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#996623 - 09/11/17 04:25 PM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]
Oldironken Offline

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 326
Loc: Windsor, CT.
Congratulation I just bought a used 2016 last week (upgraded from a much loved '04) i'm starting small with a front fender extender and then engine bars. My butt is going to have to tough it out for a while with regards to the seat.
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 ?
1970 Suzuki 125 Prospector Enduro - Sold

#996666 - 09/12/17 01:06 AM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: Oldironken]
BigTup Offline

Registered: 12/12/14
Posts: 88
Loc: Ca.
Speaking of seats. I hated my stock seat, I know hate is a strong word! I tried the blow up adapter, Wild Ass I think, and it helped. I made a ride in appointment for a Russell Day Long seat. Arrive at 8 and they photo me on the bike, ask weight, height, and inseam. They use my stock seat pan, and build a seat from that. Show up at 11 for a test fit. I'm a little concerned, the seat has wings that are below my butt on my legs. Chris, the seat maker assures me that is part of the design. I put trust in him, Russell has a great reputation. Pick up the finished seat at 1:30, and ride 200 miles to Oroville in more comfort than I have ever had. Totally happy.
I keep thinking about it, but I keep forgetting what I was thinking about!
16 R1200RT
09 R1200RT gone
08 Harley Super Glide gone (and missed!)
80's Honda 900F gone
About 8 Dirt Bikes...Yes, I'm Old.

#996678 - 09/12/17 03:04 AM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]
Endobobdds Offline

Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 1249
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: skyking1

New Proud owner of 2017 1200RT!

Many Thanks for the great advice. They will negotiate!

Now to buy all the do/dads to go with it....this will be a small fortune. ...Heck a large fortune.

I pick it up next week, and will try to figure out how to post picture.

Congratulations! Forget about the picture and just show up at FART '17! A lot of us will get to see your new bike and we will take pictures and post them for you! thumbsup
Bob Smyth
K1200RS ('02 Black)

#996754 - 09/13/17 11:36 AM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: skyking1]
Happy Birthday Bud Offline
68% of an RT

Registered: 03/28/05
Posts: 6762
Loc: Southern Illinois
Congrats, stop by FART and I will buy you a drink to celebrate!
Picking up my new ride on the way to FART.

#997159 - 09/18/17 01:01 AM Re: New Member & New Bike Purchase [Re: Bud]
skyking1 Offline
Just Joined

Registered: 06/27/17
Posts: 8
Loc: South Carolina
Thanks for all of the advice, Made the purchase over a week ago.

Got out today to put some break-in miles on her. Nice 350 mile day. Lunch at top of Mt Mitchell off the Parkway.

BMW R1200 RT 2017.JPG (8 downloads)

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