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#996774 - 09/13/17 02:25 PM I've met an oilhead I like!
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After moving to Washington (the one on the left) a couple of years ago Laney and I found the roads to be slow and crowded. Not a fun place to ride a K1300 S. So, We sold ours and bought an F800 GT and GS. I found the GS's sit up and beg riding position uncomfortable and started looking around. At first I was looking for a R1100S. Then I found a '05 R1200 ST just 20 miles from home.

And here I am, riding a boxer again after decades of K Bikes. 45K, Ohlins, and lots of bags. It runs pretty good, certainly better than a lot of oilheads I've rode in the past. But, my long gone airhead was never this buzzy.


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#996780 - 09/13/17 03:26 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]
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Ummmm Dennis, I know you have been away from Boxer twins for a bit so I will cut you some slack. smile That's a Hexhead.... not an Oilhead. smile

I know.... Potato...Potato.... wait, that's another brand. wink

rofl jaw burnout

Shawn

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#996784 - 09/13/17 03:47 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]
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They all look the same when you are flying by...

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#996785 - 09/13/17 03:51 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]
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Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
...It runs pretty good, certainly better than a lot of oilheads I've rode in the past. But, my long gone airhead was never this buzzy.


A careful valve adjustment and throttle balance can often help with that.

And we don't call that "buzzy". Try Throbbing Power Pulses.
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#996786 - 09/13/17 03:59 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: lkraus]
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I've sync'd the throttles. Valves will wait until after the riding season. There's a decent list of things to do over the winter.

The buzziness happens around 4500-5000 RPM. The airhead never did that.

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#996788 - 09/13/17 04:01 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]
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Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
They all look the same when you are flying by...


Bring that thing to the Carolina's. You'll understand why they sell most K bikes out west. smile

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#996790 - 09/13/17 04:41 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]
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The Olympic Peninsula is a beautiful place, if you don't mind riding a trail bike up a forest road until you get above the trees. Most of the paved roads are overgrown and congested. The K bikes were sputtering along in 3rd gear.

Shawn, the Carolina's are on our list. Don't know how or when, but we've five years to figure out where we want to retire.

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#996791 - 09/13/17 04:41 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]
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Oh, and Laney wants an ST of her own.

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#996795 - 09/13/17 04:54 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]
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Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
Shawn, the Carolina's are on our list. Don't know how or when, but we've five years to figure out where we want to retire.


When you get that trip arranged, let me know. I may be in Wisconsin now, but I will make a point of heading that way and rallying Chris K, Ken and some other troops to show you around. Just be careful of Ken's routes. He loves to send you up over hills at warp speed into gravel. jaw

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#996820 - 09/13/17 11:42 PM Re: I've met an oilhead I like! [Re: Dennis Andress]
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See now you were supposed to post it on the Craigslist thread in hopes it would disappear before you went to the bank. That's my strategy anyway. grin

Looks nice, enjoy! thumbsup


Pat
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