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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #100 on: September 06, 2009, 07:10:34 pm »
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORCSLD 2009!!
« Reply #101 on: September 06, 2009, 08:09:57 pm »
CS,the GS range are wonderful bikes,but remember only 10% good dirt.You could so easily be like
one of those 2-wheel drive bakkie owners damaging his vehicle trying desperately to go where
4-wheeldrives go with ease.
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #102 on: September 06, 2009, 08:14:33 pm »
CS,the GS range are wonderful bikes,but remember only 10% good dirt.You could so easily be like
one of those 2-wheel drive bakkie owners damaging his vehicle trying desperately to go where
4-wheeldrives go with ease.

I understand what you are saying but i don't see the relevance  :-\

Also what does 10% good dirt mean? You just made that up...  :laughing4: Statistics are worth nothing if not connected to some reference standard....  :P
 

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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #103 on: September 06, 2009, 08:32:37 pm »
You surely don't believe that a 230kg bike was ever meant for anything but good dirt roads,without a degree of
machine abuse,do you?If you want to you can take 5 Vespa scooters down the Fishriver canyon,they'll be
sat after that,but you can say that it was done.Good dirt roads eg.Swartberg pass,Baviaans still possible,
but anything worse=machine abuse.Enjoy your touring.
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #104 on: September 06, 2009, 08:41:56 pm »
You surely don't believe that a 230kg bike was ever meant for anything but good dirt roads,without a degree of
machine abuse,do you?If you want to you can take 5 Vespa scooters down the Fishriver canyon,they'll be
sat after that,but you can say that it was done.Good dirt roads eg.Swartberg pass,Baviaans still possible,
but anything worse=machine abuse.Enjoy your touring.

This time i agree with you 100%.....

Dual purpose bikes are meant for Tar and Gravel..... those are both roads... ;)

GS means Tar and Gravel in German.... note those are also both roads....

So whats the point here.....

Want to go offroad its not Dual Sporting anymore.... you go for enduro or MX.
 

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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #105 on: September 06, 2009, 08:42:31 pm »
You surely don't believe that a 230kg bike was ever meant for anything but good dirt roads,without a degree of
machine abuse,do you?If you want to you can take 5 Vespa scooters down the Fishriver canyon,they'll be
sat after that,but you can say that it was done.Good dirt roads eg.Swartberg pass,Baviaans still possible,
but anything worse=machine abuse.Enjoy your touring.

Don't take this the wrong way, you sound like a bit of a "sour proes straat pretoria" I hate BMW person who cannot accept that perhaps for a dual purose bike, it is actually that good!

I've been holding my tongue but will now PUI...... Dan, piss off!
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #106 on: September 06, 2009, 08:43:03 pm »
Swartberg pass? Thats good gravel.

I agree that Baviaans / Cederberg Oasis to Wuppertal / Attakwas kloof (not pass) should be the limit of most big DS bikes. After that you need a more focussed machine.

Not that those bikes can't do it. But it's not ideal.
 

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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #107 on: September 06, 2009, 08:49:44 pm »
Yeah yeah, but it is so much more fun to take a machine where it was never meant to go. When I was a student, I took a Daihatsu Charade through Lesotho in the rainy season... now that was fun.


Yeah but these bikes can and do go there.
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #108 on: September 06, 2009, 08:55:38 pm »
See RR;Matroosberg.
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #109 on: September 06, 2009, 08:56:23 pm »
Yeah yeah, but it is so much more fun to take a machine where it was never meant to go. When I was a student, I took a Daihatsu Charade through Lesotho in the rainy season... now that was fun.


Yeah but these bikes can and do go there.

Of course they can. As Le Cap says, "anything can go anywhere as long as you have enough petrol".

He's a wise man :thumleft:
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #110 on: September 06, 2009, 09:03:42 pm »
Isithutu,please stop brand bashing,thank you kindly.
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #111 on: September 06, 2009, 09:04:22 pm »
See RR;Matroosberg.

There you are, you see, it proves the point perfectly. Michiel tool a KLR to the top of Matroosberg. QED, anything can go anywhere.

From what I recall, a nice big GS made it up there too!
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #112 on: September 06, 2009, 09:06:00 pm »
Dan i think you should start using smileys.....

We do not know what you are on about...
 

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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #113 on: September 06, 2009, 09:06:19 pm »
Isithutu,please stop brand bashing,thank you kindly.

Ooops, sorry, it was just a minor slip-up.... won't happen again.  ;D

Me thinks there is a troll here :imaposer:
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #114 on: September 06, 2009, 09:08:02 pm »
I'm gonna start a thread..... "Why XT 500 is kak" :D
 

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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #115 on: September 06, 2009, 09:12:10 pm »
This may ease the tension a bit >:D
She can handle a GS...
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« Reply #116 on: September 06, 2009, 09:14:32 pm »
I agree wholeheartedly with Isitututu,KLR should be dualsport king.
And halve the price too.
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #117 on: September 06, 2009, 09:17:10 pm »
I agree wholeheartedly with Isitututu,KLR should be dualsport king.
And halve the price too.

Are you retarded?

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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #118 on: September 06, 2009, 09:24:24 pm »
Hey,Isitututu,i know,was just pulling your leg.Fugly's picture did the trick,I'm off to do a major service on Mrs.Troll!
GS800 beautiful bike,still not convinced best d/s.
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #119 on: September 06, 2009, 09:27:23 pm »
Hey,Isitututu,i know,was just pulling your leg.Fugly's picture did the trick,I'm off to do a major service on Mrs.Troll!
GS800 beautiful bike,still not convinced best d/s.

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