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Old 02-11-2012, 01:40 PM   #830
Discojon75
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Alamogordo, NM
Oddometer: 241
Quote:
Originally Posted by edgey999 View Post
Hi
Inital feelings after a couple of hundred miles

Fuel consumption - 79mpg :-)

Good points

Comfortable, much quicker than its weight/power figure suggest, GREAT gearbox (dont waste your money on the DCT), great riding position, really easy to ride, handling is safe, good quality (see below), good clocks, brilliant fuel consumption (70mph = 3300rpm)

Bad points

Seat is "BMW Firm" (might be numb bum after a couple of hours), suspension can get harsh over poor surfaces, fuel cap and rear seat stay are "cheap", indicator switch position needs some getting used to, radiator is very exposed (getting an R&G rad cover). Thats it
Overall

If you are looking for a cheap to run, cheap to buy, well built, comfortable commuter/all rounder this is a good choice. I am very happy, so far........

PS Tutoro chain oiler is A1 (for 17 lol)
How do you feel about putting any sort of distance on it? Does it feel like it will be comfortable for longer than a half hour?
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2002 BMW K1200LT// 2008 KLR 650 // 1975 Honda CT90 // 2008 WR250X // BMW R100GS with sidecar // 1998 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200// 2009 Kawasaki Versys // 2006 Yamaha Majesty
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