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  • JamesJ Posts: 578
    Performance Poster JamesJ
    10 Nov 2018 09:23 AM
    Quoting FLHuTChU on 10 Jun 2018 09:37 PM
    I can't help thinking if handling was a huge improvement, then the MoCo would have done it years ago?... Maybe
    In the looks department it gets top marks.I wonder if the increase in reciprocating mass makes for slower steering?It seems with sports bikes the aim is to reduce unsprung weight by even a tiny degree(eg magnesium wheels) The weight difference between the tyre and rim of the wide front to stock looks to be significant?
    Don't get me wrong ,the wide looks so good it probably justifies the change regardless!
  • JamesJ Posts: 578
    Performance Poster JamesJ
    10 Nov 2018 09:28 AM
    Quoting fatbat on 10 Nov 2018 09:14 AMedited: 10 Nov 2018 09:23 AM
    Bugger I somehow missed your post in October about your accident and injuries from September. Sorry Steve and hope you and your mate are fully mended now. 
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    Just getting ready for my Tassie trip in 10 days time.Went for a leisurely ride last Saturday.The fellow on the phone was very apologetic after he smashed into the left rear of my bike while I was waiting at a give way sign.Looks like it's tassie on my other bike this time.Thank F@#K for insurance. 
  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    10 Nov 2018 03:21 PM
    On the mend and only the ribs and knuckles still giving me a bit of grief. It actually handled better than stock and was quicker to turn in but was less flickable.
  • TJU Posts: 1180
    Logan , Qld .
    Performance Poster TJU
    14 Nov 2018 11:23 AM
    Man sorry to bring up bad memories ... hope you recover quickly ... whats the riding future look like or are you holding off for awhile .
  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    14 Nov 2018 01:24 PM
    Going to do a bit of adventure riding for a while but will no doubt be back on a Harley again later. 
  • paulybronco Posts: 11834
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    14 Nov 2018 09:31 PM
    Quoting Steve L on 14 Nov 2018 01:24 PM
    Going to do a bit of adventure riding for a while but will no doubt be back on a Harley again later. 
    Just remember what happened to the street glide last time you went offroad......... just taking the piss Steve
  • Baloffski Posts: 1756
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    14 Nov 2018 09:34 PM
    PB, we all been there, give the man a break, oh shit sorry Steve. But keep having fun SL. cheers mate.
  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    15 Nov 2018 10:06 AM
    Yeah I still remember Paul haha but at least it will be my choice to be offroad unlike last time.
  • paulybronco Posts: 11834
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    15 Nov 2018 10:24 AM
    Quoting Steve L on 15 Nov 2018 10:06 AM
    Yeah I still remember Paul haha but at least it will be my choice to be offroad unlike last time.
    LOL Thanks for taking the comment in the spirit it was intended. Fair few great adventure bikes out there now......anything caught your eye?
  • JamesJ Posts: 578
    Performance Poster JamesJ
    15 Nov 2018 12:48 PM
    Quoting Steve L on 15 Nov 2018 10:06 AM
    Yeah I still remember Paul haha but at least it will be my choice to be offroad unlike last time.
    Quoting paulybronco on 15 Nov 2018 10:24 AM
    LOL Thanks for taking the comment in the spirit it was intended. Fair few great adventure bikes out there now......anything caught your eye?
    BMW R1250GS looks pretty bloody good! 
  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    15 Nov 2018 01:12 PM
    You got it James, 2016 model
  • paulybronco Posts: 11834
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    15 Nov 2018 01:51 PM
    Quoting Steve L on 15 Nov 2018 01:12 PM
    You got it James, 2016 model
    Steve the 1250 James was referring to is the current 2018/2019 release, the bike your refering to is a 1200. The new 1250 is a truly great bit of kit with improved motor, nothing wrong with the older model though
  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    15 Nov 2018 04:38 PM
    Yes you are right mate I read 1200 not 1250 haha. Yeah they have a few more refinements but some have said they are too smooth now, probably ex Harley riders like me lol.
  • JamesJ Posts: 578
    Performance Poster JamesJ
    15 Nov 2018 05:25 PM
    Quoting Steve L on 15 Nov 2018 04:38 PM
    Yes you are right mate I read 1200 not 1250 haha. Yeah they have a few more refinements but some have said they are too smooth now, probably ex Harley riders like me lol.
    I have the 2012 R1200R last of the air/ oil cooled.It has a bit more rattle and rumble than the newer water cooled versions.BMW still use my engine in the nine T models.
    The 1250 wouldn't be too different in character to the current 1200 but has the shift cam and is meant to be a significant step up in HP and Torque (100kw and 140 nm up from 92kw and 125nm) .If you are interested check out some of the reviews on Utube- it is a very desirable bike! 
  • Steve L Posts: 1248
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    15 Nov 2018 08:35 PM
    thanks James, I have watched so much YouTube lately while waiting for the insurance money to come thru haha. I've had 2 other Beemers before this one. The first was a K1600GTL that sounded like a sports car once I fitted aftermarket cans to it. It was just too top heavy for a short arse like me. The 2nd was a 2016 R1200RS, it was a great bike and did everything very well but I got bored with it fairly quickly, that when I sold it and got onto the last Street Glide. Hopefully being able to go offroad sometimes with this one I won't get bored with it too quick.
  • paulybronco Posts: 11834
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    15 Nov 2018 09:36 PM
    Quoting Steve L on 15 Nov 2018 08:35 PM
    thanks James, I have watched so much YouTube lately while waiting for the insurance money to come thru haha. I've had 2 other Beemers before this one. The first was a K1600GTL that sounded like a sports car once I fitted aftermarket cans to it. It was just too top heavy for a short arse like me. The 2nd was a 2016 R1200RS, it was a great bike and did everything very well but I got bored with it fairly quickly, that when I sold it and got onto the last Street Glide. Hopefully being able to go offroad sometimes with this one I won't get bored with it too quick.
    Sure that your aware that they aint no shorty bike.....i aint a giant myself but they are pretty top heavy
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