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I looked at the G310R at my local BMW dealer today.

What a nice bike! I already liked it before I saw it in the flesh, like it even more now!

It's bigger than I expected. At 6'5" I didn't feel cramped on the bike. Would like to try out the higher seat though.

Also sounds better in real life than on youtube.

I've got a test ride booked in for next weekend.

The rear looks a bit different here in Australia, see attached photo, but the mud guard can be removed.
 

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Definitely going to have to get that guard removed as it looks quite odd!

But that's pretty cool. @blwest , that's exactly what I was thinking when I first got to this thread hahaha!
 

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Interesting, you guys get an extra mud guard, not sure how effective it'll be with a hole in the middle. :D Curious to see what it looks like from the side.
 

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I'll take some pictures when I get my bike next week. It'll be the first thing to go on my bike. The dealers add a mudguard extender to comply with Australian Design Regulations to cover down to at least 45 degrees from the rear axle, however, at least here in Queensland, there is no angle requirement for the amount of coverage a mudguard provides.
 

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That's an interesting option to pursue if someone wants a mudguard for the g310r and the aftermarket doesn't have any yet. Just get in touch with an Australian dealer. Could work for other models too since they're mandatory.
 

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Fantastic, I was wondering how to make a mudguard that would come close to actually stopping spray. Are these available from BMW? It does occasionally rain in the UK so a mudguard is useful.
 

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Fantastic, I was wondering how to make a mudguard that would come close to actually stopping spray. Are these available from BMW? It does occasionally rain in the UK so a mudguard is useful.

They should be available from BMW, just point them to the fact that they were standard on Australian bikes initially.
 

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I looked at the G310R at my local BMW dealer today.

What a nice bike! I already liked it before I saw it in the flesh, like it even more now!

It's bigger than I expected. At 6'5" I didn't feel cramped on the bike. Would like to try out the higher seat though.

Also sounds better in real life than on youtube.

I've got a test ride booked in for next weekend.

The rear looks a bit different here in Australia, see attached photo, but the mud guard can be removed.
I think that gs sounds like a scooter with broken silencer. get Akra stainless, it still sounds quiet but more like a real bike.
 

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Porth Congrats on the new bike. I'd hang on to that mudguard, at least until you have gone through your wet season (winter?).
Ironic isn't it, here we are in the UK, famous for wet and horrible weather and the guard isn't fitted, yet in a country that's known for its sunshine (and sadly droughts) its compulsory. (I am not saying OZ doesn't get its fair share of bad weather!)
personally, I would fit one to my R, I've been trying to work out (even on my two previous bikes Honda 500X, Yamaha MT09 Tracer) how I could improvise and make something exactly like the one you have taken off.
 

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Porth Congrats on the new bike. I'd hang on to that mudguard, at least until you have gone through your wet season (winter?).
Ironic isn't it, here we are in the UK, famous for wet and horrible weather and the guard isn't fitted, yet in a country that's known for its sunshine (and sadly droughts) its compulsory. (I am not saying OZ doesn't get its fair share of bad weather!)
personally, I would fit one to my R, I've been trying to work out (even on my two previous bikes Honda 500X, Yamaha MT09 Tracer) how I could improvise and make something exactly like the one you have taken off.

Thanks, that was almost two years ago, time flies when you're having fun on a 310 :)


I try not to ride when it's raining too badly, for the one or two times when a mud guard like that would come in handy I don't think it's worth it.


I'll dig it up from under the house (not literally) and try to find a part number on it, might help others who want to get one.
 
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