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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by sleepyOwl, Nov 5, 2013.
Then why did you sell?
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Haven't sold it yet. It's going in on trade for the new g310. Reasons? Geez, it's just SUCH a beast of a bike. I'm learning to challenge my mental perceptions regarding western culture's need for big CC's. I've been enjoying my singles so much and quite honesty (not that I haven't been prior), the only way to really experience the girth of the R is to take it to the track. Currently, that's just not my thing. The simpler side of me is just looking to downgrade that swell of physiological rush that occurs when you open the throttle. It's quite an experience!
It's a really beautiful machine that hold in very high regards. Relatively practical, very-very fast, comfortable, the engine is like a samurai sword, and oh yeah...cruise control.
Again, I'm going to really miss it much like I miss my f800 even though the big GS is my favorite bike of all time. Ahhh... lamenting memories.
Get an XR...more comfortable, goes equally as hard and handles better.....
Handles better? How?
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The wider bars give great leverage. On my personal test track, the XR was much more flickable than my R, went as hard and the gearbox/QS worked better.
Banggood. Lovin it
If you can deal with the vibration! Buddy fell in love with one at Hermys at a great price but had to quit the test ride after 10 minutes because of the vibration. I believe there will be in S1000R in my garage this spring.
I thought they fixed that
With this damn cold weather, I am missing
my two wheeled therapy. So is it more fun to go slow on a fast bike or fast on a slow bike? Hmmmmm????
Yeah, this seems to be an issue with the early bikes and that prior to breakin. My NineT has more vibration than my ‘16 XR. Mind you, it had some vibration out of the box but I had them install the service bulletin fix before I took delivery and installed some bar end weights as that was something inexpensive to do.
After the first couple thousand miles, I forgot that it was supposed to vibrate as there is nothing besides normal engine vibes to speak of.
Several months and several thousand miles later...it’s hard to say. They both have their own “fun” factors but it’s certainly psychological positioning and terrain availability. I live in Florida where open roads are hard to come by and stealthy radars hide in the shadows. Theoretically, I only consistently got 3% of the “fun” out of the R. Comparatively, I miss the specialness of the R when that 3% is available to be had. It all depends on how you judge the values.
Continuing on with the social experiment, I’m still collecting the data but am having more and more considerations that, for the most part, these little performance singles are an incredible value. For that 97% of seat time, they do the job very well.
Having that said, a good friend and wise man once told me I was a cheap date; easy to please. Keep that in mind as I offer you my experiences!
Im going to ask this question here as well as in mapping and navigation. I recently purchased a 2017 R1200GSA-TB. I got the free NAV 6. I also have a 2016 S1000R. I am wondering if I purchase the BMW Advance Cradle with the 4 buttons on the left will I be able to access the same diagnostic info such as Engine Temp etc as I do on the GS. This mount has both a power supply plug AND data plug. I have searched the net far and wide as well as spoke to a dealer and cant get a good answer.
BMW NAV MOUNT PART NUMBER 77528544464 $189. Advance Cradle
This mount with the four buttons on the left has two plugs. One is power the other is data. I found two you tube videos. One where a guy showed mounting it on a RR. The other on a RS. There are two plugs on the upper left side panel. one for power one for data. The one with the RR only showed the connections. The one with the RS showed the same two connections ( in different locations) but he powered it up and it did have the trip computer screen, but he did not go any farther to show if engine temp etc was displayed.
Again, I want to use my NAV VI on the my S1000R with the hopes of getting the same diagnostic info as I get on the GS. I believe the 4 buttons on the left of the above cradle perform the same functions as the wonderwheel on the GS.
Yup! Deal negotiated- Down payment made! Let the fun begin!!!!
Wear pants that have extra room in the crotch.
Both my S1000s
Where ya at Pookie !
What, room for another man's hand?
Nice bikes though, I'll be test riding one soon.
Guys, I'm about to buy an S1000R and plan to upgrade the turn signals to the OEM Euro LEDs or Weisser-style LED inserts. My local indep. shop just told me these LEDs can be a real headache with these bikes. Do you guys know about this or if there are any workarounds or easy fixes?
I installed the BMW LED turn signals on my 2017 and they are plug and play, no check control messages or faults.