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Old 03-11-2010, 12:33 PM   #1096
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she turned alot of heads (once the gear was removed). A Harley type told me I was riding a rice rocket. as if.

Does my ass look big in this?



a close up





Here she is at the southernmost point of the US:




After being asked too many questions by the plebians, she moved into the tent.



Good times...

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Old 03-11-2010, 01:28 PM   #1097
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Good times...

Nice photo
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:41 PM   #1098
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It's behind the headlamp, left hand side as you sit on the bike.
Thank you,

How can i reach it? Would i need to remove anything special?

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Old 03-11-2010, 03:13 PM   #1099
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How can i reach it? Would i need to remove anything special?

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You need to remove the white side pieces and the carbon headlamp surround, the instructions how to do this are in the handbook. The white side pieces can be a bit tricky to remove so best to look in the handbook first.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:53 PM   #1100
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You need to remove the white side pieces and the carbon headlamp surround, the instructions how to do this are in the handbook. The white side pieces can be a bit tricky to remove so best to look in the handbook first.
ok, i understand it would be on the "replacing lamps" chapter....

i´ll check handbook now.

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Old 03-11-2010, 07:14 PM   #1101
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Nice pix!!

I'm happy to say all the parts for mine are now in the country, so looking like I'll be back out on the MM again soon. I think my first proper ride will be the back roads up to Carmel Valley for the Quail Bike event, anyone else going up?

http://www.quaillodgeevents.com/pages/thequail.cgi
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:53 PM   #1102
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I'm happy to say all the parts for mine are now in the country, so looking like I'll be back out on the MM again soon. I think my first proper ride will be the back roads up to Carmel Valley for the Quail Bike event, anyone else going up?

http://www.quaillodgeevents.com/pages/thequail.cgi
Man Andy, that is planning AHEAD !
Come up to to Santa Barbara when you get your bike back. Are you going to the Open House at BMWVC at the end of the month?
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:30 PM   #1103
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I hadn't heard about it, but maybe I'll drop by if the weather's good. Is it on a Sat or Sun?
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:09 PM   #1104
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I hadn't heard about it, but maybe I'll drop by if the weather's good. Is it on a Sat or Sun?
BMW/NA Bring their corporate semi truck with all the DEMO bikes to ride...!

Info:http://www.bmwventura.com/event_detail.asp?event=431189
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:00 PM   #1105
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Talking Finally!! My first 2010 proper ride!!!!

This means that I could finally go out and give a hard trial out to the Continentals (they've only covered about 200Km since installed and mainly commuting). I also took the opportunity to stiffen a bit the front end (using it on softest settings) to see if I could solve a bit of head shaking the bike was suffering).

Now, after 3 months of almost consecutive rains, I had my favourite bit of road washed and a lovely sunshine to warm the spirit.... (sorry David old boy, but you've missed a hack of a ride down the N8!!!). And if today's ride made me warm!!!! Man the bike is absolutely perfect. The tyres are right on the bull’s-eye and the new suspension settings work really well.

BTW, you guys that have had flat twins before and ride really fast, what touches the ground first: the foot-pegs or the cylinder heads????.... I sure hope that its the foot-pegs... one of my riding mates was saying that the cylinder heads looked to be awfully close to the ground... but I only felt my boot scraping. Just can't imagine the end result of a cylinder-head-scraping-curve to be..
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:36 AM   #1106
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Even we are still on the 4ºCelsius, we had yesterday a sunny day so i could ride a bit on mountain roads.



Engine is great. I can ride on touring mode or on sport mode, all is about crossing the 5.000 rpm range, specially on 4th and 5th gear. From there the brutality of this engine starts up until you dare.
3rd gear is very appropiate on mountain roads cause the engine elasticity allows you to go as on an overdrive russian mountain mode........

Front brakes are good, rear not so, just use it as an aid.



Suspenssions are pretty stiff so they transmit you whatever happens below the tires. That´s why to ride a MM is also an sport, cause you work your back and arms muscles compensating those impacts caused by the road bumps




I am satisfied on the road use and on the urban use where i can feel that engine on any situation with that delicious sound coming from the akra with the db killers removed.

Worst thing as on the HP2 enduro was, is the range.
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:10 AM   #1107
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Worst thing as on the HP2 enduro was, is the range.
Have you drilled the filler neck?

Drilling the filler neck helps the range out a lot. I can squeeze 140-150 miles out of a tank now, with the light coming on around 100 - 110 miles, that extra 20 - 30 minutes of riding time per tank on a trip really helps.

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Old 03-14-2010, 07:16 AM   #1108
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Have you drilled the filler neck?
Drilling the filler neck helps the range out a lot. I can squeeze 140-150 miles out of a tank now, with the light coming on around 100 - 110 miles, that extra 20 - 30 minutes of riding time per tank on a trip really helps.
Very nice idea, i´ve heard about it. A friend who did it estimates it would mean 1 liter of fuel more less.

I cannot do it, due to warranty issues. Meanwhile the bike is under BMW warranty i shouldn´t modify anything substantial like this.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:35 AM   #1109
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Very nice idea, i´ve heard about it. A friend who did it estimates it would mean 1 liter of fuel more less.

I cannot do it, due to warranty issues. Meanwhile the bike is under BMW warranty i shouldn´t modify anything substantial like this.

I did mine when it was two weeks old and it is still under warranty now.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:58 AM   #1110
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I did mine when it was two weeks old and it is still under warranty now.
I shall give a try on mine then........
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