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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2006, 5:33 pm Thread Starter
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Got me one

I know there are a lot of "me too's" but me too!

I demo'ed the bike on Wednesday, 12/13/06. I was truly astonished by how the bike works. It only had 30 miles on the clock so I didn't get anywhere near wringing it's neck but the bike up to 6,000rpm haul's a**. Tried to upset the bike every which way on a few high speed sweeper's and couldn't. Chop the throttle half way through, drop a gear and nail the throttle, brake, change line, whatever, it just goes where it's supposed to with great comfort and great ergo's. The Duolever front end is awesome. I get feed back and feel from it. Don't know what all the Moto mags are complaining about. ESA, ABS, unreal. Wind protection is quite good and at 6'2" I experienced no real push a 80+mph and very little wind noise. I wear a X-11 that kinda loud, but not with this bike.

So, I picked it up yesterday,12/14/06, ESA, ABS, headed grips, computer, bags, the usual that most of you have. It's got 55 miles on it now and it's raining here today so I'll wait to put some more on it, but it's the best rush I've had in a long time. I just don't have enough superlatives for the bike.

I've read many of the threads here and elsewhere, and still think this bike is the best street bike out there. Yeah, all makes and models have "issues" but I think this bike is worth the risk of a tranny problem, brake deal, or some of the other things mentioned.

It's really,no I mean really fun to ride.

John
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2006, 6:43 pm
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Man, you think 6000 rpm is fun?

8000-11000 goes beyond fun and is downright scary the first (hundred) times you wind it out.

Make sure your a** is in your seat and your hand is over the clutch cause redline's coming up fast.
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Man, you think 6000 rpm is fun?

8000-11000 goes beyond fun and is downright scary the first (hundred) times you wind it out.

Make sure your a** is in your seat and your hand is over the clutch cause redline's coming up fast.
JCW, I hear you man.....6k got Mr. Spincter excited, 11k is gotta be a whole lot of fun.

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2006, 11:15 pm
 
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Congrats on the new ride!!!

I was able to get mine out of the garage for a quick 20 mile ride yesterday and I'm hoping for a real ride on Sunday. I'll pass on the advice I received from my local BMW tech (and K1200R owner) - "Don't baby it!"
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Congrats on the new ride!!!

I was able to get mine out of the garage for a quick 20 mile ride yesterday and I'm hoping for a real ride on Sunday. I'll pass on the advice I received from my local BMW tech (and K1200R owner) - "Don't baby it!"
kevinC,
Thank you. I'm very excited about this bike.

Rain didn't show yesterday and I put about 100miles on the bike.

My BMW guy here told me the same thing. The only caveat I got was "don't bang it off the rev limiter all the time". So, I'm not.

John
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You talk about me too! My "07" will be here DEC 24th, so I cant have it until Jan15th when the dealer reopens after Christmas! Thats what I get for wanting the Traction control! Congrats!! and enjoy!!
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You talk about me too! My "07" will be here DEC 24th, so I cant have it until Jan15th when the dealer reopens after Christmas! Thats what I get for wanting the Traction control! Congrats!! and enjoy!!
Bummer, that's gutta hurt. But, you'll be all smiles after 1/15/07

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mac...., just wondering why you did not wait for a 2007?
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 2006, 6:15 pm
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Congrats ..... great bike ..... you will love it. I have an 06 ..... no problems.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 2006, 8:52 pm Thread Starter
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mac...., just wondering why you did not wait for a 2007?
Got a good price on the '06 and was told not much difference between '06 and '07. I was told that traction control had been delayed for the '07 model but now I wonder. It would be nice to have the new gen brakes too, sooooooooooo........I dunno, maybe I threw up my dress on this one......but I don't think I will end up too unhappy.

This is a little off topic , but I guess if I started the thread, is it really a hi-jack?!? Does anyone have any information on wheather or not putting a slip-on's will void your warranty esp. with reference to valves.

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