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Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By Krakatoa
I am looking for a middle weight sport touring...

I am looking for a middle weight sport touring bike bigger than the F800GT and smaller than the R1200RT. So this bike sounds very interesting. There is also the rumored S1000F, but not sure if that...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 65,948
Posted By Krakatoa
That bike is on the UK website and I hope they...

That bike is on the UK website and I hope they eventually bring it back to the US.

http://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/motorcycles/tiger/2014/tiger-sport
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 86,038
Posted By Krakatoa
I am somewhat happy. I like the ease of riding...

I am somewhat happy. I like the ease of riding it around town. It is sporty, fast, great fuel milage - I average 62 mpg.

The main issue I have with it was the initial marketing. I thought I was...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 208,462
Posted By Krakatoa
It's always great to read posts like this and to...

It's always great to read posts like this and to be able to get the historical perspective.
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 139,728
Posted By Krakatoa
Anyone know if the aluminum side panel is...

Anyone know if the aluminum side panel is removable or is it part of the gas tank?
Just trying to get some possible painting ideas.

...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 139,728
Posted By Krakatoa
I guess I waited long enough. I put a deposit...

I guess I waited long enough. I put a deposit down and was told the current wait is 8 to 9 months. I did not get to ride it, but I did sit on it and start it up. That sold me on it.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 86,038
Posted By Krakatoa
My 2013 F800GT was included in the recall for the...

My 2013 F800GT was included in the recall for the side stand switch.

I got the work done today. No price was listed on my receipt as it was covered under warranty.
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 139,728
Posted By Krakatoa
Here is one I saw at GOAZ in Scottsdale AZ. It...

Here is one I saw at GOAZ in Scottsdale AZ. It is not for sale.

<img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5441/14100539774_383d25304f_o.jpg" width="1024" height="672" >
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 139,728
Posted By Krakatoa
Can anyone who has taken a delivery of a R Nine T...

Can anyone who has taken a delivery of a R Nine T give a quick review?
Is it a ride that gives you pure enjoyment, fun, and adventure or are their any unusual quirks about the bike that you notice?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,542
Posted By Krakatoa
Great to see dirt riding like this!

Great to see dirt riding like this!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 409,068
Posted By Krakatoa
Both bikes look great! 2014 is turning out to...

Both bikes look great!
2014 is turning out to be an awesome year.
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 86,038
Posted By Krakatoa
My 2013 F800GT has 4400 miles and is due for the...

My 2013 F800GT has 4400 miles and is due for the yearly service next month. The engine vibrations have gotten better. I also changed my jacket from a leather one with bulky shoulders that caused...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 86,038
Posted By Krakatoa
For the rear brake there is a click and the brake...

For the rear brake there is a click and the brake light goes on immediately.

For the front brake there is no click and I can gently squeeze the front brake and slow the bike before the brake light...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 593,414
Posted By Krakatoa
No longer have it, but it was a fun bike until...

No longer have it, but it was a fun bike until the pain in my back became too much.

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Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 36,964
Posted By Krakatoa
Sorry about posting incorrect numbers on the 2014...

Sorry about posting incorrect numbers on the 2014 R1200RT.

Yes, the numbers are just place holders and obviously from the K1600 as you pointed out.

I am glad no one tried to sell me swamp land...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 36,964
Posted By Krakatoa
http://www.goaz.com/2014-BMW-R-1200-RT-inventory.h...

http://www.goaz.com/2014-BMW-R-1200-RT-inventory.htm?ID=18548759&Brand=48&Type=1787
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 36,964
Posted By Krakatoa
2014 R1200RT Specs

Searching the web I found these specs between the 2013 and 2014 R1200RT. These seem pretty drastic to me. Anyone have any thoughts on the numbers?

2013 Weight = 514 lbs
2014 Weight = 604 lbs
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,539
Posted By Krakatoa
Honestly the best review I have ever seen.

Honestly the best review I have ever seen.
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Krakatoa
Does anyone know if the feel of the bike via...

Does anyone know if the feel of the bike via normal engine vibrations are different between the 270 and 360 degree crank?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-17-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,908
Posted By Krakatoa
Sorry to hear about his death. RIP.

Sorry to hear about his death. RIP.
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 36,964
Posted By Krakatoa
I like the FJR digital dash better than the RT. ...

I like the FJR digital dash better than the RT.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3724/10859408636_50f66e3bf5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38591732@N04/10859408636/)
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 144,861
Posted By Krakatoa
I bought the F800GT back in February and have...

I bought the F800GT back in February and have 3700 miles on it. I will most likely trade it in for a different bike due to 3 issues noted above: #2, #7 and #9.
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 71,574
Posted By Krakatoa
I like it in blue. Less likely to get a speeding...

I like it in blue. Less likely to get a speeding ticket.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5489/10701665994_1d375e8f4a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38591732@N04/10701665994/)
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 86,038
Posted By Krakatoa
Thanks for the link. I adjusted both the bars and...

Thanks for the link. I adjusted both the bars and controls and it feels much better now.
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 86,038
Posted By Krakatoa
I determined that the numbness in my hands is not...

I determined that the numbness in my hands is not caused by the F800GT. I sat on the bike in my garage for about 10 minutes with my hands on the grips and my hands started feeling numb. This is...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 65,917
Posted By Krakatoa
I enjoyed reading your great Ride Report!!!

I enjoyed reading your great Ride Report!!!
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,874
Posted By Krakatoa
Great ride report and pictures. I enjoyed...

Great ride report and pictures. I enjoyed reading it.
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 86,038
Posted By Krakatoa
There must be something wrong with my bike's...

There must be something wrong with my bike's setup then. My mirrors are somewhat blurry at 50 mph.

I will ask about the vibrations during my 6,000 mile service check.
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 86,038
Posted By Krakatoa
I now have 3000 miles on my 2013 F800GT. ...

I now have 3000 miles on my 2013 F800GT.

Overall, I really like it. It fits my 5'10" body perfectly. I like the low windshield as I get a clear view above it while riding. My chest is protected...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-24-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9,748
Views: 3,059,651
Posted By Krakatoa
BMW F800GT ...

BMW F800GT

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8103/8586029724_f7d9235fb5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38591732@N04/8586029724/)
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 404,149
Posted By Krakatoa
Wow! Great adventure and great writing to let us...

Wow! Great adventure and great writing to let us know how you felt on your amazing trip.

You mentioned being surprised on getting 100k views. I think your ride and writing style made people want...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-22-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By Krakatoa
I am curious if you took any pics of your camping...

I am curious if you took any pics of your camping site.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,191
Posted By Krakatoa
Looking forward to the pics or additional...

Looking forward to the pics or additional explanation as I am not sure how you were able to fix it. I have the same issue. When I put the bike on the center stand and put weight on the back wheel,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By Krakatoa
Yes

Yes, my '12 F650GS pulls to the left. With two hands it is not that noticeable, but with just the throttle hand it is very noticeable. I have to keep a constant forward pressure in order to stay...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,184,083
Posted By Krakatoa
I was saving my first post for my own ride...

I was saving my first post for my own ride report, but yours has been amazing and enjoyable to read. As others have said, you have a great writing style and your adventures on and off the bike are...
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