Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Newby without a ride

  1. #1
    Registered User froggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ballwin.MO
    Posts
    253

    Newby without a ride

    Been away from biking 4 ten years.Same old story-kids,but now the twins are older and I am getting an itch Im just unable to scratch(gotta ride).
    Been checking out the current 2 wheelers(been a rice burner all my life),and noticed the ease of repairs on the oilheads.Sooo am now looking for 2000 or a 2004 RT (I like the end of a model series,not the beginning with all the bugs).
    Wish me luck in talking the wife into reentering one of my fav.pasttimes(...HONEY they are tooo dangerous...BUT SWEETHEART sooo is marriage)
    Craig

  2. #2
    It is what it is. Bud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Long gone
    Posts
    6,494
    Well Craig, you live just a hop away from the center of the BMW MOA universe (AKA as our HQ which is on Old State Route south of Manchester.

    Welcome to the forum and the world of BMW's. Lot of members in the St. Louis area. Need advice, ask away and I'm sure some of them would be happy to give you their opinion.

    Let us know when you get the new ride.

    So which Oilhead are you leaning towards? R, RT, GS, RS?
    I used to post here, but now I don't.

  3. #3
    JAMESDUNN
    Guest
    Craig, good to have you! And you're correct oilheads, relative to a multi valve/shim adjust bike are a piece of cake! The more "naked" bikes are a bit easier to maintain, but the plastic comes off pretty easy when necessary on the faired models. Lots of nice ones used available and winter is a good time to buy.
    JD

  4. #4
    Registered User froggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ballwin.MO
    Posts
    253
    Quote Originally Posted by SIBUD View Post
    Well Craig, you live just a hop away from the center of the BMW MOA universe (AKA as our HQ which is on Old State Route south of Manchester.

    Welcome to the forum and the world of BMW's. Lot of members in the St. Louis area. Need advice, ask away and I'm sure some of them would be happy to give you their opinion.

    Let us know when you get the new ride.

    So which Oilhead are you leaning towards? R, RT, GS, RS?
    That would be the RT with all the Tuperware and wind protection.And U are correct,I live 5 min away from the HQs(but I never new it was the HQs)

  5. #5
    Registered User froggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ballwin.MO
    Posts
    253
    Quote Originally Posted by SIBUD View Post
    Well Craig, you live just a hop away from the center of the BMW MOA universe (AKA as our HQ which is on Old State Route south of Manchester.

    Welcome to the forum and the world of BMW's. Lot of members in the St. Louis area. Need advice, ask away and I'm sure some of them would be happy to give you their opinion.

    Let us know when you get the new ride.

    So which Oilhead are you leaning towards? R, RT, GS, RS?
    Speaking of MO.,is anyone going to "The Gettaway in Hermann"in May and camping out.The wife and I love visiting wineries and I promised the boys I would take them camping . I was planning on showing up at Hemann Park and pitching a tent with the family and checking out the bikes and wine.Ladies, I am going to count on U to turn my wife into a biker

  6. #6
    Registered User RINTY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    Posts
    4,330
    Craig:

    If you've narrowed it down to a late model oilhead, the 2004 models with twin ignition are a good choice. And welcome.
    Rinty

    "When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."

  7. #7
    Rather Be Ridin' alabeemer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Helena, Alabammer
    Posts
    1,470
    Quote Originally Posted by froggy View Post
    Speaking of MO.,is anyone going to "The Gettaway in Hermann"in May and camping out.The wife and I love visiting wineries and I promised the boys I would take them camping . I was planning on showing up at Hemann Park and pitching a tent with the family and checking out the bikes and wine.Ladies, I am going to count on U to turn my wife into a biker
    Welcome Craig! The 04 RT is a good one...mine was anyway. Wow to live right there at HQ is a real advantage if you are on a BMW...you are lucky!
    Don't know if I will make Hermann but I hope to. I am quite certain it will be a well attended event and certainly a good place to see some Beemers.

    Good luck with getting yourself a new bike!
    Vance Harrelson
    MOA Ambassador/ Director
    R1200GSA - G450X - G650GS Sertao
    "Always Remember, Whatever You Believe, You Might Be Wrong" - Paul Thorn

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •