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    Went up to Nanthahal Gorge....

    (in the car, :banghead ) My nephew, Billy, had off from school last Thursday and Friday. He flew down from NJ Wed night and Thur we headed out through the north GA mountains. We had reservations...
  2. Thread: New to BMW ?

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    I'll typically go 30 miles past reserve. There...

    I'll typically go 30 miles past reserve. There is at least a gallon at reserve and I'll get 45-50 mpg. This leaves a little lee way for a safety margin.
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    I have 6100 miles on my '06 R12RT and just...

    I have 6100 miles on my '06 R12RT and just dropped it off at Atlanta BMW with a failed rear drive. I noticed the rear drive was making noise and that the rear wheel was dirty when rolling the bike...
  4. Thread: Why so high?

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    To answer your question "Why so high?", the...

    To answer your question "Why so high?", the answer is ground clearance. With two big jugs sticking out the side, the height is needed to avoid scraping them on the ground. This then drives the...
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    Change your rear tire AND dealerships. It is...

    Change your rear tire AND dealerships.

    It is not a big deal. You just don't want to mix bias plies and radials.
  6. Thread: Speeding.

    by RRainman
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    180 mph indicated on my R1. 175 mph indicated on...

    180 mph indicated on my R1. 175 mph indicated on my RC51. Trust me.....that is smoking fast!!!
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    Sticky: I just got it yesterday so the only background is...

    I just got it yesterday so the only background is in my driveway!

    http://rrainman.smugmug.com/photos/181166479-L.jpg

    http://rrainman.smugmug.com/photos/181166742-L.jpg
  8. Yup, it's a Corbin. A lot better than the stock...

    Yup, it's a Corbin. A lot better than the stock seat. I also put on an LSL Handlebar kit that provides a more upright riding position.
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    I am 2 days away from owning my first R1200RT and...

    I am 2 days away from owning my first R1200RT and first BMW. It has been a long road with a lot of bikes. I started riding in college on a Honda CB450. It was cheap and easy to park on campus. I...
  10. Beautiful pictures!! I rodepretty much the same...

    Beautiful pictures!! I rodepretty much the same rout in the summer of 2000. Two buddies and I rode from Houston/DFW up to Alaska and back. It truly was a life changing experience!!
  11. I'm new here and don't have my R1200RT yet.....

    but I figured I'd share the ride report from my recent trip to Colorado. I headed out Friday, 7/13 from Atlanta. The plan was to high tail it to Colorado, so it was nearly all interstate the first...
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    How true! I've always heard that we don't have...

    How true! I've always heard that we don't have to look far to see how grateful we should be. I just didn't realize that it was as far as my garage.

    Truth be told, simply having a garage makes me...
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    I wanted to introduce myself....

    My name is Craig and I live in the Atlanta area. I go by RRainman on all my motorcycle forums. I have been riding for over 20 years and next Saturday I am picking up my first Beemer. I am buying a...
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