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    New bike
    on: February 18, 2020, 07:45:55 pm
    February 18, 2020, 07:45:55 pm
    Well after nearly 3 years with the Crossrunner, l have gone over to the "dark side" . Needed to find a lighter bike and lower seat due to my age .
    The bike is a 2019 BMW f800gt much lighter , but will miss the V4 .🙄🙄

    Robert

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    Re: New bike
    Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 09:09:38 pm
    February 18, 2020, 09:09:38 pm
    You can call bmw the dark side for shure!  :023:
    But please do enjoy your new beemer.  :028:
    Stop making sense

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    Re: New bike
    Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 09:20:04 pm
    February 18, 2020, 09:20:04 pm
    Thanks , looking forward to getting it , probably next week . Need some decent weather to ride it back home . Going to be different from the Crossrunner , no chain to oil and adjust , low maintenance belt drive !

    Cheers Robert

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    Re: New bike
    Reply #3 on: February 20, 2020, 11:49:02 am
    February 20, 2020, 11:49:02 am
    Good luck on your new ride. I think weight is the Crossrunners achilles heel. At nearly 30kg lighter the Beamer will feel like a 125!

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    Re: New bike
    Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 12:17:04 pm
    February 20, 2020, 12:17:04 pm
    *Originally Posted by charlie [+]
    Well after nearly 3 years with the Crossrunner, l have gone over to the "dark side" . Needed to find a lighter bike and lower seat due to my age .
    The bike is a 2019 BMW f800gt

    Welcome to the dark side :017:


    *Originally Posted by charlie [+]
    but will miss the V4 .🙄🙄
    Yep, I know the feeling!

    Current: 2015 BMW R1200RS, 2003 Yamaha TDM900
    Past: Honda CLR125, Honda CB500, Triumph Sprint Sport, Honda VFR750FS, Suzuki DRZ400SM, 2001 Triumph Speed Triple 955i, 2015 Honda VFR800X

    "Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube" - HST

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    Re: New bike
    Reply #5 on: February 20, 2020, 06:10:17 pm
    February 20, 2020, 06:10:17 pm
    *Originally Posted by charlie [+]
    Well after nearly 3 years with the Crossrunner, l have gone over to the "dark side" . Needed to find a lighter bike and lower seat due to my age .
    The bike is a 2019 BMW f800gt much lighter , but will miss the V4 .🙄🙄

    Robert
    I'm 75 and don't find the weight or seat height of the CR a problem. Mind you I am 6' 4". Sorry don't know the metric. Enjoy your new Beemer. Belt drive - yummee!
    Some of my past bikes. Norton ES2 - Norton 650SS - Velocette Venom - Velocette Thruxton Venom - Kawasaki Z1100  ST - Kawasaki GPZ 1100 B2 - Honda CB500.

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    Re: New bike
    Reply #6 on: February 20, 2020, 06:39:28 pm
    February 20, 2020, 06:39:28 pm
    6'4" is 1,93m. Which is also how tall I am.
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    Re: New bike
    Reply #7 on: February 21, 2020, 06:53:27 am
    February 21, 2020, 06:53:27 am
    Enjoy your Beemer

    Last year I got a 2015 CR my first chain driven go too touring bike in the garage for 20 odd years and love it with the exception of the shit that gets thrown off the chain
    Sometimes I wish my CR had a shaft but it hasn't

    Horses for courses

    I suppose I am lucky that my other bike is a 99 BMW R850gs but this last year most of my touring has been on The CR

    😱😱😱

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    Too many to mention in 46 wonderful years of riding on the road ,  everyone of them have given my stacks of fun and satisfaction

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    Re: New bike
    Reply #8 on: February 21, 2020, 11:03:16 am
    February 21, 2020, 11:03:16 am
    *Originally Posted by Newbs1ok [+]
    Enjoy your Beemer

    Last year I got a 2015 CR my first chain driven go too touring bike in the garage for 20 odd years and love it with the exception of the shit that gets thrown off the chain
    Sometimes I wish my CR had a shaft but it hasn't

    Horses for courses

    I suppose I am lucky that my other bike is a 99 BMW R850gs but this last year most of my touring has been on The CR

    😱😱😱

    If yr chain is throwing stuff off it, yr probably over-lubing it.

    Just a thought
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 miles

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    Re: New bike
    Reply #9 on: February 21, 2020, 09:21:43 pm
    February 21, 2020, 09:21:43 pm
    I make you right Skidz

    Just didn't want it running dry on tours

    Hopefully this year we'll get it spot on

    I must admit I have been spoilt for too long with shafts
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    VFR 800 X 2015 and BMW R850GS 1999
    Previous bikes
    Too many to mention in 46 wonderful years of riding on the road ,  everyone of them have given my stacks of fun and satisfaction

     


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