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Old 03-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #511
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And seeing the gorgeous pics from Hoop71, I think I've got my battle plan in order. When it's time to put the bike away next winter, I'll pull it all apart, get the frame painted black to "hide" it some (classic bikes didn't have trellis frames), black out/remove the R1200R sticker, and do the Alpina kit to convert that spoked wheel to truly be tubeless. Anybody have experience with this or other methods?

Also planning on adding the BMW luggage rack, top box, and backrest for my lovely lady.
Anyhow, happy to be here and to have read all of your posts! Great info and beautiful bikes!

That's too weird! Mine has a black frame and I wish it was silver.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:29 PM   #512
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That's too weird! Mine has a black frame and I wish it was silver.
Ha! You've got an R1200R Classic with a black frame? Pics, please! You could show me in advance if I'm about to make a big mistake!
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:39 PM   #513
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On the Hungry Horse side of Glacier N.P. after a wet/white trip though.

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Old 03-29-2013, 03:43 PM   #514
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Beautiful photo, LostViking!
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:08 PM   #515
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Agreed - Very Nice
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:20 PM   #516
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Sure - it's specific to riding the R1200R because it changes the wind noise.

I wrote a pretty full review on it over on BARF. The summary is it's super high quality - like all Shoeis. Feels nice, solid, high quality. Inclusion of a Pinlock shield + insert is very nice, although at this price it should include a couple bars of platinum as well. To my head, it fits exactly like the Qwest - I wear a large.

The shield action is solid to the point of almost being too firm - assuming this will break in more over time. Liner is replaceable, and pretty comfy. It was also the easiest SMH 10 install I've ever done - pretty cool considering it's a modular.

In terms of noise, I wear 33 dB plugs pretty much all the time, and the helmet is very quiet. The biggest difference I noticed coming over from the Qwest was a reduction in wind rumbling at high speeds. The BMW "touring" shield doesn't offer much chest-and-up protection, and the Qwest was pretty rumbly above about 65 MPH. The Neotec doesn't have that.

Venting is the best of any of the "street" style helmets I've owned. I've read complaints here and there about noise from the top vent - I have only noticed excessive noise from the top vent in certain circumstances like high crosswinds, otherwise it seems to make almost no noise at all. There is a bit of noise from the chinbar vent, sort of a scratchy air sound if that makes sense. It doesn't bother me - I wear glasses and want as much air coming through there as possible to prevent fogging on rainy commute days, etc.

Hmmm.. that about covers it. Happy to answer any other specific questions.
Yes sir, I to am very happy with my Neotec. No head buffeting with the Wunderlich fairing and very quite also.

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:15 PM   #517
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Traded my K1200GT for a R1200R anniversary today. Couldn't be happier with it.

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:26 AM   #518
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So far it's been pretty useless.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:51 PM   #519
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:12 PM   #520
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Had my first wheelie today on the R, unintentionally. Loaded up with Easter gifts in the side bags, girl on the back. Had to slow to about 5 mph due to the car in front of us stopping to make a left turn across traffic. I downshifted all the way the 1st, and evidently gave its bit more gas than I thought to get moving again! Up came the front a few inches.

I unfortunately chopped the throttle right away. After we bounced helmets, there was a lot of laughter.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:34 PM   #521
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I used to be able to do one of those with a Yamaha back when young. Now the thought of trying to do it on my R kinds of makes me concerned, lol.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:57 PM   #522
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I've gotten pretty good at 1st wheelies on my 11r
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:22 PM   #523
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I tried my first wheelie about 6 miles from the dealer. I figured it would lift the front wheel under the 4,000 RPM limit because it was new. In a clear spot on the road I whacked the throttle in first gear. Front wheel came up, the engine sputtered and came right back down. It was the traction control intervening. I do first gear wheelies on my Versys. Its a lighter bike more suited to that kind of riding.

Went to Buttermilk falls Saturday. First real ride of the year. 300 mile day. Never got much over 50*f. I had 3 layers on.

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:04 PM   #524
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Can you turn that traction control off?


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Old 03-31-2013, 10:16 PM   #525
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Can you turn that traction control off?


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Yes, if I recall correctly, by holding the button down. I haven't turned it off in a while, but I think you can even do it while riding. I have some vague memories of shutting it off underway on a fire road.
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