|03-25-2015, 04:25 AM||#1|
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
GSW Maturing 20k+ what's changing?
I have just clicked over 30,000km on my April 13 GSW. Observations:
The engine is freeing up and the idle noise of "rocks in a tin can" is long gone. Funny a guy asked me on a new GSW the other day if his had a problem as he could hear that noise. Yep you know the answer "they all do that" but it will go with maturity my friend!
I recently got back from a 4500km tour of Tasmania 2 up. Fuel economy was 5.0l/100km an improvement of 4% on earlier 2 up trips at 5.2l/100km.
Still feels great and I have grown to love the ease of the engine mapping to set everything up at the click of a button e.g going from Dynamic to Enduro for a 400m stretch of dirt then back again when back on the tar.
I always thought the GSW was better off road than the old GS I.e more sure footed with the front end less likely to slide out on tricky corners. I went out in some very slippery Off road conditions last weekend and couldn't believe how much trouble my mate was having on the old GS. We both had 90/10 tyres ( with low pressure) and in the dry he runs rings around me off road but was clearly struggling up hills whilst I just powered on straight past him.
How and what are you finding as your bike matures?
|03-25-2015, 05:33 AM||#2|
Joined: Jan 2013
am at 22,000 kms.
the bike is getting stronger and smoother.
neutral is easy to find. Gearbox is great.
I have full TTX Ohlins on it and the handling is sublime.
|03-25-2015, 08:59 AM||#3|
Tryin' to get home..
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: ABQ, New Mexico
Although JVB reports some GSWs are past the 60,000-mile mark, I felt I was doing well with 32,000 miles on my '13 GSW.
Agree on all points...what a great bike. Getting better and better...
Isa. 58:14 (KJV)
2013 BMW GSW (traveler)
1992 Ducati 900SS (looker)
1991 Honda Hawk NT650 (commuter)
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