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Old 08-05-2014, 06:55 AM
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Thanks guys.

Ed, you'd be surprised how low this thing sits. I have the "high" seat and I have a lot of bend at my knees when holding the bike up. With the "low" seat", I'd imagine Dana could flat-foot it.

Ricky actually did have something to do with this in a round-about sort of way. On every trip I've been on this year, I found myself saying that I missed "X" about the Adventure. After the experience in ES, I was preparing to throw a not-insubstantial amount of money and parts at the motor. Somewhere in PA last weekend it dawned on me that I was trying to make the bike something that it was never going to be.

James, the really funny thing is that I was impressed with certain aspects of the K16 when I initially rode it way back in 2011, but I wasn't smitten with it. I thought the RT was the answer with its lighter weight and Boxer motor, but I just couldn't get comfortable on it (Lord knows how you do it, you're a good 2" taller than me).

For a fleeting moment I considered getting a new WasserBoxer Adventure, but this is the first year for it, and I'm still gunshy given Helga's appetite for oil.

TOE, message received.

Tom, the FB6 is really cool-looking but it has no cruise control, no top box, and no room for my legs.

Mike, they actually do make floorboards for this bike. Dana prefers pegs, and in looking at them I'm betting I'd drag them everywhere.
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Nice, despite..... I was oh so close to biting the big BMW bullet, but The closest dealer support for me being in central Arkansas is Memphis Tennessee. I can also find a nut or bolt for my scoot in Anytown, USA.
I also had no idea this was an inline 6. I'm sure it is a very smooth machine.

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That's a sweet lookin' ride Russ!
I love the molasses looking color.

Apparently though, the color is the only thing like molasses...!

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James, the really funny thing is that I was impressed with certain aspects of the K16 when I initially rode it way back in 2011, but I wasn't smitten with it. I thought the RT was the answer with its lighter weight and Boxer motor, but I just couldn't get comfortable on it (Lord knows how you do it, you're a good 2" taller than me).



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Well, with this one you aren't a beta tester for one thing, and you would've been with the GSA or if you'd bought the '12 a few years ago.

As far as the triangle goes, I guess I've spent enough time on sports-touring bikes.

Oil consumption? Not an issue on mine. Granted, it did burn it off when I overfilled it but not an issue since.
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Reached 600 miles today, now I'm parked until next week when they can get me in for the first service.

I really like this bike. It really excels at calmly cruising, then gets real serious above 5,000rpm. No fooling, this thing comes on the cam right at 5 grand, and runs really quickly up to 6 grand (when I have to shut it down). When I get this thing back next Wednesday, I'm gonna whip it like a rented mule.
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