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Re: Let's see them!
« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2014, 08:24:48 PM »
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Re: Let's see them!
« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2014, 03:46:51 PM »
I'd love a K13S.  I just don't think she'd enjoy ridding pillion on it anywhere near as much as the R12ST.
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« Reply #52 on: February 01, 2014, 04:02:08 PM »
I'd love a K13S.  I just don't think she'd enjoy ridding pillion on it anywhere near as much as the R12ST.

Dump her.
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« Reply #53 on: February 01, 2014, 04:07:01 PM »
I'd love a K13S.  I just don't think she'd enjoy ridding pillion on it anywhere near as much as the R12ST.

Dump her.

Have you seen her?  No way!  :D
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« Reply #54 on: February 01, 2014, 04:33:18 PM »
I'd love a K13S.  I just don't think she'd enjoy ridding pillion on it anywhere near as much as the R12ST.


Dump her.


Have you seen her?  No way!  :D


The 2 BMWs my mom rode easily over 150K. Pillion.

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Re: Let's see them!
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Re: Let's see them!
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2014, 07:13:13 PM »
They don't do colors like that anymore....
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« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2014, 09:47:41 PM »
Agree.  Sweet bike.

She says I don't need a faster motorcycle.  We already do 110 on the ST.  The K13S would result in 135+ commuting.
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Re: Let's see them!
« Reply #58 on: February 01, 2014, 09:49:54 PM »
They stopped making red?!   :o


It's about time.  I hate red vehicles.

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Re: Let's see them!
« Reply #59 on: February 19, 2014, 08:22:27 PM »
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This is hanging out in my garage waiting for spring.   :smiley_thumb:

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« Reply #60 on: February 20, 2014, 06:55:42 AM »
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This is hanging out in my garage waiting for spring.   :smiley_thumb:


Jealous! Can't wait to hear how you like it!
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Re: Let's see them!
« Reply #61 on: February 20, 2014, 07:13:10 AM »
This is hanging out in my garage waiting for spring.   :smiley_thumb:

You mean the Spring that is never coming?

I will never buy another motorcycle in the middle of winter. I'm already over the "new-ness" of my new bike and I've only ridden it a couple of times.

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« Reply #62 on: February 20, 2014, 07:19:47 AM »
You mean you're not riding tight circles in the garage?   ;D

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« Reply #63 on: February 20, 2014, 07:23:25 AM »
You mean you're not riding tight circles in the garage?   ;D

I can't even walk in tight circles in my garage.

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« Reply #64 on: February 20, 2014, 07:40:56 AM »
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This is hanging out in my garage waiting for spring.   :smiley_thumb:



Holy Crap!  That's excellent.  Congratulations!!!!


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Love that red.


Marrakesh  ;)

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Re: Let's see them!
« Reply #66 on: March 15, 2014, 10:34:14 PM »
Just a few weeks 'til it (me, actually) comes out of hibernation:

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Re: Let's see them!
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« Reply #68 on: April 08, 2014, 06:53:13 AM »
Sharp RT. 

How do you like it compared to the K?
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« Reply #69 on: April 08, 2014, 07:05:06 PM »
I love the RT.  Can't say anything bad about it. 

The biggest difference between the RT and the K bike is the power.  Where the RT runs out of steam, the K bike powers on but that's not a bad thing.  I'm at that age where I have to slow down anyways.   :) 

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« Reply #70 on: April 08, 2014, 07:19:34 PM »
Taken this afternoon.  :chili:

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« Reply #71 on: April 09, 2014, 10:44:45 AM »
I love the RT.  Can't say anything bad about it. 

The biggest difference between the RT and the K bike is the power.  Where the RT runs out of steam, the K bike powers on but that's not a bad thing.  I'm at that age where I have to slow down anyways.   :)

I can understand that.  I wouldn't get rid of my ST.  Best sport tourer I've ever owned or ridden.  I do miss power though as I had sportbikes before.  I'd love to have a S1000RR or maybe a K1300S as a garage mate, but it wouldn't replace the ST.  Read my comparison to it and the Ducati ST3 that it replaced. 
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Re: Let's see them!
« Reply #72 on: June 13, 2014, 12:14:16 PM »
drivers view

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« Reply #73 on: November 03, 2014, 06:23:51 AM »
drivers view

BRP?  And, who is your passenger bobble head? 
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Re: Let's see them!
« Reply #74 on: December 27, 2014, 08:18:50 PM »
It's in here:

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I think it's this one...

