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    Just got word ours is in NJ and is not subject to the recall. Woohoo!
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    Another positive review.

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    Another video with Jenny Morgan:



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    Back in the '70s when cast wheels were first coming out, I REALLY wanted a bike with them.

    Now that cast wheels are the norm, guess what? Those Rally Raid wheels look very tasty.

    And they're available sealed for tubeless tire use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Just got word ours is in NJ and is not subject to the recall. Woohoo!
    I saw some pics on the G310R (and GS) forum of both the reinforcement and new style. The "fix" for the older bike has a thick machined part bolted to the stand's support. The redesigned stand has a fork at the top slotting over a robust tab on the frame. Pics of both here:

    https://www.g310rforum.com/forum/194...d-issue-3.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1074 View Post
    Great! So when is BMW going to make a bike designed for less than premium, high octane gasoline?
    They did. It's called the 1980 R80G/S which had an 8.2:1 compression ratio and was designed to run on 87 octane fuel so you could go around the world and run whatever you found. I know a guy who was forced to run his on diesel for quite a few miles during a world tour on his R80. It ran like crap but it got him to some actual gas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
    They did. It's called the 1980 R80G/S which had an 8.2:1 compression ratio and was designed to run on 87 octane fuel so you could go around the world and run whatever you found. I know a guy who was forced to run his on diesel for quite a few miles during a world tour on his R80. It ran like crap but it got him to some actual gas!
    The Owner's Manual for my G310GS says AKI 87.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
    They did. It's called the 1980 R80G/S which had an 8.2:1 compression ratio and was designed to run on 87 octane fuel so you could go around the world and run whatever you found. I know a guy who was forced to run his on diesel for quite a few miles during a world tour on his R80. It ran like crap but it got him to some actual gas!
    I'd be interested in that diesel story. Last I heard of something close to that was "depression era" operation of a gas engine on Kerosene. The engine had to be started on gas and once it was hot....it could be switched to kerosene. Before stopping, the engine had to be switched back to gas so it could be sorta "cleaned out" and having the combustibility to restart the engine.
    I have no doubt that an older, unsophisticated engine could be run on 50/50 gas/diesel but not sure it would start.
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    Another accessory video, this one from Twisted Throttle-



    I have some SWM parts on the F800GS, been satisfied.

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    Well, yesterday I finally bit and purchased the bike I said I was going to buy. I managed 85 miles of blissful riding in the Black Hills and have nothing but good to say about the bike. I am tickled pink. C'mon Spring, where are you?




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    Your smile reminded me of my first days with my R11RS, Big Red.
    I went to a rally and saw a crowd of people gathered around another R11RS. I could tell who was the owner just from the BEEG sMile!

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    I managed to sneak away and put a few more break-in miles on today, now sitting at 150 miles. I really like this bike! Even though it was mid 40's I enjoyed every second of it.



    I came across this scene, it really fit my mood.


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    Nice photo! Glad you enjoy that bike!
    I have it's big brother, but when my dealer asked me to put some break-in miles on their 310GS, I jumped on the chance and gave it back to them with almost 300 miles on it..
    It is a great machine and only the lack of space keeps me from having one as a second bike.
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    Riding home a brand new 2018 G310R from Minneapolis, MN to New Jersey (with a 600 mile service appointment in Indianapolis). It's a bit chilly in late October but this is the most fun I've had on a bike in many, many years.

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