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Old 11-29-2012, 12:37 PM   #16
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It's a really nice bike, but a bit bigger than what I want for everyday riding. 
Agreed. I ride my bike to work, but if I'm "Having Fun" in the CITY (you're from Nor-cal, so you know which city I refer to), it's all about a smaller bike, in my case (as you can see under my signature, more cc's, but SO much smaller!) However, for YEARS it was always the Rockster, and no lie, they do GREAT jumping up/down curbs and hitting ALL the massive potholes in the streets.
I have the CBR250R now as my urban and weekend fun-ride bike. Perfect going into The City; perfect for half-day jaunts out through the Delta and Lake Berryessa and Napa...

But my "trip" bike is under construction and should be ready by spring...
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:03 PM   #17
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:45 PM   #18
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Just sold mine after 10 fun, trouble free years!



Easy to ride City or country!



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Old 11-29-2012, 02:02 PM   #19
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I have the CBR250R now as my urban and weekend fun-ride bike. Perfect going into The City; perfect for half-day jaunts out through the Delta and Lake Berryessa and Napa...

But my "trip" bike is under construction and should be ready by spring...
I've heard some good things about the little Honda CBR. Does it pull (I mean the torque) as good as they say from that little motor?
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:13 PM   #20
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Fun topic here guys and gals, I to have the ****R bike crush.

Had a 04 1150R,,enjoyed it,fun to ride! had it for 2 yrs,,,wanted to try a 650 Vstrom, great bike, enjoyed it for 4 yrs, just Sold a '05 1150RT after only owning it for a short time period... The RT wasn't what I had hoped it to be,, a better version of the 04 1150R, I didn't think it was.. Just not as much fun to ride,,,,,..

Just starting to look for a 1200R or maybe another 1150R,,, would love to hear any comments from owners who have ridden both 1150R and 1200R,, guessing the 1200R is a significant upgrade from the 1150R?

Everyone who's ridden both says so. So much improvement, they say. I cannot confirm it as I have not ridden 1150R, but I can confirm 12R is the best one I've had so far. Feels as light as Ducati GT1000, pulls like it too but fuel delivery, handling and braking are far superior. Plus much comfy riding posture and easy DIY maintenance.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:32 PM   #21
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Here's a couple of my forever bike. I bought and sold at least six bikes since I brought this one home in '07. I am pretty sure I'll keep it till I can't ride a liter bike any more.






Here's a couple from a 9 day, 3,700 mi stroll to Colorado and back this summer



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Old 11-29-2012, 04:50 PM   #22
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Here's a couple of my forever bike. I bought and sold at least six bikes since I brought this one home in '07. I am pretty sure I'll keep it till I can't ride a liter bike any more.






Here's a couple from a 9 day, 3,700 mi stroll to Colorado and back this summer



Yeah, that's what I'm talking about! Don't need no souped up GS or RT to tour RTW.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:11 PM   #23
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The first ride I ever did on a "big" bike was on the back of an R90. Ever since that day, I wanted a boxer BMW. It was like a spaceship compared to my two-stroke KE125.

Bought a black '02 R1150R and liked it a lot. Very versatile and comfortable bike, and I do miss that boxer motor now that it is gone. I suspect I'll have another. I love the old airheads.

Those servo brakes were great in terms of operation, but man, what a pain in the !@# to work on. The $2k replacement cost for the pump scared me, along with lack of nearby dealer support (both of our Kawi dealers are gone now, too). I saw a deal on an FJR and didn't hesitate. FJR felt like a bit of a step backwards in handling and braking (and weight), but a huge step up in power and wind protection. Harder to work on but needs less frequent work.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:22 PM   #24
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The first ride I ever did on a "big" bike was on the back of an R90. Ever since that day, I wanted a boxer BMW. It was like a spaceship compared to my two-stroke KE125.

Bought a black '02 R1150R and liked it a lot. Very versatile and comfortable bike, and I do miss that boxer motor now that it is gone. I suspect I'll have another. I love the old airheads.

Those servo brakes were great in terms of operation, but man, what a pain in the !@# to work on. The $2k replacement cost for the pump scared me, along with lack of nearby dealer support (both of our Kawi dealers are gone now, too). I saw a deal on an FJR and didn't hesitate. FJR felt like a bit of a step backwards in handling and braking (and weight), but a huge step up in power and wind protection. Harder to work on but needs less frequent work.

I too own an Airhead too. 77 R100/7 with 91K miles. Only 1K belongs to me. What a competent bike for a vintage! The 35 yo bike has a mid-range roll-on like a freight train!


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Old 11-29-2012, 05:29 PM   #25
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what seat is that Bigeasy?

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:13 PM   #26
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That's a Rich's Custom. Somebody on here set up a group buy a couple years ago. Came out great for a non ride in job. He built it up an inch and a half and used the up grade leather. I really like it. Check him out.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #27
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R's having fun

In case you might want to see a Rockster and a R1150r getting along in the city

BMW owes me

Both are still running without ANY problems five years and many many many miles later......and HAPPY owners
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:09 PM   #28
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I've heard some good things about the little Honda CBR. Does it pull (I mean the torque) as good as they say from that little motor?
It's surprisingly lively for a little thang. The funnest bike I've ever ridden on the street. There is just no substitute for light weight, and the balance and handling is perfect.

What I do miss about the 12R (to stay with the thread!) is the big boost of effortless power for passing. It always surprised me when I had to jet past a slowpoke on the coast highways. Just blink and you're past 'em, without ever needing to downshift. Great whacking gobs of torque.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:11 PM   #29
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would love to hear any comments from owners who have ridden both 1150R and 1200R,, guessing the 1200R is a significant upgrade from the 1150R?

The 12 is a major upgrade. Power, weight, balance. Better in every way, IMO.

But I still lust after a Rockster...
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:59 AM   #30
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Wanted to buy this one but they didn't take the offer - and I'm not desperate yet ...

Well, my advice is don't take a test drive. You'll get more desperate.
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