Arne's road somewhat traveled...

Share the ride report whether it be a day ride or a world trip.
Post Reply
User avatar
SpeedRacerOnline
Buyin' the Goods, Online!
Buyin' the Goods, Online!
Posts: 1751
Joined: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:06 pm
Region or State: Michigan
Motorcycles Owned Currently: '92 & '93 Yamaha XJ600S, '74 Suzuki TS185 Sierra
Location: Thumb Area
United States of America

Fri May 19, 2017 8:23 pm

So very jealous...
"I want to drive. I want to feel all of it: freedom, wind, curves, feedback, acceleration, unsteadiness, fear, joy... I don't want to ride. I want to drive."
- Speed's XJ Journal

User avatar
arnehulstein
Yearns for The Scrambler
Posts: 2673
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:17 pm
Region or State: Goes, Netherlands
Motorcycles Owned Currently: BMW R 1150 GS
Location: Goes, NL
Contact:
Netherlands

Fri May 19, 2017 11:26 pm

SpeedRacerOnline wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 8:23 pm
So very jealous...
:) Thanks. It's a very nice bike. ;)

User avatar
MattP
Formerly spr1
Posts: 126
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:27 pm
Region or State: Silesia
Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1996 XJ 600 Diversion
Location: Rybnik, Poland
Contact:
Poland

Sat May 20, 2017 8:09 am

That's a great looking bike Arne. :thumbsup:
I especially like the look with just the side panniers.

Did you change your avatar a day before posting the news on the new bike here or is my mind (and memory) playing tricks again? :ponder:
'96 Seca II
Matt

User avatar
arnehulstein
Yearns for The Scrambler
Posts: 2673
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:17 pm
Region or State: Goes, Netherlands
Motorcycles Owned Currently: BMW R 1150 GS
Location: Goes, NL
Contact:
Netherlands

Sat May 20, 2017 8:17 am

Thanks! And I only picked it up last Saturday and did both the post and the avatar then. So, unless you can see the future, I guess it's tricks. ;)

User avatar
MattP
Formerly spr1
Posts: 126
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:27 pm
Region or State: Silesia
Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1996 XJ 600 Diversion
Location: Rybnik, Poland
Contact:
Poland

Sat May 20, 2017 8:34 am

arnehulstein wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 8:17 am
unless you can see the future
sure can! :lolno:
'96 Seca II
Matt

User avatar
arnehulstein
Yearns for The Scrambler
Posts: 2673
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:17 pm
Region or State: Goes, Netherlands
Motorcycles Owned Currently: BMW R 1150 GS
Location: Goes, NL
Contact:
Netherlands

Sat May 20, 2017 2:34 pm

Image
Gave it a bath this morning :)

User avatar
SpeedRacerOnline
Buyin' the Goods, Online!
Buyin' the Goods, Online!
Posts: 1751
Joined: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:06 pm
Region or State: Michigan
Motorcycles Owned Currently: '92 & '93 Yamaha XJ600S, '74 Suzuki TS185 Sierra
Location: Thumb Area
United States of America

Sun May 21, 2017 8:51 pm

I do wonder, since it has a fender right above the front tire, what is the point of the "beak" under the headlight?
"I want to drive. I want to feel all of it: freedom, wind, curves, feedback, acceleration, unsteadiness, fear, joy... I don't want to ride. I want to drive."
- Speed's XJ Journal

User avatar
arnehulstein
Yearns for The Scrambler
Posts: 2673
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:17 pm
Region or State: Goes, Netherlands
Motorcycles Owned Currently: BMW R 1150 GS
Location: Goes, NL
Contact:
Netherlands

Mon May 22, 2017 1:39 am

SpeedRacerOnline wrote:
Sun May 21, 2017 8:51 pm
I do wonder, since it has a fender right above the front tire, what is the point of the "beak" under the headlight?
I am guessing it is there for something called "sheer coolness" :lolno:

No idea. I guess they took the basic idea from Suzuki's DR800, which took it from their enduro machines that didn't have that lower fender. However, BMW probably found out that you are sprayed with everything on the road if that lower fender isn't there, so that is why they mounted it.

Educated guess that is.

User avatar
arnehulstein
Yearns for The Scrambler
Posts: 2673
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:17 pm
Region or State: Goes, Netherlands
Motorcycles Owned Currently: BMW R 1150 GS
Location: Goes, NL
Contact:
Netherlands

Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:21 am

Back at the house after a busy day allroading the GS with the Dutch GS Club. Well, allroading might have been putting it a bit mildly. It really was very much off-road as if you are riding through a very deep sandbox with lots of soft sand. There where places where my wheel sunk in so far that the sand even covered the rim. I can tell you that the GS wags its tail at that point and I am a very untrained off-road rider. It was very challenging, I feel all my muscles, I had dust in places I didn't know existed, but I am also proud that I did it and never dropped the bike. Though it would have looked terrible from behind me and I really need to learn more off-road techniques and things like standing on wobbly sand (I am comfortable standing on a harder but very bumpy surface for instance). ;)

Image

Image

Image

Image

Oh, obviously I took the pictures where the sand was reasonably hard so we could park the bikes... It was great weather all day with clouds, nice temperatures and a bit of a breeze. Unfortunately the last 45 miles of the ride home were mainly hard winds and lots of rain. :(

Image
Oh well, at least that has gotten rid of some of the dust. And I am very happy with Gore-Tex again. ;)

User avatar
radare
Site Founder
Site Founder
Posts: 8445
Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:42 pm
Region or State: Rocky Mountains
Motorcycles Owned Currently: '92 XJR600, '92 Seca II
Location: Denver, CO
Contact:
United States of America

Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:41 am

That looks like a hoot. And your GS club looks to be pretty active. Do you guys get out frequently?

I wish the XJ riders were more active, riding.

Post Reply

Navigation:

  Search

  New Posts

  Unread Posts

  The Wall

  Gallery

  About Us


Call to Action:

  Forum Images

  Ride Relay


Cool Projects:

Predrag's Resto

Renegade's 93