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Moto. Just out of curiosity, why did you absolutely hate your R90/6?
About the same time I got my T3, a much better bike in every way, I found.
Perhaps people ought to take this a little less seriously
How about: "Is a small block the modern CX500?" Or is a CX500 more modern than a small block? Mike
Moto, half of what you mentioned could have been changed (ergos) and my comparison does allow for the smallblock to be there more developed/better version with a more engaging motor.... Just staying.not even a little MCHonda the fast food of motorcycles need not apply.
Kev,I'm not saying no one could love a BMW. The frame itself felt wrong to me, especially compared to the Tonti frame. Just not at all the same kind of bike. I should probably stop elaborating about now!Moto
I felt like I was riding a toilet equipped to steer like a wheelbarrow.
What was the deal about getting stuck in 2nd?
Wow. Thanks for sharing an interesting story. Iíd probably hate that BMW pig too!So tell us. And be honest. How did the T3 treat you over the years?
Broken shift return spring. Couldn't dislodge it.Granted, Guzzis also break return springs, but after this I'd had enough of that bike.
Agreed, although the airhead guys and girls will throw rocks at me. <shrug> A friend had an R90S, and we swapped bikes for a weekend. I thought, "This is what everyone is raving about??" Didn't float my boat at all.
Broken shift return spring. Couldn't dislodge it.Part of a longer epic. My future wife and I rode two-up from southeast Idaho to the coast of Oregon and then up to Seattle, from there back through Montana to Idaho Falls. We crossed one low mountain range from Idaho into southeast Oregon against the advice of locals, camped in the south Oregon desert, and broke down just as we pulled in to an overlook above Crater Lake, Oregon. I was refused help by every BMW dealer I called within hundreds of miles.So I calculated a top speed for 2nd gear -- 52 mph, I think -- and headed north along the coast. We crossed another low range along the Oregon coast at night in dense fog and sleet that I really feared might kill us, looking for a place to stay. The regulator and stator finally gave out (from continuous high rpms) in a complete failure of the electrical system, stopping us about 30 miles from my sister's house in Bremerton, Washington.I paid an independent mechanic several hundred dollars for repairs, and he showed me the broken spring. Back through the Lolo Pass to Montana, dipping into Idaho again along the Salmon River, and home, all safe and sound.Now here's the irony. I'd bought that R90/6 because I thought it would be reliable, in the expectation of making that exact trip. The previous owner had had a good amount of work done on it by the local BMW dealer, including a complete rebuild of the transmission. When I got home I found the itemized receipts. There, in the list of parts replaced, was the charge for the new shift return spring. It was less than a one dollar part, and it had broken after less than two thousand miles of service.Granted, Guzzis also break return springs, but after this I'd had enough of that bike.
Sounds like an excellent pre-marriage, acid test, for choosing a wife! Hope it worked out well in the long run!
Iíd much rather have my newer V7II than an old airhead . But thatís just my eccentricity showing !
Not thinking about it until now but it begs the question are URAL's the new airheads since they are in current production?
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