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Old 01-17-2003, 04:06 PM   #51
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Default And WHY get this over an ST1300?

The ST1300 weighs effectively the same (20 lbs more but with a couple gallons more gas) comes with most of the same goodies (including available ABS), has a silky-smooth engine, and otherwise seems identical for a good $3.5k-4k cheaper?

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Old 01-17-2003, 04:41 PM   #52
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I wouldn't be too quick to claim authorship of that 0-130 bit when it seems there are all kinds of familiar landmarks to confirm the jurisdiction you did it in.



Though a more deserving indictment would be against BMW for having instruments that defy symmetry in the sweeps of their dials. It looks like different parts bins were raided to have a speedo with a sweep from 9 o'clock to 6 beside a tach with a sweep from 5 to 1 or so.
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Old 01-17-2003, 04:45 PM   #53
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Default Re: Nope.

Interesting.... My 1100GS gearbox is a clunker in all respects except going into first gear. Snicks in so quietly you have to go by the nuetral light to make sure you've gone into gear.
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Old 01-17-2003, 04:52 PM   #54
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Default XX is a great deal

Cough up 150 bucks for Honda grip heaters, another 150 for a scottoiler, 500 for aftermarket sidecases, and another $100 for an aftermarket screen if you want. So for $900 extra clams you have a comfy bike that outhandles and outaccerlerates a K12. I'm sure you can find a good way to spend the remaining $6 grand.



Honda's now working on the next generation BBird. Rumor has it coming with at least a 1200cc motor, ABS and hard luggage.

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Old 01-17-2003, 04:59 PM   #55
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Default Re: How do you like the video clips?

Cool. Brought memories of that poor brit who crashed his Blade in a minor fender bender. But the cops grabbed the camera taped to his tank and found video of him doing 160mph plus. I think he ended up in jail.
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Old 01-17-2003, 05:59 PM   #56
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Default Video clips, the secretary and the Highwayman.

Hey I love em dude, its just one of the things that sets you guys apart. I had one going at the office, had to step out of my cube, I came back to see our new office assistant/secretary with my phones on. First thing she says do you have bike? Next thing she asks is "Do you have a Harley?" Geez the Highwayman always gets the girl.
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Old 01-17-2003, 06:05 PM   #57
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Default Re: BMW K1200GT Reader Feedback

I don't know about the R not vibrating at all. My friends R1100RT vibrates much more than my Ducati even after he adjusted the valves and sinced the throttle bodies.



It's still a great bike to ride.
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Old 01-17-2003, 06:13 PM   #58
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I just said I slaved over hot grips for them. If that is enough to put me on the bike and in the video, then I guess O.J. is guilty of murder.
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Old 01-17-2003, 06:14 PM   #59
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Default I see you tested those brakes

Seems like in Quick Ride you stopped pretty quick at those lights with the white vans.
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Old 01-17-2003, 06:59 PM   #60
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Default Re: I see you tested those brakes

The rider in the video, later told "me" that stopping at red lights, when there is 5,000LB cross traffic, is always a good idea.
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