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Normally this is the giveaway...

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But now I know it absolutely IS mine!

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« Reply #75 on: December 27, 2014, 09:36:03 PM »
It looks like you have it well sorted out.   :smiley_thumb:
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« Reply #76 on: December 27, 2014, 11:19:52 PM »
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« Reply #78 on: February 18, 2015, 06:31:56 PM »
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« Reply #79 on: February 18, 2015, 07:51:44 PM »
Giving up riding was the worst decision I've made in a long time.   I believe it was a reverse midlife crisis.
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« Reply #80 on: February 18, 2015, 08:58:47 PM »
Giving up was the worst decision I've made in a time.   I believe it was a reverse midlife crisis.

Just reinforces my assumption of you being a young punk.  ;D
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« Reply #81 on: February 18, 2015, 09:18:59 PM »
Who (apparently) looks older than he is.  What do you know?  it's time again for my beauty rest.   :P
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« Reply #82 on: February 19, 2015, 04:25:45 AM »
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Is he gone yet?

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« Reply #83 on: February 19, 2015, 06:41:12 AM »
Love the hat!
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« Reply #84 on: February 19, 2015, 08:11:07 AM »
Uncle Doug.
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« Reply #85 on: February 19, 2015, 08:51:35 AM »
Happy Birthday, Ed.  Now, get out of my lawn!
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« Reply #86 on: March 23, 2015, 04:03:34 PM »
Happy Birthday, Ed.  Now, get out of my lawn!

Did I miss Ed's birthday...?

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« Reply #87 on: July 06, 2016, 07:45:35 AM »
Found a deal that I couldn't pass up last week.   ;D

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« Reply #88 on: July 19, 2016, 08:44:15 PM »
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« Reply #89 on: July 20, 2016, 07:55:01 AM »
Found a deal that I couldn't pass up last week.   ;D

How did I miss this? Where is the test/review?  8) Once hipsters go out of style it might be fun to get one, me thinks.
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« Reply #90 on: July 20, 2016, 07:55:17 AM »
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R1200RT from an Edelweiss tour, sitting at the top of Timmelsjoch (pass) in Austria.


Jealous!!!
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« Reply #91 on: July 21, 2016, 07:30:26 AM »
Found a deal that I couldn't pass up last week.   ;D

How did I miss this? Where is the test/review?  8) Once hipsters go out of style it might be fun to get one, me thinks.

My review so far:

Pros:
Factory Akrapovic exhaust sounds great
Excellent torque and good rev range
Ergos - nice lean forward
Stock seat is thin but not as bad as the F700GS OEM seat
Front brakes take a bit of lever pull to bite, but bite well
Fit & finish are great
I like the shaft drive and air/oil cooled engine
It's beautiful and classy

Cons:
Suspension is poor
My ass gets heavily sprayed in rain
MPG is just ok at low 40's
Not many luggage options - got a Givi tanklock ring for now
Tubed tires mean less easy flat repairs
No center stand option due to exhaust
Exhaust dual cans block single-sided swingarm
Didn't come with the factory heated grips or onboard computer option
May be using a bit of oil
Need torx bit to get off the seat
Battery is somewhat buried (though it has accessible terminals)
Wife says the pillion seat is very small - plus no pillion grab points other than rider




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« Reply #92 on: July 21, 2016, 11:19:36 AM »
Congrats on the r9t Rincewind!  I was very close to buying that bike.  The Ducati Scrambler had just a touch more fun factor not to mention a notable price difference and a dealer excited to give me a good trade value on my Moto Guzzi.

I still think about that boxer torque and tractability.

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« Reply #93 on: July 21, 2016, 12:25:37 PM »
Thanks, Nevin.  I had been lusting over the nineT for awhile but didn't want to put out that much money on a new bike.  My local dealer had one with the aluminum tank, with the weld line down the middle - what a beauty!  Fast forward to the other week when I walked in there.  The aluminum tank special model was missing (had just sold), but then I saw this one sitting there.  Barely used 2015 model (2-months old, ~1100 miles) with nearly $4k in depreciation absorbed by the previous owner.  They let me test it, and I was sold.  I knew there would be some compromises compared to my F700GS, which was the best commuter I've owned, but I didn't care.  I ran home, got the checkbook and my title, and bid the lil' GS goodbye that same evening. 

