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Old 04-11-2013, 03:58 PM   #6901
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Looks like an easy wheelie now!
Yeah, like that bike had problems getting the front wheel up before.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:03 PM   #6902
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WTF? Is all of that necessary? How long will it take you to figure out what all of it is for, and will you die in a crash trying to engage it all as you ride? I'm sure it's cool to have, but really?

I had my (perfectly wonderful) 2001 1150GS in to the dealer yesterday to have them read a fault code in my ABS that I apparently caused when I installed new stainless steel brake lines. All is fine, it cost $30 to test it and clear the fault and the ABS functions perfectly now . While they did that I drooled over the new W/C 1300GS and marvelled at all the gizmos and gadgets. All I could think was, better get the extended warranty; how long will all that shite function as designed? I guess I'm just getting and am apparently not an "early adopter" of whiz-bang electronics on a bike. I do admit, though, that fuel injection is a vast improvement and I really like disc brakes .

That said, here's my new baby - only got 150 miles on her so far but I am REALLY liking this bike! It feels like a bicycle after getting off the GS.
Doug
I rode a 1200RT about 2 weeks ago and the setup is pretty much the same. The controls are very intuitive and only took a few minutes to figure out.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:29 PM   #6903
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All those gizmo's turn a rider into a driver.
Can as well go back in a cage and stick the head out of the window like the dog.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:44 PM   #6904
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All those gizmo's turn a rider into a driver.
Can as well go back in a cage and stick the head out of the window like the dog.
I love all of those gizmos on my K1600GT, but I also love the basic simplicity of my KLR. It's possible to enjoy both extremes.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:00 PM   #6905
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:06 PM   #6906
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Parking in the no parking zone is a nice touch....LOL
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:19 PM   #6907
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thats the best resto-mod i've seen. Truly badass. I might have to steal the idea from you.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:36 PM   #6908
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Parking in the no parking zone is a nice touch....LOL
I like to live dangerously. haha

I was waiting for my friend to bring me the key to her (my old) apartment. Figured I could chill in a little alley in the meantime.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:21 PM   #6909
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Maybe nothing special for you guys but this is defenitly the best bike in the world right now, at least for me :P
My first bike, its a used up dirty cheap cbf 600 sa first model. Rdy for all the noob mistakes iam going to make

I like the way it looks - cool bike.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:35 PM   #6910
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:48 PM   #6911
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I like to live dangerously. haha

I was waiting for my friend to bring me the key to her (my old) apartment. Figured I could chill in a little alley in the meantime.
Haha living dangerously in chicago can get ya some hefty fines though...LOL
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:17 AM   #6912
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:35 AM   #6913
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My Versys in Chicago during my trip from Denver to Philly this past week:

Where do you keep the snow tires?
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:57 AM   #6914
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:19 AM   #6915
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I love all of those gizmos on my K1600GT, but I also love the basic simplicity of my KLR. It's possible to enjoy both extremes.
Yup, that's very true. I have to admit the one electrogizmo I'd really love would be cruise control. I lived in Wyoming for many years and it got a little tiresome trying to keep a steady speed with a throttle lock or by hand on my RT as I did long days around the West. Here in Virginia the roads are so twisty I wouldn't get as much use out of it, but it's a very nice feature.

If I had the $$$ I'd love to give a Ducati Multistrada a multi-year test ride and see if all that electromagic really works like they say it does. Maybe I'm jaded by past experiences, but I wonder how long that kind of stuff lasts once you have ridden the bike in the real world of rain/sun/dirt/corrosion/etc. for a few years. Even proven tech like electric windows and door locks on cars still fail routinely after several years of use. My son had a BMW car that was just a huge black box of electronic stuff (things like steerable headlights, radar-controlled cruise control, etc.) that was an absolute thrill to drive. Over its lifetime, though, it had several big-dollar electrical failure issues that his warranty covered. Once it hit 100,000 miles and he couldn't get an extended warranty for it he sold it because fixing that stuff is very expensive.

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