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Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
This is exactly where YMMV comes in. 800...

This is exactly where YMMV comes in.

800 miles on the S1000R, easier than on my RT.

I have a few theories on why, but what it really comes down to is we are all different in so many ways that...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
I'm 6' with a 34" inseam and it works well for...

I'm 6' with a 34" inseam and it works well for me. I have the comfort seat which adds a bit of height.
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
I read somewhere that HP4's are getting that...

I read somewhere that HP4's are getting that system, and that older HP4's can pay to have it "installed" for about $500. My understanding is that it is just a programming update since all the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
That's it. The bike is totally fine with the...

That's it.

The bike is totally fine with the luggage on the passanger seat.
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
That's how I use it. Except the optional BMW...

That's how I use it. Except the optional BMW screen and comfort seat are fantastic so there really isn't a need for the aftermarket stuff. I've been using the Kriega US20, and will likely add the two...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
some places out west you could ride through a...

some places out west you could ride through a full tank of gas at 90 mph and only ever see 5 other vehicles.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
On private roads, of course, I can handle 95+ for...

On private roads, of course, I can handle 95+ for 20 minutes or so.

obviously, ymmv
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
Had another long weekend trip on the S1000R....

Had another long weekend trip on the S1000R. :clap

This trip took me through Chicago area Expressway traffic, which meant I got a lot of time filtering through gridlock. Bike did very well. I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
I actually think the bike has a good amount of...

I actually think the bike has a good amount of character. I love the way that it "hides" all of the whizzbangs. It feels a lot more like a simple "dirt bike" than I would expect for how much it...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
Under power when the front gets light and the...

Under power when the front gets light and the bars waggle back and forth. Not a full on slapper, but a wobbly front under power. Some have complained on other message boards, but I haven't had any...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
I've never liked inline 4s either. I really...

I've never liked inline 4s either. I really expected to come back from the test ride thinking, "...and that's why I hate inline 4 motors".

Whoever BMW put in charge of producing this bike needs a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
Rode from DC to Peoria yesterday. 800 miles in 12...

Rode from DC to Peoria yesterday. 800 miles in 12 hours or so.



Capitol Hill to Fredrick, MD was fun. Bike handles "commuting" in that sort of environment very well. Lots of "slicing and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
The motor is great from 3000 rpms and up; and is...

The motor is great from 3000 rpms and up; and is usable from 2000 rpms with great fueling. I don't feel like I'm missing any bottom end coming from a 1200RT.
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
I just rode from Peoria to DC, staying overnight...

I just rode from Peoria to DC, staying overnight in Marietta, Ohio so that I could ride some back roads through WV. What an absolutely perfect motorcycle.

I rode 500 miles on the slab the first...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
It'll do 160 miles no problem... I got spoiled by...

It'll do 160 miles no problem... I got spoiled by my RT's 7 gallon tank, if I have to stop in less than 3 hours of continuous riding I get cranky. :norton

The thing is, especially with the comfort...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
Considering how happy I am with the bike now, I'm...

Considering how happy I am with the bike now, I'm glad the HP4 wasn't there to tempt me into spending more money. At this point, the only thing I would add is a tire pressure monitor and a larger...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
I had the 600 miles service done Saturday and...

I had the 600 miles service done Saturday and have over 800 miles on it now. This included a 100 mile shot on the interstate to beat some rain home.

I love this bike.



The power. Oh God...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
I don't have the big screen yet, and I've stayed...

I don't have the big screen yet, and I've stayed off the highway during break in. 70 mph is fine all day long with the micro-screen for me.

that being said, 10 hours of interstate in the midwest...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
I went to Falcone Powersports (BMW of...

I went to Falcone Powersports (BMW of Indianapolis) I have family in Indianapolis, so they've been servicing my bike as it's easy to go for a visit with family while the bike is being worked on. I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
just got back from the dealer (225 miles away :D...

just got back from the dealer (225 miles away :D ) with my new s1000r

what a great bike. Light, yet planted. Simple to use, yet fully decked with all the goodies.

Even sticking to the 7000 rpm...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7,660
Views: 1,130,360
Posted By Optimus Prime
I think I'm pulling the trigger on a S1000r when...

I think I'm pulling the trigger on a S1000r when the dealer opens on Tuesday.
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
I'm 6' and 165 lbs. I found it to be comfortable....

