Wild Dog Adventure Riding

General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: >Herman< on April 24, 2006, 02:15:15 pm

Title: LS
Post by: >Herman< on April 24, 2006, 02:15:15 pm
How's your bike coming LS? When will you get the new 1200 Adv? What colour? ABS or not?
Title: LS
Post by: LuckyStriker on April 24, 2006, 02:30:11 pm
ag bla-bla

I just got off the phone with the dealer. We exchanged some ugly words and I'm still angry.

Will discuss it with you later. At the moment I feel like cancelling my order... :evil:
Title: LS
Post by: Butch on April 24, 2006, 02:56:09 pm
Not good. Not good at all.  :cry:  :cry:

I'm just around the corner from them, in case you want to send a hand-delivered bitch-slap.  :evil:
Title: LS
Post by: LuckyStriker on April 24, 2006, 03:21:11 pm
Quote from: "Butch"
I'm just around the corner from them, in case you want to send a hand-delivered bitch-slap.  :evil:

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
I spoke to the dealer again... they are trying their best, I must say. I feel a little bad for directing my anger at them.
Title: LS
Post by: Scribble on April 24, 2006, 04:22:27 pm
i know who it is
my keen sense of deduction
you definately are far more patient than i am
maybe it will be well rewarded
as far as i know a blind guy could have stripped a bike in germany an sent the parts to you snail mail and done this twice in two months
buut its also not just your dealer having these kind of problems
sooo maybe the motherland is in dissarray (sp)
and we just think the dealers are bullshting
vasbyt boe
 tell you what after this week end you can borrow the kreef for a week if you want you would just have to fetch it out in somerset
Title: LS
Post by: Adventurer on April 24, 2006, 05:06:22 pm
Pop in there and hand out a series of SRFSS's (Super Running Fcuk Slap Sideways) You are far more patient than me, and given that you are also Taurean I am suprised that they have not given you a full time loaner. If you have their bike they are more keen to give yours back sooner.
Title: LS
Post by: LuckyStriker on May 02, 2006, 11:44:00 am
Engine arrived last Friday
Went to shop this morning and my bike is on the slab
Should have it back by tomorrow afternoon
 :headbang:  :headbang:  :headbang:

Paid my deposit for new 12Adv
White/Red without ABS (heated grips fitted free of charge)
Delivery: 20 July

I am also in the running for a white/red one with ABS to be delivered on the 13th May (If the client decides not to take it...he's a little unsure...)
Title: LS
Post by: Grootseun on May 02, 2006, 11:47:35 am
Glad to hear the bike is coming along... and man... ure makin us jealous....

Who will be the first on the forum to receive their New Adventure...Leo or LS....

Will ahve to wait and see..
Title: LS
Post by: funacide on May 02, 2006, 11:48:24 am
Congrats LS...

So why did you decide to go without ABS on the new ADV??
Title: LS
Post by: LuckyStriker on May 02, 2006, 11:57:58 am
Quote from: "funacide"
So why did you decide to go without ABS on the new ADV??

Two reasons:
The price difference of 10K and I really don't like the whirrrrrr of the servo

I am a great fan of ABS and don't mind having it on my bike but I feel that I don't need it (I reckon I know how to modulate brakes manually on wet roads). I'd also like to simplify an already complex bike as much as I can.

My reasons may not be entirely logical but show me the logic behind a motorcycle anyway :wink:
Title: LS
Post by: KiLRoy on May 02, 2006, 03:43:49 pm
buy a KLR in the meantime - cheap enough

H
Title: LS
Post by: LuckyStriker on May 03, 2006, 08:34:56 am
Quote from: "michnus"
One thing I disagree with you, there is no way in hell that you can pulse brakes in an emergency situation, that is why they invented ABS in the first place, it is much faster than any human can react.
Are you 100% sure the bike you get without ABS will not have servo assist brakes? You get servo assits whether you like it or not, so the twheeeet is gonna stay.

