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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-26-2018, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from New Zealand

Hi Everyone,

I pick up my black G310r on Saturday, it's my first ever motorcycle!

No doubt I'll be posting up more as I tinker and have questions. I've already got plans to black out the bike as I can understand how bmw thought the black and white combo would be nice.

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-26-2018, 02:05 PM
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Hi there, welcome from Chch. Whereabouts are you?

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I'm out by Te Atatu in Auckland. Figured with the impending fuel taxes and traffic, I'd get a bike to try a help my sanity.
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Welcome to the forum,


If you are interested in painting your white panels black, check out my paint job thread, more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
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Hi Porth,

I've been tempted to paint/wrap the white panels on the sides and passenger grab handles a dark grey, then paint the wheel arch and rear seat panels a gloss black to match the tank. I also am thinking about a satin black on the exhaust tip and heat shield.

One of the local dealers has done something similar to what I'm thinking which I've attached.
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Hi Porth,

I've been tempted to paint/wrap the white panels on the sides and passenger grab handles a dark grey, then paint the wheel arch and rear seat panels a gloss black to match the tank. I also am thinking about a satin black on the exhaust tip and heat shield.

One of the local dealers has done something similar to what I'm thinking which I've attached.

That looks pretty good. I would recommend getting the panels painted rather than wrapped. You can remove the panels, parts and fender quite easily, and remove the stickers (using a hair dryer to make it easier), do this yourself to save some money. You should be able to get all of the parts sprayed professionally for around or under $400.


edit: you can also get additional lower fairings for the bash plate on ebay in case you are interested, get these sprayed at the same time as the other parts if you get them.

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Anyways... Hello.
G'day there - welcome to another Kiwi, there's a few of us on here.

Enjoy your bike, they are a real blast to ride.
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Soooooo owned the bike for 4 days... Got some dark gray, matte black, and gloss black vinyl to give a try. I ended up running out of time, so just removed the stickers for now.

More to come later.
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Didn't get around to wrapping the parts, as they where a little trickier than I thought but I will tackle them later.

Given I don't know what I'm doing on a bike properly yet, I figured the best way to put my newly acquired youtube researched "how to ride a bike" knowledge to the test. It was a lot of fun and didn't have any "moments" which was nice, but I did feel like I was going about 20kph slower than I was when I was below 95-100 when the wind pressure would build up.

I planned out a lovely 160km trip across some fun roads I take the racecar and road car out on... The Aucklanders will probably know sh16 and Woodcocks road.

I found out two things figured out...

1) The bmw g310r is much much slower than most cars I've driven down those roads - mainly because i don't know what I'm doing and the bike can't reach the speeds we tend to average on the car drives... I see me wanting a larger bike for fun rides in the near future, but keep the bmw for commuting on.

2) the bike is stupidly good on gas... Only used $12 nzd for the trip, the last time I took my wife's car (Peugeot RCZ) for the same drive it was $60.

Auckland is known for having 4 seasons in a single day and today was no different, a mix of rain, sun, clouds, warm, cold... So got my first taste of rain riding, and its not as bad as many people make it out to be.

Well for having the bike and my licence for roughly 2 weeks now, I'm still enjoying it.
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