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post #1 of 14 Old Nov 18th, 2016, 5:59 am Thread Starter
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Hi guys just bought a new 2016 R1200RT run out model and saved over $4,000.00 AUD on retail. The bike was $29,990.00 AUD Ride Away ..I added the Top box with brake light and Sat Nav that added another $3,000.00 AUD to the deal but I love the bike I had a R1100RT back in the 90`s but since then mostly had Jap and American cruisers ,the last bike of 3 years was a Victory Cross Roads Classic that i custom painted and did a few things along the way over the years, that made it more of a Hybrid with a lot of Cross Country stuff on it. Anyway I have not risen a BMW since the 90`s and must admit I love the new RT water head. I have had it for 3 weeks now and about to get the first service done tomorrow. I took it to Wahope ,then across the Oxley Highway to Tamworth and back to Newcastle on a days ride to run it in a total of 778 kms return. I was glad to be home as the old bum was getting the best of me over the last 150 kms lol.
Meanwhile I had my Top Box painted to match the bikes Platinum Bronze this week and got it back today ,my mate owned a paint and panel business so he looked after me. I have a set of Genuine BMW Crash Bars on back order and looking to ad some Ilium risers to the handle bars so I can have some pull back on the bars as well as a bit more height. Ian around 170cm but find the right shoulder gives me a bit of pain ,so I trust this would help with that. I have added some photos of the bike I took this afternoon after picking up the Top box.
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post #2 of 14 Old Nov 18th, 2016, 7:02 am
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Welcome from Kennesaw GA!

Congrats on the new ride, she's beautiful.
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Welcome from Sugar Hill, Ga.
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Howdy from Fort Worth, Texas, I hope you have many miles and many smiles.
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That yellow car in the background of your 1st picture looks a bit "Mad Max".
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post #6 of 14 Old Nov 18th, 2016, 9:05 am Thread Starter
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That yellow car in the background of your 1st picture looks a bit "Mad Max".
It is a old late 1970`s GM Statesman with a worked 350 motor similar to the Chev ,it belongs to my mate who owns the panel shop he did it up with his father when he was about 15 yrs old and now he owns the panel shop and in his early 30`s his doing a complete restoration once again.
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Welcome Geoff, nice ride! Love to come ride AUS some day, bet the roads are endless although the land trains and wallabies I suppose can be treacherous at times... Enjoy. Gus
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Hi Goeff, welcome to the board.
I actually live at the Mid North Coast and Wauchope Oxley Highway is literally just around the corner. So we have a great bike run until they manage to Speed limit the Oxley Highway to 80km/h, as they are trying to do now.
And as such destroy one of the best motorbike runs in the country.
Anyway, mine is a 2014 model in Black.
If you do the run again, go up to Walcha and head down the backway towards Gloucester when heading back to Newcastle ;-)
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post #9 of 14 Old Nov 25th, 2016, 4:25 am Thread Starter
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Hi Goeff, welcome to the board.
I actually live at the Mid North Coast and Wauchope Oxley Highway is literally just around the corner. So we have a great bike run until they manage to Speed limit the Oxley Highway to 80km/h, as they are trying to do now.
And as such destroy one of the best motorbike runs in the country.
Anyway, mine is a 2014 model in Black.
If you do the run again, go up to Walcha and head down the backway towards Gloucester when heading back to Newcastle ;-)
I intend to do that again some time in the near future thanks I loved the Oxley and funny the day I did the ride it was on the very day they had the protest ride on I met up with most of the riders at Gingers Creek Cafe. I know the locals are in support of keeping the speed limits the way they are at the moment and hope the Speed remains as it is a truely great ride. Thanks for the advise too.
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Yep
We usually run up to Gingers Creek and come down again.
Or otherwise we go for a longer trip from Port Macquarie to Walcha/Uralla/Armidale down to Bellingen and back via the Pacific Highway.

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post #11 of 14 Old Nov 25th, 2016, 2:17 pm Thread Starter
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We usually run up to Gingers Creek and come down again.
Or otherwise we go for a longer trip from Port Macquarie to Walcha/Uralla/Armidale down to Bellingen and back via the Pacific Highway.
Thats a great part of the world I love the rain forest rides from the top of the mountain down through Bellingen.
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G'day Geoff.... Nice looking RT.
What's the vibration through the handlebars like on the newer bikes?
Haven't test-ridden an Boxer since about 2007 or so.... hated the feel of numb hands. ;D

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I had the same prob with numb hands - the standard grips are too narrow for my big mits. Pair of pussy grips has helped reduce the numbing, as well as learning to relax my hands/arms/shoulders.
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G'day Geoff.... Nice looking RT.
What's the vibration through the handlebars like on the newer bikes?
Haven't test-ridden an Boxer since about 2007 or so.... hated the feel of numb hands. ;D

Cheers from Sydney
I am like you my last BMW was aR1100RT back in the 90`s the new one does give you the numb hands plus having a bad right shoulder it gave me heaps of pain in the shoulder blade area so that is why I bought the ilium riser/ plus back bar . After installing it I took it for a short ride around the block and could feel the difference ,it was so much better. But!! I stuffed the wiring some how and lost the menu control along with the wonder wheel function and bilkers so need to have a auto electrician look at it for me asap or take it to the dealership which I dread doing due to how much these robbing buggers charge . once I get it fixed I will take the bike for a longer ride and do a review on the difference .
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