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#999107 - 10/16/17 06:53 PM Re: Forgive me, for I have sinned [Re: beemerman2k]  
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The performance differences alone between your old bike and the new is enough to require some retraining and rethinking.

I just jumped from an 04 RT to a 16 RT and can't believe the difference in acceleration, things started happening quicker, all of a sudden. Cruise Control on the highway has already saved me from a couple of performance awards


2016 1200 RT ( i love this bike)
2004 R 1150 RT - Sold
1926 Ford Model T
1978 Suzuki GS 750E - Sold
1972 Kawasaki 175 ?
1972 Honda CB 350 ?
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#999173 - 10/17/17 10:53 PM Re: Forgive me, for I have sinned [Re: Oldironken]  
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This is very true. My K1300GT is worlds more powerful than my 2000 R1100RT ever was. It's a lot of bike to manage given how rusty my skill set is.


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<11 year haitus from motorcycling cry >
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#999191 - 10/18/17 11:29 AM Re: Forgive me, for I have sinned [Re: beemerman2k]  
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Hey Beemerman - we all have done things that afterwards say to ourselves, "Man that was stupid," or "Thank God I lived through that." So what you are experiencing is normal and yet a great learning experience to assist you in preventing it from happening again.
Just glad you are okay.


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#999338 - 10/20/17 12:06 AM Re: Forgive me, for I have sinned [Re: beemerman2k]  
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Originally Posted by beemerman2k
I feel terribly guilty when I know I have ridden over my head as I have people who depend on me to exercise good sense to stay alive. I cannot allow myself to let them down.


I too have had to make adjustment with my ridding because of recent changes to responsibilities that have been thrust upon me. I have recently become the Trustee of a very time consuming Trust with considerable assets and will soon be the Trustee of 3 or 4 soon to be drawn up Trusts. My wife recently asked me to not ride the bike before completing the Trust actions necessary to distribute the assets to beneficiaries. frown Lot's to think about!

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#1000204 - 11/04/17 06:15 AM Re: Forgive me, for I have sinned [Re: Sonor]  
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Originally Posted by Sonor
Hey Beemerman - we all have done things that afterwards say to ourselves, "Man that was stupid," or "Thank God I lived through that." So what you are experiencing is normal and yet a great learning experience to assist you in preventing it from happening again.
Just glad you are okay.


Yeah James but does it wheelie?? bike bike revit


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#1001281 - 11/20/17 07:08 PM Re: Forgive me, for I have sinned [Re: beemerman2k]  
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Better to ask forgiving than to ask permission? :-)


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#1001284 - 11/20/17 07:22 PM Re: Forgive me, for I have sinned [Re: beemerman2k]  
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It's a lot of bike to manage given how rusty my skill set is.


Beemerman,

As the bikes of today get ever more powerful, the most important skill is judgement IMHO. Looks like you got a refresher class that worked out well this time thankfully! thumbsup


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#1001333 - 11/21/17 04:30 PM Re: Forgive me, for I have sinned [Re: beemerman2k]  
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Originally Posted by beemerman2k
True confession: and I feel guilty (seriously), but I was late for an appointment and rode that K1300GT wicked fast and grossly irresponsibly. If any car made any unexpected move—intentionally or otherwise—that would have been curtains for me.

Of course, the bike will do nothing to discourage such behavior; the engine comes alive and only encourages you to push it further. If the bike wasn’t so well engineered, I’d probably be dead now. Handling, stability in every condition, and superior brakes saved my bacon.

I cannot ride like this again ever. I feel like I perverted motorcycling by putting forth a reinforcing image that motorcycling is irresponsible. Terrible. At 57 years of age I know better, or I should, anyhow.


This wasn't after our lunch ride, was it? I'm glad to go out and help with anything I can to get you comfortable. We can work on RidingSmart, parking lot and balance, slow etc. Heck, I'll even let you lead so the GT doesn't feel so ashamed at having to chase the GS bike stir money dance shake cuz


Matt


2005 1200GS (Traveller)
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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