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    First ride
    on: February 04, 2022, 05:33:19 pm
    February 04, 2022, 05:33:19 pm
    Had my first ride out yesterday. Took my 17 year old son as pillion .overall, I love the bike. The engine is stunning! Brakes are great. Few early gripes- my small hands struggled to reach the clutch so might look at getting a different lever!
    Engine was a bit lumpy up to 3000 revs
    I don’t ride hard but know it’s due a service so might see if the balance is slightly out somewhere!.Didn’t realise about the suspension for two up until I noticed a mark on the rear hugger. Think it bottomed out over a bump in a cat park
    Apart from that, love it

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    Re: First ride
    Reply #1 on: February 04, 2022, 05:48:59 pm
    February 04, 2022, 05:48:59 pm
    How's the cat?

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    Re: First ride
    Reply #2 on: February 04, 2022, 06:47:51 pm
    February 04, 2022, 06:47:51 pm
    *Originally Posted by wessie [+]
    How's the cat?

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    Re: First ride
    Reply #3 on: February 05, 2022, 03:36:35 pm
    February 05, 2022, 03:36:35 pm
    Welcome, enjoy, great bike.

    I had the same experience as you with the clutch lever.  Do not get the BMW HP, too little adjustability, they won't be much closer to the grips.  A $250 lesson for me.  I bought the Synto clutch lever, it works very well but I had to "adjust" it - it uses a little lever as the action to adjust the reach, this little lever touches the bright beam paddle when I pulled the clutch, I used a Dremel tool to cut off this lever.

    In the picture I posted in this thread the little lever is still intact
    https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,4422.msg39422.html#msg39422
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    Re: First ride
    Reply #4 on: February 06, 2022, 02:03:54 am
    February 06, 2022, 02:03:54 am
    Same gripe re the clutch lever - asked the BMW guys at the 1st service to adjust it and the response was "Don't". Get used to it.

    Engine isn't great below 3,000 rpm particularly when cold. Don't know if you ever had hotted up cars as a youth, you know, with shaved heads, cams etc, well they never ran well below about 3,000 rpm either. Treat this bike the same.

    Enjoy,

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    Re: First ride
    Reply #5 on: February 06, 2022, 02:12:39 am
    February 06, 2022, 02:12:39 am
    *Originally Posted by Deano747 [+]
    Same gripe re the clutch lever - asked the BMW guys at the 1st service to adjust it and the response was "Don't". Get used to it.

    Engine isn't great below 3,000 rpm particularly when cold. Don't know if you ever had hotted up cars as a youth, you know, with shaved heads, cams etc, well they never ran well below about 3,000 rpm either. Treat this bike the same.

    Enjoy,

    Not sure why you'd ever really wanna be below 3k on a bike like this but I get what you're saying, it is lumpy as hell when in crawling traffic unless you get a tune.

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    Re: First ride
    Reply #6 on: February 06, 2022, 11:28:18 am
    February 06, 2022, 11:28:18 am
    RapidbikeEvo/Racing made a massive improvement on my Gen1.  :152:

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    Re: First ride
    Reply #7 on: February 06, 2022, 11:48:51 am
    February 06, 2022, 11:48:51 am
    Always viewed my X/R as the best starting point i’ve Ever had on a bike, BM just like all other manufacturers have to jump through hoops to get the bike through the TUV, as punters it’s not something we have to suffer, it requires a few bob and getting off ones arse...but there’s certainly another bike to had that is for sure.


    Just fired mine up along with others...it’s been stood for some weeks with the crap weather and it ran as sweet as ever.

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    Re: First ride
    Reply #8 on: February 06, 2022, 12:20:15 pm
    February 06, 2022, 12:20:15 pm
    So Winger

    What are the mods you have on yours?

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    Re: First ride
    Reply #9 on: February 06, 2022, 03:33:51 pm
    February 06, 2022, 03:33:51 pm
    Plenty of info about mine on here already just do a search, bumped up one of many threads on here about the same subject with multiple solutions, most important is understanding the TUV Test who/where (rev wise)they do it and getting around it.