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    Nardowell nardowell's Avatar
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    Moved up 38 years to a R1200R

    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
    -Booster Plug
    -Taller windshield for cool weather
    -Puig rear wheel hugger
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    Congratulations

    You are gonna love it

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    Congrats on the new bike

    The Classic does look nice with the spokes as well.
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    Very nice, enjoy!
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    One nice looking machine!
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    Congrats!!
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    Puig rear wheel hugger

    pardon my dumb...

    whut does this do for you?
    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

    2010 r1200r, 2009 harley crossbones, 2008 triumph/sidecar, 1970 norton commando 750

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    As per the forum, it should keep mud off stuff.
    You don't want mud on your stuff do you?
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    Vietnam '69 and '70?

    you're too old to be on a motorcycle!



    (chulai/ danang, '69-'70)
    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

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    3 years ago I went from an R75/6 to a 2000 RT oil head.

    HOLY COW what a difference!

    This fall I bought an R1200R because the oil head was worn out at 137,000 miles.

    The R1200R was more like my Airhead. Lighter, lower, simpler.....

    I love it.

    Enjoy many safe miles on that new bike.

    I am curious how the booster plug works out. I don't think mine needs one, it runs awesome the way it is. No herkity jerkity throttle. My oilhead needed a techlusioin to cure its ailments.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
    you're too old to be on a motorcycle!



    (chulai/ danang, '69-'70)
    Looks like neither one us are young whipper snappers.
    I'll bet you understand the need to keep mud off you and the bike.
    After slopping through it in the A Shau valley I don't want any more sinking mud on me than I have to.
    This was taken on FSB Rakkasan NW of hamburger hill.
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    congratulations!! I am here in central Illinois and I am loving my 2012 R1200R, just got back from the Falling Leaf Rally in Potosi,Mo
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