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IMO, I repeat IMO, the gold standard of suspension is on BMW's R1250GS, or S1000XR, which has both front & rear electronic suspension (no noticeable fork dive under heavy breaking). Anyway, I do miss my previous BMW R's which had front telelever suspension and my recent S1000XR, which had full electronic suspension.

As for my F-750GS, (for me) the non adjustable front forks aren't bad "7/ 10". however to make them better would require a set of aftermarket progressive springs, which are around $150 to $200ish, which I hear makes for a "very good" improvement, much less initial front fork dive under heavy breaking.


New Member Introductions / Re: Hello Forum
« on: Aug 09, 2021, 05.16 PM »
Welcome Alrod!

Glad to hear you're enjoying you're 750 (I've got one as well). Also, I like and appreciate Harleys (I've met some great people who ride them & who've put some serious miles on them), however over my approximate 30 years of riding, I've typically had BMW's (just a personal thing).

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Chain Oiler
« on: Aug 04, 2021, 04.19 PM »
*Originally Posted by Yorks_Rider [+]
The Regina "low maintenance" chain is available for the F750 and F 850- see here
As far as I understand, the chain rollers are provided with a coated surface which supposedly obviates the need for lubrication, but not re-tensioning, so it is not completely maintenance free.
The chain is gold-coloured and the price is equally majestic.

Thanks for confirming that a "low maintenance" (no need to lube chain) is a available. IMO, if a person cant stand cleaning/ oiling their chain, then this is the way to go, however it isn't cheap. As for me (I don't do any off-roading/ trails), therefore about every 1000 miles I'll do a simple chain cleaning, wipe it down "very lightly" with 80/ 90 weight gear oil and call it a day. BTW, this may not be the best solution/ optimum way to clean & oil a chain, but it works for me. YMMV, and also have a better way to perform this maintenance!

Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Chain Oiler
« on: Jul 27, 2021, 10.13 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't REGINA now make a maintenance free chain? If so why the need for a chain oiler?

New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from West Central Ohio
« on: Jul 27, 2021, 04.07 PM »
*Originally Posted by biker01red [+]
My bike is a 2021....arrived at the Dealer on Thursday, I bought it Friday .... I also looked at the F850GS, I don't do any off road riding,
hopefully I got the right bike for me !!!!!!  Miamisburg is not far from me as you said.... Ride safe, stay cool and healthy...

Hello, welcome to the Forum. Like you, I bought the 750 for the same reasons. Previous BMW's I've had were various R's, R/GS and S1000XR. I've found that the 750 is "for me" an overall very, very good do-it-all, middle weight motorcycle and I'm glad that I purchased it. Only thing I miss a bit (but its not a deal breaker and I've adjusted my riding to it), is it that it has no front telelever/ electronic suspension.

It would be good to hear your A/ B comparison/ thoughts between your RT and the 750.

All the best - Mike

F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: BMW F750GS Shift Assist Pro
« on: Jul 12, 2021, 10.16 PM »
I wish BMW could make the quick-shifter on the 750/ 850 as seamless & smooth "at any RPM range, both up and down" as it was on my previous S1000XR (I'd be a happy camper). My experience with the quick-shifter on my 750 is, 1st-3rd gear is clunky (unless under hard acceleration), 4th-6th gear works "very good" (not perfect) in any RPM range. Down-shifting from 6th to 1st works very close to "perfect" in any RPM range.

*Originally Posted by RWA-Idaho [+]
I dropped from 17 to 16 on my front about two months ago.  Pictures from our trip

Thanks for sharing your photo's, AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, earlier today I sent you a message via this forum, with my cell phone number so you can contact me.

Regards - Mike

Hello Dave: yes they are still available (I've not heard back from the 1st interested buyer, three strikes your out as they say).

I will send you a private message via this forum, with my cell phone number.

Regards - Mike

I just sent you a personal email via this forum, and provided you with my mobile #


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