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Karl Fenn

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Reply #15 on: March 26, 2021, 07:50:24 pm
I used to do a lot of touring a few years back, but it all got a bit depressing l used to go to a lot of deprived places, l wanted to see injustice for real, l see you have a gs 650 l have one had it quite a few years, not rode it for a long time in the shed, how do you get on with it?


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Reply #16 on: March 26, 2021, 09:33:12 pm
I used to do a lot of touring a few years back, but it all got a bit depressing l used to go to a lot of deprived places, l wanted to see injustice for real, l see you have a gs 650 l have one had it quite a few years, not rode it for a long time in the shed, how do you get on with it?

My 800cc F650GS is my favorite motorcycle. It does everything that I need it to do, has been very reliable and is one of the few (if any) modern BMW motorcycles that are designed to run on regular, 87 Octane fuel. I typically get 60 to 65 US mpg when not pushing the bike hard at freeway speeds.  :)
2011 Royal Enfield B5 500, 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2020 KTM Duke 390, 2002 Yamaha FZ1


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Reply #17 on: March 26, 2021, 10:13:01 pm
I got the single, l used to take it off road so l installed off road tires, not the best on tarmac l must admit, l would not mind an 800 version if l could get none abs, but they are not the best bikes off road l have had better for sure, but on road not to bad, l always thought it was very good on the gas, l wil recommission it at some point don't know when with the Covid lockdown, l used to get in a flap l had six bikes to much to maintain now, l sold some of them off l have got to old for it now and my health is not the best.


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Reply #18 on: March 26, 2021, 10:32:11 pm
I got the single, l used to take it off road so l installed off road tires, not the best on tarmac l must admit, l would not mind an 800 version if l could get none abs, but they are not the best bikes off road l have had better for sure, but on road not to bad, l always thought it was very good on the gas, l wil recommission it at some point don't know when with the Covid lockdown, l used to get in a flap l had six bikes to much to maintain now, l sold some of them off l have got to old for it now and my health is not the best.

I special ordered my 2009 GS twin in 2008 without ABS. I don't think you can do that anymore.  ???
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Reply #19 on: March 27, 2021, 12:29:04 am
No you can't it's mandatory on all bikes now, not allowed to take it off, the early ones were none abs, mine is yet many others are.


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Reply #20 on: April 01, 2021, 07:14:53 am
That is why I pulled the trigger on a classic 500, last chance to get a proper (newly built) old bike, at least here in Europe.
Electric is coming and is going to kill ICE.
There is something so very sad about an electric bike styled as a classic. Looks to me like the bike is saying "kill me please".


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Reply #21 on: April 01, 2021, 09:11:26 pm
Well undoubtedly in another 25 years it will all be electric, it will be like what happened to the steam engine, a transformation of modern tech brought about by necessity.


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Reply #22 on: April 13, 2021, 11:16:22 pm
Anyhow, Photon sounds a bit too ambitious, I got the perfect name for an electric Classic 500...but its gotta be the stealth black frame!



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