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Old 10-03-2008, 08:06 AM   #1
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Well I'd have to say my obc is pretty acurate when calculating how many miles left in the tank. It read 5 miles to go On The way to work this morning when it ran out. I would kind of like it to be a little more conservative but at least I know. A fellow rider offered a ride back in his truck after the mile walk to the gas station.

After 2300 miles in just over a month I'd say the beast has mellowed out a bit. Throttle isn't so snatchy, compression breaking has weakened and I haven't had another stall.

Sat in The saddle for 8 hours out to AR horseshoe canyon ranch last weekend and all I could think about was how bad my ass hurt. Anything over 3 hours is simply torture.

Buziness in my handlebars has reduced as well.

I'm still in love with my bike though
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:01 AM   #2
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Found the same thing with my OBC. Also ditto on the seat...I have about 1700 miles on the bike, and everything is really smooth except the seat is not comfortable after about 2 straight hours of riding. Seats are an easy fix though...still the best bike I have ever bought.
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:29 PM   #3
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:46 AM   #4
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my skinny butt don't like that seat neither after a couple hours...

I have a day trip planned for tomorrow and in preparation have made a "seat-comfort-augmentation" device. At this stage it is very simple, if the comfort is improved I'll refine ... but what I did was got a 1.5" thick piece of medium density upholstery foam from a buddy then broke out the electric kitchen knife (which BTW is the only REAL way to cut foam rubber) and then carved it to more or less match the side and top contours of the seat.

So it "fills in" some of the dip right behind the tank and adds about 1.5" of foam for the driver seating area. The foam is soft enough that it only adds a small fraction of an inch to the ride height. If it works I'll post back and then "refine" the approach.... so that I don't look like a dork sitting on a piece of foam rubber....

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Old 10-04-2008, 07:46 AM   #5
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Isn't there some over/seat for a quad that may work as a distance riding seat?
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:52 AM   #6
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Ditto on the accuracy of the OBC. I put 15.9 L in my 650 twin when the OBC said I had about 27 km range left. It seems that is right about on the money. I haven't been brave enough to actually let it run dry though.
As for the seat, I have the lowered version and find the seat to be quite comfortable, and am easily able to go 3-4 hours with no sign of fatigue. That may change on a longer 7-10 hour trip. Then again, I do have adequate "padding" of my own.
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:59 AM   #7
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Well I'd have to say my obc is pretty acurate when calculating how many miles left in the tank. It read 5 miles to go On The way to work this morning when it ran out. I would kind of like it to be a little more conservative but at least I know. A fellow rider offered a ride back in his truck after the mile walk to the gas station.

After 2300 miles in just over a month I'd say the beast has mellowed out a bit. Throttle isn't so snatchy, compression breaking has weakened and I haven't had another stall.

Sat in The saddle for 8 hours out to AR horseshoe canyon ranch last weekend and all I could think about was how bad my ass hurt. Anything over 3 hours is simply torture.

Buziness in my handlebars has reduced as well.

I'm still in love with my bike though

Any clue as to what fixed your stalling problem?
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:44 PM   #8
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Any clue as to what fixed your stalling problem?
Im blaming it on a combination of new software and I dont downshift IN turns anymore. I still downshift, but only on a straight away. It feels like downshifting isnt so jerky anymore, so breaking in the engine also helps I think.

I have notice I get 48-52mpg on 100% 91 octane. It dips down to like 45 on throttle happy steep arkansas mountain roads.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:52 AM   #9
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Well I'd have to say my obc is pretty acurate when calculating how many miles left in the tank. It read 5 miles to go On The way to work this morning when it ran out. I would kind of like it to be a little more conservative but at least I know. A fellow rider offered a ride back in his truck after the mile walk to the gas station.

After 2300 miles in just over a month I'd say the beast has mellowed out a bit. Throttle isn't so snatchy, compression breaking has weakened and I haven't had another stall.

Sat in The saddle for 8 hours out to AR horseshoe canyon ranch last weekend and all I could think about was how bad my ass hurt. Anything over 3 hours is simply torture.

Buziness in my handlebars has reduced as well.

I'm still in love with my bike though
I ran out at 9, about 1/4 mile from the gas station...
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:45 PM   #10
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Sat in The saddle for 8 hours out to AR horseshoe canyon ranch last weekend and all I could think about was how bad my ass hurt. Anything over 3 hours is simply torture.

I'm still in love with my bike though
+1 on both counts ... if you figure out anything on the saddle let us know!

As a test I temporarily tacked on a 2" piece of furniture foam on my seat for last ride but I think the foam was too soft so I just bottomed out in it... no big help...

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Old 10-07-2008, 08:06 AM   #11
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I have notice I get 48-52mpg on 100% 91 octane. It dips down to like 45 on throttle happy steep arkansas mountain roads.
Is that running loaded or no luggage?
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:25 PM   #12
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Is that running loaded or no luggage?
I've got an empty top box most the time although I was riding two up on some of those mountain rds
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:58 AM   #13
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+1 on both counts ... if you figure out anything on the saddle let us know!

As a test I temporarily tacked on a 2" piece of furniture foam on my seat for last ride but I think the foam was too soft so I just bottomed out in it... no big help...

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Old 10-08-2008, 11:04 AM   #14
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Sorry nearly derailed this thread...

Yeah my OBC is fairly accurate too as RJ pointed out
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:20 AM   #15
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Eek Accurate?

I picked up the bike yesterday, and only have 120 miles on her BUT my initial impression is that the OBC and tire pressure monitor are not accurate based I what I would expect based on what BMW charged for these items.

I topped off my tank last night and the OBC showed that I was getting 70-80mpg but I only had a range of 169 miles.

BMW should state what the torrerances for accuracy for these guages are suppose to be, +/- 10-20% is just not acceptable to me.

Can the dealer re-calibrate these guages?

the salesman during his explaination of how things worked last evening showed me the air pressure. He then rolled the bike back into the service area and asked the mechanics to adjust the pressure. The mechanic said that they put three air pressure guages on the tires and that the tire pressure guage on the bike was way off.

Sure is fun owning one of the Legendary Bikes from BMW.
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