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850 miles on the new F4.....

Lovin it! Puked out about 1 pint of coolant today. Hope the expansion tank was just overfilled. My ass hurts. I initially thought the riding comfort was on par with the 1098 Duc, but it's a bit more demanding. Worlds better than the early F4 though. VERY THIRSTY!! 25 MPG.
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How hot does it run? I know it doesn't display numbers any more but in terms of the bar graph?
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How hot does it run? I know it doesn't display numbers any more but in terms of the bar graph?
Steve hasn't got a clue how hot his runs, one of the bars is longer than the others which he takes as being 'normal' but he doesn't pay much attention to it.

Honest it made me laugh when I saw it, MV's answer to overheating..........stop telling the owners how hot it gets

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I ask because when I took a test ride, the temp gauge looked a like a digital fuel gauge with a full tank of gas. So, I'm not sure if it was really running hot or goes to a "normal" point. But also, I only took a few quick glances.
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Lovin it! Puked out about 1 pint of coolant today. Hope the expansion tank was just overfilled. My ass hurts. I initially thought the riding comfort was on par with the 1098 Duc, but it's a bit more demanding. Worlds better than the early F4 though. VERY THIRSTY!! 25 MPG.
Put a few track miles on it Gary!

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Steve hasn't got a clue how hot his runs, one of the bars is longer than the others which he takes as being 'normal' but he doesn't pay much attention to it.

Honest it made me laugh when I saw it, MV's answer to overheating..........stop telling the owners how hot it gets
yet another "my s1000rr is better than everything else" reply
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Steve hasn't got a clue how hot his runs, one of the bars is longer than the others which he takes as being 'normal' but he doesn't pay much attention to it.

Honest it made me laugh when I saw it, MV's answer to overheating..........stop telling the owners how hot it gets
Probably because it wasn't overheating. Running hot and overheating are two different things. If the overtemp warning was taken away would the owners think it was overheating? of all the overheating bikes out there how many puked coolant? I took my bike out today, 103 degrees Fahrenheit ambient temperature. Hottest i saw the display was 209 degrees f. The difference between a real problem and a perceived problem is perception. If you remove the visual indicator warning you is it still a problem? Or if there isn't a sign warning you is it really a problem?
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kawininja said: "yet another "my s1000rr is better than everything else" reply"

now there's how to show some real class!
Good job!
Mike didn't even say anything about his bike.... please quit posting. Either comment on the subject (which mike did) or don't post anything.

I like the new gauges.... but wish they would have incorporated an analog tach instead of the bar graph. Maybe I'm just an old fashioned guy, but a bike really needs a tach (my opinion, which does not state I hate the new bike, or that the old bike is better... hope this clarifies any misunderstanding)

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I'm not offended by Mike's comment, the little smiley face implies it's supposed to be offered in jest. In fact Mike made a very similar comment on a thread several months back, shortly after Steve went for a ride with Mike. Wasn't bothered by it then either.

Surely the owners manual clarifies what is meant by the digital bars, that's where I'd be looking.

In any case I believe that it's pretty smart to have a bar graph display for temperature readings - the programmer doesn't have to include ° Fahrenheit / ° Celcius conversion as in the past - pretty clever really - as long as the rider can easily interpret the display.
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I haven't looked at the owners manual yet, so I also don't know how to read the temperature graph. (I haven't looked at the manual for my 2 year old 1098 yet either). I'd prefer an analog tach and a temperature guage or temp digital readout. So to answer Allens question, don't know. I switched bikes with my friend (S1000RR) and he noted how hot the MV felt. I'm used to the Duc and my old F4, so the heat is old hat.
Much as I love the new F4, I'm still blown away by the BMW. While riding it, I was thinking it's "Motorcycle Riding For Dummies". Everything is so easy and comfortable. We both agreed that the MV had more guts, at least up to 7K, which is contrary to what I've read. The BMW gear box is very precise. I keep finding neutral when I don't want to on the MV, as did my friend while he rode it. Need to make friends with a RSV4 owner!! See what thats all about.
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