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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2005, 2:45 pm Thread Starter
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I just got home from picking up my new RS. After a solid week off rain in the Northeast I got a perfect day. I have learned 1) that a K bike is way heavier than a Victor and that 2) a K bike is WAY faster than a Victor. There was a fair amount of traffic, but once I hit a clear stretch I gave the wrist a little twist. Looking down, I expected to see 80 or 85, but saw 120. How do you guys still have drivers' licenses??? I'll be looking for newbie tips but I just had to tell somebody what an amazing bike it is. Regards, Bill

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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2005, 3:17 pm
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post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2005, 3:49 pm
 
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Looking down, I expected to see 80 or 85, but saw 120. How do you guys still have drivers' licenses??? I'll be looking for newbie tips but I just had to tell somebody what an amazing bike it is. Regards, Bill
That's what the cruise control is for ;-))
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post #4 of 43 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2005, 4:22 pm
 
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I bought a Capris Blue 2003 K1200RS a little more than 6 weeks ago. The bike gets better the longer I own it. I have never owned a bike that made me want to ride more than this one. I wanted a bike that would slow me down. I had no concept of how easy it would be to cover distance at such high speeds.

I love powering out of corners. The combination of comfort, stability, and smooth power is intoxicating. Then again, I love rolling on the power on the straight stretches, too.

These bikes are awesome!

And to think it was the cruise control that was the deciding factor in my buying decision.
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post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2005, 4:53 pm
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true dat!

i love my kgt too.............only one piece of advice. center of gravity is high as is weight. careful under 15 mph. that thing will drop like a bad habit. also, put the sidestand down when passenger mounts. sooner or later passenger will take a wide tack when mounting and you will be on your side on the road. trust me.........been there done that.
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You mean you did not keep it under 4000 RPM for the first 600 miles? Naughty!

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post #7 of 43 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2005, 4:56 pm
 
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Sounds like the first bike on the board

Bill,
You may have grabbed the honors of the first new bike on this board. I may be wrong but it does look like your timing earned you that one.
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post #8 of 43 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2005, 5:10 pm
 
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Congratulations!! Here are the 1st two newbie tips

1) Buy a radar detector very soon

2) When on the side stand LEAVE YOUR BIKE IN GEAR

Good luck and welcome!
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post #9 of 43 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2005, 6:00 pm
 
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Yeah, what Jack69boots said in #2, only thing I'd add is roll bike forward then lean on sidestand - pinned twice and I'm not a wrestler
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post #10 of 43 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2005, 7:50 pm
 
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I just got home from picking up my new RS. After a solid week off rain in the Northeast I got a perfect day. I have learned 1) that a K bike is way heavier than a Victor and that 2) a K bike is WAY faster than a Victor. There was a fair amount of traffic, but once I hit a clear stretch I gave the wrist a little twist. Looking down, I expected to see 80 or 85, but saw 120. How do you guys still have drivers' licenses??? I'll be looking for newbie tips but I just had to tell somebody what an amazing bike it is. Regards, Bill
Be careful, be very careful. That speed can be deceptive, especially in the corners.
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