I just started riding Beemers a year ago after having 2 different Honda's for 18 years and i'm hooked on the boxer. I think it's the power band. my first was a R1200C. Was wrecked by a car on the way to Vermont. Has soon as i heald enough and got back to work i bought a R1100RT and love it. But it shifts a little fun sometimes from 2nd to 3rd like the gears are not quite meshed perfect. I've just read about preloading and will try it tomorrow. But i have been hearing conflicting info about spline greasing intervals on the trans. Is this a real problem or a hit or miss one.