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    don't worry bro... in the near future who knows what other technology will be coming out for the bike. Maybe some other bike manufacturer will build some bikes that feel and handle like BMW, but most importantly the parts must be as lasting as BMW...
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    seanwu and I meeting up tonite (thu, 7/10/06) at Railway station, 9.30 p.m. for short session of kopi. Anyone else keen juz turn up.

    Sorry for late notice, guys, ... really hope to see others. Will be contacting a few others by sms to try and get them.

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    just got back to singapore...so is this meet up last nite(thu) or tml(7th)??

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    Hi Bro,
    Its suppose to be 2 night ago. I had something up therefore didn't make it.
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    no prob, bro...

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    good luck for your sale bro....sincerely i think it's a pretty good buy.....

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    just wondering do you guys service your bikes at PML? is there such a vast price difference?

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    Originally posted by paithorn@Oct 19 2006, 07:17 PM
    just wondering do you guys service your bikes at PML? is there such a vast price difference?
    U riding a R1100R also ?

    There is some workshop do service BMW bikes

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    i am riding an R1150R

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    Yo, Paithorn, you the red one based around Kallang airport? or the yellow one around capital Towers?

    Yes! I'm sick! I stalk bikes!!!!!!

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    Haha...nono....I am an Atlantic Blue ones......near Paya Lebar.........

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    just collected my bike from PML from servicing....wonder what they use to wash the bikes? the engine is always so much shiner.....

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    There are many engine cleaner out there, but one of the cheapest one around is MagicClean from any departmental store. The stuff may affect plastics, so use with care.

    Would like a show of hands who is keen to meet up, cos' I think it is only fair to have an indication of interest before I organise one? I think that seanwu and I will be there, any others? Usually at nite, railway station.

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    I would liek to meet you guys but can it be from 1830 or 1900H? 2100H is a little late for me....but then again, no need to cater for me only...we follow the majority...

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    I'm ok for that timing .. I'll contact seanwu .... in that case, ok if we meet somewhere centre like Kallang KFC so that easier for all? say 7 pm, day to be decided.

    Also .. all those who keen to find out about BMW or ridingother bikes feel free to join in?


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    Ok....hear from you then...

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    7 pm is good for me too. Hope I'll be free on the day that you guys decide to meet.
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    Originally posted by cgl@Oct 23 2006, 02:53 PM
    7 pm is good for me too. Hope I'll be free on the day that you guys decide to meet.
    bro...it is a good time to advetise during our meetup for potential buyers to view yr bike too.... ppl tends to be impressed with good bikes when there's many of the same kind ard....

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    Not thinking of that. Still considering to sell or to keep it. It will be heart pain for me to see it go. It is probably the best bike I had ever rode on. I had booked a Harley Sportster, and initially was contemplating keeping 2 bikes, but my family may be buying a car, so may need to release this one.

    Hope to meet some BMW riders for a chat before I'm no longer in the club. I had probably exchanged "thumbs up" with you guys on the road before, and it'll be good to meet face to face.
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    Sure mate... I would love to meet up with you and some of the other BMW riders too...

     

     
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    So guys,

    When the next meet up ?

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    I am waiting for coolcat and seanwu to set a date too....

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    Sorry Bros,
    I am currently having my in-camp training and thus can't meetup if there is any. I will try to make it if there is any, currently this few weeks I am also busy with my work too.
    I will contact coolcat and discuss where to meetup and then I will post it here.
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    Hi Bros,
    I have contacted Coolcat and we have decided to meetup on next monday(06/11/2006) around 2000hrs at KTM(Tanjong Pagar railway station).
    Please feel free to come down even if you have a different ride. We are bros afterall.

    If there is any problem, please feel free to contact me.

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    haiz...i am missing this meetup again!!!!!!

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    paithorn .. why not let us know when you free and then we meet up? Dunno about seanwu but I will extend this one-time special offer if, and only if, kpoi on you ....

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    Thanks Coolcat!!!! Really appreciate this!!

