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Old 10-27-2013, 12:34 AM   #301
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Have you tried rolling the bars in the clamps to attain the alignment in a more comfortable position?

Check out this u-tube video for some ideas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twW0ClpyLKc
Rotating the bars did wonders on my FZ6, and I was already
looking at replacing them.

Numb hands in 10 minutes before!
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:52 PM   #302
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Thanks for the link. I adjusted both the bars and controls and it feels much better now.

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Have you tried rolling the bars in the clamps to attain the alignment in a more comfortable position?

Check out this u-tube video for some ideas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twW0ClpyLKc
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:56 AM   #303
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How is this bike for a taller rider? 6'3", 35 inseam?

ANyone lower the pegs yet?

Hi ,
I am about 6 foot 3 and last Mon I got issued with a F 800 gt .. At first it felt a little racer compared to my own F 800gs but I am warming to it and so far I have no aches or pains.. I would be on the bike about 6 hours each day but do most of my work in the City in a 50 K ZONE.. The engine is nice and tractable for the low speed stuff and the belt drive which is a first for me impresses . I am a little disappointed with the steering lock for u turns in city streets etc .. Other than that I am happy to ride this bike.. BTW this bike has the coolest tyre valves I have ever seen !



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Old 11-11-2013, 05:20 AM   #304
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Riding around on the GT

Short errands take longer than expected these days......

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Old 11-11-2013, 05:22 AM   #305
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Short errands take longer than expected these days......

That's a nice light/sky blue colored bike!
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:44 AM   #306
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W/o the few complaints on this bike, mainly vibes and suspension quality (And some complaints of soft torque off-idle?!), it'd have to be my first Beemer. On paper, it's just about perfect balance.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:45 AM   #307
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That's a nice light/sky blue colored bike!
It's actually white - it was dusk and the pic didn't look right with the flash so it's probably underexposed a bit.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:48 AM   #308
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W/o the few complaints on this bike, mainly vibes and suspension quality (And some complaints of soft torque off-idle?!), it'd have to be my first Beemer. On paper, it's just about perfect balance.
No problems on mine with vibes. Front suspension could be a little better damped but I'm no racer so I get by just fine. In practice, I think that it is a perfectly balanced do it all road bike. You do need to give a little throttle when starting off or it will stall but it's a touch thing - in a thousand miles you'll feel right at home.
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I believe he was attempting humor.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:01 AM   #310
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It's actually white - it was dusk and the pic didn't look right with the flash so it's probably underexposed a bit.
Really?

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I believe he was attempting humor.


Yeah, I was messing around.

It was whitebalance, not exposure!





Next time I'm making it PINK!

By the way.. great bike.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:07 AM   #311
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Really?





Yeah, I was messing around.

It was whitebalance, not exposure!





Next time I'm making it PINK!

By the way.. great bike.
OK I'll check that. I usually keep the WB on Cloudy but I was messing with the flash so maybe I changed it. That camera is generally smarter about that stuff than I am I should probably leave it in Auto-Easy mode instead of P. Thanks.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:25 AM   #312
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Yeah, most new cameras are rather good with Auto Whitebalance, about
as much as most suck when it comes to integrated flash, so I wouldn't
bother even learning to use it.

If you shoot RAW white balance is irrelevant since you can set it in post
processing without any loss of quality.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #313
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There is probably a custom setting that asks you whether you want to override to Flash WB when the flash is fired - that would explain the cool tones even though WB was set to cloudy.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:46 AM   #314
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No problems on mine with vibes. Front suspension could be a little better damped but I'm no racer so I get by just fine. In practice, I think that it is a perfectly balanced do it all road bike. You do need to give a little throttle when starting off or it will stall but it's a touch thing - in a thousand miles you'll feel right at home.
Yeh, I've been following and I'm clear you're very happy w/yours. Excellent. I'm pretty picky, though. I've had a lot of bikes, and high-end ones, and the little stuff drives me crazy. If I'm going to spend on a Beemer, it's going to have to be very close to perfect on paper and reports. Just me. Glad you're enjoying it. I'm keeping an eye out.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:47 AM   #315
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There is probably a custom setting that asks you whether you want to override to Flash WB when the flash is fired - that would explain the cool tones even though WB was set to cloudy.
I figured he didn't like the image with the flash, so he took another
without it (from what he wrote).
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