Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
New Wheels, Hayabusa, FL Hwy Patr, Good Luck
Went down to BMW Daytona to have new wheels put on the GT. I always liked the 'black' wheels on the KR and wondered about putting the gray/graphite wheels. Well, Miles Miller, of Site Historian fame suggested, dont get the wimpy 'R' black wheels, why not the larger rear wheel along with the spider web wheels on the S? Hmmmm. Can it really be done Miles? Well, he was indeed correct. Attached are some pix. I really think they look good and give the GT a kind of 'bad boy' look.
On my way down to Daytona, on the superslab, well, a Hayabusa wanted to 'play'. Had the GT up to, well, let's say, very fast. Hayabusa of course could probably blow me away, but we had fun. He pulled off at one of the exits and I slowly dropped down to 'legal' or close, and was boxed in by 3 cars all traveling at the same speed in all 3 lanes. GMAFB! So, patiently await someone to 'give' and lo and behold, a big speed trap run by the FHP, with LASER or whatnot . . . V1 didn't even sputter. Thank goodness for the three lane hogs or I could have been typing this from who knows where.
With regards to V7.0 on the engine upgrade. Had it done, 20 minutes is all it took, and while I had no problems prior to, I find it hard to believe how smooth it is. One of our prominent brethren suggested is more like spooling up an electric motor! Wow.
And of course we all know, "loud pipes save lives", couldn't resist the Remus stainless muffler. Dealer said they weighed the orig and the Remus and we shed 12 lbs. Not bad! And without the baffle it does sound sweet . . . not raucaus and at cruise speed, not much difference.
Dark gray may not be for everyone, but I love it.
PS: I thought I was getting Metzeler M3's, apparently they put on the Z6's???
Jacksonville, FL, USA