    Guess what? I have managed to make myself avail on 6th Evening...so we will proceed as planned ..... you guys interested in meeting earlier? cos iI can't stay very late....

    and before i forget..... change or not.....coolcat, coffee is still on me!

    seeya guys!

    what's this place at KTM? A cafe or coffeeshop? I may head over there for dinner...

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    It is the railway station at Tg Pagar .. I reckon that I will be there between 7 to 7.30 pm. Yes, good place for dinner, got malay and halal-Chinese food, satay .. arguably teh in Singapore.

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    Alrighty, see ya then!

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    Sigh .....Cant go over to meet up.As my bike down can get the starter to crank up most like is battery faulty.

    Guy any good lobang for battery?

     

     
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    Nice meeting you Seanwu, Coolcat and "Peter".....

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    Hi, can any of you guys advice what windscreen you have on your bikes?

    Please tell me your comments & if possible, price, where to get, etc.

    Thanks beforehand.

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    Mine is BMW...got online...US$200+

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    I am currently using Puig and I got it from Regina for $180.
    Its quite comfortable but I have not test it at a higher speed yet. if you want better wind protection, paithorn has got a good screen.
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    Thanks for the replies, people.
    Just took over bike from cql. Need to prep it for 3-Nation Charity Ride next week. Of course, after paying for the bike, my wallet is as dry as the Sahara Desert!

    But a screen is a must that's why posting here. Asked Chiap Lee about the Givi A750 as seen on seanwu's bike.

    The people there either said don't know or cannot fit. Are there any special models for the Roadster?

    Checked the web for Puig but so far found only Sports bike model. Anyone has any pics?

    Of course, original BMW would be perfect. US$200 seems very reasonable. Is it new? Again, any pics?

    Time is running out so maybe get a cheap one first then start saving for a better one.

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    I do not have time to take a pic but will try to during the weekends....

    oh that R1100R TT....good buy! Low Mileage and single owner...PM serviced....welcome to the club!

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    You can try to go M Technik at Ubi.... they have lots of BMW accessories anf they do fit for you...

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    Click Here

    The above is the web for Puig USA web site, you can do a search for bike model and it will show you the screen you want. But please bear with it coz there is something wrong with the site, therefore it might not show anything. But if you really want, you can go down to regina and have a look. They use to have a set down there for display but I am not sure if they still display it or not and don't know if they are willing to let you see or not. Actual I saw it at the Regina sometimes back therefore I like it very much thus I do a search on the web for this brand.
    Mine is a 2 pieces screen where you can slight the top piece up or down.
    The price that regina quote is $190 and I was able to get it at $180 with installation. But I don't know if they still carry this model or not but no harm trying.
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    Thanks again paithorn & seanwu.
    Yep. 2nd day with the BM and so-far loving it. Some quibbles, though.

    1) Seat cover is crap. So smooth and hard I'm always sliding into the tank. This could be a worry in an emergency brake! :banana:
    Couldn't get my bum to stay in the widest & most comfortable area. So will change the cover to a rougher material before too long.

    2) Sometimes at traffic light, it took some time for the neutral light to appear when I shift to neutral. This caused me to think I wasn't in neutral & so kick to 1st gear to try again. Anyone else experienced this?

    3) Experienced a few false neutrals when shifting to 2nd gear. Need a firmer foot action.

    4) Still on gearbox. Sometimes when moving off, kicking down to first gear when the bike is stationary is difficult. Gear still remain in neutral. Need to rev a little then try again, resulting in a THUMP.

    Overall, the bike is quite easy to ride. The rocking didn't cause me any problems. In fact, its quite fun to rock!

    Regarding the screen, yes, the puig site looks rubbish. Only 1 miserable picture & its not even a BMW! Many times it just say no item available for this model.
    Yar, I will definitely go down to Regina one of these days to take a look. But really don't to like to travel there. Traffic jam is terrible & no place to park. Carpark wardens also super 'on'.

    Look forward to seeing more photos of your pride & joy!

