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#995719 - 08/30/17 04:59 AM Re: Riding home a new to me R1200R [Re: ltljohn]
TyTass Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
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Loc: VA BEACH VA
Good to see you again, John. Hope the repair to the side case isn't too difficult.

It's a sweet bike.
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11 R1200GSA (aka Big Bird)
04 R1150RT (Sold)

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#995751 - 08/30/17 06:30 PM Re: Riding home a new to me R1200R [Re: ltljohn]
Steve1962 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/03
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Loc: Oxon , England
Very smart new ride.
Enjoy it as often as possible.

Steve
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#995799 - 08/31/17 12:46 PM Re: Riding home a new to me R1200R [Re: ltljohn]
Happy Birthday greiffster Offline
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Loc: Clarksville, Tennessee
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]
tallman Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 19611
Loc: Tallahassee, Florida
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
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Conch Town Krewe
2003 K 1200 GT
1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
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#995917 - 09/01/17 04:11 PM Re: Riding home a new to me R1200R [Re: ltljohn]
mrzoom Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 879
Loc: Tulsa, OK
Good to see you back on BMW. wave
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05 RT "Smokey"
The rest are history
If everything is under control your not going fast enough!!!

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#995964 - 09/02/17 11:40 AM Re: Riding home a new to me R1200R [Re: ltljohn]
ltljohn Offline
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Registered: 05/21/07
Posts: 3241
Loc: Haycock, PA
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!
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#995970 - 09/02/17 12:45 PM Re: Riding home a new to me R1200R [Re: ltljohn]
mrzoom Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
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Loc: Tulsa, OK
Enjoy the new ride wave
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05 RT "Smokey"
The rest are history
If everything is under control your not going fast enough!!!

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