I don't understand why people are hating me so much, just because I want a beemer without ABS :? Maybe LITO can explain it to me :wink:

michnus, you are right that I cannot modulate as fast or as effectively as ABS. But I can modulate fast enough not to lock up the wheel. I can also pick an escape route. That's good enough for me (and for 10 million other bikers on regular brakes)
I am 100% sure the non-ABS will not have a servo. I heard it from BMW's tech department, from American/Canadian owners on AdvRider.com, and from my dealer.
The whole reason I don't want ABS is because I hate the servo whine. I hate it so much you won't believe it! I don't use my brakes when I'm around people because it embarrasses me - how wierd is that? (I have issues :oops: )

Also, after that falling-into-the-river debacle (Karoo trip), the battery was so tortured that the servo assisted ABS failed while I was riding the bike. At first the brakes worked fine, just a little stiff. Soon the braking became worse and the lever felt like it was attached to a 60kg weight. Coming to a stop took much planning and I had to start applying brakes about 500m from a stop sign. Never again do I want to suffer through servo failure. It is MUCH worse than people will have you believe!

Love ABS, Hate servo-assist!
Title: LS
Post by: Butch on May 03, 2006, 08:40:26 am
Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
I don't understand why people are hating me so much, just because I want a beemer without ABS :?


No, we're just hating you because you're getting a 1200 adv before we are.
Title: LS
Post by: Welsh on May 03, 2006, 10:41:12 am
Quote from: "Butch"
Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
I don't understand why people are hating me so much, just because I want a beemer without ABS :?


No, we're just hating you because you're getting a 1200 adv before we are.



Seems a quite reasonable reason to hate you personally!

Is it yours they are going to let us test ride at AMID?

Welshie    :twisted:  8)

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
- Mark Twain
Title: LS
Post by: funacide on May 03, 2006, 11:15:19 am
I centainley hope so....
Title: LS
Post by: Grootseun on May 05, 2006, 10:10:43 am
So LS gettin your bike today????? Where you ridin this weekend...remember to take the camera.... 8)
Title: LS
Post by: LuckyStriker on May 05, 2006, 10:18:35 am
got it yesterday morning 8)

leaving tomorrow and exploring the whole of the overberg region.
will be taking the big digi SLR so I'll probably take less pics than usual.

I'm looking forward to kipping at Witsand near the Malgas ferry!
Title: LS
Post by: Grootseun on May 05, 2006, 10:20:35 am
Kewl, hope you have a safe one...and enjoy.
Title: LS
Post by: KiLRoy on May 05, 2006, 11:30:22 am
What time are you home, would love see the new baby??

H
Title: LS
Post by: LuckyStriker on May 05, 2006, 11:51:17 am
Quote from: "KiLeRSA"
What time are you home, would love see the new baby??

H

Not so fast Hein... it's not the new baby...it's the teenager.
the new baby will only arrive end of July/early August...after I have sold the teenager

my home is a wreck (still wifeless) so I will rather meet you for a beer if you are up to it
Title: LS
Post by: KiLRoy on May 05, 2006, 03:52:53 pm
Have to pic up the kids, what time?

H
Title: LS
Post by: LuckyStriker on May 05, 2006, 04:04:05 pm
just a quick beer at 7 - I have to go to Canal Walk first to try and find a bivvy bag.
I'll probably be on my bike so I can't drink more than 2

will PM you my cell number - call me if you can't make it
Title: LS
Post by: Scribble on May 05, 2006, 04:10:56 pm
dude you better stop by mine on the way through tomorrow
i got a wetsuit you can borrow and pasop for the breede flooding this is a big front coming through
Title: LS
Post by: LuckyStriker on May 05, 2006, 04:22:27 pm
Riaan Cruywagen's weather team assures me that it won't rain tomorrow

Riaan cannot tell a lie so don't worry, I'll be okay. Thanks though :wink: