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    Focused kbasa's Avatar
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    Re: Your new 1200GS

    Originally posted by GS Drifter
    Did you have an 1150 before? If so, does the performance of the 1200 blow the 1150 away? or is it slightly better in the get-up-and-go department?
    No, I had an R11S. We also have an R1150R and an R11RS. The GS is more powerful, which is nice, but most of all, it's lighter. I can ride this bike like a sportbike on the weekends, then pack all my junk on it and ride it damn near anywhere. It's simply the most flexible motorcycle I've ever ridden. When we were in the hills, I could get past the 1150s I was riding with without too much difficulty (right, Rob? )
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    Slowpoke & Proud of It! BRADFORDBENN's Avatar
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    I think the reason you could get pass Ritalin Rob is that he had more stuff packed on his bike than even I did, he just packed it better.

    Tank panniers!?
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  3. #153
    ian408
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    Third time's a charm

    Well now, here's a picture of the new RT.

    Some of you probably know the Grey Ghost disappeared just
    after the National. To make a long story short, it was recovered
    but I wasn't sure I wanted it back. A couple of problems indicated
    it might (or might not) have been ridden hard and put away
    wet. Not wanting to find out, I got rid of it and replaced it with
    this:



    It's the same but different. It shifts better and is smoother and
    I think the break in period will just make it better.

    Cheers,
    Ian

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    Slowpoke & Proud of It! BRADFORDBENN's Avatar
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    Swwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttt new scoot Ian.
    -=Brad

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    Beauty!

    Nice color, too. Amazing that BMW is getting ready to replace a true work of art.

    MarkF
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    Nice one, mang!
    Dave Swider
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    That is a beauty! Congratulations!

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    Hehee - been playing with this for 2 hours now. I am such a dummy when it comes to computers. Finally got a picture to post of me and Fritz. I hope this one is big enuff to see. Fritz is the good looking one.

    This was taken near Delta Junction in Alaska.
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    Cool ride and location.
    -=Brad

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    Nice riding location (nice bike too!).

    Ian

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    hello,
    my name is christian, i juts joined BMWMOA. i just got my first BMW, a 1997 R1100GS. it's way nicer than the 84 magna or 88ninja i had before. i'm about to depart for a cross country trip, destinatiion california, then onto central and south america if i think it's doable.
    this is my first posting on this site.
    there's a ton of stuff to learn.
    see you on the road!!!
    love everyone like it's the last time you'll see them

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    Great to have you in the club Christian.

    We will be looking forward to hearing about all your adventures on your new bike; and I am sure will really love traveling on it.

    Be safe on your trip and have a wonderful time.
    4 wheels move the body, but 2 wheels move the soul...

  13. #163
    SNC1923
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    Hey Everyone,

    My name's Tom Moran. I teach American Sign Language, am an avid photographer, and really love to ride my BMW.

    I'm still pretty new here, coming back to riding after 15 years away. Just bought an '04 RT and just broke 3,000. My dad bought me an XR75 when I was about 10. At 26 I bought a Honda Sabre with fairing and was adopted by Jay Cannon and the South Coast BMW Riders. Had too much fun with them and they were very hospitable to their token Japanese bike guy. We rode to SF, the 49er Rally, Mexico, AZ, just about everywhere. We rode and camped and laughed and drank beer. Really great bunch of guys. Life took a left turn and I had to sell the bike. Went to college for 10 years, was broke, and lived in one bedroom apartments. No room for a bike in that lifestyle.

    Got married almost three years ago to my wonderful wife, Israel. We had a lot of trouble deciding where to settle, her home or mine. She finally convinced me to move to hers in Bakersfield, CA. I agreed, but only if she agreed to let me buy a beemer. A deal was struck and here I am!

    There was never any doubt that I would by a BMW, or that it would be an RT. (OK, I looked at LTs and R1150Ss, but it was always the RT.) I actually bought it without ever having ridden one. As I drove it out of Irv Seaver's parking lot, I knew I had made the right decision. I'm enjoying it beyond all reason, and my wife seems to really enjoy riding pillion.

    Thanks to this web forum I found a BMW rider's club (#80) right here in Bakersfield. They are good group, and are just as nice and welcoming as I remember the South Coast group to be.

    Here's a photo from our first trip to the coast--taken not too far outside of Guadalupe.

    Thanks for reading!
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  14. #164
    ian408
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    Hi Tom!

    Welcome aboard. And I see you got the good color

    Ian

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    Hey Tom! You should watch for our own Gerg, who's riding around Bakersfield on his GS or his 950 Adventure.
    Dave Swider
    Marin County, CA

    Some bikes. Some with motors, some without.

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