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    seanwu, a 2-piece sliding screen on a naked bike sounds cool. But I think your old Givi looks good too. How's the protection like?

    Love your crash bar too. Would try to get one when I have the cash. Or maybe just steal yours...

     

     
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    I am not too sure abt R1100R but my R1150R is a dry cluth...so it is a little noisier... I do not have the problem of false neutral or delayed neutral though...

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    Thanks again paithorn & seanwu.
    Yep. 2nd day with the BM and so-far loving it. Some quibbles, though.

    1) Seat cover is crap. So smooth and hard I'm always sliding into the tank. This could be a worry in an emergency brake! :banana:
    Couldn't get my bum to stay in the widest & most comfortable area. So will change the cover to a rougher material before too long.
    For Me, because I have set the seat level to the highest, therefore I don't have the slighting problem, but I do have problem with the seat especially the front part, my balls are always been sandwich between me and the seat.

    2) Sometimes at traffic light, it took some time for the neutral light to appear when I shift to neutral. This caused me to think I wasn't in neutral & so kick to 1st gear to try again. Anyone else experienced this?
    I do have this problem, but you can try to shift it to the neutral position and then rev the throttle; or on first gear, press onto the gear lever and then let go at once to let the spring of the gear lever bring gear to neutral(But this is not advicable).

    3) Experienced a few false neutrals when shifting to 2nd gear. Need a firmer foot action.
    I do have this issue if change gear too fast and the leg does not really kick the lever up properly

    4) Still on gearbox. Sometimes when moving off, kicking down to first gear when the bike is stationary is difficult. Gear still remain in neutral. Need to rev a little then try again, resulting in a THUMP.
    I do have this issue and I am doing the same things as you did, but once the bike is warm up there is no such issue anymore.

    Overall, the bike is quite easy to ride. The rocking didn't cause me any problems. In fact, its quite fun to rock!

    Regarding the screen, yes, the puig site looks rubbish. Only 1 miserable picture & its not even a BMW! Many times it just say no item available for this model.
    Yar, I will definitely go down to Regina one of these days to take a look. But really don't to like to travel there. Traffic jam is terrible & no place to park. Carpark wardens also super 'on'.

    Look forward to seeing more photos of your pride & joy!
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    Originally posted by currypuff@Nov 8 2006, 08:38 PM
    seanwu, a 2-piece sliding screen on a naked bike sounds cool. But I think your old Givi looks good too. How's the protection like?

    Love your crash bar too. Would try to get one when I have the cash. Or maybe just steal yours...
    I find that my current one is much better then the Givi screen I had.
    My current one(Puig) is taller and thus gives me better wind protection, whereas for the Givi screen which I have, it gives me better wind protection more on the side of my body because the screen is wider then the Puig screen.
    Comments is that I prefer the current one(Puig) but one thing I don't like is the securing point of the screen to the bike; there are only 2 points for securing.
    If you can, try get a 4 point securing screen, coz I feel its more stable during high speed.
    Just my point of view...
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    Originally posted by currypuff@Nov 8 2006, 08:38 PM
    seanwu, a 2-piece sliding screen on a naked bike sounds cool. But I think your old Givi looks good too. How's the protection like?

    Love your crash bar too. Would try to get one when I have the cash. Or maybe just steal yours...
    Hmm... bro, by the way how do you know that my previous screen is a givi one? and I am having a crash bar... hmmm... have we meet somewhere?
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    Originally posted by seanwu@Nov 9 2006, 09:53 AM
    Hmm... bro, by the way how do you know that my previous screen is a givi one? and I am having a crash bar... hmmm... have we meet somewhere?
    Bro Seamwu,

    We see your bike in your blog previous the trip

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    Originally posted by currypuff@Nov 8 2006, 08:31 PM
    Thanks again paithorn & seanwu.
    Yep. 2nd day with the BM and so-far loving it. Some quibbles, though.

    1) Seat cover is crap. So smooth and hard I'm always sliding into the tank. This could be a worry in an emergency brake! :banana:
    Couldn't get my bum to stay in the widest & most comfortable area. So will change the cover to a rougher material before too long.

