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post #1 of 5 Old Jun 24th, 2006, 12:58 am Thread Starter
 
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Question Gt Is My First Bmw

I didn't know how to break it in. I just rode it home and then took it to topanga canyon in Malibu and ran it hard. From what i'm hearing, that works.

Couple of questions:
Changing the oil before 600 miles?
Yes / doesn't matter.

Also, the clutch makes a lot of klunking noise. I've heard that's a BMW thing, but read that this clutch was very smooth. Does the clutch need to break in too? Is a klunky clutch a BMW thing?

I had a speed triple and this GT feels like it has just as much pull. And i actually think it handles better.

And for those curious, I paid full price for mine. They wouldn't knock a dollar off.

This will be the last motorcycle I ever buy.

Highly recommended. - Thanks for replies and ride safe!
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post #2 of 5 Old Jun 24th, 2006, 1:52 am
 
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I changed the oil on my new GT at 50 miles. But then again, I'm a psycho! I'll change it again at 600, then 3K, then 6K, then every 6K after that . . . more or less.

My clutch isn't klunky, but the tranny is. And that comes 'standard' on most BMWs.
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post #3 of 5 Old Jun 24th, 2006, 2:44 am Thread Starter
 
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tranny not clutch - right.
well, glad to hear it's not just mine then.
thanks for the reply - and i'm changing the oil.
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post #4 of 5 Old Jun 25th, 2006, 1:05 pm
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Amen, I sold my RS for the GT and I think it is my last bike. I am 69 and hope to ride another 20 on this bike.

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post #5 of 5 Old Jun 25th, 2006, 1:50 pm
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This will be the last motorcycle I ever buy.
congrats on the new bike ... just ride it like you stole it, ... that's all the breaking in they need - just don't ride constantly at the same rev's ...wait till you try an LT

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