Yes, the Ducati Scrambler is a lot of fun, too.  Lighter and less costly.  Actually was looking into the 750-1000 Japanese nakeds prior to finding this BMW.  I'm happy to have found this nineT instead.

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« Reply #94 on: July 21, 2016, 12:37:51 PM »
Sounds like an excellent buy on a fantastic bike.  I looked both new and barely used for 2-3 months last fall and prices remained strong on both. 

Knowing the roads and riding of PA, the big boxer's torque and the more stable chassis of the nineT would be better suited to the area than the Scrambler.

Looking forward to seeing a ride report  :)

Also, saw this video in an email newsletter: http://www.cycleworld.com/ienatsch-tuesday-ahrma-spotlight-video-nate-kerns-bmw-r-ninet-vintage-motorcycle-racing?cmpid=enews072116&spPodID=030&spMailingID=26038737&spUserID=NzQ5OTQyNTYzNDkS1&spJobID=843028201&spReportId=ODQzMDI4MjAxS0

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« Reply #95 on: July 21, 2016, 01:37:47 PM »
Good review. I often wonder about it, I'm hoping some nice used ones will pop up in a couple of years. Surprised about tube tires, I figured they were the GS tubeless style. Oil consumption should go down in the next 40k miles.
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« Reply #96 on: July 21, 2016, 06:34:25 PM »
Sounds like an excellent buy on a fantastic bike.  I looked both new and barely used for 2-3 months last fall and prices remained strong on both. 

Knowing the roads and riding of PA, the big boxer's torque and the more stable chassis of the nineT would be better suited to the area than the Scrambler.

Looking forward to seeing a ride report  :)

Also, saw this video in an email newsletter: http://www.cycleworld.com/ienatsch-tuesday-ahrma-spotlight-video-nate-kerns-bmw-r-ninet-vintage-motorcycle-racing?cmpid=enews072116&spPodID=030&spMailingID=26038737&spUserID=NzQ5OTQyNTYzNDkS1&spJobID=843028201&spReportId=ODQzMDI4MjAxS0


Nicely modded bike in that video!  Carbon fiber wheels  :drool: Ohlins suspension :drool: Clip-ons and rear-sets :drool: Carbon fiber valve covers :drool: RSD seat :drool:

Speaking of PA roads - yes, the chassis is good, but that's exactly where the stock suspension shows its weaknesses.   :o

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R1200RT from an Edelweiss tour, sitting at the top of Timmelsjoch (pass) in Austria.


Jealous!!!

Not cheap but some careful shopping will turn up a tolerable air fare (some destinations are cheaper than others). Do homework on finding bike rentals near your destination (BMW Owners magazine, for example, lists places). Invest in a GPS with European maps (buy maps for an existing GPS - don't forget a mount you can wire to the bike's battery) and ditto for paper maps that show lots of roads (need more maps but much, much better than one map showing all of central Europe). Nail down your first stop (arrival and getting your bike details sorted out). After that spend time with Trip-advisor (Not, not, not bookings.com or similar!!!) to figure out where to stay while traveling. Friends pulled into a likely town, went to the info center and found a place to stay. Another option, like my trip, is stay one place and do long day trips. Buy an international plan for your phone (be very sure it's an "international" phone and unlocked).

Almost anywhere, somebody speaks English, at least to varying degrees. Euros work everywhere although Switzerland uses the Swiss Franc (not part of EU). Shop around for buying Euros. The worst possible place is the airport exchanges. Banks do it, AAA does it. Ask about the exchange rate and ask about fees. Credit cards with chips work well. Cards with strips... not so much. Be sure you know how your charge will appear on your account - fees, exchange rate - fees often vary between two cards from the same bank. Our main card works fine, our "points for gas" card is very spendy in Europe. Also spendy is gas. It's sold by the liter (roughly quart). IIRC 95 octane (AKA Super 95) was going, two weeks ago, for about €1.10/ltr. In Austria. In Italy it was over €1.20, ditto for Germany. Kinda makes you think about where to gas up, doesn't it?

