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Old 10-06-2012, 08:58 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by DaveBall View Post
Headtube, As this is your first Airhead, what other bikes have you ridden?
Been riding motos for years now. Owned a few Nippon bikes in the 70's and 80's. More recently I have restored/rebuilt and ridden a 72 Triumph Bonnie and a BSA Royal Star. The BSA I continue to enjoy. Always wanted the Beemer RS model so I decided to grab it when it came my way.

Riding British bikes have made me quite familiar to vibration. But this a is a different kettle of fish. My foray into BMW territory is new for sure, but the principles are the same, right? I'm not used to feeling the right to left tidal wave motion of two opposing pistons fighting against each other. That's how it feels. Very pronounced at idle to about 4000, then everything smooths out nicely all the way to 7000.

BTW... I though two hydraulic discs up front would be far better than my 1970 dual leading shoe drum brake. Not by much. What's with that? Time for a bleed.

Thanks for the tips guys. I'll try to hook up with some other airheads
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