2013 R1200R Classic, 1972 BMW R75/5, 69 Triumph T120, 56 Matchless G3, 55 AJS Model 20, 55 Matchless
Roads were greasy and first modern bike I have ridden in 3 or 4 years ( spinal cancer surgery and hernia surgery in the interim, so I have limited feeling in my feet and have partially lost use of my right shoulder).Excellent.
First impressions of the bike?
Typically they start good and grow better, very mature competent motorbike.
I am on the West coast of Scotland, we get mild winters due to the effect of the Gulf Stream.First time I've been on in a while, with all the **** weather here in the Northeast US, I've been in deep "hurry up Spring" mode. And this is the first thread I've looked at in weeks and , lo and behold, another beauty "Classic"!
I see you have the Comfort seat. For me, the first thing I replaced on mine was the "sport" seat for the Comfort. Huge improvement for me. I also ditched the stock screen for a Madstad, which is better and offers a lot more protection. I think I'm going to try a V Stream, short Sport, dark smoke screen this year. It's a vanity move. I saw one on a Classic a while ago and it really looks nice on our bikes. Protection wise, its midway between the stock screen and the Madstad.
Do you know what exhaust that is? Remus?
Lovely looking area! Reminds me a bit of Newfoundland...
Probably be the weekend before I can get a video, with the baffle out it is a bit throaty, I run it with the baffle in. My other bikes are mainly 1950's so my neighbours are used to my noisy bikes.How do you like that Akra? I'm going down the aftermarket exhaust road now. I've always considered Akra the most natural pairing with BMW, particularly Boxers. A video would be worth it's weight in electrons, if you're so inclined.
Do you happen to recall if it required a re-map of the ECU?I can recomend the Leo Vince. There was a Exhaust Test in the „Motorrad“ magacine few years ago. It was on a DOHC GS so should be same for the R. Winner was Leo Vince. One of the lightest, best output on torque & hp site.
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I ran a KTM for a few years, great bikem just a little tall at times.Nice collection! (You do need a dual sport though....)
Changed nothing on the intake site. I checked the sparks after 500 km and they had a healty brown color.Do you happen to recall if it required a re-map of the ECU?