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Hey! Where I live (Montréal), the snow is here until at least March, so in the absence of being able to ride, boredom led me to create this YT video:
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What do you think - hit, or miss? (Bonus points to anyone who can identify why there's a resemblance to an 80's Suzuki Katana...)

Incidentally, the music in the video above is taken from an original composition of mine, in a different video that features a BMW K1:
Ride On! (Symbiosis) - in case you're interested.
 

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Nice nod to creativity and provenance. Hans Muth would approve.

Cheers! Dave
 

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I personally don't like the fairing, and don't think it goes with the bike well... but approve of the rest, especially the Akra:p. Good creativity, though. And it's easily reversible, so zero harm.
 

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I personally don't like the fairing, and don't think it goes with the bike well... but approve of the rest, especially the Akra:p. Good creativity, though. And it's easily reversible, so zero harm.
And that’s why they have menus in restaurants…. Thank goodness we don’t all like the same things, or my bike wouldn’t be unique!
 

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That is absolutely correct. I have NEVER seen a bike (or any vehicle, for that matter) left completely stock, so everybody makes it unique, one way or another. Nothing wrong with that :). But when you post a specific mod, you should expect comments both ways;).

At any rate, the headlight is almost universally hated, but I don't think it's that bad. Could be better, yes. But it's unique. Just wish BMW had left it with all LEDs, like the manual wrongly says it is. Oh well. But hey, at least it's glass, which is a rarity nowadays. And unique. I just changed the bulbs, and LED turn-signal boards, and I'm pleased with the different look. Let me post a picture, so you can get back at me by saying you hate it. Ha ha.

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Oh boy, here we go again about the LED headlights. They are an option that was not selected for your bike. They are an option that is available for the HP style package, but are not defacto what comes with it.

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What? You don't know what you're talking about. My 2020 owner's manual doesn't even list H7 bulbs; they all were supposed to have LEDs STANDARD, at least here in the US. And I haven't seen a single one with LEDs, even 2022s.
 

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That is absolutely correct. I have NEVER seen a bike (or any vehicle, for that matter) left completely stock, so everybody makes it unique, one way or another. Nothing wrong with that :). But when you post a specific mod, you should expect comments both ways;).

At any rate, the headlight is almost universally hated, but I don't think it's that bad. Could be better, yes. But it's unique. Just wish BMW had left it with all LEDs, like the manual wrongly says it is. Oh well. But hey, at least it's glass, which is a rarity nowadays. And unique. I just changed the bulbs, and LED turn-signal boards, and I'm pleased with the different look. Let me post a picture, so you can get back at me by saying you hate it. Ha ha.

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My original post did say “What do you think - hit, or miss?”, so I think that makes it obvious that I realize not everyone will necessarily approve…. But you know what they say: ‘opinions are like a$$holes; everybody has one’.
 
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