New member from the UK ... - BMW G310 R/GS Forum
 10Likes
  • 1 Post By Telford
  • 1 Post By LiquidCool
  • 1 Post By Glencoeman
  • 1 Post By porth
  • 1 Post By Ligkonakos
  • 1 Post By Nocrimes
  • 1 Post By heap
  • 1 Post By cfaircraft
  • 2 Post By heap
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-14-2017, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 2
New member from the UK ...

Hello,


Just a quick hello. Enjoying the forum and all the stories etc. I'm an experienced (or may that should just read older) rider who is downsizing & rekindling his passion for smaller bikes that do not require excess speed or horsepower for simple enjoyment. My 310 has only 160 mile approx. at present (1 week old) but is already putting a broad smile on my face. Good points include its light weight (relative) and superb stability / road manners. Only niggle is / was a reluctance to engage neutral ... but getting better and issue is probably as much down to the rider as it is the bike (Neutral easier to find from 2nd ... which seems a not uncommon trait when running in). Looking forward to exceeding 5-6000 revs post initial 450-800 miles to enjoy full revs at sane speeds :-) All the best.
G310Admin likes this.
Telford is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-14-2017, 10:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 707
Welcome to the forum and it's always great t o have experienced riders on board! Maybe neutral will be easier to find after you've broken in the G310R?
Telford likes this.
LiquidCool is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-14-2017, 12:07 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Stoke on Trent, UK
Posts: 196
I have done about 600 miles on mine so far and neutral was hard to find when new but it is getting better now. Having had old British bikes many years ago which had similar neutral finding difficulties, I am accustomed to niggling problems. Hope you enjoy your new bike.
Telford likes this.
Glencoeman is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-14-2017, 06:44 PM
Super Moderator
 
porth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 760
Garage
Welcome to the forum. The neutral gets easier as the gear box is worn in, I kind of like the fact that it's easier to find neutral from second (don't want to accidently shift into neutral when you're looking for second). In regards to the 6k limit, my dealer told me that providing you have the bike nicely warmed up, he would be happy to exceed 6k after the first 300km, just as long as you don't fully roll on until you have the initial service done.
Telford likes this.
porth is online now  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 01:19 AM
Senior Member
 
Ligkonakos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Rhodes, Greece
Posts: 169
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to Ligkonakos
Quote:
Originally Posted by porth View Post
Welcome to the forum. The neutral gets easier as the gear box is worn in, I kind of like the fact that it's easier to find neutral from second (don't want to accidently shift into neutral when you're looking for second). In regards to the 6k limit, my dealer told me that providing you have the bike nicely warmed up, he would be happy to exceed 6k after the first 300km, just as long as you don't fully roll on until you have the initial service done.
My dealer also stated this. More specifically, he said overtakes exceeding 6k is fine as long as it'swarmed up, has done about ~500km and it's only a short burst and not continuous.
Telford likes this.
Ligkonakos is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-16-2017, 05:45 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Telford View Post
Hello,


Just a quick hello. Enjoying the forum and all the stories etc. I'm an experienced (or may that should just read older) rider who is downsizing & rekindling his passion for smaller bikes that do not require excess speed or horsepower for simple enjoyment. My 310 has only 160 mile approx. at present (1 week old) but is already putting a broad smile on my face. Good points include its light weight (relative) and superb stability / road manners. Only niggle is / was a reluctance to engage neutral ... but getting better and issue is probably as much down to the rider as it is the bike (Neutral easier to find from 2nd ... which seems a not uncommon trait when running in). Looking forward to exceeding 5-6000 revs post initial 450-800 miles to enjoy full revs at sane speeds :-) All the best.
Hi there Telford,


Welcome to the forum, ride safe, anyway You are an experieand rider so enjoy Your bike.
Share with us if You have the time.
Telford likes this.

Previous Rides:

135 LC, 350 XT, 600XT, FZR 600, Diversion 600, ZXR600.

Enjoy Each Days:wink 2:
Nocrimes is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-16-2017, 01:06 PM
Senior Member
 
heap's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Canada
Posts: 217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Telford View Post
Just a quick hello. Enjoying the forum and all the stories etc. I'm an experienced (or may that should just read older) rider who is downsizing & rekindling his passion for smaller bikes that do not require excess speed or horsepower for simple enjoyment. My 310 has only 160 mile approx. at present (1 week old) but is already putting a broad smile on my face. Good points include its light weight (relative) and superb stability / road manners. Only niggle is / was a reluctance to engage neutral ... but getting better and issue is probably as much down to the rider as it is the bike (Neutral easier to find from 2nd ... which seems a not uncommon trait when running in). Looking forward to exceeding 5-6000 revs post initial 450-800 miles to enjoy full revs at sane speeds :-) All the best.
Hi Telford,
Welcome aboard. You'll find the bike even much more fun to ride after you're done with the break-in. It enjoys being pushed over the 6K mark
Gearbox not the strongest point of the bike, but yes, it does get better and decent as mileage increase.
Telford likes this.
heap is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-17-2017, 01:07 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 56
Garage
question, I have been seeing lot of info on the bikes gearing being pretty well lowend geared, what are your thoughts of gearing up front a tooth or down 4 in back to give it a little longer leg on hiway?
Telford likes this.
cfaircraft is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-17-2017, 02:42 PM
Senior Member
 
heap's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Canada
Posts: 217
Quote:
Originally Posted by cfaircraft View Post
question, I have been seeing lot of info on the bikes gearing being pretty well lowend geared, what are your thoughts of gearing up front a tooth or down 4 in back to give it a little longer leg on hiway?
Stock setup is 16T front / 40T back (0.4 ratio)
Dropping 4 in the back might be a bit extreme (it would be close to adding 2 in the front).
But adding 1 in the front (easier/cheaper to do than dropping 2 in the back) is something I would be willing to try.
The challenge is to find an actual +1 sprocket for that bike. Unless there is a compatibility with another model, yet to be discovered, I don't see any 17T being offered for the G310R yet.
cfaircraft and Telford like this.
heap is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-18-2017, 07:16 PM
Senior Member
 
angiedave's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chesterfield UK
Posts: 308
Yes T I found N easier from 2nd, glad you enjoy downsize I have not been on a bike for half a century but same enjoyment with 310 as my Bantam !!!!!!
angiedave is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New member, greeting from texas wallkerrmartin BMW G310 Owners Registry And Check In Area 6 12-25-2017 03:21 PM
Non-owner, New member. Florida, USA MandatedMotorvation New Member Introductions 6 08-29-2017 03:57 PM
Another, Another old guy & new member. Mr Moe BMW G310 Owners Registry And Check In Area 18 07-02-2017 11:14 PM
New member Lina New Member Introductions 40 05-19-2017 10:36 AM
Another Old Guy & new member. Old Rocker New Member Introductions 10 03-21-2017 10:13 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome