BMW R NineT

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Paulvt1, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. vagueout

    vagueout Long timer

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    I've been altering and/or setting up suspension on bikes for some years and can almost always improve a standard unit with a tape measure C spanner and screwdriver, used exactly that approach on my factory item on the Turban, it was a lost cause. If money is tight and you are keen to do the work the forks can be vastly improved with Race Tech Emulators, a little trial and error on the way but will definitely yield a big improvement to the front end and actually keep your tyre to the tarmac.:*sip*
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  2. desmoface

    desmoface Been here awhile

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  3. Red Sand

    Red Sand Been here awhile

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    my first R nineT

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  4. KildareMan

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    What's the lowest seat height achievable on the scrambler without lowering suspension?
  5. jmlmjmjm

    jmlmjmjm Long timer

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    Congratulations! That’s a beauty....
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    pjensen641 Long timer Supporter

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  7. Baloo

    Baloo Itinerant jackass Supporter

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    That is one sharp bike right there.

    congrats. Is that a factory package? Beautiful.


    This just followed me home yesterday. You got a love it when engineers or pilots mod their bikes. Got the bike for a little bit more than double the MOD price including labor.
  8. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    Nice mini-fairing - the rest of the bike is not bad either... Congrats!! :D
  9. Red Sand

    Red Sand Been here awhile

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    Thanks

    Yes - 100%


  10. Baloo

    Baloo Itinerant jackass Supporter

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    BMW really is starting to push the “sexy” buttons now.
  11. Red Sand

    Red Sand Been here awhile

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    Subjectivity - some people would look at that motorcycle and think "ugly" and others would think "gorgeous" and then there are opinions that are everywhere in between and everyone would be correct in their opinion of aesthetic quality (as long as they're not arguing with me - ha)

    Personally, I enjoy the look that is backed up with decent engineering, decent performance, and let's not forget the maintenance that will keep me from ever moving to a nicer neighborhood (ha)

    All motorcycles look better in real life
    • However, this concept does not always apply to people because, in a former life, I met someone who posted stunning photos but when I met her at the . . . I digress . . . let's go back
    I hope we all agree that knowing someone rides (if they are able to do so) is way more important than knowing what someone rides - that's also just my opinion

    Ride safe, ride often, enjoy!
    :)
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  12. Baloo

    Baloo Itinerant jackass Supporter

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    :fpalm
    Man you just took all the fun out of it. Lol

    still a sexy bike. Bring it up to skyline Drive In Virginia sometime. I’d still like to have an R9T rendezvous up here in the valley some weekend this summer. All are welcome.
  13. flatlandjohnny

    flatlandjohnny Been here awhile Supporter

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    I had that Wunderlich TT Fairing on my 2015 Classic, until today.
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    The brake line was rubbing on the mounting bracket and had worn away the protective rubber. It looks like the 2015's brake line is routed differently than the later bikes?

    Has anyone tried those $106 Urban GS knock off fairings?
    Or has anyone put a real Urban GS fairing on a 2015?
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  14. Baloo

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    It seems like a lot of the 2014’s and 15’s had some funky wire and line placement that caused a few problems. I have a Rizoma fly screen on my 2014 Standard that gave me fits with my brake lines. I feel your pain on that. Now you’ve got me walking out to the garage to look at the faring. Thanks for the heads up.
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  15. flatlandjohnny

    flatlandjohnny Been here awhile Supporter

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    Let us know what you find. The Rizoma and the Dart flyscreen are also possibilities.
  16. Baloo

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    You got me worried last night so I went outside and checked it and ended up staying an hour out there messing around with the bike anyway. It looks like everything is OK. Nothing binding doesn’t look like anything is chasing this is a 2017. I think they’ve got some of the routing problems fixed.
    There are a few places I’m going to wrap with loom tape and or shrink wrap just to ensure against abrasion. I did reroute the Clearwater dimmer switch and took off these weird helmet lock things that had Ram Mount balls on them to clean up the handlebars. I can use them on another bike. It’s a good idea it’s just too bulky on the R9t.
  17. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    ^ If needed, you can use cable sleeves/organizers to wrap the harness/lines for protection - referring to those sleeves/organizers open along one side that you can put over ie. roll around...
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  18. Baloo

    Baloo Itinerant jackass Supporter

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    I might have a couple of those swimming around in my toolbox. That’s a great idea thank you.
  19. Red Sand

    Red Sand Been here awhile

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    I just returned from my first short ride on the beast - about 180 miles to the North Georgia mountains & back

    Not bad

    Not bad at all

    I think I'll keep this one
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    OierXT Freedom-searcher...

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