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Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
I believe you are correct. Lean angle traction...

I believe you are correct. Lean angle traction control (including both throttle and braking) is evolving rapidly. The same is the case with electonically/actuated dynamic suspension control is also...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
5' 9" and 29 inch inseam No passengers...my...

5' 9" and 29 inch inseam

No passengers...my wife gave up riding, evan for a nice dinner, a while ago!!
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
Only had a 60 mile ride yesterday...more later...

Only had a 60 mile ride yesterday...more later today.

The windscreen in the low position put the helmet pretty much in clear air..ie full blast. It is buggy here in Vt in the spring and the upper...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
I picked up my grey RS yesterday. It did not...

I picked up my grey RS yesterday. It did not come with the light strip!! (fwiw this bike has all options but alarm)
Dealer did know why...it was not listed anywhere he could find.
In scanning the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 164,650
Posted By vtbob
True....but not a big factor at legal speeds ...

True....but not a big factor at legal speeds

But get up to 120mph and try turning in a tight sweeper, a 19 or 21 wheel...takes real muscle ...slows your turning down. Bike with these wheels are...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
Nice, you lucky guy Word here in the US is...

Nice, you lucky guy

Word here in the US is May 16th is the day.

Still Waiting!!
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
great overlay.....shows clearly the RS vs R bar...

great overlay.....shows clearly the RS vs R bar position

Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
LostRider Your review on your link is very...

LostRider

Your review on your link is very well done. While I only test rode a R1200R only for a couple of hours....I think your carefull anlysis greatly expands what I found.

ps you pictures...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
[QUOTE My question is, what is...

[QUOTE





My question is, what is so different this time around?

Rick G[/QUOTE]
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
Still waiting for the RS......but my dealer let...

Still waiting for the RS......but my dealer let me take the new R1200R out this morning for our informal/normal Saturday morning group breakfast ride.

It gathered a LOT of interest.

Love the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,278
Posted By vtbob
Well now we clearly have a couple of riders...

Well now we clearly have a couple of riders calling retro scramblers "bland" or atlas the Triumph version.

This just reminds me we ride for fun..what turns us on as individuals. To each, his own...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,278
Posted By vtbob
+1 on that Note that the "retro" RnineT is...

+1 on that

Note that the "retro" RnineT is the 3rd best seller for bmws after the R GS and R RT.
Triumph has long had a successful scrambler (I have one) and now Ducati has added their own.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
confirm same statement here 1st bike mainly...

confirm same statement here 1st bike mainly for floor and demo

ordered bikes to follow???
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
I'll likely buy some "not to expensive" head...

I'll likely buy some "not to expensive" head protectors.

Over the years I've dropped my R bikes almost always in parking lots, foot slipping out on sand, a bit too much front brake in slow speed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-24-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,413
Posted By vtbob
You need to get a professional to interpret this...

You need to get a professional to interpret this report.

Some knowledgable person need to evaluate the levels measured

Most of us are amateurs, so it is easy to jump to extreme conclusions.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
Seems the WC r1200 get 50 mpg +\- A bit better...

Seems the WC r1200 get 50 mpg +\- A bit better than the old air oil cooled engine

200 mile between fills

How you twist you wrist makes a big difference
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
I'm going for the RS. I like the fairing but...

I'm going for the RS. I like the fairing but will likely put risers or the. R bar on it. Waiting!
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
Yes just looked thru a bunch of RS pictures on...

Yes just looked thru a bunch of RS pictures on the web and it looks like the stock right bag mounts just above the muffle so it looks like it is a full sized bag
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
Yep the new R1200R/RS is a "smaller" bike than...

Yep the new R1200R/RS is a "smaller" bike than the current generation of R1200GS/RT. That is exactly what I like...just a bit over 500lbs.

The ERGOs for an R are a bit more "rennsport" i.e....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,413
Posted By vtbob
+1 on getting formal testing done

+1 on getting formal testing done
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,413
Posted By vtbob
If it is the head gasket, coolent might be...

If it is the head gasket, coolent might be leaking into the combustion chamber and being past out the exhaust, i.e. the gradual loss of coolant. Conversely the exhaust gases might be getting into...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-04-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,413
Posted By vtbob
First I really do not know what is going on. So...

