Your other "non-Harley" Bike?

15/23
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    1 year ago
    Quoting Carizo on 16 Jul 2021 05:27 AM

    Bought this while recovering from hip surgery. 2020 model with only 3,752kms. Previous owner added Wilbers suspension F&R plus lots of other bits and pieces from SW-Motech and Wunderlich and then decided he wanted the 1250GS after all. I've been looking for a replacement for my 1999 1150GS and was considering the Moto Guzzi V85. Although I love the look of the V85 I just figured on the open road it would lack a bit of power where the R nine T has plenty.


    Got about another 2-4 weeks until I can ride the bikes again. Hopefully the weather here in Canberra will improve by then.

    Cheers Carizo.   

    I went thru a similar delema myself and ended up with a 1200 gs l/c. Looked at the guzzi and spoke to guy picking his up, he bought it without a ride as our local dealer wont let you test ride. I decided to wait for the new version with tubeless tyres before making a desision. A month later i was at the shop and the guy was back to trade the Guzzi in.....not enough power on the road but loved the bike. He bought a Triumph 900.
  • Carizo
    Carizo
    1 year ago
    Thanks PB. I've always longed for a Guzzi since I first saw a SP1000. If I had more money and room I'd have one but I'm limited to 2 and very happy with the SG and the R nine T. 
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    1 year ago
    Quoting Carizo on 16 Jul 2021 08:11 AM

    Thanks PB. I've always longed for a Guzzi since I first saw a SP1000. If I had more money and room I'd have one but I'm limited to 2 and very happy with the SG and the R nine T. 

    I am enjoying the BMW...love the electronics and suspension. My Street Glide is still the long distance choice.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    9 months
    Well decided to have a little look down this track today....ran out of grip after riding thru a muddy section quickly followed by running out of talent when it started to steer like a Woolies shopping trolley...
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    9 months
    You ok?
  • DocGreen
    DocGreen
    9 months
    Look out Danny, he's coming for ya ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    9 months
    Good thing you have those engine guards mounted on the bike Pauly, the cylinders on the BMW boxer engines are very vulnerable.
    Hope you are not hurt by the spill.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    9 months
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 29 Oct 2021 08:05 AM

    You ok?

    All good Hilly...landed on my back, kinda tossed me over the bars. It was kind of weird really, took me back to my racing days. That moment when things slow right down and things go very quiet til the thud! Was a very slow (50kph?) tumble and the ground was soft...hurt my hemorrhoid more than my back!....LOL 
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    9 months
    Quoting DocGreen on 29 Oct 2021 08:13 AM

    Look out Danny, he's coming for ya ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Ha Ha except Danny doesn't drink....the further i got down the track i realized the tires where not up to it at all but couldn't turn it around and of course the fucking muddier it got. 
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    9 months
    Quoting Far Canal on 29 Oct 2021 08:49 AM

    Good thing you have those engine guards mounted on the bike Pauly, the cylinders on the BMW boxer engines are very vulnerable.
    Hope you are not hurt by the spill.

    Hey FC yes the crash bars did the job. The speed was very slow and the ground pretty soft. They really are a pivot point to help lift the bike . Oh and collect a shit load of mud! LOL
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    9 months
    Glad you and your bike came out ok. Obviously still young at heart to do this stuff so thatโ€™s a positive lining 
  • evo94
    evo94
    9 months
    Quoting paulybronco on 29 Oct 2021 08:00 AM

    Well decided to have a little look down this track today....ran out of grip after riding thru a muddy section quickly followed by running out of talent when it started to steer like a Woolies shopping trolley...

    would luv to get a couple of smaller dirtbikes, as i feel the likes of 1200's too big & heavy for us...maybe DR650 & 250 after coming across youtube vids of Mary Valley Dirtbike Riders blatting round local beautiful & vast Cooloola bushland / beaches & that in all these years, only just realising we'v seen fk all riding blacktop....anyways plenty of those tracks for you to explore...just a little envious!
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    9 months
    Quoting paulybronco on 29 Oct 2021 08:00 AM

    Well decided to have a little look down this track today....ran out of grip after riding thru a muddy section quickly followed by running out of talent when it started to steer like a Woolies shopping trolley...

