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Thread: Going to pick up a new (to me) RT today.

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    I have seen a couple of "Boston Green"s. I always liked it too. My second favorite color next to a red that a friend had on his 2004 1150RT. That ALWAYS looked extra shiny. Not a friend of the "Glacier Green", sorry, reminds me of a terrible candy we had when I was kid in Germany. Was also called something with "Gletscher" (Glacier) and had the same color.

    O.K. it's called "Gletscher Eis", and still, the only way to like it is with some kind of booze. Picture from a recipe site.
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    I remember that candy.
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    If there isn't a picture, it didn't happen.

    I have a picture.

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    Have a safe ride home, Bud!

    Quote Originally Posted by sibud View Post
    If there isn't a picture, it didn't happen.

    I have a picture.

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    Hey Paul,

    Home last evening at 7:00. Dusk.

    Uneventful ride. Ride report to follow!

    BTW. The seller did a great job of prepping this bike. It is the first RT that I've ridden that doesn't have any surging at all!
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    Glad you had a good ride, Bud; that must have been fun. Enjoy your new machine, and GLWS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sibud View Post
    Hey Paul,

    Home last evening at 7:00. Dusk.

    Uneventful ride. Ride report to follow!

    BTW. The seller did a great job of prepping this bike. It is the first RT that I've ridden that doesn't have any surging at all!
    Maybe I missed it but how many miles on the RT?

    Hopefully your other one has a top box. RT without one seems odd somehow.

    No surging you say! Any mods done?

    You made good time on the ride home!
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
    Maybe I missed it but how many miles on the RT?

    Hopefully your other one has a top box. RT without one seems odd somehow.

    No surging you say! Any mods done?

    You made good time on the ride home!
    47,XXX miles when I picked it up. Now has >48,000

    I have a top box

    No mods that I know of. Just well tuned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RINTY View Post
    Glad you had a good ride, Bud; that must have been fun. Enjoy your new machine, and GLWS.
    Thanks.

    I'm sure I will find someone who will want an inexpensive RT.
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    So I was going to write up the fantastic ride report about my trip from Denver back home to Nashville, IL. However, as I rode I thought it might be a little bit hard to say anything interesting about 850 miles on I70. Mulling over other possibilities, I decided that the best thing to do would be to describe what I Heard, Smelled, Saw.

    What I Heard:

    Wind
    Trucks accelerating
    Sirens
    Bikes with loud pipes
    Radios in passing vehicles
    Heavy equipment
    Back up beepers


    What I Smelled:

    Skunks
    Feed lots
    Newly cut hay
    Freshly turned earth
    Corn being harvested
    Bread being baked
    Water
    Dust

    What I saw:

    High plains.
    Windmills ? sitting idle with rusted stock tanks underneath.
    Windmills ? White giants by the hundreds. Some spinning. Some standing still and some moving so slowly that it was hard to tell if they were in motion or it only looked that way as I was riding by.
    White Grain Elevators. Standing shoulder to shoulder like silent sentinels on the plains.
    Coyotes
    Antelopes
    Buzzards circling over something unseen.
    Cottonwood trees showing the twists and turns of dry creeks.
    Long dark streams of smoke from grass fires.
    Round hay bales
    Large square hay bales
    Orange cones on the highway
    Detour signs
    Wide loads
    Snow birds heading in their RV?s to Florida towing Jeeps
    Other riders, some waved, some didn?t.
    Big sky in Eastern Colorado
    State border signs Leaving and Entering
    Rest stops.
    People changing flat tires on the shoulder
    Golden Arches
    Standing corn
    Rust colored milo waiting to be cut
    Wheat stubble
    Pale yellow standing corn.
    Golden corn being loaded into the back of tractor trailers
    Plumes from power plants
    Horses
    Cows
    The same vehicle in front of me for over 100 miles
    The world?s largest prairie dog
    Advertisements for adult entertainment stores
    Welcome centers
    Acres of sunflowers
    And a couple of miles from home ? My shadow on standing corn. A silhouette of an old man, sitting upright, riding with a helmet on his head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sibud View Post
    Yes, because of the color.

    The other one will be for sale soon.
    Long forgotten in the crevices of my mind was the fact that I too, once bought a RT and absolutely hated the color and sold it a month later. It was that bluish- purplish, color changing depending on what light or not was striking it. I positively couldn't stand looking at it.

    I know, I need help, but there's so many other reasons i do it'll have to wait in line.

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    That's one of the better ride reports I've ever read.

    Really. Right to the point and no filler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicVW View Post

    Long forgotten in the crevices of my mind was the fact that I too, once bought a RT and absolutely hated the color and sold it a month later. It was that bluish- purplish, color changing depending on what light or not was striking it. I positively couldn't stand looking at it.
    Ford Motor Co. had a purple like that at one time. Looking straight on, it was purple, but as you moved it would change to dark blue. I was told that it was the clearcoat that they used with the paint that made it change color. Not sure that purple is on my "gotta have" list of colors for a bike. I would, however, be willing to own a red violet topaz K bike(is that the proper name for the purple color from a few years back?).
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    Beautiful Motorcycle!!! (no matter what color) but that color is about as good as it gets! (jmop) Enjoy the ride!
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