Re: new BMW owner
OK, update guys. Bike had to sit for nearly 2 weeks. On the side stand. This oil smoke thing after sitting on the side stand for awhile is scary.. Thought it was toast there for 5 minutes. Then once I confirmed this is one of those weird quirks of this machine and letting it clear out. I took it for a 10 plus mile ride, 5 miles out on old 40, back on interstate 70 at high way speeds. All 5 gears worked well. It is fussier than any other bike I have ridden but it does shift through 5 gears. It seems to be very sensitive to road imperfections... It often feels like it is being smacked on the undercarriage when you hit any little bump or road joint. I also got a chance to run at traffic speed and was simply keeping up with traffic when I looked down and saw that I was doing 80. This thing is so smooth and behind this big windshield I had no idea how fast I was going. So much different at speed than a Harley. I checked the seat position as someone suggested, it was in the lowest position, but the rear shock was in the highest setting. I ran that down and it did seem to lower the rear a little. I can get one foot flat on the ground and the other close. I did enjoy it at speed but it is so quiet. I am a loud pipes save lives believer. I know this is blasphemy, but has anyone ever put louder exhaust on one of these?
Last edited by rosmba; Nov 21st, 2015 at 5:00 pm.