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  • varg
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    Originally posted by Panici View Post
    It's on my bucket list to get something better suited for long rides and touring. Thought my '00 Monster 900 would fit the bill
    Good lord, a naked ducati as a touring/long rides bike? Talk about motorcycle masochism. If you want a bike that does sport and touring well, without being ugly or a 650lb+ pig of a bike like a concours or similar, the old ZX-9R is fairly heavy (just a little lighter than the noble standard that hasn't been matched since, the ZRX), but it does sport and touring both pretty well. It's more relaxed in riding position than a literbike but more sporting than most sport touring bikes.

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  • MR E30 325is
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    Originally posted by Panici View Post
    Yeah the R6 makes some good power, but you have to work for it. I have a couple of 2nd gens, they make enough torque to be streetable, but I've heard the 3rd gen is absolutely gutless down low. What year was yours?

    And a 600 doesn't have the same instant shove that a bigger torquey motor has on tap, which you found out pretty quick. 😆

    Stay safe out there brother!
    I owned an 03, but I rode a friends 06, and another friends 09, way back in the day.

    You bet. You too.

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  • Panici
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    Originally posted by MR E30 325is View Post
    I rode it yesterday and started to try to twist that wrist a bit more during the ride, and holy hell. My old R6 made 50 ft*lb of torque at like 12,000 rpm. This thing makes 105 ft*lb at like 5,500 rpms. It almost ripped me off of the bike. Super glad that it has wheelie control as well, or I would have been in trouble. Haha
    Yeah the R6 makes some good power, but you have to work for it. I have a couple of 2nd gens, they make enough torque to be streetable, but I've heard the 3rd gen is absolutely gutless down low. What year was yours?

    And a 600 doesn't have the same instant shove that a bigger torquey motor has on tap, which you found out pretty quick. 😆

    Stay safe out there brother!

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  • MR E30 325is
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    Originally posted by Panici View Post
    It's on my bucket list to get something better suited for long rides and touring.

    Thought my '00 Monster 900 would fit the bill, but turns out it's pretty aggressive for a "sport touring" bike.
    Need to respring the front to stock rate (I'm only 140lbs), but that still won't make 2+ hour rides comfortable.
    I still have to adapt to the bike completely, but it positions you in a manner that feels pretty natural already.

    While sitting fully erect, I get a bit of wind buffeting at my wrists, and some on the top of my helmet (I'm 6'3"), even with the windscreen moved up as high as it will go. But leagues better than the last bike I rode.

    I rode it yesterday and started to try to twist that wrist a bit more during the ride, and holy hell. My old R6 made 50 ft*lb of torque at like 12,000 rpm. This thing makes 105 ft*lb at like 5,500 rpms. It almost ripped me off of the bike. Super glad that it has wheelie control as well, or I would have been in trouble. Haha

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  • Panici
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    Originally posted by MR E30 325is View Post

    Thank you. Definitely a looker from the side. The front, not so much. haha

    It rides like a heavy bike, but then not really. Easily maneuverable, and much faster than anything I have driven in years. Very balanced, even at like .5 mph.
    It's on my bucket list to get something better suited for long rides and touring.

    Thought my '00 Monster 900 would fit the bill, but turns out it's pretty aggressive for a "sport touring" bike.
    Need to respring the front to stock rate (I'm only 140lbs), but that still won't make 2+ hour rides comfortable.

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  • MR E30 325is
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    Originally posted by Panici View Post
    Nice looking Beamer!
    How does it ride?
    Thank you. Definitely a looker from the side. The front, not so much. haha

    It rides like a heavy bike, but then not really. Easily maneuverable, and much faster than anything I have driven in years. Very balanced, even at like .5 mph.

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  • Panici
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    Originally posted by MR E30 325is View Post
    I think I can half come back to this forum again (not sure if I want to with the speed, damnit it is slow around here unfortunately)
    2023 BMW R1250 GS Adventure in Triple Black
    Nice looking Beamer!
    How does it ride?

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  • MR E30 325is
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    I think I can half come back to this forum again (not sure if I want to with the speed, damnit it is slow around here unfortunately)

    2023 BMW R1250 GS Adventure in Triple Black

    BMW R1250GSA 2 by Michael Rickerd, on Flickr

    Will be our tow behind fast traveler.

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  • varg
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    FCP Euro finally screwed me after years of nothing but good experiences despite seeing people complain here. For no explicable reason they didn't ship an order I placed early AM same day, or within 24h, so I called them at 36hrs and they had no explanation for why but something got messed up with my order. I told the guy I spoke to I'm in kind of a hurry and that's why I paid the extra for faster shipping and to his credit he was polite and said he'd upgrade the package to 2 day so I could still get it by Friday. Well that wasn't good enough and here I am, on Saturday, looking at an estimated delivery date of Tuesday. It wound up stuck in some unspecified delay according to UPS, probably a winter storm up north. If only it had shipped when they always do (same or next day) I'd have the parts on my car right now
    Last edited by varg; 01-13-2024, 02:38 PM.

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  • MrBurgundy
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    It's actually working... for now lol

    Finally replaced my iS lip after it flew off 6 years ago with a nice ebay one.... fits nice and used the same clip

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  • McGyver
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    It's broke again :(

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  • MrBurgundy
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    Yeah most def quicker, but still slow..

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  • Panici
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    Originally posted by McGyver View Post
    The site is fast again! Yay!
    I wouldn't say it's "normal" yet, but certainly is running quicker then before.

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  • McGyver
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    The site is fast again! Yay!

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  • Panici
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    I sent James an email yesterday.

    Does seem better today, I can actually view and post with some patience.

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