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On Two Wheels - Bikers Chat / Re: Saying goodbye to my Zuma
« Last post by onazoomerF on October 26, 2020, 12:07:51 PM »
Ah. The tripping explains it all. THAT I understand.
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On Two Wheels - Bikers Chat / Re: Saying goodbye to my Zuma
« Last post by Alfie on October 25, 2020, 01:05:12 PM »
Hi OnazoomerF. To be precise, the F800 isn't as smooth as the GW basically because of the engine design. The parallel-twin's crankshaft is at 360º (as well as the Triumph Bonneville's I think), while the Zumas is at 180º. This was done by BMW to remind the R-type boxer's behaviour, and that of course causes higher vibrations, which increase lineally through the rev range. For example, cruising at 5-6000 rpm in 6th gear in the Zuma is smoother than doing it in the Beemer at 3500 rpm, vibrations being noticeable mostly in the handlebars, but also in the seat. Nevertheless, I don't find them annoying, it's part of the bike's personality  :001: Besides, drive belt and superior length and suspension make it smoother to ride in any other aspect.

I also found the Inazuma a great bike indeed. I think that the problem was being the first one... and me still needing more in many aspects. I'm about to hit mi 50's, but it was my school bike for over 4 years (late biker  :169:) and taught me a lot (even being a car driving instructor as I am). But needs not only in commuting (70 kms a day in the highway) but also when riding for fun or trips (almost 500 kms in a day in the mountains a few weeks ago for fun, over 1000 kms in two days last year reaching Portugal's border from Madrid), made the need for a bigger bike. CB500X was my first choice, V-Strom 650 probably the best one (if I was taller  :164:), and if the Inazuma had 20-25hp more and ABS... would have been definitive.

I absolutely agree that our circumstances lead us to want something different. Inazuma was the perfect choice when I bought it (I just needed 15 minutes riding her to know it), but now times are changing... and sometimes you know you have met your partner right when you find her, it happened to me again with the GT.

Missing the light and nimble Zuma though... who knows in 10 years  :016:
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Accessories and Products / Re: Radiator Guard
« Last post by Waldemar on October 25, 2020, 10:31:04 AM »
Some time has passed. But I bought and fitted a radiator grille to my motorcycle. I chose the R&G model - it's great.
And it looks like this:
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Inazuma GW250 - General Chat / service toolkit
« Last post by Waldemar on October 25, 2020, 09:56:12 AM »
Hello. Does anyone have a set of original service tools for the GW250? In my suzuki I did not receive the purchase from the previous owner, I would like to complete such a set - but I do not know what should be there  :084: If someone wrote what is there or added a photo - I would be grateful. I have the option to buy a set from, for example, a burgman AN400 or another model, but I don't know if it's the same.
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Oil Seep
« Last post by Robell on October 24, 2020, 07:38:35 PM »
I think I'd give the whole area a good degrease, wash n dry.
Then take it for a run, might give a better idea exactly where it's coming from
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Maintenance and Servicing / Oil Seep
« Last post by DJN on October 24, 2020, 03:12:29 PM »
 Did anyone have a  slightly blowing gasket like this; on
the left side crankcase ?
Have to change the oil soon, so thinking if it's time to deal with
 this ,so far, minor  issue.
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Inazuma GW250 - General Chat / Re: Heated grips back in action
« Last post by onazoomerF on October 24, 2020, 08:40:58 AM »
Grand read. 63 years? 84 years? What numbers. And keyboarding, still? Waaahoo. And cheers to a a tolerant wife. Mind you, if you're out on that bike, well, it explains a lot of patience. Gongrats on all. Here in Canada maybe it's better. So far. Ontario's so big, it's nothing to ride for three hours unrestricted, just to keep a mask in reach for those rain stops (or snow). Best wishes, friend.
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On Two Wheels - Bikers Chat / Re: Saying goodbye to my Zuma
« Last post by onazoomerF on October 24, 2020, 08:31:13 AM »
Hey, Alfie: I'm surprised the Beemer is not as smooth as the gw. But the GW sure is a great bike. It's a long time since I rode bigger bikes. I like this little guy just fine. Does almost all I want. Trouble with being human, you always want something different.
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Inazuma GW250 - General Chat / Re: Heated grips back in action
« Last post by Kantara on October 16, 2020, 01:32:26 PM »


  Hello My  Old Mate,
  Yes so far we are safe and sound down here so anyone up there in your neck of the wood who wants to come down here FORGET IT.  Oh hell man this lockdown/Shielding is nerve racking but we have to do it so we must soldier on. :148:

I have been thinking about one of those blue badges but have kicked it into touch. Two much paperwork.  However it would be nice to get one so we could park anywhere NEXT YEAR. :008

I have had a walking stick for years, nothing fancy, just one you can fold up one put it tour inside pocket.  Oh man it makes me feel old when I use it.  Mind you I have just had my 84 birthday and on the 19 of this month we celebrate our 63 years of marriage.  Not bad eh?  Not many can say that.  Mind you it has been the hardest contract I have ever signed, but well worth it. :047:

I hope you can go to Wales for your ride out.  However you will have to wait because they have closed their border.  I expect they have the Sheriff and his deputies sitting there with their rifles across their knees just waiting for us silly buggers to venture across.  Mind you I don't blame them because they are trying to keep their Country safe.  It is sad but in my opinion there should be a complete lockdown and get this s..t  shorted out.  Pay those who need it.  Hell this country is in debt so deep a bit deeper would go amiss.  Im sure a lot of people feel the same.  It is the governments job to look after ALL the people in this country.  Amen. :047:

My son has sold his two Harleys and bought a brand new latest model Harley.  Very nice colour, sort of sandy colour.  Her bought it on the Thursday and took it in for a 100 mile service on the following Monday.  The garage didn't believe he had done 1000 miles in four days, but he told them he and his mate, another Harley owner had been down to Gods Country Cornwall and back in ONE day and made up the 1000 by riding around.  Bloody mad or what. :087:   Mind you they love their Harleys.  Not as good as the Inazuma or Marauder but close. :004:

Now all you members on the forum please please take great care out there wherever  you are.  This bloody virus don't care if you own a Inazuma or a Harley or any other make of bike.  If you do not be careful it will get you.  Please please take great care.  As I  have mentioned before I have just had my 84th birthday and I would like quite a few more to be able to read what you members have written about your bikes.  :821:

Well my mate Tookadum this is your lot for today.  Please take care, don't be tempted to take that great pile of scrap out on the road or you will end up in a pile of it, if you know what I mean.  :005:

Oh as for Christmas IT HAS BEENCANCELLED. :005:

Cheers mate, take care.  XX

 

 





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Inazuma GW250 - General Chat / Re: Heated grips back in action
« Last post by tookadum on October 16, 2020, 08:01:48 AM »
Hi Kantara

Glad to hear you are safe down there in the clean part of the planet.

2 miles in 2 years, crikey those lil old engines are built to last eh?  :084:

Keep looking at mine but can't raise the enthusiasm - having said that my favourite ride out is Wales and from 6pm tonight they have banned me!

Strange that you should mention an electric bike - I have just been assessed by a nurse at home and the result is I have now got a blue disabled badge - was gonna ask you for recomendations on disability means of transport as seeing as you hava a Marauder you should know all about that eh?  :745:

Treated myself to a new walking stick for my birthday, is the fast one though (you know, painted black handle) is comfortable when I am out cruising the aisles of Aldi and the rubber stays firmy on the ground whatever manouver I attempt at speed!  :152:

Soon my christmas and we can then look forward to another dismal year stuck in the house looking out the window eh!  :003:

Take care guys.  :821:

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