First I really do not know what is going on. So FWIW...

Was the thermostat ever replaced? That sticking would cause anti freeze to "boil" and overflow. It would also cause the over temp...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By vtbob
I don't this 36000 miles is a problem. I have...

I don't this 36000 miles is a problem. I have 47000+ on my 2010 F650GS.
It has never failed me.

You check all the normal stuff..are the wheels round etc

The one flaw with that generation of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By vtbob
Your bike as it is will make it to Alaska and...

Your bike as it is will make it to Alaska and Purdue bay, or most anywhere else in the US and Canada just fine with NO mods...Just a bit of rider skill and taking your time.

Are you more interest...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By vtbob
+1 KLR is far better on dirt and off...

+1

KLR is far better on dirt and off road....and still can take you cross country(if you body can stand riding it that far) but that is Connie territory.

if you are really serious about off...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By vtbob
Great looking bike! Have fun!

Great looking bike!

Have fun!
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By vtbob
The 21 inch front tire...is NOT a road tire size...

The 21 inch front tire...is NOT a road tire size so you are pretty limited.
My guess the Tourance Next is as close as you can get
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By vtbob
It really depends on where and how you want to...

It really depends on where and how you want to ride.

I had a KLR for several years. It a FAR better true off road bike than any BMW.
But as you well know not so great to do 3 or 400 mile days on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By vtbob
There was a big discussion about this, the...

There was a big discussion about this, the allegation that a lower F650GS had less cornering clearance that the std F650GS in another blog.

It turns out that is NOT true because both lowered and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 468,593
Posted By vtbob
These bike mods are meant to give them a retro...

These bike mods are meant to give them a retro look of 70s BMW tourers.
The large over sized tank was an option back in the day, note also the period bags and the period seat is most notable on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By vtbob
You concern about cruising all day at 75 or 85 or...

You concern about cruising all day at 75 or 85 or 90 is nothing to worry about.

It is a 70hp bike, which is only "small" by today's 130 or160hp distorted standards. It has more pound per hp than...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By vtbob
I would not worry about the low suspension...

I would not worry about the low suspension blowing out. This is the first I have heard of it happening at all. I have 47000 miles on my F650GS lowered and it has seen thousands of miles of dirt...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,788
Posted By vtbob
If you look back in time (i.e. are old) The whole...

If you look back in time (i.e. are old) The whole Adventure touring hype is largely marketing..very successful marketing. It goes back to the BMW R80ST then the first GS shortly after that..

Some...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 253,241
Posted By vtbob
WoW.... REALLY NICE!

WoW....

REALLY NICE!
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,207
Posted By vtbob
I strongly recommend you use the light oil Ricor...

I strongly recommend you use the light oil Ricor recommends. The whole point of putting more sophisticated shock valving is to increase compliance...increasing the oil viscosity will diminish that....
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
I don't think there is much new model risk to...

I don't think there is much new model risk to worry about. The engine and rear drive is two years old now with lots of WC GS and RT sold. The front suspension is a derivation go the S1000R ( could...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-10-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22,974
Views: 7,019,737
Posted By vtbob
+1 on watching out for the wet pavement. I...

+1 on watching out for the wet pavement.

I would not recommend Heidenau unless Long milage is the most important criteria. The rubber is HARD...slipery..

Milage is great...over 10,000 miles on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 468,593
Posted By vtbob
[QUOTE=ARiderX;26313743]Great review, cug. Thanks...

[QUOTE=ARiderX;26313743]Great review, cug. Thanks for taking time out to do the write up.



When bringing up that subject in the other topic (new R and RS bikes are discussed there), I was told...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,874
Posted By vtbob
Which Hagon shock is on your bike. I went to...

Which Hagon shock is on your bike. I went to the web site and did not find it.

+1 on the intimidators....I put those in my Triumph last winter with stock springs but about a .5 inch more preload...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 134,823
Posted By vtbob
Yes it did have a low seat. It also was in a...

Yes it did have a low seat. It also was in a front wheel stand that raised the front a bit. Evan standing flat foot with my short 28" in seam I was off the seat so I know that I could flat foot the...
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