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#614983 - 07/04/10 11:42 AM Re: Advice for a Soon-to-be BMW rider [Re: Robus]  
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There are more.
Look for R1200 RT or K1300 GT from 4/8/10.
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If my mind wanders, should I follow it?
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2003 K 1200 GT
1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
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#614997 - 07/04/10 02:02 PM Re: Advice for a Soon-to-be BMW rider [Re: Robus]  
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Hi Robus, welcome to the asylum! wave


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#615033 - 07/04/10 04:44 PM Re: Advice for a Soon-to-be BMW rider [Re: Bullett]  
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Before you go "big", have you even thought about one of THESE?

Lighter, less $, but maybe not too small. I don't know your or the passengers weight? Might be worth a look before spending the extra 8 grand or so. It is also way more nimble than the RT or GT and lighter.
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#615039 - 07/04/10 05:26 PM Re: Advice for a Soon-to-be BMW rider [Re: Robus]  
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I am now on my 3rd RT--'97R1100RT, '02R1150RT and now '05R1200RT and that's the best one. I really like the RT model, and for the '05 (and newer) the partially linked brakes, ABS and Cruise Control. Many, many of us have changed the stock seat to either one by Rick Meyer, or Russel Day-long saddle (Russel is the most comfortable, but may be a little tall for you). RT has great range and mpg--range is easily 300miles. Consider a fairly new used RT, they are a really good value. One reason to chose the R-bike over the K-bike, is you can mount "foot-forward pegs" on the RT and you'll need them if you plan to ride more than 200-300 miles per day. If you can "wrench", you can do your own oil change, valve adjustments, throttle body adjustments (get the DVD from Jim vonBaden) and you won't visit the dealer for much of anything.

#615075 - 07/04/10 09:28 PM Re: Advice for a Soon-to-be BMW rider [Re: Dick_at_Lake_Tahoe_NV]  
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Tim's link no-worky for me... but FYI, the red dots are the R1200RT's places- respectively.

In other words, more pull back on the handlebars, slightly higher in the seat- if they both have the same set... kinda didn't know the GT had lower seat but I sorta doubt it. and the GT is longer, with slightly more forward pegs


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#615080 - 07/04/10 09:51 PM Re: Advice for a Soon-to-be BMW rider [Re: tallman]  
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Originally Posted By: tallman

My wife says real men ride GT's.
cool


grin Tell her I still love her in spite of her misguided assumption grin


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#615081 - 07/04/10 09:59 PM Re: Advice for a Soon-to-be BMW rider [Re: Robus]  
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Originally Posted By: Robus
Thanks for the advice, FLrider and others. I guess I've just gotten to the point where I want to try something different.

+ 1 Bimmer

I can't bring myself to want a full dresser as my main ride.

+2 for RT

in April, my first accident with injuries in 25 of riding, off and on. Without going into details, it would not have happened on an ABS-equipped bike.

+3 Bimmer. I can categorically tell you that the ABS linked brakes on the BMW's are AWESOME.

In terms of convenience and service, the move to a BMW is going to be a big step backwards. My local Harley dealership is a mile down the road, and there are four or five others within about a 20 mile radius.

+4 for BMW. No more wasting time walking around the Dealership looking for another piece of chrome to put on the bike, no more bandannas, no more "live free or die decals".



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#615091 - 07/04/10 11:08 PM Re: Advice for a Soon-to-be BMW rider [Re: hopz]  
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Originally Posted By: hopz
Tim's link no-worky for me... but FYI, the red dots are the R1200RT's places- respectively.

In other words, more pull back on the handlebars, slightly higher in the seat- if they both have the same set... kinda didn't know the GT had lower seat but I sorta doubt it. and the GT is longer, with slightly more forward pegs


try this


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...

#615110 - 07/05/10 12:15 AM Re: Advice for a Soon-to-be BMW rider [Re: tallman]  
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Awesome advice, people! Thanks!

#615147 - 07/05/10 05:28 AM Re: Advice for a Soon-to-be BMW rider [Re: Robus]  
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I think the total package is advantage BMW. I started on a small Suzuki cruiser-style bike and looked for the next motorcycle almost from the day I got it. I came to find that all bikes could develop a reasonable amount of speed to get you killed, but not many can stop well. Although many on this board don't like the 02 brakes, I am a fan. When you need to stop, it will stop. That was one of the most important things to me when looking at every brand.

+1 on not having to look for the latest chrome accessory, but there are plenty of other things to spend your money on with a bmw--new seat, additional mirrors because the stock ones are useless, GPS mounts, etc....


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