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November 05, 2003, 10:40:56 PMReply #1 on

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Nice Pics Dave...



uh don't want to get you too upset ... but ...

I noticed a slight drop of oil on the lower left engine casing... probably nothing..yet!
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Is that an Adventurer?  How would you compare it to the Tiger in terms of power and height?  PLease comment on the brakes.  Does that model have integrated or partially integrated power assisted brakes?



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November 12, 2003, 03:31:10 AMReply #3 on

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Yeah BigDave, I'd be interested in hearing more about your new ride.  Did you get the non-ABS, Adventure w/bigger tank and better 1st gear?  What is she like, do tell...
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November 13, 2003, 03:29:24 PMReply #4 on

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Quote from: "MarkF"
Is that an Adventurer?  How would you compare it to the Tiger in terms of power and height?  PLease comment on the brakes.  Does that model have integrated or partially integrated power assisted brakes?



MarkF :shock:

Power:

Even though I am still in the run-in stage, I can already tell that (and knew ahead of time) that there is no comparison on raw enginge power, torque and speed.  The Tiger wins hands down.  That being said, the BMW isn't probably that far behind.  Its just that is sounds tame and the redline is way under the Tiger.  So, some of that may be a perception.



Height:

It feels (and is) higher than the Tiger, but my feet are planted on the ground easier as the seat is more narrow than my Corbin was on the Tiger.



Brakes:

I gueass they are partially integrated.  The brakes are wonderful.  I do feel safer on the street while braking on the GS.  You just pull back as hard as you need to and these things grab hard.



The suspension is the biggest difference I have noticed so far.  TOTALLY different over bumps and especially corners.  The front does not dive at all as you fly around corners with no effort involved.

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Yeah BigDave, I'd be interested in hearing more about your new ride.  Did you get the non-ABS, Adventure w/bigger tank and better 1st gear?  What is she like, do tell...

All Adventures are ABS.

Yes, it has the 8 gallon tank, & lower first.



On the Tiger, I felt like zipping around everywhere.  I mean really running through the gears, red-lining & basically hauling ass 80% of the time.  The BMW gives you more of a laid-back feel.  Commuting, I have found myself riding more like I drive a car.  Just putting along.  I don't seem to mind.  It feels OK doing that.

November 17, 2003, 07:14:38 AMReply #6 on

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Great ride Dave, awesome pic`s, especialy the bike. Did you get a paint job or something?
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November 17, 2003, 07:15:09 AMReply #7 on

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Great ride Dave, awesome pic`s, especialy the bike. Did you get a paint job or something?
\"If you can`t get hurt, skip it!\"

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