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#1012918 - 06/12/18 11:36 PM Re: 2014 R1200RT Purchase Advice Please [Re: Paul De]  
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Originally Posted by Paul De
Originally Posted by Lone_RT_rider
Originally Posted by Devil Duc
Anybody in the NE WI area that has one I might ogle?


I'm a bit farther South than you, but if you do come down to MKE, I'll meet you at Schossmann's. I still have my R1100RT and my 2008 R1200RT. I spent some time on a 2017 R1200RTW last summer. I'd be happy to share my experiences with you as the sales person sits there cringing, just hoping I don't ruin their sale. wink laugh

Shawn


If you make down here let me know as well, and I'll come over on my '15...if I'm in town that is. There is a Muskie in my favorite fishing hole waiting to jump on my line!


I am on call for work this coming weekend and have evening commitments Wed - Fri, so can't make MKE until next week. Got a '15 lined up in KCMO Engle Motors though: 39k on the clock, no radio, no keyless option, grey. I might pull the trigger on that one tomorrow if none of the other bike dealers come through that I have contacted. Had one in Vancouver but I think it was too much of a stretch for them and me in terms of pricing and shipping. Then there is a black one in Santa Fe with 47k on the clock but for some reason it has a new transmission?

Aaron

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#1012926 - 06/13/18 01:26 AM Re: 2014 R1200RT Purchase Advice Please [Re: Devil Duc]  
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Update:
Vancouver bike sold. Santa Fe bike transmission scared me off. Utah bike: 2014 with 7k mi is JUST out of price range. No word on PA bike; 2014 with 20k. Looks like KC bike is the front runner at this point; 2015 with 39k mi.

#1012996 - 06/14/18 02:31 AM Re: 2014 R1200RT Purchase Advice Please [Re: AndyS]  
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Originally Posted by AndyS
Originally Posted by Skywagon
Lower center of gravity


Interesting observation.You would think that with the lower CofG the bike could be controlled better at ultra low speeds. However, I find my old Oilhead to be much easier to balance 'feet up' at traffic lights than my Wethead.


That's exactly the opposite of my experience, going from an '04 to a '15. I find everything about maneuvering the new bike to be significantly easier than the old one.


Northern San Diego County ("North County" to locals)
'15 R1200RT
'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
'04 R1150RT (gone)
'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#1013011 - 06/14/18 02:38 PM Re: 2014 R1200RT Purchase Advice Please [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Same as Bill...from oil to water...water much easier. I was always nervous trying to maneuver the oil at slow or walking speed...I can't tell you how many times I almost dropped it but can tell you the two times I did....on the water never even think about it.


David
RT WET
#1013018 - 06/14/18 04:15 PM Re: 2014 R1200RT Purchase Advice Please [Re: Devil Duc]  
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Agreed it feels lighter when walking it about. I am talking about these ease of balancing whilst riding it 'feet-up' at these very slow speeds. As soon as you are above walking pace it feels much lighter.

#1013030 - 06/14/18 06:51 PM Re: 2014 R1200RT Purchase Advice Please [Re: Devil Duc]  
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I ended up going with the 2015 bike in KC so will be flying there on June 30. Plan to pickup the bike, grab some BBQ (any suggestions?), Then head to my sister's place in Iowa City to visit and stay overnight. Then head home Sunday. Should be a fine weekend! Thanks for the tips and insight to these machines.

Aaron (not Rodgers!) in Titletown

#1013068 - 06/15/18 03:48 PM Re: 2014 R1200RT Purchase Advice Please [Re: Devil Duc]  
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Engel Motors has a very good reputation, so you should be happy with the purchase. Ride safe!


2017 R1200GS
#1013104 - 06/16/18 12:59 PM Re: 2014 R1200RT Purchase Advice Please [Re: Devil Duc]  
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arthur bryants bbq in kansas city! good stuff!


09RT now gone replaced with the WETHEAD
#1013122 - 06/16/18 10:34 PM Re: 2014 R1200RT Purchase Advice Please [Re: davagail]  
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I'm a little embarrassed about the portion size but, Yes! lick thumbsup

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Pat


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#1013131 - 06/17/18 10:30 AM Re: 2014 R1200RT Purchase Advice Please [Re: TEWKS]  
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Yummy! I am going to try and get the sales guy to buy lunch if I buy a RAM mount from him, set up for my phone to use as GPS on the way home. This should be convenient since he is picking me up at the airport right about lunch time. Plus he can probably write it off, I know that I would do that if I were him!

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