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Bedouin
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Loc: Athens, Greece.
Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: The_Dog33]
      #677927 - 06/01/19 11:55 AM

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My R50 is a boxer and your feet are in the same position on that. There has never been any discomfort from heat. That being said, my R50 is only 500cc so much smaller jugs.



Yes but I am thinking that on a bike like your R50 the seating position is higher (am I right in saying this? That's how it looks to me), which should help.

I have 2 Beemers in my stable (R1100RT and a R1200GS). The jugs are bigger and during a hot day I can sure feel the heat coming off them.
Not that I have ever complained, mind you.

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Bedouin
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: ladisney]
      #677928 - 06/01/19 12:01 PM

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... No way crash bars would work on something that wide and low.




I wonder what they will come up with to get around that one.

I have carbon fibre cylinder head covers on my R1200GS. I don't know how effective they could be since I also have crash bars.

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NIbiker
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Bedouin]
      #677945 - 06/02/19 02:39 AM

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I have carbon fibre cylinder head covers on my R1200GS. I don't know how effective they could be since I also have crash bars.




Yes I think protective covers would suffice for low speed or parking fall. I have seen some Moto-Guzzi that have small crash bars bolted to cylinders that may be an option. I like the bike and I liked the "James Bond 1200" It was expensive then and the new one probably will be as well.


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Bedouin
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: NIbiker]
      #677970 - 06/02/19 10:59 AM

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I have carbon fibre cylinder head covers on my R1200GS. I don't know how effective they could be since I also have crash bars.




Yes I think protective covers would suffice for low speed or parking fall. I have seen some Moto-Guzzi that have small crash bars bolted to cylinders that may be an option. I like the bike and I liked the "James Bond 1200" It was expensive then and the new one probably will be as well.




Probably way more expensive, given the engine capacity.

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Dwight
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Bedouin]
      #677976 - 06/02/19 05:19 PM

They don't come any more retro and as a great homage to any motorcycle brand's history and heritage, AND in my view beautifully done, than this BMW here.

Too bad in its present form and with its low seat, my reasonably long legs would be bent at the knees more than the usual and most comfortable 90 degrees, and witnessed by how the guy riding it in that video must severely bend his knees to have feet placed on the pegs.

Of course then again I suppose making or finding a higher seat for it wouldn't be that much of a problem.

(...eeh, who am I kiddin' here...as much as I really like the looks of this bike and wouldn't mind at all adding one to my small collection of bikes, I'll probably never purchase one...still, cool as hell machine, though)

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The_Dog33
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Bedouin]
      #677977 - 06/02/19 05:23 PM

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Quote:

My R50 is a boxer and your feet are in the same position on that. There has never been any discomfort from heat. That being said, my R50 is only 500cc so much smaller jugs.



Yes but I am thinking that on a bike like your R50 the seating position is higher (am I right in saying this? That's how it looks to me), which should help.

I have 2 Beemers in my stable (R1100RT and a R1200GS). The jugs are bigger and during a hot day I can sure feel the heat coming off them.
Not that I have ever complained, mind you.




Yes, my R50 has a much higher classic seating position. I am not sure if I would want to do that to this or not until sitting on it. Doesn't matter anyway, I am sure the price is way out of what I would be willing to spend.

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The_Dog33
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: The_Dog33]
      #677978 - 06/02/19 05:26 PM

I just went back and watched the beginning of the video again and even the guy riding it in looks to have his knees pretty well bent. I wouldn't like that, and forward is not an option.

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Dwight
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Bedouin]
      #677979 - 06/02/19 05:38 PM

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Quote:

My R50 is a boxer and your feet are in the same position on that. There has never been any discomfort from heat. That being said, my R50 is only 500cc so much smaller jugs.



Yes but I am thinking that on a bike like your R50 the seating position is higher (am I right in saying this? That's how it looks to me), which should help.

I have 2 Beemers in my stable (R1100RT and a R1200GS). The jugs are bigger and during a hot day I can sure feel the heat coming off them.
Not that I have ever complained, mind you.




So, still have "Old Paint" in your stable, eh Thanassis?

(...good to hear you still have that faithful steed after all these years)

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Bedouin
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Dwight]
      #677980 - 06/02/19 08:06 PM

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My R50 is a boxer and your feet are in the same position on that. There has never been any discomfort from heat. That being said, my R50 is only 500cc so much smaller jugs.



Yes but I am thinking that on a bike like your R50 the seating position is higher (am I right in saying this? That's how it looks to me), which should help.

I have 2 Beemers in my stable (R1100RT and a R1200GS). The jugs are bigger and during a hot day I can sure feel the heat coming off them.
Not that I have ever complained, mind you.




So, still have "Old Paint" in your stable, eh Thanassis?

(...good to hear you still have that faithful steed after all these years)




Ah Sir, you have ridden her for several thousands of miles around Europe and yet you have forgotten her name?
Tut tut ...
Safra (Ali Baba's camel).

Yep Dwight ... she's still going strong.
Roughly just under 300.000 kms to date.
(I say 'roughly' because, as you will remember, the speedo cable would give up every now and again).

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Dwight
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Re: New BMW R18 cruiser coming! [Re: Bedouin]
      #677982 - 06/02/19 08:48 PM

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My R50 is a boxer and your feet are in the same position on that. There has never been any discomfort from heat. That being said, my R50 is only 500cc so much smaller jugs.



Yes but I am thinking that on a bike like your R50 the seating position is higher (am I right in saying this? That's how it looks to me), which should help.

I have 2 Beemers in my stable (R1100RT and a R1200GS). The jugs are bigger and during a hot day I can sure feel the heat coming off them.
Not that I have ever complained, mind you.




So, still have "Old Paint" in your stable, eh Thanassis?

(...good to hear you still have that faithful steed after all these years)




Ah Sir, you have ridden her for several thousands of miles around Europe and yet you have forgotten her name?
Tut tut ...
Safra (Ali Baba's camel).

Yep Dwight ... she's still going strong.
Roughly just under 300.000 kms to date.
(I say 'roughly' because, as you will remember, the speedo cable would give up every now and again).






Oh yeah, "Safra", that's right. I do remember you telling me you named it after Ali Baba's camel, but couldn't remember the name. However, I'm sure you in turn remember me telling you that I had sort of renamed her using an American old west pet name for a favorite and reliable old horse, and that being "Old Paint".

Can't believe my time with "her" has now been 10 whole years ago. Good memories those, ol' buddy!

(...and yeah re the speedo cable...I remember stopping at that Malmo Sweden BMW dealership to have it replaced just before traveling across that long long bridge to Denmark, and while you were heading up to North Cape Norway)

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