Thanks to everyone that contribued to an earlier post about whether to trade my 1974 R90/6 for a new R1200R. After reading the comments, going to the Mo. rally and riding with friends with newer bikes, I decided to trade. Another deciding factor was the "you only live once" thing. After getting through prostate cancer three years ago (comliments of Agent Orange) I may as well enjoy the benifits of a new machine.
It took some hunting around, but I finally found a dealer that could get a new R1200R classic. The new bike's handling, brakes, gear shifting, turn signals and all the rest of the new technology is great. I now ride further with more comfort and the enjoyability factor went way up.
This and other forums where a GREAT help in knowing about the bike's characteristics and knowing which farkles I wanted. The forum is such a great way to share information. It makes our sport more fun. Thanks to everyone that contributes helpful info.
Farkles so far:
-OEM touring windshield
-My old Garmin
Farlkes on the way
-OEM side cases
-Taller windshield for cool weather
-Puig rear wheel hugger