Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Oakland , CA, USA
6.0 software and MRA windscreen updates
Asked dealer last week if my '05 qualified for the ABS line alert issue I read about in a letter from BMW. He said it didn't but I should bring it in for the new software upgrade (which I was going to ask him about, but didn't even have to). So I had it done, and except for the fact that it won't take a charge from the charger anymore, and there's that burble on decel, both discussed already on this forum, it made a significant difference. Bike seems happier, easier to shift with way less clutch, smoother winding out lower gears, and peppier than before - or maybe I'm just riding it a lot harder. With full Remus ti system and evoluzione race air filters I've gotten used to the amazing power this thing has, but now it's scary all over again. Crank it wide open in any gear 1-4 and it's a religious experience. Also switched from MRA touring windshield (worse than stock for me at 5'10 1/2 - more wind noise and blast on neck) to MRA race shield - quieter, less turbulence, noticeably calmer back there. A bit like the old days hiding behind the big fat Luftmeister on my 100/7 as long as I take it easy on the throttle. Race screen doesn't look quite as pretty as the touring screen IMHO, but the big grin on my face is what matters.