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post #1 of 12 Old Jun 5th, 2006, 2:32 pm Thread Starter
 
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The GT's clutch

What's it feel like coming 'out of the hole' as compared to the LT. (I'm hoping there's no comparison!)
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Yea yea...I know, I know. But until then...
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It's like a good JAP bike. Easy to modulate and strong at lockup.
There, how's that?
Now, go and get a test ride. Or buy mine.
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The reason I ask is that...my ZX-11 has one of the most bullet-proof clutches a bike could have. So much so that Kawasaki put the same clutch in the new ZX-14. The LT's clutch is one feature I won't miss.
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My son was like this before his first big golf tournament. Of course, he was 9 at the time.
* messenger13 shrugs his shoulders; then walks away singing "Hope I die before I get old"...
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The reason I ask is that...my ZX-11 has one of the most bullet-proof clutches a bike could have. So much so that Kawasaki put the same clutch in the new ZX-14. The LT's clutch is one feature I won't miss.
When you finally break down and test ride one of these bad-boys the clutch will be the last thing you are going to be thinking about. Seriously

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Tim, Tim, Tim...
My Ninja can run circles around a GT. I think I can harness the beastly GT.
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I knew that the GT has a wet multi-plate clutch, but when I rode one I didn't think about the clutch at all. It just works.

And I'm not gonna miss the LT's cluch either. A single dry disk coupled to a clunky transmission is one of the few places where BMW has maintained outdated technology.

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Tim, Tim, Tim...
My Ninja can run circles around a GT. I think I can harness the beastly GT.
No, I did not mean that you could not handle the bike.120 MPH on either bike
is the same ticket or booking procedure.
I just meant that the right wrist does not always comply with our smart cells.
After the LT, 120 mph comes up fairly quickly for me. I thank BMW for a good, accurate cruise control.

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