    2) Sometimes at traffic light, it took some time for the neutral light to appear when I shift to neutral. This caused me to think I wasn't in neutral & so kick to 1st gear to try again. Anyone else experienced this?

    3) Experienced a few false neutrals when shifting to 2nd gear. Need a firmer foot action.

    4) Still on gearbox. Sometimes when moving off, kicking down to first gear when the bike is stationary is difficult. Gear still remain in neutral. Need to rev a little then try again, resulting in a THUMP.

    Overall, the bike is quite easy to ride. The rocking didn't cause me any problems. In fact, its quite fun to rock!

    Regarding the screen, yes, the puig site looks rubbish. Only 1 miserable picture & its not even a BMW! Many times it just say no item available for this model.
    Yar, I will definitely go down to Regina one of these days to take a look. But really don't to like to travel there. Traffic jam is terrible & no place to park. Carpark wardens also super 'on'.

    Look forward to seeing more photos of your pride & joy!
    Heehee, don't mind me adding a few pointers since I had been with this baby for so long.

    What I normally do when changing gear is to give the gear lever some pressure first. For example, if I shift upwards, I'll "kick up" first and while doing that, pull in the clutch a little and the gear would shift up. This is unlike a jap bike where I'll pull in the clutch first before kicking up. This gives a precise gear change for BMW bikes (at least for R1100 generation) and help preserve the clutch transmission system. Kris had also adviced not to pull in the clutch fully (and not to do "half-clutch" control for too long too).

    Normally when stopping, I'll stop in first gear. Slight kick up (not the above method) should engage neutral and I'll slowly release the clutch to ensure it is in neutral. The neutral light is a bit slow.

    Engaging first gear is usually not much of a problem if I use the method in para 2, even when cold. Shouldn't need to rev.

    The method for changing gear is what I read from the internet after a few weeks with the bike. It is said to reduce the wear on the clutch plate (reduce time when the clutch slips) and give precise gear shifts. After some practice, it became second nature after a while.

    Does all BMW riders do that?
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    Kris Chew told me the same thing abt delaying half clutch avoidance... it is due to the dry clutch on my R1150R. I am used to it now....

    I do not know of the pre-pressure on gear lever...however, I came across some articles on shifting gears without clutching in by putting pressure on the gear lever...I tried that , it worked but I do not like the jerky feeling so revert back to clutching to change gears....


    I do not understand the "do not clutch in fully" part....this will supposedly prevent clutch slippages...

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    Originally posted by paithorn@Nov 9 2006, 04:54 PM
    Kris Chew told me the same thing abt delaying half clutch avoidance... it is due to the dry clutch on my R1150R. I am used to it now....

    I do not know of the pre-pressure on gear lever...however, I came across some articles on shifting gears without clutching in by putting pressure on the gear lever...I tried that , it worked but I do not like the jerky feeling so revert back to clutching to change gears....


    I do not understand the "do not clutch in fully" part....this will supposedly prevent clutch slippages...
    But I think changing gear without clutching in would damage the transmission.

    I think the peculiarity of BMW transmission lies in its dry clutch mechanism, unlike Jap's wet clutch. I was told this keeps the engine oil cleaner for longer times between oil change.

    I'm not an expert on the transmission mechanism, but I think when we clutch in fully, the plate attached to the engine and the plate attached to the wheel will have a bigger difference in speed. When the plates come into contact again when we release the clutch, there might be more friction created. By clutching in only a little and shift immediately with pre-pressure, the difference in speed between the 2 plates should be lessen and thus less slippage with less wear.

    Don't know for sure though, maybe someone here can clarify.
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    AT certain RPM, you can shoft gear without clutching in and it will not be as bad as what you imagine...but then again, I personally do not like the feeling too.......

    You are right abt the dry clutch vs engine oil statement... However if you do not fully clutch in, wouldn't you by itself causing slippages during every gear change? My honest question...

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