    Quoting evo94 on 29 Oct 2021 08:02 PM

    would luv to get a couple of smaller dirtbikes, as i feel the likes of 1200's too big & heavy for us...maybe DR650 & 250 after coming across youtube vids of Mary Valley Dirtbike Riders blatting round local beautiful & vast Cooloola bushland / beaches & that in all these years, only just realising we'v seen fk all riding blacktop....anyways plenty of those tracks for you to explore...just a little envious!

    I hear you evo, yes the 1200 is a big bugger but if i had a more suited set of tires wouldn't have had a issue at all. This is the compromise with these adventure bikes as i need to get it to some of the more preferred off-road destinations via the tar. No use wearing the knobby tire out on the road to get to the dirt bit with no tire left. They are truely amazing on a firetrail or backroads dirt road even with a road biased tire, just dont get caught in the wet clay conditions because your going to fall off regardless how cautious you are.
  • Hound_Dog
    Hound_Dog
    9 months
    Aside from my 5 Harleys, I am really into ADV bikes and have spent so far, before being rudely interupted by the chinese virus, several years riding around the world. In the downtime I have been building a Triumph Tiger with all the bells and whistles for our next major trip. In addition I have an RMZ450 that keeps my inner MX child in check and a few get around scooters that I use to go to the gym/shops etc.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    9 months
    Quoting Hound_Dog on 30 Oct 2021 01:19 AM

    Aside from my 5 Harleys, I am really into ADV bikes and have spent so far, before being rudely interupted by the chinese virus, several years riding around the world. In the downtime I have been building a Triumph Tiger with all the bells and whistles for our next major trip. In addition I have an RMZ450 that keeps my inner MX child in check and a few get around scooters that I use to go to the gym/shops etc.

    I am sure that i dont have the fitness anymore to blast around on a 450...maybe two berms at half pace at best.
  • Wideglider
    Wideglider
    9 months
    Quoting paulybronco on 29 Oct 2021 08:00 AM

    Well decided to have a little look down this track today....ran out of grip after riding thru a muddy section quickly followed by running out of talent when it started to steer like a Woolies shopping trolley...

    Quoting evo94 on 29 Oct 2021 08:02 PM

    would luv to get a couple of smaller dirtbikes, as i feel the likes of 1200's too big & heavy for us...maybe DR650 & 250 after coming across youtube vids of Mary Valley Dirtbike Riders blatting round local beautiful & vast Cooloola bushland / beaches & that in all these years, only just realising we'v seen fk all riding blacktop....anyways plenty of those tracks for you to explore...just a little envious!

    Quoting paulybronco on 29 Oct 2021 10:15 PMedited: 29 Oct 2021 10:21 PM

    I hear you evo, yes the 1200 is a big bugger but if i had a more suited set of tires wouldn't have had a issue at all. This is the compromise with these adventure bikes as i need to get it to some of the more preferred off-road destinations via the tar. No use wearing the knobby tire out on the road to get to the dirt bit with no tire left. They are truely amazing on a firetrail or backroads dirt road even with a road biased tire, just dont get caught in the wet clay conditions because your going to fall off regardless how cautious you are.

    Onya Pauli,
    As you know, I have the BMW F850GSA, about 3 years on it now - mostly offroad. I use the Metzeler Karoo 3 tires as do many others in the groups I ride with. Not a full knobby but obviously a compromise but one that suits me for any mud, sand, gravel etc.
     
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    9 months
    Quoting evo94 on 29 Oct 2021 08:02 PM

    would luv to get a couple of smaller dirtbikes, as i feel the likes of 1200's too big & heavy for us...maybe DR650 & 250 after coming across youtube vids of Mary Valley Dirtbike Riders blatting round local beautiful & vast Cooloola bushland / beaches & that in all these years, only just realising we'v seen fk all riding blacktop....anyways plenty of those tracks for you to explore...just a little envious!

