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Old 01-03-2013, 01:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a new rider, I don't own a s1000r yet, but that's my goal once I gain more experience. I currently have a ninja 300 to start and learn the bases on bikes. But as I learn more about I'm also going to learn, search, and ask questions in this forum so I can gain more knowledge of the s1000. I'm a big fan of BMW as I've own a few BMW's from a 3 series and two E46 M3 and E92 M3, which are great sport cars. But now I have itch for riding bikes and also tracking them as I did with my M3. So I hope to learn a lot from this forum and hopefully get my S1000r soon
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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WoW I am on the same boat. Once I was so excited about tracking my turbo e36 m3 now... Well it's sad but I don't see my self driving it any more. Once you get a bike you just want to surround yourself only with that object and nothing is ever good or fast enough.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My transition from a 2009 Ninja 250 to the 2012 BMW s1000rr was no problem (other than the height of the BMW had to be lowered for me a bit and the suspension needed to be set up for my size). Before I bought my own BMW, the first 5 experiences I had on the s1000rr were with California Superbike School where I could gradually get familiar with what the bike was capable of doing in a safe environment (track) while also learning to be a better rider. Considering your Ninja 300 already has a slipper clutch and ABS brakes (just like the s1000rr), I predict you'll have an even easier transition than I did!
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My transition from a 2009 Ninja 250 to the 2012 BMW s1000rr was no problem (other than the height of the BMW had to be lowered for me a bit and the suspension needed to be set up for my size). Before I bought my own BMW, the first 5 experiences I had on the s1000rr were with California Superbike School where I could gradually get familiar with what the bike was capable of doing in a safe environment (track) while also learning to be a better rider. Considering your Ninja 300 already has a slipper clutch and ABS brakes (just like the s1000rr), I predict you'll have an even easier transition than I did!
Hey Ella, did you have to re-spring yours due to your lighter weight? Curious.


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Old 01-03-2013, 08:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome Mario! You and Ella seem to have made, and are making, very wise decisions regarding your approach at sport bike riding. I really wish everyone would consider what you two have. I think we'd have much fewer crashes out there.......and our insurance rates would go down Good on you both!
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mario, Welcome to California. I look forward to seeing you out in the canyons on your new S1000RR.
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welcome, I think you will make the transition no problem.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome, and I agree with what has been said already. Enjoy the BMW. I know mine is in at Lee's here in SD, with Jeremy Toye getting some street love, but once it is done. I too will be out there enjoying the canyons ONCE again! My ECU is also getting retuned so that should be some fun as well!
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Welcome, and I agree with what has been said already. Enjoy the BMW. I know mine is in at Lee's here in SD, with Jeremy Toye getting some street love, but once it is done. I too will be out there enjoying the canyons ONCE again! My ECU is also getting retuned so that should be some fun as well!
Who is reflashing your ECU?
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Who is reflashing your ECU?
Getting it tuned by "Foster Performance Sales, Rapid Bike USA".

He is about done and I should have it back soon, once I get it back. I will report results in a thread on here.

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