Mello short notice ride 25 with friends 3/19/17

Discussion in 'Group Rides' started by looper, Mar 17, 2017 at 4:35 PM.

Added to Calendar: 03/19/17
  1. looper

    looper Freeway and I

    Location:
    Santa Rita
    Name:
    John
    Hwy 25 FROM Hollister *$ 1760 Airline TO Coalinga for lunch
    KSU 10 AM
    see you there
     
  2. Tim

    Tim 2016 BMW S1000RR 2013 BMW R1200GSA

    In :thumbup
     
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  3. CaptRon

    CaptRon Love To Watch The Trains!!!

    Location:
    Sunnyvale
    Name:
    Ron
    Just did 25 today. Went to Parkfield for lunch. 400 mi day. Have fun you guys!
     
  4. brokenglass

    brokenglass I so honey

    Location:
    BMW F700GS
    Name:
    Dan
    How's your new ride ? Does the performance meet your expectations ? How's that 4 banger torque ?
     
  5. CaptRon

    CaptRon Love To Watch The Trains!!!

    Location:
    Sunnyvale
    Name:
    Ron
    I like it, a lot. The seat will need to be modified, but that has been done to every bike I have owned, so no surprise there. I have added things to make the bike better for me.....risers, taller shield, heated grips, K&N filter (just because it pays for itself),and GPS that I already had. The engine torque is definitely different than the BMW or Suzuki. Smooth at RPM's above 5500 and it really comes on after 6K RPM's. There is a slight, slight buzz at 4200 RPM, but I'm just getting picky, LOL. The torque is something I need to get used to, as it takes a little RPM's to feel it. The performance is fine for how I ride and for what I need. Even though the bike says it's a 1000, the engine is a 1043. I need to adjust the front suspension, as it feels stiff or tight or whatever. I am ignorant when it comes to suspension, but I'll get it dialed in. It's lighter than the BMW and Suzuki I had. That, you can feel immediately. Maintenance is easy, as far as oil change, air filter replacement and chain maintenance. I am wondering about valve checks, but will update that when the time comes.
     
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  6. CaptRon

    CaptRon Love To Watch The Trains!!!

    Location:
    Sunnyvale
    Name:
    Ron
    Well, how'd the ride go?
     
  7. Tim

    Tim 2016 BMW S1000RR 2013 BMW R1200GSA

    Great! I've been sick, but had to get out on the bike. 250 miles was a killer :laughing
     
  8. CaptRon

    CaptRon Love To Watch The Trains!!!

    Location:
    Sunnyvale
    Name:
    Ron
    I just got over the stomach flue. In fact, on Indian Valley yesterday, i had to stop at an outhouse one time because it came back. I was lucky there was one there, LMAO. Glad the ride went well, pal. We got 400 mi in yesterday.
     
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  9. Tim

    Tim 2016 BMW S1000RR 2013 BMW R1200GSA

    Yeah, we did that last Sunday :thumbup
     
  10. looper

    looper Freeway and I

    Location:
    Santa Rita
    Name:
    John
    Thanks for coming Tim. GWS
     
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  11. Tim

    Tim 2016 BMW S1000RR 2013 BMW R1200GSA

    Where's the pix you took ? What's GWS ?
     
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't fiddle much (don't spend any money) until you've got 1500 miles or so on things- have to let it settle in a bit. After that, go for it.
     
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  13. looper

    looper Freeway and I

    Location:
    Santa Rita
    Name:
    John
    GWS = Get well soon
    Pictures are up
     
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  14. Tim

    Tim 2016 BMW S1000RR 2013 BMW R1200GSA

    Thanks, John. Where did you post them ? They should be in here :2cents
     
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  15. CaptRon

    CaptRon Love To Watch The Trains!!!

    Location:
    Sunnyvale
    Name:
    Ron
    I've already got 1700 mi on top of the 2800 it had when I bought it. So, around 4500 mi on the bike as we speak.
     
  16. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Spend away!
     
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  17. looper

    looper Freeway and I

    Location:
    Santa Rita
    Name:
    John
  18. looper

    looper Freeway and I

    Location:
    Santa Rita
    Name:
    John
  19. looper

    looper Freeway and I

    Location:
    Santa Rita
    Name:
    John
  20. looper

    looper Freeway and I

    Location:
    Santa Rita
    Name:
    John
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