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    1200GS Break-In ride

    My R1200GS finally came in. I put 260 miles on it Wed and Friday out in the country on some curvy roads. It feels like a pig when you first throw a leg over but under power it handles really well. Coming into a corner hard on the brakes you don't get that nose dive, it slows down smoothly and then just throw it into the turn. It seems all the magazine reviews were not BS. It is a well handling bike. I like the riding position, it feels like I'm on my supermotard bike. There is a rough section of road on my route, I just stood up on the pegs like a dirtbike and rode it out.

    I take the same 130 mile route on my Aprilia and I am beat. After getting off the BMW I felt like I rode 5 miles. It's spoiling me, might be hard to get back on the sportbike. So far I'm happy, now I just have to get past 600 miles so I can really wring her out.

    Great weather for riding.





    Met a guy at Beeches with a brand new 2004 VMax (Yes they still make it)




    Stopped by Leesburg Honda on the way back. Check out the windshield on that trike


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    Yer GS is really a beauty. Great pics. Enjoy that bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Knight
    I don't supposed I could borrow it for the winter????

    Mike
    Can't do that, but come on down to Florida and ride with us. Contrary to the myth we do have some nice roads here.

    Cheers

    -Mike

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    The windshield on the Trike is a Tulsa tall model -- a very high quality product that provides excellent visibility and superior wind protection.
    '98 BMW Z3 Roadster, '00 R1100RT

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    After 8500 miles, I'm still nuts about my GS. Congratulations on yours! You're going to like it more and more as you ride it!
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    Very nice bike! I may part with my RT in a year or so and get a GS. I used to think they were sorta ugly, but they have sure grown on me. I can definitely see myself on one of them in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperMoto7
    Can't do that, but come on down to Florida and ride with us. Contrary to the myth we do have some nice roads here.

    Cheers

    -Mike
    Nice Ride!!
    You may have nice roads where you are , but if you come a little further south you may be in for a shocker. There aren't any south of Ft. Liquourdale
    Now around Daytona, Mount Dora, Eustis, etc... YEEHAAAW that is great riding territory!
    Enjoy those roads on your new ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rider1150RT
    if you come a little further south you may be in for a shocker. There aren't any south of Ft. Liquourdale
    Agree, I would not own a bike in S. Florida.
    Quote Originally Posted by rider1150RT
    Now around Daytona, Mount Dora, Eustis, etc... YEEHAAAW that is great riding territory!
    Mount Dora and Clermont are where those pics were taken.

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