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Offline Watty

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Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« on: July 23, 2007, 11:45:44 am »
And who said one cannot wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ? 



Oooops, maybe I spoke to early!

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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2007, 12:25:24 pm »
Watty Watty  what are you thinking about today ? ;D
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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007, 12:29:33 pm »
I think he can still save it

...if only he can ...reach ...the ...back ...brake ...doh!
 

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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2007, 12:31:09 pm »
Methinks it was more an "operator" error ;) than the GS's fault...
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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2007, 12:32:14 pm »
OE EINA dit gaan seer wees
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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2007, 12:35:19 pm »
Never mind seer. Expensive as well. :eek:

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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2007, 12:36:48 pm »
I think he can still save it

...if only he can ...reach ...the ...back ...brake ...doh!

Just dab the front brake...... ;D ;D..its linked to the rear.... ;D ;D

But I dont want to be near when the front crash down.... :o
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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2007, 12:47:29 pm »
Ouch! ..... unfortunately he did not made it! :-[


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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2007, 12:54:55 pm »
so he actually died in this crash?? :-\
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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2007, 01:04:31 pm »
so he actually died in this crash?? :-\

Don't know about that - no such info on the particular site.  The rider did not safe the situation and obviously when down heavy.
 

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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2007, 01:04:45 pm »
the wheelie pics probably surfaced after the insurance claim was settled ^-^
 

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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2007, 01:10:16 pm »
the wheelie pics probably surfaced after the insurance claim was settled ^-^

Now that is really funny ....  at the bottom of this particular page where photo's, etc. are given, the following add is shown:

 

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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2007, 04:24:07 pm »
are you sure the second two pics are of the same incident as the first two pics?

because the second two pics are of a UK journalist doing a test ride for a british publication.
he survived with no serious injury. There is a pic of him standing near the wreck looking a right idiot
 

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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2007, 04:57:15 pm »
are you sure the second two pics are of the same incident as the first two pics?

because the second two pics are of a UK journalist doing a test ride for a british publication.
he survived with no serious injury. There is a pic of him standing near the wreck looking a right idiot

To be truthful I cannot say if the two incidents are related.  On this particular website there is no photo of a journalist standing next or near any wreck.   :'(
The relevant link is found at  http://www.raptorsandrockets.com/Reviews/BMW_R1200GS_Adventure.htm.  There is actually lots of interesting stuff here.
 

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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2007, 05:38:53 pm »
Bet you Jabu69 could have saved it  >:D >:D >:D
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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2007, 05:59:44 pm »
I thought that was the big J 69  ;D
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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2007, 06:56:29 pm »
Not the same bike - wheelie  bike no knobblies
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Re: Can one wheelie the BMW R1200GS Adv ?
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2007, 08:54:32 am »
Looks like the talent ran out a long way before the wheelie did.
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