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Just to know and to share our experiences, what about your settings/preferences with K1200GT

sure your weight
Your ESA settings preload/dumping
Your feet position
handlebar position
Seat position
Windshield type and position
Tyres pressure

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My weight 225, I have only 2000 km in my bike and I'm playing with ESA Normal/only driver and Normal/driver+bags, handlebar in hight position, seat too, Aeroflow windshield + Aeroguard (just love them) 1" from bottom for sport riding and 2" from bottom for relax riding, tyres 42 38
 

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Just to know and to share our experiences, what about your settings/preferences with K1200GT

sure your weight
Your ESA settings preload/dumping
Your feet position
handlebar position
Seat position
Windshield type and position
Tyres pressure

etc ...

My weight 225, I have only 2000 km in my bike and I'm playing with ESA Normal/only driver and Normal/driver+bags, handlebar in hight position, seat too, Aeroflow windshield + Aeroguard (just love them) 1" from bottom for sport riding and 2" from bottom for relax riding, tyres 42 38
Max, you should try eating less food coloring, especially red and green and try and stay away from high sugar drinks too. This should help.
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Too much Information, ha.

I'm 180 but close to 200 with gear/boots, wife, well estimate 135 with gear. I run 1 helmet with luggage /normal, if twisties go to sport. If real twisties, chuck topbox, 2 helmets with sport.

Alone, 1 helmet/normal till pushing twisties then sport.

PR2s 40 front 42 rear. Stock windshield 40% up for pushing, 90% up for cruising.

Handlebars full up.
 

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Max, you should try eating less food coloring, especially red and green and try and stay away from high sugar drinks too. This should help.
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Andrew
Nice answer :clap: :clap:

but don't worry I'm italian so I'm able to eat good things and in right way, the weight question is only to understand better ESA settings
 

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6'5" 230 lbs.

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Your ESA settings preload/dumping
One Helmet Normal for cruising, or one helmet + luggage if crrrying luggage. One helmet, sport, for twisties, with no luggage.

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Your feet position
Arch for cruising, balls of my feet for strafing.

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handlebar position
All the way down.

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Seat position
All the way up.

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Windshield type and position
About half way up unless windy, then all the way down.

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Tyres pressure
PR2, 38/43
 

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I used to weigh 100 pounds.

Ballooned up to 220 pounds due to a thyroid condition - and I'm only 3 feet tall. :rolleyes:

Same settings as Max. Same farkles, just don't have the hideous Aeroguards bolted on.

Coincidence? :confused:

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200 # sure your weight
1 up w/bags/ normal Your ESA settings preload/dumping
stock Your feet position
high handlebar position
high Seat position
stock/low Windshield type and position
38 44 Tyres pressure
6 ft. height (decreasing :( )
61 yrs age (decreasing :D )
RoadSmarts tyres - 1kmi love 'em
Techspec tank pads
 

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200 # weight (short & round)
1 up / normal ESA settings preload/dumping
ball of foot feet position
one up from lowest handlebar position
lowest Standard Seat position
stock/low Windshield type and position
40 42 Tires pressure
5 ft - 7 in. height (decreasing :( )
age cronologically 65, mentally 18 on the ducati or FZ1,
40+ on the BMW

Just got a Sargent low seat, a whole 36 miles on it, jury is out, but a plus vote from SO
 

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240# sure your weight
switch between Normal/Sport, 1up+bags Your ESA settings preload/dumping
stock Your feet position
lowest handlebar position
alternate between high and low, standard seat (Corbin on order) Seat position
stock "tall", full down to moderately raised Windshield type and position
39F 43R Tyres pressure
6'2" height
42 yrs age
original (4000mi) tyres
+1 on Techspec Gripster tank/side pads
 

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Nice answer :clap: :clap:

but don't worry I'm italian so I'm able to eat good things and in right way, the weight question is only to understand better ESA settings
Sorry Max, I couldnt resist.

I wasnt having a crack at your weight though mate as I am 240. All those questions just sounded a bit hyperactive when I read them.

Its a holiday here today to remember our fallen soldiers from all conflicts but particularly Gallipolli so as I open my first beer, Salut`e :rotf:
 

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BMW K1200GT (Late 2007, newer seat type), Blue Metallic, with all of the available BMW options, including TPM, ASC, Xenon, ESA, etc.

Personal:
* Weight: 205 pounds = 93 kg = 14 1/2 stone
* Height: 5 ft 10 in = 178 cm
* Age:
* Always ride one up. Pillion retired after children came along.

Accessories:
* Windscreen: BMW high windscreen.
* 49 Liter top case - Always attached for daily commute. Holds 17 inch Brenthaven backpack. I love to ride with cases off, but it is rare.
* Side cases normally off unless I am on a trip or have extra stuff to bring to/from work.
* Techspec Gripster tank pads (not yet installed)

Motorcycle Settings:
* ESA Damping: Varies. Usually Normal for daily commute. I will switch to Comfort or Sport as desired. That's the beauty of ESA.
* ESA Preload: Daily commute with 49L topcase only: 1 up (topcase nearly empty) or 1 up with bags (top case with backpack and other supplies). When I add the side cases: 1 up with bags.
* Handlebars: Highest position (as set by dealer), but I really want to try a lower position - just haven't taken the time to set it.
* Seat: High seat in lower setting. (Same as low seat in high setting, right?)
* Windscreen Position: Mostly down, but varies, based on body cooling needs.
* Tire Pressure: 38 psi front. 44 psi rear - refill as soon as one of them touches 34 or 40 on TPM.
* Tires: Original Bridgestone (020 ?) 6,000 miles = 9650 km (still good, at least 1,000 miles to go)
* Feet position: Varies. Mostly balls or arches on pegs.

ATGATT:
* Boots: Oxtar Explorer
* Pants: Olympia AirGlide 2 over ordinary denim jeans
* Jacket: BMW Venting Machine (Spring/Summer/Fall), and two cheap, crummy leather jackets from SWMBO, who shops based on looks alone.
* Helmet: Shoei X-Eleven
* Gloves: Too many to list. I usually have one mesh pair and one insulated pair with me.
* Vest: Jogalite Motorcycle reflector vest. Always on. Looks dorky, but gets noticed by other drivers.

Other:
* Software 10.0 (Installed in February 2008 - helped throttle control a lot)
* Airbox: Old. New airbox to be installed on 29 April 2008
* High idle: Rare, but it happens, even after software upgrade.
* BBS: Not so rare. PITA, especially at low speeds.
* Broken brake pad indicator wire: Yes. To be fixed on 29 April 2008
 

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Changing handlebars

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* Handlebars: Highest position (as set by dealer), but I really want to try a lower position - just haven't taken the time to set it.
It'll take you less than 5 minutes to adjust, it's just loosening two bolts and the right driver is under the seat... try it! (don't forget to tighten the bolts again after :teeth)
 

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Weight - 220#
ESA settings preload/damping - 1+luggage, Depends Normal - Comfort, now then Sport
Feet position - Perfect, I wish the rear brake lever was adjustable.
Handlebar position - Heli Bars only one position.
Seat position - Lower, soon to be Kontour
Windshield type and position - Cee Bailies +2 no wings, all positions why pick one?
Tyres pressure - Stock on 020's
 
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