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    Hi Ya'll
    on: August 24, 2022, 06:41:05 pm
    August 24, 2022, 06:41:05 pm
    Just picked up a 2016 S1000XR that I've been  hankering for a while. My other bike is an 08 Concours 14. WOW!, What a difference in weight & handling!! Comfort wise the BMW has a bit of work needed that can be resolved with a better seat & pegs. The Power is amazing however there's a lot of vibration throughout the whole bike. I wonder why BMW didn't install a counterbalancer or insulators to diminish the vibes. The suspension is stiff and hard on the back & neck when I hit bumps (known issue with the 1st Gens I've read) I'm still feeling the bike out. I got a great deal on it and hopefully it'll be a great bike for me. Glad to be part of this group. I hope I can contribute with my learing experiences & mods I try on this bike.





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    Reply #1 on: August 24, 2022, 07:28:40 pm
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    What is a "08 Concours 14." ?

    Post a photo  - that always helps!

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    Re: Hi Ya'll
    Reply #2 on: August 24, 2022, 07:43:03 pm
    August 24, 2022, 07:43:03 pm

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    Re: Hi Ya'll
    Reply #3 on: August 24, 2022, 07:45:21 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
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    What is a "08 Concours 14." ?

    Post a photo  - that always helps!

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    Kawasaki GTR 1400 in Europe. In the US, it's called Concours 14. I like the GTR Moniker personally :)
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    Re: Hi Ya'll
    Reply #4 on: August 24, 2022, 08:55:11 pm
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    Welcome

    Although I got to point out the stiff suspension isn't an "issue with all gen 1s" it's just a by product of it being a sharp and amazing handling bike. The Gen 2 is much more sluggish by comparison exactly because it's too soft. It is a compromise but overall the bike is still comfy to ride compared to even naked bikes. As far as vibes go, especially if you're looking at the whole bike, the reason BMW didn't install any sort of balance shafts is to keep rotating mass to an absolute minimum. It is a sacrifice but there are ways to minimise it, your first point of interest should be making sure all your engine mounts are retorqued to the correct spec as often they tend to be way too tight. Next I'd do the same where the exhaust mounts into the back of the engine. May or may not help but it's free and takes minutes.

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    Reply #5 on: August 24, 2022, 09:22:59 pm
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    *Originally Posted by adamkhan [+]
    Kawasaki GTR 1400 in Europe. In the US, it's called Concours 14. I like the GTR Moniker personally :)

    I don’t think a “Kawasaki GTR Moniker” would be a great success, either side of the Atlantic, to be honest.  :164:




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    Re: Hi Ya'll
    Reply #6 on: August 25, 2022, 03:19:49 am
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    *Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
    I don’t think a “Kawasaki GTR Moniker” would be a great success, either side of the Atlantic, to be honest.  :164:

    The Kawasaki Concours 14/ GTR 1400 has had 13 years of Success around the World so let's not knock other bikes. It can hold its own even in the twisties surprisingly well! I'm a former roadracer and was very Impressed with the heavy beasts handling & capabilities & power. Yes no more peg nubs or tire chicken strips.
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    Reply #7 on: August 25, 2022, 06:00:39 am
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    Oh dear - my attempt at humour, simply based on the notion that ‘Moniker’ was the model name, appears to have missed the target.

    There was no inference as to the bike’s quality or performance.


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    Re: Hi Ya'll
    Reply #8 on: August 25, 2022, 12:31:10 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
    Oh dear - my attempt at humour, simply based on the notion that ‘Moniker’ was the model name, appears to have missed the target.

    There was no inference as to the bike’s quality or performance.

    Sorry, I misinterpreted your humor ;)

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    Re: Hi Ya'll
    Reply #9 on: August 25, 2022, 12:38:56 pm
    August 25, 2022, 12:38:56 pm
    Anyway, on my first highway ride (45 miles at average of less than 80mph) to work this morning, I was revving at over 6k rpms (at 80). I have the stock exhaust but it must be modified because it's as loud as a Slip-on. It must also have been regeared or is that normal rpms for these bikes? I'm pretty sure it's done a few trackdays.