BMW R****R Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by ninepeaks9, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. BigEasy

    BigEasy Long timer

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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.

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

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  2. ninepeaks9

    ninepeaks9 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, that's what I'm talking about! Don't need no souped up GS or RT to tour RTW. :clap
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  3. DrMoto

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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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  4. ninepeaks9

    ninepeaks9 Been here awhile

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    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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  5. rideittoday

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  6. BigEasy

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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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  7. BlueBlazerIrregular

    BlueBlazerIrregular Bike Punk

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

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigote/792913392/" title="BMW owes me by El Bigote, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1346/792913392_db6b384048_z.jpg?zz=1" width="640" height="480" alt="BMW owes me"></a>

    Both are still running without ANY problems five years and many many many miles later......and HAPPY owners
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  8. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    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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  9. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    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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  10. ninepeaks9

    ninepeaks9 Been here awhile

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

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    I'm actually thinking of getting a "90 Years of BMW Motorcycles" special edition. I really like the looks of the red one, so dynamic and bright, but the SE is just that: a bit more special.
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  12. ninepeaks9

    ninepeaks9 Been here awhile

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    Here are my two R's side by side. Actually one's an airhead.

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  13. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    I bought it. You don't know what you are missing.

    3 months old 6.000 miles on it.
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  14. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    I rode an airhead for 20 years.
    Next I bought a 2000 R1100RT. I put 37,000 miles on top of the 100,000 that was on it.

    Next I bought a brand new 2012 R1200R RED!

    I love it. I wanted a bike more like my old airhead than the RT. Lower, Lighter and Lots more midrange power.

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    I have many more pictures. :)

    I still have the airhead. RT is for sale.

    So far I ride the Versys to work because its lighter and cheaper to run.
    We have snow right now, ;(



    David
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  15. ninepeaks9

    ninepeaks9 Been here awhile

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    How's that windshield working for you? I'm looking for one for my 12R for the winter riding. Been looking at Cee Bailey. They come in four different heights.
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  16. cug

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    It wasn't for not wanting to, we made an offer, but the price they were asking wasn't worth getting a used one with two previous owners of unknown riding style for. I could put a bit more on top and get a new one where I know what it was put through.

    And don't get me wrong, it wasn't about the savings in itself, I can afford a few new ones if I were inclined enough. And that's what we might end up with ... :lol3
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  17. beemerphile

    beemerphile Long timer

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  18. ninepeaks9

    ninepeaks9 Been here awhile

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    You've got helluva serious farkles there sir! Top loading panniers & serious custom fairing. I love it!:clap Can i ask where you've sourced these from?:ear
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  19. beemerphile

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    The panniers are Jesse for an R1150GS and the fairing is a Hannigan ST. The bike has a GS suspension which raises it 3-1/2 inches. The front fender is K1200RS.
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  20. ninepeaks9

    ninepeaks9 Been here awhile

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    Now I have to ask why you didn't just start out with a GS as a base?
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