Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand
Welcome back! You will love the RS, even more with Ohlins - I made the change recently, and wished I'd done it years ago. For slow speed stability, trail the rear brake, not enough to smoke it up, just apply some gentle pressure while applying some throttle, and if necessary, slip the clutch A LITTLE. It helps to keep everything tight, especially those U turns on narrow roads and driveways....And remember, chin up and look where you want to go....A mate hit a car recently - He said he knew not to look at the front of it, cos that is where he would impact, so he looked at the driver's door! Result, one totaled brand new Honda predator >1000km, and banned from riding ever again - by his wife. Personally I'd have to weigh up all the options though....
2002 K1200RS Ride #18. Owned from new. Pacific Blue of course. Suspended on Ohlins. 120,000+km
1951 AJS 500 single - my Dads
1916 Triumph Type H, Western front, France WW1 - my Grandads
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