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    days ride

    had a great ride today left at 7am drove to Laguna Hills,CA from Phoenix,AZ and back at 8 pm tot 730 mi low 49 high 85 great ride very little traffic.
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    the on board comp shows avg fuel used as u drive....

    the on board comp shows avg fuel used as u drive. the speed was per on board GPS. zeroed both on each run. the 2013 GS has a very good cruise control. I have over 16000 mi on bike and can verify the...
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    you bet and it is so much more fun!

    you bet and it is so much more fun!
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    2013 GSW fuel milage

    had some spare time today and answered a question i've been asking myself for a long time. Does the 5 engine managements result in better fuel milage. below are results I came up with.
    temp...
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    13kmi

    just had 13,000mi service and valves were well within spec.
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    vibration

    guess you can call me a prophet since I've always called HD riders Harley truck drivers.
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    clutch

    Good thread 12,800 mi and clutch seemed to be harder to operate. It sneaks up on u gradually. So I opened the bowl, oil spilled out and I adjusted for proper fill. It really does make a difference...
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    security screen

    After reading this thread checked the radiators and had a pretty good ding in one, straightened out the fins as best I could and cut security screening to fit. it was easy to do only 3 screws on 2013...
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    [QUOTE=40624;903456] Messed that up as a...

    Messed that up as a reply. on R2013GSW, 12,500mi on front, 2nd tire on back due to nail, 200mi on dirt and I feel really confident on these 90/10 tires.rain or dry best tires I ever had. Rode buddies...
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    Next tires

    [QUOTE=rad;891237]I'm looking for a "dual sport" tire for my R and the new "Tourance Next" comes in the R sizes. The Next comes standard on the Wethead GS.]

    The tire won Motorrad's enduro tire...
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    esa

    33k on2005RT 38k on 2007RT 59k on 2010GT and now over 11000k on 2013 water GS all had ESA and never any trouble and I can truthfully say I used the ESA modes every ride. Now how many of you with...
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    toll paying

    I've been there and I say stop at booth turn engine off remove nessary equiptment fish out bills get change put away change get dressed drive on (with bullet holes in bike)
  13. Thread: 2 questions

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    2 questions

    1. will the new r1200GSW have its own title under bikes 2. what will be the name for it, the GSW, or the GSH2O or?
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    H2O heat

    was 49 at 7am in Prescott bike is cooler to ride then K13GT or R12RT the temp went up to 85 here in Phoenix valley. Ride was not hot did not feel heat from raditors. hand grips on high at 50 deg at...
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    gs H2O

    ran back way to Prescott today going up in dynamic mode at higher then 70 recorded 40 MPG came home in Rain mode and recorded 58 MPG Left a friend drive it for 30 mi and he is on the phone to buy...
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    2013 h2o

    received my GS yesterday Has cruise control and all the rest except blue tooth, led head light and TPM Got the side cases and top box and crash bars put 50 mi in the dirt today it is amasing how well...
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    It is quick feels faster then my K1300GT for...

    It is quick feels faster then my K1300GT for passing and quick accer. Think it is due to lighter weight and the throttle grip is 1/4 on to full vs GT 1/3 to full on no hesitation it is there
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    H2o

    test rode it today at 70mph hit the end of the handlebar with hand hard- no head shake It is very stable
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    water head

    test rode the H2O today. I'm on a 2010 K1300GT which I thought was the greatest but H2O I think is better. Much lighter then GT, faster in the turns, seat is much better, riding position is more...
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    800 gt

    Test rode new 800GT on Sat 2-2-13 agree with first rider on wind blast it made me tired after 85 mi. the wow factor just isnt there for me. It is a wonderfull bike to ride for its handeling it is...
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    lane splitting

    split lanes in Ca. for 20 years and it is safe. live in az now and split when traffic crawls. rednecks hate me and had them cut me off but it is still more safe then stop and go.
  22. Thread: Scooter forum

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    650gt

    Rode 245 mi on the great 650GT on Sat 12-22 12. I was really impressed with the bike. Wind protection was as good as my 2010 K1300GT. The ride was great with the suspension working very good on tar...
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    Fd k100

    Had 3 K100 RT 85,86,88 put over 328,000mi total and never had a fd fail and the fd at time of sale were still in very good shape.
    The secret was told to me by a very good BMW mech in CA. He had a...
  24. Thread: tire size

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    []But to answer your question, I put a 110/70/17...

    []But to answer your question, I put a 110/70/17 on my RS for a track day and INDEED it did turn in more quickly. /QUOTE]

    do you think the 110 is better for the canyons then the 120 and how is it...
  25. Thread: tire size

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    tire size

    Just looked at the tire sizes for the BMW bikes 800 1000 1200 1300 1600 cc bikes and all the tires are the same front 120-70-17 rear 180-55-17. The bikes weigh from 400 to 800 lbs. I can remember in...
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