    Quoting paulybronco on 29 Oct 2021 10:15 PMedited: 29 Oct 2021 10:21 PM

    I hear you evo, yes the 1200 is a big bugger but if i had a more suited set of tires wouldn't have had a issue at all. This is the compromise with these adventure bikes as i need to get it to some of the more preferred off-road destinations via the tar. No use wearing the knobby tire out on the road to get to the dirt bit with no tire left. They are truely amazing on a firetrail or backroads dirt road even with a road biased tire, just dont get caught in the wet clay conditions because your going to fall off regardless how cautious you are.

    Quoting Wideglider on 31 Oct 2021 08:32 AM

    Onya Pauli,

    As you know, I have the BMW F850GSA, about 3 years on it now - mostly offroad. I use the Metzeler Karoo 3 tires as do many others in the groups I ride with. Not a full knobby but obviously a compromise but one that suits me for any mud, sand, gravel etc.
     

    Hey WG as the lovely Mrs comes with me on most the trips the off-road sections are restricted to mainly dirt/gravel roads and not single track challenging log crossings etc i use a road biased tire with the drawbacks attached. The crash was as a direct result of the tire.....reminded me of running a slick in the pouring rain!
  • evo94
    evo94
    9 months
    Quoting paulybronco on 29 Oct 2021 08:00 AM

    Well decided to have a little look down this track today....ran out of grip after riding thru a muddy section quickly followed by running out of talent when it started to steer like a Woolies shopping trolley...

    Quoting evo94 on 29 Oct 2021 08:02 PM

    would luv to get a couple of smaller dirtbikes, as i feel the likes of 1200's too big & heavy for us...maybe DR650 & 250 after coming across youtube vids of Mary Valley Dirtbike Riders blatting round local beautiful & vast Cooloola bushland / beaches & that in all these years, only just realising we'v seen fk all riding blacktop....anyways plenty of those tracks for you to explore...just a little envious!

    Quoting paulybronco on 29 Oct 2021 10:15 PMedited: 29 Oct 2021 10:21 PM

    I hear you evo, yes the 1200 is a big bugger but if i had a more suited set of tires wouldn't have had a issue at all. This is the compromise with these adventure bikes as i need to get it to some of the more preferred off-road destinations via the tar. No use wearing the knobby tire out on the road to get to the dirt bit with no tire left. They are truely amazing on a firetrail or backroads dirt road even with a road biased tire, just dont get caught in the wet clay conditions because your going to fall off regardless how cautious you are.

    the bike looks great (more so upright) & a wonderful backdrop to boot..
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    9 months
    Quoting evo94 on 29 Oct 2021 08:02 PM

    would luv to get a couple of smaller dirtbikes, as i feel the likes of 1200's too big & heavy for us...maybe DR650 & 250 after coming across youtube vids of Mary Valley Dirtbike Riders blatting round local beautiful & vast Cooloola bushland / beaches & that in all these years, only just realising we'v seen fk all riding blacktop....anyways plenty of those tracks for you to explore...just a little envious!

    Quoting paulybronco on 29 Oct 2021 10:15 PMedited: 29 Oct 2021 10:21 PM

    I hear you evo, yes the 1200 is a big bugger but if i had a more suited set of tires wouldn't have had a issue at all. This is the compromise with these adventure bikes as i need to get it to some of the more preferred off-road destinations via the tar. No use wearing the knobby tire out on the road to get to the dirt bit with no tire left. They are truely amazing on a firetrail or backroads dirt road even with a road biased tire, just dont get caught in the wet clay conditions because your going to fall off regardless how cautious you are.

    Quoting evo94 on 31 Oct 2021 07:58 PM

    the bike looks great (more so upright) & a wonderful backdrop to boot..

    Cheers evo.....
  • Daffy
    Daffy
    9 months
    Just bought a 70sYamaha CB350B. Excited to have another project. Will post pics soon. 
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