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I'm back!!

Hey guys!

Some of you might remember me, as I've had 3 R11S's in the past, loved them, and I was active on the board.

Well, I'm excited to say that I've always loved the boxers, and I just finalized a deal trading my '05 K1200S for a new R12S, black, w/Ohlins, wide rear, and seat cowl. The bike is being ordered today by Gulf Coast BMW in Ft. Myers. GREAT people to work with. Bike should be here in about 7 days.

Interestingly, I had ridden both a standard R12S as well as an Ohlins bike, and came away from both rides a bit disappointed. The motor didn't feel as responsive as I thought it should, the seat height was TALL, and the turn in had a "falling in" feeling.

But it kept nagging at me, so I decided to try, one final time, another, different R12S with Ohlins. BUT, this time, I decided to set up the bike to my liking, e.g., lower tire pressures (34/34), and MUCH LESS rear preload. WOW! Major difference in feel. And, for whatever reason, this particular bike felt noticeably more responsive. Perhaps upgraded software?

So, it's good to back on a Boxer S, and hang out here again.

Oh wait!!! I screwed up!! This bike is no good. I wanted to do some traveling and this bike doesn't have bags, adjustable bars, a comfortable seat, tools, it's ugly, it's not nearly as good as the old R11S...............BWAHAHHHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!
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nice...let's see it ...c'mon...details...how much OTD?
what, you just talkin'? pics! pics! pics! show. 'splain.
input input! pose baby pose!
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Pics? I don't even have it home yet! Man, you guys are tough.
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We'll settle for the empty garage for now. Welcome back!
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Congrats on your fine purchasing decision.

It interesting that you didn't get wowed by your first ride - I didn't either. The demo bike was one they got in early June. It seemed a bit buzzy, aneamic and poped on compression braking. I rode it again after it had it's 600 mile service. A little better, but still the vibs were there. This being my sixth boxer I knew what it should be and was into the deal 100% on handling & 80% on performance. I took delivery the last day in September and the first thing the salesman noticed was the difference in the motors performance. It ran much smoother than the demo bike & the poping undercompression is gone. I couldn'tbe happier. The injection mappingis the new updated version and a definite improvment.

I also changed the preload by shorting it 20mm and that is the trick. The bikes come pre-set by the factory fairly stiff. One month later and 2000 miles and I'm all smiles.

Hang in there, it's going to be a long seven days . . . but worth the wait.
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No ****. It already feels like 2 months.

BTW, a couple of questions:

1. What's the alternative rear drive ratio that seems to come with the Ohlins bikes? Not the 2.75?

2. I want to know, I NEED to know what this bike tops out at. I know some of you guys have done it in the interest of science. I'm guessing an indicated 155-160.

Thanks.
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