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#999107 - 10/16/17 06:53 PM Re: Forgive me, for I have sinned [Re: beemerman2k]  
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The performance differences alone between your old bike and the new is enough to require some retraining and rethinking.

I just jumped from an 04 RT to a 16 RT and can't believe the difference in acceleration, things started happening quicker, all of a sudden. Cruise Control on the highway has already saved me from a couple of performance awards


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
#999173 - 10/17/17 10:53 PM Re: Forgive me, for I have sinned [Re: Oldironken]  
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This is very true. My K1300GT is worlds more powerful than my 2000 R1100RT ever was. It's a lot of bike to manage given how rusty my skill set is.


beemerman2k
'00 R1100RT Opal Blue Metallic
<11 year haitus from motorcycling cry >
'09 K1300GT U of Michigan Blue, baby! thumbsup
#999191 - 10/18/17 11:29 AM Re: Forgive me, for I have sinned [Re: beemerman2k]  
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Hey Beemerman - we all have done things that afterwards say to ourselves, "Man that was stupid," or "Thank God I lived through that." So what you are experiencing is normal and yet a great learning experience to assist you in preventing it from happening again.
Just glad you are okay.


aka "Z-Man"
R1200RT 05
"If cagers can do something stupid, they will."
#999338 - 10/20/17 12:06 AM Re: Forgive me, for I have sinned [Re: beemerman2k]  
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Originally Posted by beemerman2k
I feel terribly guilty when I know I have ridden over my head as I have people who depend on me to exercise good sense to stay alive. I cannot allow myself to let them down.


I too have had to make adjustment with my ridding because of recent changes to responsibilities that have been thrust upon me. I have recently become the Trustee of a very time consuming Trust with considerable assets and will soon be the Trustee of 3 or 4 soon to be drawn up Trusts. My wife recently asked me to not ride the bike before completing the Trust actions necessary to distribute the assets to beneficiaries. frown Lot's to think about!

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Bob Smyth
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#1000204 - 11/04/17 06:15 AM Re: Forgive me, for I have sinned [Re: Sonor]  
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Originally Posted by Sonor
Hey Beemerman - we all have done things that afterwards say to ourselves, "Man that was stupid," or "Thank God I lived through that." So what you are experiencing is normal and yet a great learning experience to assist you in preventing it from happening again.
Just glad you are okay.


Yeah James but does it wheelie?? bike bike revit


2007 R1200GS
2004 DR200se (still RIP for now..)
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