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Thread: When will there be an R18 Forum section?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldCamper View Post
    The rear fender does not extend far forward, and i wonder what supports it?
    Big twin vibration causes stress cracking at resonant frequencies.
    You would not want your passenger to fall on the rear wheel at 70 mph!
    Maybe this:

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    A lot of the air cooling, from my understanding, has gone by the wayside due to running engines hotter to meet emissions standards.
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    BMW R18 Rider's Manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldCamper View Post
    The rear fender does not extend far forward, and i wonder what supports it?
    Big twin vibration causes stress cracking at resonant frequencies.
    You would not want your passenger to fall on the rear wheel at 70 mph!
    Is this "Mikey" from that Life cereal commercial from years ago? "Mikey hates everything!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJSKmn4ooNg

    I'm fairly certain that BMW is going to make sure no passengers "fall on the rear wheel" due to structural failure.

    Now, back to your regularly scheduled R18 thread...

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    Excellent Find Harry!

    I love the first review. Really well done. Forwarded the video to my motorcycle riders at work, non BMW riders, along with one BMW rider, included in the text was a one year free membership to the MOA from me. If the R18 is a BMW product that significantly captures a wide market segment domestically in the US, this has the potential to really help our club. I’m looking forward to seeing more BMW riders at our events.
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    I actually really like that. I hate the oil cooler placement though and think it might have looked better if it was mounted up high rather than down there right in the debris field behind the tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    A casting! Well, time will tell.

    Regarding the later mikey post, i once owned a Gold Wing that was involved in a recall due to frame fractures causing the suspension to drop on the rear wheel, and BMW built bikes that the front suspension fell apart on for a few riders. Many of us have had luggage racks and bag mounts and license plates fracture from load and vibration. Stuff happens.

    I started riding BMW on a 600, then an 800, 1000, 1100, and 1200. Bigger has not equalled better.
    It has been my hope for some time for a modern 7-800 shaft drive boxer, so i admit disappointment in BMWs latest offering. Maybe next year ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldCamper View Post
    ... It has been my hope for some time for a modern 7-800 shaft drive boxer, so i admit disappointment in BMWs latest offering. Maybe next year ...
    That ship has sailed. I, too, would like to have a small-ish boxer with shaft drive, but BMW probably cannot make one any lighter weight than the R-nine-T or maybe the R1200R, so what would be the reason to build an 700/800cc boxer with shaft if it weighs about the same as a bigger capacity boxer? You and I would likely be the only buyers in the US, maybe? Too bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldCamper View Post
    The rear fender does not extend far forward, and i wonder what supports it?
    Big twin vibration causes stress cracking at resonant frequencies.
    You would not want your passenger to fall on the rear wheel at 70 mph!
    A 45 degree twin is a very different thing than a 180 degree twin.

    And I agree with you. My wife sits on the rear fender seat on our /2. Dont want anybody getting hurt.
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    The R1800 needs a nickname/moniker for it's own thread. So what is it? Bighead comes to mind. But it ought to be named by those that ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    The R1800 needs a nickname/moniker for it's own thread. So what is it? Bighead comes to mind. But it ought to be named by those that ride it.
    Here you go.
    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...hlight=fathead
    I picked Fat Head
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    I thought- R18 or R1800 as that will attract owners to here before one of the other forums start up.
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    No thanks, already have an oilhead.
    That muffler...... are they recycling old tubas?

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    Here we go again, badmouthing things that are new and different from what we ride. It really is tiring. But on that topic my ride is now a G310GS. It is simply the only perfect motorcycle. All you guys with those big bikes must be compensating for something I guess.
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    That muffler...... are they recycling old tubas?
    Don't wonder! The owners will replace it anyway with a slim 200 db muffler...I am sure some will do.

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