Hey everybody, I'm new here and I just bought my first K bike last weekend. Actually I guess I should say noob x3. This is also my first bimmer bike.
Yes, I'm happy. I've been looking at the RS's for about five years now and I'm glad to finally park one in the garage. I'm still getting used to it as it is definitely a different beast than the Japanese bikes I'm used to. It is an 04 with 23,000 on the clock. Has a few GT additions, windscreen, eyebrows and hard bags. It has fairing mounted mirrors and overall a pretty nice bike. She was a little dirty when I got her, but I stripped her down and gave her a very thorough cleaning. Now she's clean and pretty.
I will now make my attempt to load some pics.
Ok, I'm going to have to read up on how to upload pics.
I do have one concern that I discovered in this last week. If the bike sits for more than 5~6 hours, when I start it I get a considerable amount of smoke. While I had all of the skin off cleaning, I was paying attention to everything. I see that the engine lays flat. I can't think that I should be getting that much oil into the combustion chamber, but is this normal? I bought the bike from a local dealership as a consignment. It did not do it when it was started at the dealership. After the initial 15~20 seconds of smoke, it clears up and I see nothing. The bike runs strong so it seems strange that rings could be that bad. Any thoughts?
Anyway, I will resolve this issue and I'm sure I will put many more miles on the clock.