How do I ride my bike?
Might sound like a dumb thing to say but I'm still trying to get to grips with the single cylinder Funduro. I used to have a KTM 450EXC single and knew how to ride that offroad but obviously this is a different kettle of fish.
I was having to use my 1000cc V-Twin Aprilia the other week and THAT is a bike I'm very familiar with, as in, knowing when to change gear, what the best rev-range is etc etc. Also, I can hear what the engine's doing, even with earplugs but the Beemer's engine/exhaust is quite quiet. There's more wind noise from the screen than the motor itself!
I pretty much use this bike on one A-road for commuting and most of it is 50-60mph. I've found myself going through the gears to get to a comfortable (bike-wise) 60, in fourth gear. The previous gears are changed at 25-30, 40-45 and 50-60mph. I change at these speeds as the bike tends to get quite vibey, which makes me feel uncomfortable. Are the vibes normal?
Bikes are an addiction for which there's no rehab!