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As I remember, they were off center. My 1977 R100RS with Lester wheels was off center. Don’t remember if the 1976 one with wire wheels was or not–didn’t have that one for very long. I know the rear on the race bikes were off center so that the fatter rear slick would fit past the swing arm. If I come across a R100 at the local BMW shop, will have a look. They sell a lot of older BMWs and usually have a few around.
After some fiddling about with the original PDF to take advantage of some file reduction utilities, I was able to get the brochure file down to a reasonable size for download without giving up too much quality. You can go to the brochure page and download / print all you want!
Tor, I will get with the membership & site admin folks to see if we can get it sorted.
Thank you for your patience.
We have posted up links to various popular rides/roads. You can use them as a guide to plan out a route that meets your needs.
Me likey. Suggestion, use a much smaller logo so that your navigation aids (menu items) are more prominent. Thanks for posting about your site.
[quote=karlh]At least it will stop all the RT riders from referring to their bikes as sport-tourers.[/quote]Hahaha.
No big secrets here. Building up your core and legs are key to being fit for riding. One of the best exercises for motorcyclists is being an enthusiastic participant in ‘spin-classes’. These are about 45 mins of all out pedaling on a high quality spin bike under varying loads. Best to pair that with a heart rate monitor (Polar’s FT1 or FT2 work great) to keep your heart rate varying between 95% to 110% of the calculated max for your age. Do that twice a week and a couple of brisk 45 mins walks (use the Polar to keep rate at 70% to 80% of your theoretical max) combined with some pilates exercises on the off days and you are golden. Added benefit of making your time on earth happier too.
Saw one. Heard it too. Sweet. Urban cafe racers’ dream. Of course, you country boys and girls might find it useful too. Assuming you find one at all. :dunno
Thanks for the write-up, Will.
The new wasser boxer R nineT Concept is truly the one to get. Love that look in the new OTL issue. If you can’t wait, though; there will likely be a solid market for your used R nineT.
The Nav V paired with the Wasserboxers & whiz wheel is quite amazing. Acts as a second display providing all sorts of useful info from the ECU. Comparisons to GPS on these machines is apples to cavier.
Just be forewarned that the AMA may not be your friend in your efforts. Attempts in Texas to get lane-splitted were spoiled by protests with a large group of Harley Davidson owners revving their engines outside the building while the bill was being considered. Seems there was going to be a helmet requirement if you wanted to take advantage of the new law. What legislator would bother voting for a controversial bill when the targeted beneficiary voter group is protesting its enactment?
Here is the applicable AMA caveat to their ‘support’.
“A straightforward lane splitting bill may easily be amended with provisions that the AMA and the motorcycling community would find unacceptable. Provisions such as mandatory helmet use in an adult-choice state or mandatory minimum medical insurance coverage provisions would quickly poison an otherwise well-intentioned effort”.
I saw Doug’s 27 min video. Wow! He did a fantastic job!
Had an absolute blast! Riding the track all day Friday with Keith Code’s California Superbike School capped the event off perfectly for me. Plus, fixed a few things about my riding that has already paid off.
Can’t say enough about Keith’s generosity by flying in a coach specifically run to his Steering Drill for the lucky 40 BMW RA rally raffle winners, as well as working in Nate Kern for the two-up rides. Was a hoot to watch Nate one-wheel it down the front straight! Wonder if his passenger had their eyes open or shut!
Thanks to BMW RA, Barber MSP, BMW Performance Center, Nate Kern, RAid & CSS for a great event.
Glad you like OTL. We definitely try to view motorcycling from all angles. We really are pretty fun-loving and try not to take ourselves too seriously so when someone gets emotional (upset or happy) about our photos or words it is good. Tells us folks are checking the mag.
Teaching at the track and my day job, as well as starting a second home project in the woods has kept me pretty busy. But re-writing the school’s coursework has me ready to revive the old column of rider improvement tips. The thing is, fundamentals are the same; whether you are superbike champ or Harvey Knucklefutz on his first motorcycle. And believe or not, the better riders are more open suggestions for improvement than the less skilled who have honed their bad habits. So, it can be difficult to keep it interesting.
Let me know what you think for topics and approach. To help, here’s two questions:
1. What do you like best about riding your motorcycle?
2. What do you fear/dislike most?