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    New Member in Louisville

    I just bought my first BMW, a 2007 R1200R, a couple of weeks ago. I wanted ABS, but I think Don Eilenberger really summed up the reasons I bought it - weight, looks easy to work on, and versatility. I've been riding a 1981 Kawasaki KZ1100 for the past three years, and before that had a V-Strom, an SV650 and a 1995 Magna.

    Mine came with a sport shield and I'm planning to buy a larger windshield and an aftermarket seat for touring. I called Sargent this morning and am waiting for them to commit to using stainless steel staples before I order. I like the looks of the Givi A760 fairing but haven't seen any posts from an R1200R owner who has tried one.

    This looks like a great forum - I'm looking forward to talking to you.

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    Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new bike. Many argue the best handling BMW.

    Is it riding weather in Louisville? Why don't you post a pic of your new ride so we can all admire it?

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    It is riding weather here, more or less. 40 F today, but no sun so I didn't take pictures.
    Last edited by lynnboyd; 02-05-2010 at 03:00 AM.

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    Here's a picture

    The cars are outside.
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    Great looking bike. Yes, the toys get the garage and the cars have to make do.
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    Welcome, sir!

    My first beemer was an RR, too: an '03 R1150R. You might want to check out the R1150R.net forum which which started out as only pertaining to the R1150R, but has since been expanded to be an all-RR forum. They now have separate R1200R and R1100R sub-forums. Here's the link (go to the scroll down discussion link on the top of the page to get to the forums):

    http://r1150r.net/
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    I don't know if there is a bad looking R, but this one looks great. Love the color. Congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnboyd View Post
    The cars are outside.
    Ah, another board member with their priorities straight!

    Welcome aboard!

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    stunning bike, welcome here.

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    I really like those R's too. I had an 1100 and loved it...wish I still had it! Welcome my friend and thanks...you made me jealous! Ride safe!
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