BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. celticus

    celticus Been here awhile

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    I do like it! If it were me I'd get different wheels but the rest of the bike is bitchen.
  2. TiPirate

    TiPirate Adventurer

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    That would look killer with the split 5s off the 1150.:wink:
  3. clevishook

    clevishook stevedore

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    Either box looks good. Found the smaller of the two on Ebay and a mounting rack from another vendor on Ebay. Just waiting for delivery.
    Hope wifey likes her new back rest.
  4. MaxboiBMW

    MaxboiBMW Adventurer

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    [​IMG]

    New to me, I bought the same bike in 2005 and sold it for a Harley.

    The only difference is this one is ABS.... Even the same dealer
  5. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    :clap for you both
  6. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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  7. OroDas

    OroDas Been here awhile

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    ¬°Bien lejos!
    Hi guys/ladies,
    So glad Advrider has a R****R thread. Will be reading through all the interesting stuff about this wonderful bike.
    Here's mine over a year ago in Tuxpan, Veracruz on my way to Guate.

    Cheers-


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    After the trip, a little cleaner... still haven't gotten one of the TVIP stickers completely off though :)

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  8. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    Can't go any further.
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    533 mile day

    David. The bike turned over to 26,000 miles.
  9. 1200bc

    1200bc Adventurer

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    back of r.jpg leave the luggage off!
  10. 1200bc

    1200bc Adventurer

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    fat ass.jpg Because it looks like this!
  11. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    That one would require at least three trips, were that individual needed to haul ass...
  12. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    If you move the camera in as close as you did, the bike with luggage would look pretty bad. Now try that strategy from the front with the cylinders, and the exaggerated perspective will prove the BMW boxer is a fugly bike!

    Fred
  13. Derbobs

    Derbobs Adventurer

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    it's only ugly with topcase and windshield.
  14. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, same for ugly, no?

    Then there's the form vs function approach.....

    Paul
  15. celticus

    celticus Been here awhile

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    Those side bags ARE big but capacious and practical. I sold my top box. Most of the time when I'm out riding I'm camping so the more bag space the better. If you're worried about looks I don't know what to tell you.
  16. torags

    torags Long timer

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    I don't like top boxes either.

    I use a Revpak 30" bag bungeed. It's soft and collapses with less in.

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    That said - it doesn't have the security aspect of the top box.
  17. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    I could store most of what I own in that bag. Does look more "Adventure" oriented than a top box, though.

    BTW, why did you let the RS go? Looks sweet.
  18. Snapping Twig

    Snapping Twig Adventurer

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    I like an expandable Cortek bag daily and in conjunction with the locking side cases it carries a large amount.

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    Here's the bag as I ride 'round town.

    [​IMG]
  19. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Just a photo of my '07 with retro stripes that I just posted in the Pennsylvania Tag-o-Rama thread. I've owned it since new, and it's been an extremely reliable and economical boxer.

    Fred
  20. torags

    torags Long timer

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    It was sweet and it's a saga .

    I promised my bride I would give up riding at 70. Did a failed 50CC (56 hrs) and sold it all.

    Late last year I talked the bride into not getting on my case, if I did it again; this time at 75 - but only one way. She bought it.

    Bought a R1150R in DelRay Fl., went to bikeweek and took it home to San Fran Bay Area.

    It was a sweet ride Sun to Sun 4,200 miles. The first time I had a leg over in 5 years.

    I'm changing the bars on my R for the Euro bars which is closer to the seat orientation of the RS

    That's my story and I'm sticking with it