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#997109 - 09/17/17 04:21 AM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: sardineone]  
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Originally Posted By: sardineone
Hi Dennis,
Not sure on your service history etc. Proper valve adjustment, throttle body sync, fuel condition & injectors performance (clean?) and plugs I guess could be at fault. I have iridium plugs in mine and the throttle response is seamless within the power bands of this somewhat highly tuned engine. You're missing one of the endearing strengths of the hexhead by staying that high of revs IMHO. Get on a curvy road it should pull pretty strong in any gear and with great control between 3100 & 4500 while achieving near go to jail speeds. wink I only need the 6-8k rpm band for a fast high speed pass.


I've got service records going back to the original owner. Most of it is just receipts for oil and filters. Airheads love to rev which is probably why I was riding at a high RPM. I noticed on the way home Friday that I had started riding with the tach around 3500.

#997209 - 09/18/17 03:30 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Hi Dennis,

Just in case the vibes are bothersome and you haven't tried them, link below help a bit. I've had them on my ST for a long time and the heated grips still work fine.

grip puppies


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#997215 - 09/18/17 05:05 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: sardineone]  
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Laney turned me on to Grip Puppies. They are a big help.

I wish I didn't have to wait to adjust the valves, clean the stepper motors, replace the plugs, flush the brakes and rebuild the calipers. But, there is still work for this thing, and I have yet to make a place to store it for winter.

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#997238 - 09/18/17 08:50 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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First things 1st then. BTW, with 46k miles I haven't needed to rebuild any brake calipers - just pad replacement. Sending you a PM.


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#1000360 - 11/06/17 09:24 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Originally Posted by Dennis Andress
Oh, and Laney wants an ST of her own.



Funny how things like this happen.

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#1000387 - 11/07/17 03:54 AM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Well, I think in they only sold 11 ST's so there's a couple more accounted for.
We had 1 on the floor forever that we HAD to take and it sat and sat and sat.


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#1000390 - 11/07/17 05:40 AM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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The Seattle area seems to be a nest of motorcycle hoarders...

This bike gets more close looks and grins, and starts more gas station conversations than anything I've ridden in 20 years. Maybe the styling was just ahead of its time.

#1000400 - 11/07/17 01:13 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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It had the same BMW caused malady as the R1150RS. It didn't come with saddlebags . identical mechanically as the RT so when you added the price of new bags to it, the price was the same if not more than the RT.
A person had to really want or "need" the more Euro riding position for a back problem or just would fall in love with the looks.
The two tone graphite/red I think was the nicest color combination .
The seats on the 1200 GS/RT/ST were all a step backwards in the evolution of things.
We were 2 hr from Corbin so doing the custom seat ride in program sold us a lot of seats.

Verholen sold a handlebar riser kit that if I recall correctly wasn't cheap but gave the bike a nice riding posistion .

Congrats on the new bikes.


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#1000406 - 11/07/17 01:42 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Dennis & Laney,

Yes.
Beautiful.
Enjoy.
Time to RLAG.
wave

Tri,
Yes, the RS/ST pricing was a problem.
Never understood that.
But, riders loved it.

The ergos are better than an RT, IMO, like a K 1200/1300 S, just works.
Considering the history of BMW RS/S/ST bikes, the mothership wasted an opportunity, again IMO.
The original R 100 RS was a groundbreaker, the first to do what it did for a stock production bike.
My '96 RSL fit me
and a pillion.
Weather protection was very good, not an RT, but with proper gear excellent in hot/cold/wet/snow.
I looked forward to the ST.
It was different than my RSL, actually felt smallerm not a good fit, for me.
Priced at MSRP just under $15k, before bags etc, many interested customers opted for the RT because of
"more".
If they had just included bags, and thrown in some service incentive, I coulda sold a ton of them.
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Tim
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2003 K 1200 GT
1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...

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