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post #1 of 3 Old Jun 29th, 2014, 8:19 am Thread Starter
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Dirt Rider Going to Road Rider

Hey y'all... been riding dirt (observed trials riding on Bultacos, mostly) for over 40 years and finally decided to get a road bike for my wife and I to do some touring. Just bought a '96 K1100LT SE yesterday. Looking forward to being part of the BMW community. There was no doubt as to what brand I wanted to buy when getting a road bike. I see that there are a few known problems with BMWs (final drive, O-rings, etc.). But my gut/heart just wouldn't let me buy any other road bike. Hoping I'm not disappointed with my K1100, but I expect that it will be a fantastic journey!
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post #2 of 3 Old Jun 29th, 2014, 11:11 am
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Re: Dirt Rider Going to Road Rider

The K1100LT was a pretty robust bike and a good touring platform. You will enjoy it. I miss my dirt riding days.

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2009 R1200GS (Gone)
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2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable

Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT

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post #3 of 3 Old Jun 29th, 2014, 4:57 pm
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Re: Dirt Rider Going to Road Rider

Similar roots for me Observed Trials , MX. The 1100 is a great bike ,you may feel some heat from the motor. Riders have won the IBR on this platform. Now the madness begins,I could see you on a GS or RT down the road.

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