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Re: New Bikes

Bob Minor,  I have to agree with Bob MacFarland.  You want the 1200 
motor.  A friend of mine has an 1150 dual spark.  Surges so bad he is 
getting rid of it.  The dealer worked on it several times.  I worked on 
it once.  My result was that is ran great for exactly 8.0 miles.  Then 
the surge returned like turning on a light switch.  I think there is a 
component problem, but the dealer wouldn't or couldn't do anything for 

You want the 1200 motor.

Bob Hadden '05R12GS, '62R27

On Mar 15, 2005, at 1:34 PM, Minor, Bob wrote:

> Ok, this happens to me every Spring.  I can't help it and usually don't
> act on it, but.... I'm Jones'en for a new bike.  This leads me to a few
> questions about RT's:
> What year did they go to 1150?  2001?
> What years have the twin spark?  Is it all 1150's?
> What year did they go to the linked brakes and are all linked brakes 
> the
> servo brakes?
> And finally, since I know this list has just a few strong opinions, 
> what
> is the best year of all the RT's?
> Thanks for any input.
> Bob Minor
> '96 R1100RS
> '97 F650ST