There's definitely a huge learning curve involved in doing things like these and nobody just hops on and gets it right the first time. You're going to have to drop some bikes, take some cuts and bruises, and go through some frustrations... but eventually.. you'll get it!
That's why you start off with a bike that won't break the bank and your heart if there's ever an incident. But to remove the ABS, you may need to outright remove it from the body while leaving the electronics portion of the ABS pump. Had to do a little research to figure that out, though it may not work for every BMW model.
At most, I'd do an accidental wheelie with too much throttle when taking off from a stop. Maintaining one will be an interesting undertaking, but not too high up on my priority list especially with the GS model.
I'd be too scared to pull a fuse anyways. With my luck, the bike will never turn on again.
Getting a cheap second hand motorcycle for wrenching purposes sounds like a great way to learn how to perform future maintenance on your own. Maybe try your hand at modding that one before moving on to a new bike like the G310R.
At least if it goes up in flames, it won't be as sad.
I typically watch a lot of "Do it with Dan" on YouTube and looking at him building and fabricating his bikes with literally no professional training or anything in his garage gives me a lot of inspiration to just get out there and try things!
Never knew the "Do it with Dan" existed until now and holy cow is he amazing. Built a bike from scratch and without any professional training. Granted, I probably won't have the time or dedication to do something similar, but at least I can learn some simpler maintenance procedures from him.
I agree doing this degree of work in your garage and having the wrong set of neighbors could result in a bit of a sticky situation but... where's the fun in not trying.
He definitely is pretty amazing but I agree, I wouldn't try to build a bike from scratch anytime soon, but just looking at the basics of what he's doing and modifications, really gets me wanting to start buying some tools. Especially a welder! You could do so much with it!
I can see so many scratch marks on the bike's sliders and protective cage. That's to be expected when you're trying to wheelie in the rain. Not something I'd try anytime soon, but the blue cage does look nice on the g310r.
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