I'm 6' and 165 lbs. I found it to be comfortable. I was on it for about an hour and didn't have any issues. Perhaps just a smidge more legroom, but I really have nothing to complain about. I found I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
Had a test ride yesterday. ...

Had a test ride yesterday.

daaaaammmmmmmnnnnn!

The dealer asked that I not go above 5000 rpms :huh; which I mostly managed to do, a couple times going up to 6000 rpms. I wasn't really...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
:rofl I'm hoping the cruise control allows me...

:rofl
I'm hoping the cruise control allows me to use it as a "light" tourer and take me to places with elevation changes and roads that bend.

The motor will just help me get to those roads...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
I'm testing a red one tomorrow. Trying to...

I'm testing a red one tomorrow. Trying to determine if it comes home with me, and if it will replace the 08 RT or if it will compliment. I don't tour like I always wanted, but we don't really have a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,342
Posted By Optimus Prime
The s1000r has shown that BMW is getting really...

The s1000r has shown that BMW is getting really good with "conventional" suspension. I think we'll be seeing a full transition of the line-up over the next round of design updates.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 85,041
Posted By Optimus Prime
This bike is on my radar. Not enough twisty...

This bike is on my radar.

Not enough twisty roads around here for it, but the magic suspension and motor are appealing. Plus the cruise makes it seem much more tourable. I've got an RT now, and I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,295
Posted By Optimus Prime
I really liked the old r1200st, but went with the...

I really liked the old r1200st, but went with the RT because of Cruise Control and cost. Similarly equipped, the ST cost just a smidge more. :eek1

I never understood why they did that.
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,860
Posted By Optimus Prime
http://noneedtoapply.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/0...

http://noneedtoapply.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/shut-up-and-take-my-money2.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 305,473
Posted By Optimus Prime
I wouldn't mind something like that on my 2006....

I wouldn't mind something like that on my 2006. Looks amazing.
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 305,473
Posted By Optimus Prime
1200RT cruise control not working

2008 RT; from day one the Cruise would be flaky intermittently. It would occasionally go through periods where adjusting the windscreen or switching to high beams would cause the cruise to cut out. ...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 891,109
Posted By Optimus Prime
Well here's an interesting issue. I bought...

Well here's an interesting issue.

I bought 24W 3-way lights last November. Went to install them for a trip and one blinked out. Sent it back in and a new one was sent when the next batch arrived,...
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 891,109
Posted By Optimus Prime
FYI -I sent you and e-mail concerning the lights....

FYI -I sent you and e-mail concerning the lights. Let me know if you didn't get it.
Forum: Vendors 10-18-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 891,109
Posted By Optimus Prime
Ok, I can't decide where to mount them. ...

Ok, I can't decide where to mount them.

Under Mirror
http://www.bmrproducts.com/myproducts/R1200RTDLM/large_image.jpg

Or Cylinder Head...
Forum: Vendors 10-18-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4,165
Views: 891,109
Posted By Optimus Prime
I got an order confirmation Yesterday morning and...

I got an order confirmation Yesterday morning and replied to it saying I forgot to add the switch to my order. Haven't gotten a reply to that one. Perhaps it fell through the cracks.

I'm sure I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,074
Posted By Optimus Prime
That looks a lot like my '96 Triumph Trophy 900;...

That looks a lot like my '96 Triumph Trophy 900; which is one of the nicest sport turing bikes made recently. I have a R1200RT now, and the Triumph is the only bike I really feel compares.

That...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,781
Posted By Optimus Prime
My wife and her friend took the MSF class this...

My wife and her friend took the MSF class this weekend. Melinda is thinking of getting a small motorcycle and was very excited for the class. Well, it sounds like the MSF is scraping the bottom of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 17,614
Posted By Optimus Prime
Which HD is fastest? Depends what truck it's...

Which HD is fastest? Depends what truck it's being towed with...
http://www.luapgn.com/mc/pics/060921sv044.jpg

I can't imagine speed would be in the discussion when trying to decide which HD to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2008, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,504
Posted By Optimus Prime
Only if it is DOT approved The Snell...

Only if it is DOT approved

The Snell approved ones are way expensive

:D
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 564,231
Posted By Optimus Prime
What's the info on the wheels? I'd be interested...

What's the info on the wheels? I'd be interested in running tubless tires on a bonnie.
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