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360 miles... 1/3 in the POURING RAIN

360 more miles today
a mixture of roads.... TOO MANY ON THE INTERSTATE.... no choice in that matter... varied my speed as much as i could
didn't do a good job with "heat cycling" the motor today
440 miles on the bike total... looks like i'll be having that 600 mile checkup quick soon

a few things:

- about 29 mpg.... crap, as far as i am concerned
not sure why it is SO horrible.... the BMW K1200S and R... both get 44mpg even when being "stomped" on
they have 25 more hp and weigh about 150 pounds more
so....
why the poor mileage on the brutale?

- the sound just keeps getting better and better

- the power is intoxicating and seemingly endless, even below 8K rpm

- the seat sucks... harder to STAND ON THE PEGS at highway speed than on my R1200GS... i'll find a solution


then came the rain
horrible lighting.... lights out everywhere
i should have stopped, but did NOT
i had my summer air/textile gear on... no rain gear with me... no where to store in
my GORTEX boots.... which are waterproof had 6 inches of rain INSIDE them when i got home from the RUNOFF down my legs
no fun

i'm at home
the power is out

the bike was great in the rain
went through puddles up to 1 FOOT DEEP...
and it did fine
even with NO anti-lock brakes (of which i've become accustom on my BMWs)... all was well
could modulate the throttle well enough to never slip the rear tire

drying out now
i love the bike even more than yesterday

i got a few looks today
the best was from a kid in a car next to me
70 mph on the highway...
pouring rain
he kept smiling at me..... like i was some kind of EXPLORER... i could see him talking to his dad about me
then his dad looked over (they were in the SUV alone together), smiled and gave me the THUMBS UP





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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-19-2006, 03:16 PM
why rush the impending rape with the 600 mile service??

glad you're having fun............
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since i had the oil changed at 50 miles....
i'll wait until 1,000 miles.....
i was hoping to get the exhaust put on at the same time.... i know that won't happen



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You better go ahead and clean her up, you promised pictures for today
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Sounds like a really nice addiction you've got going there Greg!!


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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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But...Ö..a new one is currently rising from the ashes......watch this space!
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You better go ahead and clean her up, you promised pictures for today
i just posted 17 more pictures under a new thread in the BRUTALE section.. as promised
i hope that you will like them



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Sounds like a really nice addiction you've got going there Greg!!
ADDICTION certainly IS the word



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Greg, PI told me to bring the bike in sometime between 600-1000 for the 1st service.
up to 1000miles for the service will be just fine, especially since you changed the oil @ 50, like me...

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my dealer said no need to change oil at 50.................... but it makes sense to me...
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Greg, PI told me to bring the bike in sometime between 600-1000 for the 1st service.
up to 1000miles for the service will be just fine, especially since you changed the oil @ 50, like me...
perfect
that's exactly what i'll do, then

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