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    question from an r12r owner about the rt

    how much tupperware can you remove and still drive the bike?
    anybody got a picture of a so configured rt ?

    probably a dumb question...i've asked dumber ones.
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    Tupperware not needed to operate bike. You can remove all of it. Control positions, switches, etc all unaffected. You can pull the seats too if you can ride it standing.

    I just rode a K-GT sans tupperware to a dealership for a recall item (suspension link).
    Looks a little odd but works fine.

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    I've had all of the Tupperware surrounding the engine off and have ridden the bike. It works well but is not very pretty. I'm not sure where you are going with the question...

    Joel

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    Yes, but....

    The Maximum Improbability Drive is left exposed. You really don't want to get THOSE splines rusty.

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    I once rode my 1150 RT without tupperware for a month while waiting on a paint job.
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    You can ride a RT without an tupperware at all, but you won't be picking up any hotties with it. Ask a GS rider.......


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    You can pick up hotties on a BMW???
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    Quote Originally Posted by aterry1067 View Post
    You can ride a RT without an tupperware at all, but you won't be picking up any hotties with it. Ask a GS rider.......


    NOW, NOW, I am a GS Rider and happen to pick up MANY HOOTIES on my GS. Probably cause they know I had an RT before.
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    More guys are attracted to a BMW bikes than girls... Just saying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsperez View Post
    More guys are attracted to a BMW bikes than girls... Just saying...

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    BMWs are a left brained thing, which explains why guys are more attracted. They are built for function first. HDs are the opposite. I also believe girls like the v-twin vibe when they ride. Just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponch1 View Post
    BMWs are a left brained thing, which explains why guys are more attracted. They are built for function first. HDs are the opposite. I also believe girls like the v-twin vibe when they ride. Just saying.
    Yeah, those "girls" are also worse drivers, and we have certainly got to protect them the kind of physical exertion they would get by playing sports....have I been magically transported back to the fifties?
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    Quote Originally Posted by themayer View Post
    Yeah, those "girls" are also worse drivers, and we have certainly got to protect them the kind of physical exertion they would get by playing sports....have I been magically transported back to the fifties?
    I've heard from more than one woman that she liked the vibes on a HD. As far as sports or driving, YMMV. On the other hand, traditional BMW bikes aren't particularly attractive. Kind of like Helga the german gymnast that doubles on the shotput. HDs though, never seem to go out of style. My guess is that BMW is chosen by more pragmatic types, 50's or not.
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    I say BMW certainly follows the paradigm: 'FORM follows FUNCTION', HD on the other hand, IMO, way too many examples of FORM over FUNCTION. (yes, I know, per Willie G.: ''Both answer to emotion''... PLEEZE!)

    (Perfect example, they thought the ABS sensor ring wasn't pretty, so they use an FAR inferior internal system -much less sensitive-in the bearing hub just so they could "hide it"... D'OH!
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    I agee with what's been said. I will usually take the RT for a test spin after any major mechanical work BEFORE I put the tupperware back on. It's easier to hear, see, or feel if anything is amiss without the plastic and you don't have to take it off again if something isn't right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by themayer View Post
    Yeah, those "girls" are also worse drivers, and we have certainly got to protect them the kind of physical exertion they would get by playing sports....have I been magically transported back to the fifties?
    I remember the fifties

    But seriously would you let your sister ride one, BMW that is
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