Carry your bike's registration, insurance documents, and your passport everywhere. Going from one EU country to another may be nothing more than passing a sign showing you're now in Wherever. Depending on where you cross, the Swiss may take an interest in you, or wave you on. Value Added Tax (VAT) varies from country to country. If you make lower cost purchases, smile and accept it. If you make a big bucks purchase, bring the receipts, etc. to the "get your VAT back" booth at the airport, when you leave. If you bought it in the same country you're flying out of. Buy it in Switzerland and leave from Germany... not gonna happen.

Austria and Switzerland require stickers to use their autobahns. You can get on and off and never hear a thing. Or be stopped and... very, very spendy. Austria sells 10-day toll stickers. I have heard Switzerland has stickers for less than a year. Or not. If you're lucky, your bike renter may have either or both stickers on the bike. Or not. Ask in advance.

A couple of tips about restaurants, etc. Almost anywhere you eat, an 18% gratuity is added to the bill. On very rare occasions, it's not. If you like the service, when you pay the bill, round up. You paid about €20 for a lunch, say 22 Euros and you'll at least get a good thank you. The higher the bill, obviously the higher the round-off. But €10 on a €50 meal? Please don't - you'll make the rest of us, who do it right, look like cheapskates. So you've finished your meal. And you wait and wait and wait and wait. They're not ignoring you; you haven't asked to pay the check. That's just how things work. You want to nurse a cup of coffee for a couple of hours? Knock your socks off. Nobody will complain. Although you might get a look after an hour or two as the place fills and they'd really like the table back.

Coffee? Mineral water? Apfleschorle? What about a beer with lunch? Drink and ride is being a knob, period. "Ride like a knob and die." Or get caught above the very, very, very low allowable blood alcohol level and your trip is over. You have stepped into the deep stuff and it won't wash off. You might not make your flight home. Capice? Comprende? Einverstanden? Got it?

How else can LEO get you? Radar! With nasty cameras. Most are in plain sight. Some are not. If you're on a bike with no front plate and no obvious identifying stuff, you're probably safe. Probably being the operative word here. Enter any town or city (pass the sign announcing the town's name) and the limit is 50 km/hr. Unless it's marked 40 or 30. Leave town (usually town name and a red stripe through it) and you're back to whatever's allowed (look for those nasty 70 signs beyond the town line - I've seen police wait in bushes (honest!!) and nail people who think they're back to the "open road" limit). Open road, wide road, and autobahn limits vary from country to country. Typically on Swiss, French, Austrian, Italian autobahns it's 130 past a white circle with one or more stripes through it. Open roads are 100 in Germany, 90 anywhere else. The "no speed limit" German autobahn... it exists, but not everywhere. On any country's autobahn, you might be brought back to 100 for noise, environmental, or traffic flow reasons. Radar cameras will look for people who don't believe it. If the country speaks German, the hard and fast rule is drive on the right, pass on the left. People living in the left lane quickly find out how well their fellow motorists feel about them. Passing on the right, except in a jam or maybe a construction area, can get you points and a fine. The points won't matter too much. The fine will. Tailgating, IMHO, is almost a national sport. Good luck being sensible. The other countries? I'm happy to say I've only been there briefly or not at all. My understanding is the loudest horn has the right of way.

Lane splitting, AFAIK, is tolerated. I've never felt the need to do it. YMMV

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Re: Let's see them!
« Reply #98 on: July 23, 2016, 04:16:02 PM »
I have heard Switzerland has stickers for less than a year. Or not.

Not. It is CHF40 for a full year (Jan 1 - Dec 31). No exceptions.  8)


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Re: Let's see them!
« Reply #99 on: July 24, 2016, 08:07:21 AM »
No month passes? I keep thinking I've seen them offered in Germany, near the border.

Wow - CHF and USD are trading at parity. Or a hair below. 1 CFH = 1.01 USD.

ADDED: To date, I have yet to rent a car with any toll sticker on it. We've asked for them when expecting to drive to Switzerland. But then, all of our rentals are from Frankfurt. I suppose there might be some Bavarian (e.g., Munich) or Austrian or Swiss rentals with current stickers. Or not. We stay off of the Swiss (and Austrian) autobahns.
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