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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 2008, 8:19 pm Thread Starter
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Cool Air Box and Pannier

i have an 07 Gt. after about 10,000 miles i started getting the airbags stumble/rev thing. sooo got a new airbox installed today - WOW! what a difference! no stumble in traffic, smooooth throughout the powerband, and no bucking-- wish i had done this 7,000 miles ago.
Also the left pannier was loose - so ordered a new set of "spacers" and amazingly - fixed it in 3 mins - just like that.
So 12,245 miles in 14 months -- absolutely a tremendous bike - seating great- with stock seat- i ride 700 miles a day no problem. it carries all the gear i need for indefinite forays into North America. HAndles like a dream- i am no daredevil , but it handles with enough verve and yet is almost reserved at the same time in the twisties. Power- i have a Remus graphite can for sound and power??? - it do sound righteous- and this machine do fly .....
great gas mileage- reliable----- uber bike--and then some.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 2008, 8:51 pm
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Right on and Rock on! This bike is addictive.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 2008, 6:25 pm
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I gotta ride a 2008 GT. My December 2006 build '07 GT has the original airbox and software. Yes, its a little "twitchy" at low RPMs but I figure that it is just part and parcel to having a 150hp machine with RIGHT-NOW power with a twist of the throttle. I have adjusted to throttle control making smaller inputs at lower speeds. I have no high-idle issues whatsoever.

My dealer here in Denver is having a demo-ride day in association with BMW Motorrad. Think I'll go and ride their GT with the latest airbox/software and see if it is different...

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 2008, 8:31 pm
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Incidentally, where do you find the production date on these bikes? Mines an 07 also but no idea of the "born on" date.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 2008, 9:18 pm
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Here is a VIN decoder that should give you the production date.

http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 2008, 10:08 pm
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Thanks. I'm a March 2007
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