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Old 06-02-2011, 12:01 PM   #141
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so how much to get this baby track ready?
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:02 PM   #142
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well, depends on the bike.

my SV was +2. was awesome and rode it for a year like that.

after my GSS session. it will be -1 until further notice.

changing depends of the gearing itself. front sprockets are fairly simple. but with rear sprockets you have a greater risk of having to re size the chain bigger or smaller.

if each rider wants a different setup to suit their needs. thats a lot of wrenching and chain swaps (and money) to handle.


, we havent even TOUCHED on tire preference as well. thats huge.
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It's just a matter of changing the sprocket or sprockets. Either adding or dropping a tooth, teeth
i guess chains are one size fits all now?
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:07 PM   #145
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You weren't joking when you said that it bike falls over, all you'll say is OOPS and scratch your head?

I do have 2 grand lying around, don't live check to check, and don't need that money. However, I would seriously dislike tossing 2 grand into the wind on solely the "possibility" of "sometimes" riding this bike for awhile. I could find a much more useful way of spending that 2K getting 11-13% return over an almost sure bet of getting a 0% or negative return.
Nope wasn't joking! If it falls over would you prefer I say "ouch"?

I think happens, its our job to try to prevent as much as we can, but if something does happen and we can't prevent it, then its 's will and I'm ok with that.

I would suggest you go for that 11-13% return!

I'll do one better for you, I'll save you a lot of headache and go ahead and reject any hope you have of being a part of this, so that you never ever have to wake up wondering what if!

Shew, you got lucky!!!
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Dudes it's a Beemer!!! The suspension is set at neutral from factory on a 5 setting, given any mans weight we can determine the sag and give the 40mm to 45mm sag needed. To adjust the preload is as easy as a turn from the Alan wrench. So who gives 2 about that!! That's the fun, it takes all of 2 minutes to change all 4 of my tuners and another 2 minutes to give a turn or 2 to my preload. Um if you guys think 5 minutes worth of work is a lot then, !!!

After knowing everyone's weight the first few rides, we only have to worry about if they lost/gained weight since last ride. But again to get out the tape and be accurate is merely a few moments!!
Yes it is a beemer lol you obviously cant feel if a bike's suspension is top grade or ....

On my ducati the stock suspension works just fine after Patrick set it up for me but for the beemer..... Oh boy..... How else did you think they can produce this bike so cheaply? The suspension on the beemer is one of the worst ever made.... Go to different s1000rr forums or call Dan Kyle and he will explain you the huge flat spot of the suspension.... I will try to find that first post on his forum and post it here so you can see how crappy the stock suspension actually is on our beemers!
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I'll do 50 people, not 1000! Now that would be awesome!!!!
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Yes it is a beemer lol you obviously cant feel if a bike's suspension is top grade or ....

On my ducati the stock suspension works just fine after Patrick set it up for me but for the beemer..... Oh boy..... How else did you think they can produce this bike so cheaply? The suspension on the beemer is one of the worst ever made.... Go to different s1000rr forums or call Dan Kyle and he will explain you the huge flat spot of the suspension.... I will try to find that first post on his forum and post it here so you can see how crappy the stock suspension actually is on our beemers!
lol, ok, so you're saying its worse than which other bikes out there in the liter class? So which bike do you wish you did buy to not have that sucky beemer?
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i guess chains are one size fits all now?
Are you saying +1 on the rear = replace chain?
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Yes it is a beemer lol you obviously cant feel if a bike's suspension is top grade or ....

On my ducati the stock suspension works just fine after Patrick set it up for me but for the beemer..... Oh boy..... How else did you think they can produce this bike so cheaply? The suspension on the beemer is one of the worst ever made.... Go to different s1000rr forums or call Dan Kyle and he will explain you the huge flat spot of the suspension.... I will try to find that first post on his forum and post it here so you can see how crappy the stock suspension actually is on our beemers!
It's not that bad. It had the third fastest lap times.

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It's not that bad. It had the third fastest lap times.

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true, it is actually not that bad if you are a pro rider that knows how to get out of a bad situation.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:35 PM   #152
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true, it is actually not that bad if you are a pro rider that knows how to get out of a bad situation.
meh, I would do a track day with default factory settings anytime
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lol, ok, so you're saying its worse than which other bikes out there in the liter class? So which bike do you wish you did buy to not have that sucky beemer?
well i have had many bikes and trust me when i got the beemer the first thing i noticed is the vague feeling of the front suspension, then i asked other s1000rr riders and got the same answer from them, then i went to 3 different forums and they pretty much confirmed that the stock suspension is ....

If you are thinking a couple of clicks to the right or to the left would take care of you setting please check out the attached dyno graphs for the front forks:

as to why i bought the beemer? well, it is just a transitional bike for me, i am actually waiting for the 2012 ducati superbike but until then i wanted something cheap to maintain so i dont have to abusing my 1098 anymore, specially now that i put brand new fairings on the 1098, it looks so good that i dont really want to ride it and get rock chips on it lol as soon as the new duc comes out i will be leaving the beemer parked in the garage collecting dust trying to get used to the Ltwin again!
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Yes i would do it too for the first couple of track days, but to stick with it for 2 years? that is another story lol
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Are you saying +1 on the rear = replace chain?
no..+2 however ,yes.
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as soon as the new duc comes out i will be leaving the beemer parked in the garage collecting dust
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Yes i would do it too for the first couple of track days, but to stick with it for 2 years? that is another story lol
Yea, you'd be ready for a CBR by that time
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