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Old 03-02-2014, 05:31 PM   #2221
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Maybe you commented on this earlier, but has that windscreen attachment thingy improved wind protection enough for you?
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:55 PM   #2222
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Has anybody tried one of these? It looks cool in the one tiny photo.

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Old 03-02-2014, 06:48 PM   #2223
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I also have a new Russell on my 2014 GSA.. Simply the best.

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Old 03-02-2014, 07:13 PM   #2224
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Did my first 200+ mile ride today to finish the break-in. Hit most of the standard GA mountain twisties and the bike performed flawlessly. My one disappointment is the seat but I kind of expected that. Guess a new seat may be in order. While many praise the Russel, I'm a fan of Sargent seats and hope they make one for this bike soon. Hint hint nudge nudge!
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:29 PM   #2225
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Maybe you commented on this earlier, but has that windscreen attachment thingy improved wind protection enough for you?
I added the MRA-Xcreen clamp on version that was suggested by an inmate. It has helped, not a great deal, but it has helped with some of the wind buffeting. The plastic BMW headlight protector on or off makes no real difference. May see what comes down the pike later in terms of other windscreen options. I seem to be one of the few, if not the only one on here that has wind buffeting issues. My dealer suggested a therapist... She sure is a fun bike though
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:32 PM   #2226
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Did my first 200+ mile ride today to finish the break-in. Hit most of the standard GA mountain twisties and the bike performed flawlessly.
Twisties are better than...
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:43 PM   #2227
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The rear mud flap. Spend much time on rough Jeep trails and it will want off the bike. So I let it have its way.
What would cause it to "want off"? I have been doing a lot of riding in the desert and have encountered some rocks, saw your post and would like to know more, ie the cause or causes of it wanting to go AWOL...
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:00 PM   #2228
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This is good info. Thanks. Do you have a photo you could post?
Once I get one for the new bike I'll post up. Lots of products out there for this.

Here's TT's product:
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...er-R1200GS-HP2
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:16 PM   #2229
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What would cause it to "want off"? I have been doing a lot of riding in the desert and have encountered some rocks, saw your post and would like to know more, ie the cause or causes of it wanting to go AWOL...
I sometimes end up on some rough rocky roads that bounce the rear a bit. After logging a few thousand miles of this I found the mud flap to break at the mounting point and start flopping around. Some have reported trouble in mud with accumulation.

It may be that the '14 GSA is mounted better but I pulled it anyway. That way it'll be like new when I sell it.

Lots of riders around here do the same for the same reasons. The local dealer sees quite a bit of this coming into the shop. Not so much among the Starbuck's crowd, however.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:33 PM   #2230
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I sometimes end up on some rough rocky roads that bounce the rear a bit. After logging a few thousand miles of this I found the mud flap to break at the mounting point and start flopping around. Some have reported trouble in mud with accumulation.

It may be that the '14 GSA is mounted better but I pulled it anyway. That way it'll be like new when I sell it.

Lots of riders around here do the same for the same reasons. The local dealer sees quite a bit of this coming into the shop. Not so much among the Starbuck's crowd, however.
Thanks SchizzMan for the Fender Extender link and the insight!
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:08 PM   #2231
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has anyone noticed the line in this doc about knock control no longer being required, but the thing is still rated down to 91ron fuel with 12.5:1 CR?

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Due to the new calculation of the combustion chamber and the much improved channel ducting and design, it has been possible to improve the compression ratio as compared to the predecessor model from 12.0:1 to 12.5:1. What is more, due to the optimisation of the combustion process and ignition timing, no knock control is required, despite retaining the RON 95 set-up, while still making the most of torque potential.
http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/i...in_engine.html

guess i'm just curious if anyone has seen an equivalent on any other vehicle and how i'm going to do with the loads of 91 (or worse) i'll put through it out in the boonies where you can have unleaded or diesel and that's it?
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:14 PM   #2232
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has anyone noticed the line in this doc about knock control no longer being required, but the thing is still rated down to 91ron fuel with 12.5:1 CR?


http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/i...in_engine.html

guess i'm just curious if anyone has seen an equivalent on any other vehicle and how i'm going to do with the loads of 91 (or worse) i'll put through it out in the boonies where you can have unleaded or diesel and that's it?
Sometimes we can't get premium down in Mexico so we run regular. Never seems to bother the bike. Especially at higher altitudes. If you're greatly concerned about it then carry small bottles of octane boost with you.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:46 PM   #2233
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Worth pointing out that bonox is referring to 91RON, equivalent to 87AKI in the States.

For occasional use, bonox, even if "occasional" means two or three or four tankfuls in a row, there is no problem using 91.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:55 PM   #2234
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Glorious day in Big Bend yesterday, with temps up to 86 by midday. I was resting comfortably in my hotel room in Alpine, TX last night when I looked at weather for my return to Lubbock Sunday morning. Looked like weather would suck, so I packed up and left Alpine at 11pm last night. Hit a cold front near Midland, and had a horrible bonechilling ride into Lubbock. Got in at 3:30am, cold as the dickens but at least dry!
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:51 PM   #2235
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Worth pointing out that bonox is referring to 91RON, equivalent to 87AKI in the States.

For occasional use, bonox, even if "occasional" means two or three or four tankfuls in a row, there is no problem using 91.
i'm not worried about it - i'm merely interested in the reasoning behind a wide deviation from modern high performance engine technologies.

When I run on low octane fuels I generally don't use anything like WOT and don't let it work at low revs as much either. The previous bike spent way more than 4 tankfuls in a row on stuff in western QLD that was also probably 10% water in 40 degree weather and didn't have any problems with it.
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