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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by fivehitsweak, Jun 3, 2010.
And it will be every bit as exciting as the new colors on the Accord and Pilot.
Never knew I wanted a BMW till now.
RIP bank account
Starting to save for this...
Did they adjust the counterbalancer? If that doesn't do it, check the mounting bolts for torque & shimming. Have you mounted any accessories like crash bars to the engine / frame?
Something is wrong there.... it should be smooth by all accounts I've seen.
No accessories mounted to the frame. I adjusted the counter balancer yesterday and that took care of probably 90% of the vibration. I suspect the remaining vibes will go away once I change out the lightly cupped front tire.
I do like the bike but I'm really surprised that these vibes decided to show up after 8k miles. Looks like I'll be carry an 8mm wrench with me when I travel in case they return. These vibes made the bike literally unrideable.
Probably just a marginal initial adjustment unable to cope with the normal break in process. Seriously doubt you will be adjusting it very often from here on out.
Easily, one of the greatest Super Teneres ever built (there's a thread here). I also like the sub-500 lb factory built Super Tenere Rally.
Where's the link?!?! I wanna read!!
To be honest, I've never seen the build thread or articles on it other than some press on it. I wish it were some sort of option. Especially the seat! I'm 6'5", and love a 37"+ seat on my adventure bikes.
One of these is in my future someday.
go sit on one of those and you will will then again never know you want want one.
I sat on one at the Chicago IMS and thought it was pretty sweet. Then again, I ride a 98 Daytona that rivals the 916's torture rack credentials.
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I think he was trying to say it was uncomfortable in a roundabout way, but I thought it was fine. It was much racier than it looked, but I like clip ons.
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I thought it was a nervous tic?
I'm thinking about this one:
If you have never ridden a boxer twin, you will either fall in love, or go, eh. That is the way it is with Boxers. Me? I love them. My roadster is the same engine and driveline as all the R9T variants. Main difference is that I have Telelever and the R9T has conventional forks. But the engine is what makes it so much fun. Not a high revver, but riding the torque wave is great fun. Almost 100 HP and 80lb Torque at the rear wheel makes for a very flexible street machine.
Hope you get her!
To take it further, the LC's are kind of a trip. It's my 3rd boxer, an airhead, hexhead and now waterhead. Amazing how they are so similar but feel like evolutions of each other. I'd love to have one of the R9t variants... one day when I get a bigger garage. Less than 1" separates 3 of my bikes. They are interwoven at points.
If you look closely, you'll notice the bikes in the picture have "Demo" stickers on them. To be fair, I actually rode the Scrambler in the background, but my good friend was on the Racer and I did get a chance to sit on it. We both found it to be aggressive, but not as bad as we thought it was going to be.
Plus, I'd be willing to put up with a lot of crap if I got to wake up every morning and go out to my garage and see that waiting for me.
I had never ridden any BMW before I got on the R9T Scrambler. I hated the Scrambler. Worst handling bike I've ever ridden by a huge margin.
Did not care. That engine made up for it.
In fact, the piss-poor handling actually made it more fun on the demo ride, since I had to slow down a lot in the corners compared to my buddy on the racer and the ride leader on a 1200GS, then on every corner exit I got to ride the torque wave to catch up with them. It feels like it has way more power than it needs, but was never scary. Even for my noob ass on knobby tires it never got out of shape, despite feeling like it'd pull the front wheel up if I gave it 5% more throttle. Great sensation.
Plus it makes great noises.
I'm debating a Rebel 500, Triumph Scrambler, and an Indian Scout (maybe the 60) at the moment... all completely different styles of machine. With the Hyosung Avatar/Aquila and SR400 as runners-up.
I'll be interested to see which you choose.