Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Southland, New Zealand
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Welcome Airhead, I too had an air-cooled Beemer once. A black '81 model R65 when I lived in the UK. I was in my mid twenties at the time and rode the wheels off that thing - literally. I crashed it on the isle of man circuit at windy corner. After repairs I rode it around Europe over a period of four months and it was an ideal touring mount. Nice bike, liked the beat and sound of the motor but the handling was not great. Very spindly forks and the rear shocks were attached to a weak sub frame I think from memory. It also lacked ground clearance.
To be fair to the bike I probably wasn't riding it in the manner it was designed for!
2014 CBR300 (sold)
2018 Ninja 400
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