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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 2010, 10:46 pm Thread Starter
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First timer with BMW. Picked up Saturday. I can't believe its in my garage.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 2010, 11:00 pm
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Hey Congrats!!!! That is a fun little bike to ride!!! Enjoy and welcome to the wonderful world of smooth engineering!!!!

2010 K1300GT My beloved ROCKET!!
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Sweet looking ride.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 2010, 12:43 pm
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Nice, excellent color. They were all out of them when my money was burning a hole in my pocket, so I ended up with my second choice...light silver/grey metallic. Have Fun!

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Congrats, great looking ride

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2010, 6:58 am
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And I even like the COLOR!! Fast at any speed!! Yur gonna Luv it -Dr Ron :0)

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2010, 9:56 am
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great bike -- congrats!!!! you need a radar detector.... ASAP!!!
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2010, 5:31 pm Thread Starter
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great bike -- congrats!!!! you need a radar detector.... ASAP!!!
Actually, I am a bit worried that I might get busted with a ticket (or worse) because this bike craves (begs) (wants) (desires) (demands)(lusts)(whines)[can you name more?] to go just a bit(lot) faster than everyone else. A bit scary, but exciting.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2010, 7:45 pm
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Welcome to BMW riding and to these forums.
Since you are new to the K12/300 and BMW in general I will mention a few basics that may take time to adjust to.
1) cornering; when you dive into a corner on a traditional bike the forks compress and shorten the wheel base. The K 12/300 does not, so you may not turn in as soon as you expect. This is only evident with spirited riding, but something be aware of. Ultimately you will find this chassis more stable than telescoping fork designs.
2) traction control; if you ride mildly all the time it is a really nice addition, if it ever scares you by chopping the throttle when you really needed acceleration you will have to decide it if is a help or hindrance. I cannot ride with it (I ride totally insane I guess). I have friends that "owe my life to traction control" in slick, rainy conditions.
3) trust the bike, when you are in over your head just do what you need to do. The bike has more potential than most riders can imagine. Son said "I knew I had crashed, then I was riding away" after coming into a corner way too fast.
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