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Location: St. Charles, MO
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Put 248 miles on the bike this weekend, including a 171 mile run out to Hermann and back with my father yesterday morning. I still can't get over how good this bike is running, and how good it handles. I really expected it to feel no different than my 2003 BCR. Clearly the wheelbase is shorter due to the taller suspension setup on the '05. I am going to increase the rear shock length on the '03 to try to get it to handle as good as the '05. I guess it's a classic case of "you don't know, what you don't know." I've put 30k miles on my '03 and it has never felt as good as this '05 does. I think I am going to fit the updated throttle cables and redo the TB balance (as well as valve and rocker adjustments). If I can't get the '03 all dialed in before my big Colorado trip in 2.5 weeks, looks like I'll be taking the '05 instead!

2005 R1100S BCR
2003 R1100S BCR #73
1998 R1200C
1968 R60/2
1966 R50/2
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