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Some Guy Named Charley
« on: December 23, 2015, 04:48:29 PM »
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Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2015, 05:43:24 PM »
looks more like sitting than riding to me, wonder how much he got for sitting on that bike..
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Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2015, 05:53:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by Derchef1962 [+]
looks more like sitting than riding to me, wonder how much he got for sitting on that bike..

+1.   As I recall from his 'Long Way Around the World' adventure with Ewan he is a KTM fan, although he threw a hissy fit with them when they declined to supply the bikes, believing the pair would fail. Their completion of the adventure on Beemers didn't do BMW any harm that's for sure. I personally doubt the Tex would have been up to it, from a frame strength point, not engine.
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Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2015, 06:44:40 PM »
Well all 3 of the Beemers had broken frames too; but the only one they admitted to was the camera man's one. The other two were quietly swapped.
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Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2015, 06:54:05 PM »
Am sure that on LWR they were upfront about Ewan and Claudio's bikes snapping? On LWD is was BMW's cheese rear shocks that gave up.

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Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2015, 07:01:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
+1.   As I recall from his 'Long Way Around the World' adventure with Ewan he is a KTM fan, although he threw a hissy fit with them when they declined to supply the bikes, believing the pair would fail. Their completion of the adventure on Beemers didn't do BMW any harm that's for sure. I personally doubt the Tex would have been up to it, from a frame strength point, not engine.
Lol they had 6 OR 8 Bms.... and welded quite a few frames along the way... and the cameraman ended up riding a 20 year old Russian 2 stroke to get anywhere.... there is far more to that whole story than is public... find out how much BMW PAID them to take beemers.... however still enjoyed watching it and certainly got folks interested in having Starbuck Specials adventure bikes to sit alongside their M3s and X5s..
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Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2015, 07:32:51 PM »
Yes I did remember the fractured frame, etc. but still believe the Beemers faired better than any of the Triumph 'Adventure Bike' range could have managed without multiple times any off screen 'help' the BM's received.  :027:
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Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2015, 08:14:00 PM »
They should have done it on C90s.

Problem is that this Charlie and Ewan nonsense means that everyone thinks you need a mega expensive specialist "adventure "monster bike to do it, when a simple 250 single would actually be much better . ( if you really object to a C90)
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Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2015, 08:28:39 PM »
Lyndon Poskitt on his Ktm single seems to be doing fine...though it is practically a rally raid bike with trick big bore engine and Nova gearbox

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Re: Some Guy Named Charley
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2015, 10:16:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by D8ona [+]
find out how much BMW PAID them to take beemers....
Where might we find this info? :)

 


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