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Offline MIKE R

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New Owner from Lancashire, England
« on: April 28, 2021, 10:52:51 PM »
Hi All

Just a quick post to introduce myself

I'm a 'mature' rider living in NW England who has enjoyed being on 2 wheels since 1970!

In that time you could argue I've owned far too many bikes if that is possible and have just put a deposit on a new 2021 40th Anniversary although I don't expect to actually get it until the end of May

I also own a 1250GSA and test road the 850 GS yesterday and was very impressed with the power and lack of weight/flickability.  The GSA is staying for a while but who knows what the future will bring

Best Wishes

Mike


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Re: New Owner from Lancashire, England
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 11:08:22 PM »
Welcome aboard!

Lack of weight? (?!). After I finished adding sparkles and farkles and doodads...it's quite literally weighing in at the same as a friend's 1200 Rallye...also farkled up and with a top case(!)
As for the fear of falling...learn to love and cherish the experience. You want it. You need it. You can't wait for the next hit.

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Re: New Owner from Lancashire, England
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2021, 01:07:54 PM »
Welcome to the forum. I donít think it feels massively lighter when pushing it around but my 750GS does feel quite a lot lighter and more agile at lower speed than the 1200ís Iíve owned. An added bonus is that I get slightly better fuel range on a bike with a tank thatís 5L smaller :)

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Re: New Owner from Lancashire, England
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2021, 03:15:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by Grizzlie [+]
Welcome aboard! Lack of weight? (?!). After I finished adding sparkles and farkles and doodads...it's quite literally weighing in at the same as a friend's 1200 Rallye...also farkled up and with a top case(!)

Hello Grizzlie, as for your F-GS weighing the same (after your farkles/ doodads) to your friends 1200 Rallye, maybe you two fill your top cases & side bags differently/ with different stuff?!?

Based on BMW's website the "new" R1250GS (not a GSA, nor is it the 1200 Rallye) weighs "road ready - fully fueled" 549LB. The F750 "road ready - fully fueled" weighs 493LB, that's 56LB lighter. Also, the "F850" does weigh more than the 750 at 504LB, but its still 45LB lighter than the R1250GS, which is a good chunk of weight Y/ N?
« Last Edit: May 01, 2021, 03:19:58 PM by MikeOC »

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Re: New Owner from Lancashire, England
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2021, 03:41:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by MikeOC [+]
Hello Grizzlie, as for your F-GS weighing the same (after your farkles/ doodads) to your friends 1200 Rallye, maybe you two fill your top cases & side bags differently/ with different stuff?!?

Based on BMW's website the "new" R1250GS (not a GSA, nor is it the 1200 Rallye) weighs "road ready - fully fueled" 549LB. The F750 "road ready - fully fueled" weighs 493LB, that's 56LB lighter. Also, the "F850" does weigh more than the 750 at 504LB, but its still 45LB lighter than the R1250GS, which is a good chunk of weight Y/ N?

I had no luggage, no boxes, fully fueled/oiled. Crash bars and pannier racks. 254kg
Thread --> https://www.850gs.com/index.php/topic,854.msg5974.html#msg5974

I just installed a topbox now with supports. Also got a headlight cover. Once the weather clears up I'm planning to weigh the bike again...as it just keeps getting heavier :\
As for the fear of falling...learn to love and cherish the experience. You want it. You need it. You can't wait for the next hit.

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Re: New Owner from Lancashire, England
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2021, 03:44:54 PM »
Small correction...friend's 1200 was weighed with an empty topcase (so 6,5kg according to BMW). His bike came in at 270kg.
As for the fear of falling...learn to love and cherish the experience. You want it. You need it. You can't wait for the next hit.

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Re: New Owner from Lancashire, England
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2021, 04:37:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by Grizzlie [+]
Small correction...friend's 1200 was weighed with an empty topcase (so 6,5kg according to BMW). His bike came in at 270kg.

Grizzlie, the specs I provided you are for the "current generation" differences between the F-750 & F-850 & R1250GS. If your friends R1200GS is the first generation version introduced in 2005ish, it should weigh about 496LB "road ready, fully loaded", which is much lighter than the current R1250GS at 549LB.

All the best - Mike
« Last Edit: May 01, 2021, 04:38:14 PM by MikeOC »

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Re: New Owner from Lancashire, England
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2021, 11:53:45 PM »
Welcome Mike, Iím not too far away from Burnley at North Manchester.

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Re: New Owner from Lancashire, England
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2021, 09:02:10 AM »
Maybe our paths will cross one day

Best Wishes

Mike

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Re: New Owner from Lancashire, England
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2021, 08:33:54 PM »
Welcome fellow Lancastrian.
I escaped Burnley about 30 years ago. Now resident in Gisburn, the other side of the big hill.
If it aint broke, keep fixing it until it is!