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#995719 - 08/30/17 04:59 AM Re: Riding home a new to me R1200R [Re: ltljohn]  
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Good to see you again, John. Hope the repair to the side case isn't too difficult.

It's a sweet bike.


Craig
11 R1200GSA (aka Big Bird)
04 R1150RT (Sold)

"The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live." Seneca
#995751 - 08/30/17 06:30 PM Re: Riding home a new to me R1200R [Re: ltljohn]  
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Very smart new ride.
Enjoy it as often as possible.

Steve


Fast enough to enjoy the bends, slow enough to enjoy the scenery.
#995799 - 08/31/17 12:46 PM Re: Riding home a new to me R1200R [Re: ltljohn]  
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Black always looks sharp on the R bikes. thumbsup


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#995909 - 09/01/17 03:27 PM Re: Riding home a new to me R1200R [Re: ltljohn]  
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Very nice.

Only thing I'd look at maybe changing would be to switch to a Parabellum Scout fairing/screen set up.
A little money, but great outcome for ride and appearance.
Biased opinion, .02.
lurk


If my mind wanders, should I follow it?
Tim
Conch Town Krewe
2003 K 1200 GT
1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...

#995917 - 09/01/17 04:11 PM Re: Riding home a new to me R1200R [Re: ltljohn]  
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Good to see you back on BMW. wave


MrZoom
2013 RT
The rest are history
If everything is under control your not going fast enough!!!
#995964 - 09/02/17 11:40 AM Re: Riding home a new to me R1200R [Re: ltljohn]  
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I had a visitor yesterday, Foot spent a couple of nights on his way north to visit family. We went out and did about 250 miles. This was my first opportunity to get out and put it through it's paces on the back roads. I think I will quit grinning on Thursday. I really love the way the R handles. I noticed a drastic improvement in my ability to hold better lines in the corners. Foot has ridden behind me many times and mentioned that If he did not know he would have thought it was someone else riding that bike. After going from an RT to a Vstrom the to the R, I really appreciate the capabilities of this machine. This one is definitely a keeper! Tallman, I appreciate the suggestions about the windshield. This one is set up for someone else and I get a lot of head buffeting at highway speeds. I am going to figure that out but that is for another thread. The one thing that scared me a bit is the tendency too lift the front end with over application of the right hand, I will have to keep that in mind. I hope to see a bunch of you in the spring!
Ride well everyone!


"I've received many honors but I've already received the highest award I'll ever receive, and that has been the privilege and honor of serving proudly in the United States Navy." RADM Grace Hopper

#995970 - 09/02/17 12:45 PM Re: Riding home a new to me R1200R [Re: ltljohn]  
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Enjoy the new ride wave


MrZoom
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If everything is under control your not going fast enough!!!
#999058 - 10/15/17 07:06 PM Re: Riding home a new to me R1200R [Re: ltljohn]  
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Front end lightness is endemic to the hexheads when ridden properly.

Enjoy it my friend, we'll get together and ride before the season goes away.


Matt


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IBA 37694

" ...if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? " --Ronald Reagan
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