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First 1000km..

Discussion in 'BMW R1200RS Reviews' started by dinez, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. dinez

    dinez Member

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    About to bring her for first 1000km service this Friday.
    So far the bike is magnificent - superb smooth suspension and handling particularly in corners; she can just tip over with ease and confident. Hardly no chicken strips. Brakes are so powerful and the high sports seat is super comfortable. Body position is at ease too even though it's slightly leaning forward.
    Keeping the speed up to 140 - 150km/h for now; hit that with ease too.
    Keyless is so convenient; push it off and you are out.
    The electronics are wonderful add on too.

    My main gripe is the wind screen; all 4 positions resulting in heavy buffeting and noise. It spoils the joy and fun of the ride! Had ordered the MRA Vario and a new Shoei GT Air, hoping the problem will be eliminated.

    Another minor issue is the amount of dirt it takes up on the bike during rain. Had hard time cleaning it particularly at the rear suspension area. A rear hugger will solve this?

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  2. Leon.P.

    Leon.P. Well-Known Member

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    Welcome and enjoy.:)
     
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    Welcome. Report back on your thoughts of the Vario screen.
    Bill
     
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    Aussie Import Well-Known Member

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    Mudsling. It's a must have.
     
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    Richard230 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    And a hugger won't do much to keep dirt at bay. The RS has a nice chassis, but it vacuums up road dirt like a Hoover and there is little that you can do about it. Plus, the chassis is tough to clean. At least you have lots of options for addressing your windshield issue. Personally, for touring, I like the Givi Touring windscreen. It is a little large, but quite effective at blocking wind in the raised position.
     
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    A new helmet does makes a difference on reducing the wind noise by the way.
    Still awaiting the MRA vario.
    First service was done with the engine oil, filter, drive oil change and computer diagnostics.
     
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    An update on the MRA Vario - sports screen.
    Fixed it at the lower hole. There's significant difference. No buffeting. This screen works!

    Btw I'm 5'9" with the highest sports seat.
     

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