Hello! I have a pretty interesting story about BMW and me. I bought my first BMW R500 when I was in my twenties and in the service. The guy I bought it from was a wonderful and very bright country mechanic. He had converted (chopped) the bike so he could go off road racing where he won many local races with it. Another interesting thing was he was such a good driver and show off that he would drive downtown and lay the bike on it's footrest and spin around 180 degrees and get up and keep going in the opposite direction.
Well some forty years later I am in forced retirement and I buy an ex police R1100 RT-P on the internet. You could say it has not been a great experience since I have paid more in repairs than I paid for the bike but you take the chances. The police aspect of the bike appeals to me because for eight years I was in law enforcement.
When I get more comfortable with the dependability of the bike, I want to meet MOA members and go on rides, etc. So this is an intro to me. I look forward to meeting you. I just tried to insert a picture of the bike but could not manage it.