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    You are beyond lucky you sorry dawg!
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    S1000RR Update . . . . .

    You are right I am lucky. I am very thankful, also. BMW, BMWMOA and my fellow members have been great. I have received so many PMs with good wishes.
    I am not an unlucky person usually. I am not a lucky person usually.
    I am a touring rider. I ride my BMW to work every day. I am encouraged by the people who are not usually sport bike enthusiasts who really love the S. I never expect to put 650 miles a day on it but it will be a blast to own and drive.
    In my 62 years I have had some thrills. The first time I soloed an airplane, driving my R75/5 to the Guatemala border, earning my MBA, marrying my wife Lisa to name a few. Owning and driving a m/c that will perform like the S bike will another.
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    Campbell Tellman II
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    Everybody that rides the demo at our dealership comes back and the first words out of their mouths are

    "Holy Crap !"

    The next words are usually the same "why more than two gears?"


    Doug, 2011 R1200RT Polar Metallic
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    First ride S1000RR . . . .

    I went to Capitol Cycle in Raleigh on Saturday to pick up my new S1000RR. The people at the dealership couldn't have been nicer. Ted Moyer from MOA was there as well as my wife Lisa.
    I rode the 150 miles back to the coast while she followed in car. What a thrill! I have never driven anything so responsive and agile. The modes make riding very enjoyable. I started in rain and then moved up. It is rev limited to 9K but at 7k in 6th the speedo was at 90+!
    I am really looking forward to learning more about this bike and hopefully my wrists will become conditioned. FWIW it is easier to ride at 80+ than lower speeds.
    This has been a big event in my life. I took lots of fotos so someday when I am sitting on th front porch of Shady Rest with a catheter I'll think back on this experience. BMW MOA, BMW and many people have made this one of my life's big events.
    Thanks for all the PMs and good wishes!
    Campbell Tellman II
    '93 R100RT
    '11S1000RR

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTellman View Post
    FWIW it is easier to ride at 80+ than lower speeds.
    Yes, you really want to shift to 2nd.

    I'll bet you're excited, I'm excited for you!

    Enjoy!!!

    Last edited by wezul; 10-24-2010 at 03:26 PM. Reason: The duh factor.

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    The first week . . . . S1000RR

    This is an amazing m/c. Easy to drive, very responsive and it is good looking. Several people stopped me and asked about it. Many "thumbs up." It is very agile. I drove the 150 miles home and experimented with settings. I started with rain and then went to sport and then race. Sport is much easier on me. The throttle is so responsive in race that if the throttle rolls while going over a bump you could be doing a wheelie.
    The brakes are amazing and the cornering is spectacular. I got about 135 miles out of the first tank with a 1 gallon reserve.
    Riding position is high but it is a more comfortable seat than I expected. No monkey butt. I found that the grips are very hard and small. I have medium to large hands so I will look for some padded grip covers. My wrists and neck were sore after four hours. I hope to develop those muscles.
    This is a great m/c for earning "performance awards" and I can see a radar detector in my future. Any recommendations?
    Anyway, thanks for all of the PMs and interest. I don't think I'll drive it to Bloomsburg but I'll have stories to tell.
    Campbell Tellman II
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    '11S1000RR
    Last edited by CTellman; 10-28-2010 at 09:19 PM. Reason: typo

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    For North Carolina use a Valentine 1 is a good choice. You will also want a helmet repeater - go to Legal Speeding and look at H.A.R.D. Not sure how I'd mount it- haven't studied the possibilities on the SS.

    Only other really good ones are the top Escorts but we don't have much photo radar in the state (and essentially no laser.) I don't find Escorts GPS photo radar stuff of any use (like the folks in AZ do) around here and the Valentine arrows plus the ability to do periodic upgrades (my Valentines have been back for upgrades several times since the early 90s) give the Valentine the edge for me.

    Be aware that no detector is a substitute for situational awareness and must be paired with that and good eyesight lest you drive into an "instant on" or from the rear setup. Generally NC cops play it straight and I rarely note out of the ordinary type setups. Apparently with our NASCAR roots and the number of track weenies we've got, our speed tolerance is pretty high - especially compared to VA or SC. SC can be counted on for traps aimed at tourists, especially to Myrtle Beach- you'll never see anything aimed at the locals though they may get picked in the process.

    Plenty of nearly empty pavement in the eastern rural areas. If you can get it to the mountains you can likely scare yourself witless in the twisties with a toy like that. Someday I need to borrow Capitol's SS demo- I've already ridden their other demos and keep telling myself I'm too old for a crotch rocket - but maybe not.....

    You could bring it to one of our Wilmington club rides and be the first to show up with one. See https://sites.google.com/site/ccbmwridersclub/Home

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    Dang, I was hoping I'd win that thing... but I'm still happy for you!

    I got a brief wet-road ride on one when I had my GS-A in for the brake line recall.

    That is one impressive motorcycle. The shift assist is amazingly smooth, and the stability control is also impressive. From what they told me, you can rev the thing up and let out the clutch and let the computer keep the bike from trying to flip over or squirt the rear end out from under you, but I didn't have the guts to try that.

    Anyway, I think I may have to get one.

    Good call that you got the '11 with the dynamic traction control. I couldn't imagine anyone buying one without it, and apparently BMW felt the same way.

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    +1 on the Valentine One! I just use the factory provided suction cups and stick it to the top of the windshield on my RS. The lights are within my field of vision, so I've never bothered getting the "inside the helmet" display mentioned. There have been times however that it would have been really handy such as riding with the sun behind you. (it makes the lights on the unit a little difficult to see)

    I've always gotten warnings 3-5 miles in advance. Often so far in advance that I find myself tending to ignore them by the time I get to the radar!! They are also the only ones which have a rear facing receiver.

    I'm really sold on mine, and would highly recomend them. Often you can find a good deal on a used one on flea-bay, and Valentine also will update your unit if a new type of radar is introduced for as long as you own it. (does not matter if you buy new or not)

    Hope that helps, and have fun with the new scoot!

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