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  • Birthday 10/25/1950

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    '16 R1200RS
    '09 WeeStrom
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  1. Nice looking set--looks like SS? I think I'm gonna go with the Wunderlich bars, as they allow retention of the engine spoilers and are about as easy an install as you can ask for when it comes to motorcycle farkeling. I think a set in red is what the doctor ordered. https://www.wunderlichamerica.com/BMW_R1200_GS_R1200_R_R1200_RS_Sport_Engine_Bars
  2. Hoping Lyshawnda doesn't come looking for me....😬
  3. Thx for the info. I never used the quick shift much--too many years of habit pulling in the clutch lever. Plus, I'm always a bit leery of technology that gets "pushed down" from the race environment to the street. Race teams think nothing of rebuilding trannys and gear dogs and final drives several times a season, but I sure as hell don't want to do that to my street ride every 15-20K miles. The times I did play around with it, I didn't think it was particularly glitchy, but the ratio spread from 1>2 and 2>3 were a bit large and made for an abrupt gear change. The rest of the shifts from 3-4-5-6 were fine and pretty smooth transitions. Makes me wonder if they changed the lower gear ratios to minimize the hit, or possibly lengthened the spark cut-off during the transition to allow the engine to match revs before relighting.
  4. Hmmm. Not what the missus said. Of course, I deserved that comment because I asked her what she thought. She can be brutally honest, but at least I always know where I stand. 🤣 I pulled the trigger on an '18 Premium Edition RS for sale in St Louis at Gateway BMW. More cubic zirconium than I was looking to spend but a clean low mileage bike that they're gonna put new tires on and perform the 6K mile service before it goes out the door. Have to tap a bud to do a drive-n-ride with me to get it home, but cheaper than having it shipped. I should be good for a 10-hour RT in the truck pretty soon. https://www.gatewaybmw.com/default.asp?page=xPreOwnedInventoryDetail&id=12540182&p=2&s=Year&d=D&fr=xPreOwnedInventory
  5. Pauly, just to show you how stupid I am, I'm already searching for another RS. Got a link to the bars you purchased? BMW part or aftermarket?
  6. Out of curiosity, is your year subject to the newest recall for the rear drive?
  7. I can see those guards are necessary if you're gonna use the GS for anything more than a Starbucks run. I proved just how vulnerable the jugs are when I crashed my RS three weeks ago.
  8. Any idea what the "real" weight is on this beast with all the extra guards, bags, rack mounts?
  9. Bubba

    Mother passed

    My heartfelt condolences to you and a prayer that you and family will find comfort knowing your mother is at peace. I lost Dad in 2016 and like you, he was the last of the previous generations. The world suddenly becomes a more lonely place. I hope you find solace in the great memories you must have from her years of loving you.
  10. I've never ridden a GW but heard many glowing reports, especially of the new front end geometry. Guessing with that big smooth six, you just leave it in 3rd or 4th and surf the nearly infinite well of torque from corner to corner. Looks like plenty of clearance (for a big tourer) but don't let the hard parts touch down!
  11. Where are all the squid boyz? You smoke 'em on 129?
  12. I've ridden that area once a few years ago, after the Labor Day slow down. Still a big tourist draw with slow lines of cars and motorhomes on Alt74 in the Lake Lure/Bat Cave area. Just a heads up. No idea what you'll find. Obviously, 80 is hoot, 197 between Barnardsville and Burnsville is nice but there's about a 3-4 mile section of well graded gravel on the west side of the climb. Not sure you want to do that on the luxo-barge two-up. Roan Mtn 261/143 from Bakersville is a great road.
  13. Safe travels, Jim! Sure hope that thing is equipped with AC!!!
  14. Betting that since the onset of COVID--and the unraveling of basic societal behavior norms--it's far higher, prolly approaching 30-40%. Worse yet in the west and SW and FL. Personal accountability has been thrown out the window as a result of the progressive policies being pushed across the nation.
  15. She was cited so clearly at fault. However, it appears she has no license or insurance and 99.9% certain she has 0 assets (area pf Section 8 housing apts) to confiscate. Believe I'd be unlikely to get my $25 filing fee back.
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