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#996076 - 09/03/17 10:30 PM What a Ride !!!!!!
mrzoom Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 879
Loc: Tulsa, OK
I've been thinking about a newer bike for awhile now. Back and forth
between a cam head or a wet head. Since the cam head is close to my
present 2005 RT and I have a ton of farkles that would fit it I
decided on a 2013 RT with only 7920 miles on it. Gray and silver,
49L top case and a factory tank bag. clap
The bike was located in Denver at BMW of Denver and after a few calls
I told them to put a sold sign on it.
We had planed to visit an old friend in Longmont Co anyway so on
the way back hit Denver and bought it. I wasn't aware that it was a
consignment bike until I got there however they treated me like I
had just bought 3 new ones. Decent price and they have a very nice
policy of a 30 day discount on anything they carry or can order.
The whole buying experience was smooth and flawless.
After a few quick parking lot adjustments, grip buddies, V1 hook up
and remove that steamer trunk and putting on my old 29L box, I was off
with wife and our GSD, who was a star at the place, following in the
Van.
I took a round about way home, ok, wife says I was lost, and went south
along the front range until we hit Rt 50 then east to an over night
in Lamar Co. Town of beef feeder lots and not much else.
Up the next morning and headed for Tulsa taking the back roads.
We sure killed a lot of BIG grasshoppers and yellow butterflies.
The newer RT is nice. After I get the rest of my farkles installed it will feel even more nice.
Ya, I know pictures, I'm not smart enough to post here besides you all
know what a RT looks like. grin
Now to sell the 2005 thumbsup
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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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#996077 - 09/03/17 10:56 PM Re: What a Ride !!!!!! [Re: mrzoom]
ltljohn Offline
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Registered: 05/21/07
Posts: 3241
Loc: Haycock, PA
A new bike is a wonderful thing!
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#996078 - 09/03/17 10:57 PM Re: What a Ride !!!!!! [Re: mrzoom]
mnTwin Online
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Registered: 09/05/11
Posts: 336
Loc: Twin Cities, MN
Congratulations! Nice ride indeed.

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#996081 - 09/03/17 11:42 PM Re: What a Ride !!!!!! [Re: mrzoom]
Marty Hill Offline
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Registered: 09/04/01
Posts: 9479
Loc: Atlanta, Ga.
Congrats youngster! wave
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49 states/31 countries/3 continents

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#996083 - 09/04/17 12:11 AM Re: What a Ride !!!!!! [Re: mrzoom]
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Loc: Hurricane, UT
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#996084 - 09/04/17 12:24 AM Re: What a Ride !!!!!! [Re: mrzoom]
TEWKS Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 6687
Loc: Tewksbury, MA.
Zoom, now I know you meant to say I had my wife take a few pictures of me along a very nice section of 50. Here's one of the better shots. wink



See, easy. spittake

Yup, new bikes are life! thumbsup

Pat
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#996085 - 09/04/17 12:27 AM Re: What a Ride !!!!!! [Re: mrzoom]
Lester V Offline
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Registered: 01/31/01
Posts: 288
Loc: Grand Forks, BC Canada
Best year of the twin. Enjoy!!!!

Long live the camhead!!

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#996087 - 09/04/17 12:34 AM Re: What a Ride !!!!!! [Re: eddd]
mrzoom Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 879
Loc: Tulsa, OK
You want pictures??? See Twek's post. Same bike, much better rider. 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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#996106 - 09/04/17 11:44 AM Re: What a Ride !!!!!! [Re: mrzoom]
Bud Offline
68% of an RT
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Registered: 03/28/05
Posts: 6766
Loc: Southern Illinois
Congrats on the new ride! clap thumbsup

Good to hear the dealer treated you so well. I visited them in July and was impressed with the new location and the extensive inventory of new and used bikes.

Let the farkeling begin!
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#996133 - 09/04/17 04:19 PM Re: What a Ride !!!!!! [Re: mrzoom]
LBump Offline
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 846
Loc: Southern California
Does this resemble the new ride?
Congratulations! thumbsup

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#996144 - 09/04/17 06:07 PM Re: What a Ride !!!!!! [Re: LBump]
mrzoom Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 879
Loc: Tulsa, OK
That's it!!! Sold steamer trunk so I could afford some other
necessities.
Which windscreen, which set of auxiliary lights etc.
I've already installed the bar back and up set, had to shorten 6 bolts, lower foot pegs, V1 mount and have the dash all apart waiting for the HID kit from DDM. Sooooo much to do yet.
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MrZoom
05 RT "Smokey"
The rest are history
If everything is under control your not going fast enough!!!

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#996221 - 09/05/17 09:18 PM Re: What a Ride !!!!!! [Re: mrzoom]
Lone_RT_rider Offline
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Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 5891
Loc: Germantown, WI
Originally Posted By: mrzoom
That's it!!! Sold steamer trunk so I could afford some other
necessities.
Which windscreen, which set of auxiliary lights etc.
I've already installed the bar back and up set, had to shorten 6 bolts, lower foot pegs, V1 mount and have the dash all apart waiting for the HID kit from DDM. Sooooo much to do yet.


Rich, congrats on the new bike! smile It's been over 9 years since I snuck out of Chicago BMW with the R1200RT.



My it's time.... hmmmmmm... wink

Shawn
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#996223 - 09/05/17 10:12 PM Re: What a Ride !!!!!! [Re: Lone_RT_rider]
Bud Offline
68% of an RT
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Registered: 03/28/05
Posts: 6766
Loc: Southern Illinois
Originally Posted By: Lone_RT_rider
Originally Posted By: mrzoom
That's it!!! Sold steamer trunk so I could afford some other
necessities.
Which windscreen, which set of auxiliary lights etc.
I've already installed the bar back and up set, had to shorten 6 bolts, lower foot pegs, V1 mount and have the dash all apart waiting for the HID kit from DDM. Sooooo much to do yet.


Rich, congrats on the new bike! smile It's been over 9 years since I snuck out of Chicago BMW with the R1200RT.



My it's time.... hmmmmmm... wink

Shawn


I see one of the Usual Suspects behind you in that picture! wave
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#996270 - 09/06/17 07:00 PM Re: What a Ride !!!!!! [Re: mrzoom]
tallman Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 19611
Loc: Tallahassee, Florida
Nice.
Enjoy it very muchly.
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1980 R 100 RT
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#996372 - 09/08/17 11:20 AM Re: What a Ride !!!!!! [Re: mrzoom]
Sonor Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 766
Loc: Orange County, NC
Hey Mister - congrats!! Be safe out there and enjoy that sled.
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