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Old 04-06-2013, 07:09 AM   #20
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Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Oddometer: 973
I've logged probably 70,000-80,000 airhead miles. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one that continues to learn the art of shifting these things. I know about the pre-loading, shifting higher in the rev range, etc. Another thing I have found is that they are better once up to temp. I find that somedays they are butter smooth, but most days they require the right finesse and technique.

When riding a motorcycle you can use the muscles in your back, throttle hand, clutch hand, etc. But on an airhead my left foot gets the most work from the careful shifting

1992 BMW R100GS
2005 BMW R1200GS
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