The BMW G310GS thread.

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Re: The BMW G310GS thread.

Post by SGS » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:52 pm

Sarah's bike Looks great.

I've just picked one of these up and planning to do the same. In fact most of the mods are here just waiting on the wire wheels & the time to fit every thing :-)

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Re: The BMW G310GS thread.

Post by fatowl » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:30 am

I've been looking these, i think they look interesting. BMW don't seem to offer a centrestand, has anyone fitted a 3rd party one? Also, what are they like at 15 to 20 mph down a tiny lane - are they happy, or is this a problem? Thanks in advance..

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Re: The BMW G310GS thread.

Post by Snaf MKII » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:24 pm

fatowl wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:30 am
I've been looking these, i think they look interesting. BMW don't seem to offer a centrestand, has anyone fitted a 3rd party one? Also, what are they like at 15 to 20 mph down a tiny lane - are they happy, or is this a problem? Thanks in advance..
Do you mean green lane? They are happy at low speed but are a little bit low on torque at pulling away speed, a smaller front or larger rear sprocket would improve things for slow speed manoeuvring.
There's a good thread on ADVrider forum covering most aspects of these including all the centre stand options.

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Re: The BMW G310GS thread.

Post by Lee Frost » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:40 pm

I took delivery of a Rally Raid G310GS just over a week ago - Level 2 suspension, bash plate, spoked wheels, Barkbusters, Fat bars and risers, Scorpion exhaust etc. Love the look and feel of the bike and can't wait to get it dirty. But there's an issue...
It didn't have the luggage plate or the soft luggage rails so I bought them from RR and fitted them. Problem is the luggage plate on the exhaust side actually touches the tailpipe when there should be a gap. I removed the tailpipe, removed the springs at the fat section where the mid-pipe and header push together, adjusted it all, re-fitted the tailpipe, still no gap. Rally Raid have drawn a blank and say short of seeing the bike they don't know what the problem is.
Anyone else had the same problem? If so, how did you solve it?
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Re: The BMW G310GS thread.

Post by byewayrider » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:44 pm

Lee... I've just seen a few pics on the net and they look okay in one but like yours in another.. Somethings not right... As one looks more angled from frame as in 40deg not 20deg...idntake some pics as you have done and email them to rally raid along with a pic off the net showing how it should be..

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Re: The BMW G310GS thread.

Post by Godspeed » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:00 pm

Has the rear suspension been wound down a little?
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Re: The BMW G310GS thread.

Post by bill_qaz » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:30 pm

Godspeed wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:00 pm
Has the rear suspension been wound down a little?
Lowering the suspension would not effect the frame to exhaust distance. Maybe the scorpion pipe is higher than the standard?

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Re: The BMW G310GS thread.

Post by sledgegreen » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:49 pm

Should the luggage plate be spaced away from the bike a bit?

At the moment, it seems that a pannier on that side could touch the exhaust. Surely the luggage plate should prevent that?

Moving the plate a couple of inches further out would give clearance between the exhaust and the plate and prevent a pannier making contact.

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Re: The BMW G310GS thread.

Post by lancashirelad » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:06 am

I’ve just looked at a picture of a standard bike & the exhaust is parallel with the under seat plastic on yours the Scorpion is at a steeper angle bringing it to near the pannier seems odd as surely RR would’ve taken this into consideration if you’ve got the standard can if you offer it up to the bike I bet there would be clearance??
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Re: The BMW G310GS thread.

Post by dibbs » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:37 am

Nice looking bike though! my mate is looking for a late rally raid GS310 if anyone is selling...

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