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  1. Just had a look at a new BMW R1250 RS, I couldn’t take it for a demo as it was sold but just having a sit on it for a few minutes had me thinking. The seating position is slightly more upright than the VFR and the footpegs definitely felt lower. It was the sports model, full electronics and Akropovic exhaust. Also had full luggage kit on it. I have never ridden a boxer engine but have read some very good reports about the new shift cam engine, it’s smoothness and torque (145Nm I think, and 135hp) Of course there is still the Elephant (Blue Whale maybe) in the room $35,000😳🤯 However if money was no object I think I would find room in my garage for one of these. This is a very good video to demonstrate the sportiness of the RS. BMW R 1250 RS sound [RAW Onboard]
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  2. I keep my cellphone on a Quadlock mount on my ST1300 and MT-10, mainly just as a place to secure and charge it. I don't look at or touch it when riding (and my gloves won't let me anyway), although it is useful as a GPS speedo. Turn by turn navigation instructions from Google maps were brilliant through the headset as well.
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  3. 65. Bought the first Interceptor the Honda dealer in New Orleans got in in 1983, have a gen 8 now.
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  4. i don't believe cell phones mounted on bikes are any different from phones held in car drivers hands, both unsafe and distracting. just another sad sign of electronic media addiction.
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  5. For some riders sound systems are unsafe... they would spend too much attention on the moozic and not enough on where they're going and what they're are doing... so even thought they may not find the right words to express their concerns we still respect their choice...
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  6. Moozic non stop on every RC45 ride... I went with custom molded ear plugs with tiny Sony digital speakers... they cut 30db of wind noise and allow every note of the music through even at low volumes... perfect... I added a light weight Xact Sirius satellite receiver... Moozic non stop... If I can afford a ticket I listen to Fast beat Progressive House dance music... if I can't afford a ticket I listen to channel Chill or slow beat dance music... I have to be careful because my right wrist is so effective by the beat... To keep my butt out of jail I interfaced Mr.RC45's Oh Shit Detector's BEEP BEEP BEEEEEEEEEEP...
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  7. Im not on the forum regularly anymore, and when i do get on i usually have a PM asking about this build and or how to find the post. It has been archived, can find if googled. Im asked if i still have and ride. Yes regularly 67,000 miles running as strong as ever, and added a Dymag CBR600F4I front wheel and EBC rotors recently. Laid it down last fall (cold tires sat behind slow moving cars way to long and then to aggressive on very next turn, which my pride was hurt most of all when those two cars passed me as i was trying to pick her up, LOL. So has all new right side just needs fairing touched up. I am glad everything is aftermarket on the bike because a lot "new" OEM parts are not available any more. 399lb VFR848, was not the best choice for topic name, but i think in down to 396 dry. Google link attached
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  8. +1 for the sing as you ride!
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  9. Boxers have factory installed frame sliders. Most of us call them valve covers, but they get the job done. 😉
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  10. Got an update in case anyone's interested The map I've settled on a Dynojet map that is described as being for a stock bike. It runs rich across the lower 1/3 of the rev range, this really helps with the snatchy throttle, and unlike the other maps I tried, there are no nasty side effects like surging and serious hesitancy. Surprised to see a standard map work best on a decatted Staintunes bike, but the numbers must suit it best. It's still snatchy at 4-5k rpm so I might set it a bit richer there and see if that helps. Not ruling out a proper dyno tune though, at least I know the bike will run properly with the right fuelling.
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  11. You to take the BMW oath when you go to the dealership “ Open your wallet and say …Help yourself”
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