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Anyone ride this? So much fun!! A must do if you are close enough.
Finally getting used to this machine, my R1100S . Not flickable, but stable when you set it on its course. Pretty comfy. Lots of useable torque.
My last two bikes, Aprilia, had some sort of slipper clutch. I assume this machine has no such thing. How careful do I need to be engine braking? I got so used to it on the Apes. Especially on the Falco.
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Careful with engine braking?
No comprende.
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The best way to ride the R1100S IMO is by learning "The Pace" which has been discussed and posted here many times over the years. Since it's a sport touring bike and not a race bike, total control works best. It's like learning to ride a donkey very fast until your beating horses.

The Pace | Nick Ienatsch | Motorcyclist magazine
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"It's like learning to ride a donkey very fast until your beating horses."
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So apt. That captures it.
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Gotcha. Steady pace, no crazy braking or downshifting.
That is how I rode today and it went well.
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Well that sounds like no fun. Run it up until it's bouncing off the rev limiter & slam the next gear as you slide the rear under power just before you drop it 2 or 3 gears into the next corner under full braking & continue like that 'til the road ends or the gas tank runs empty. That's my pace.
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I will let you lead the way then , sgoodwin!
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Be happy to, vtguy, though the ape is faster still.

Bill, what happened to your response? Got it in my email. You're right about darkies on decel. Mine wants to climb way past redline still powering, might be the laser chip & exhaust but it doesn't run out of breath up at the limit, that's where the power is. One reason I never considered Lennie's sprockets. Also removing about 30 lbs. from the top of the bike (abs pump & odyssey battery) helps it move much easier side to side.

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I deleted it after reading it...I didn't want to be misunderstood as a fan boy.
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I don't think that's a problem. Some of us just ride a little harder than others.
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Bowing to political correctness...
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I deleted it after reading it...I didn't want to be misunderstood as a fan boy.
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It definitely helps me to have a guy up ahead showing the latest acceptable braking point
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It definitely helps me to have a guy up ahead showing the latest acceptable braking point
Unless you are and idiot, following a fool. You better know and trust that guy!
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Well, if I follow someone off the road, it'll be approximately twice as likely that someone realizes I'm missing!
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I ride within my means. I was really just curious about tire slippage when dropping gears. My thought is with all the torque this bike has, it is probably susceptible to rear wheel slip?
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and, anyone hear of this road I speak of? Tracy rd in NY. Rt 6. Near Moriah, NY.
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Great road, worth the trip.
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Such a good ride!!
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Fun road on 4 wheels also.
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Much over-hyped, pointless to go out of your way for it, terrible






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