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post #1 of 11 Old Apr 4th, 2007, 12:09 pm Thread Starter
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Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum, and new to BMW. Well, actually haven't gotten my bike yet; still on the fence between an R12RT or a GT.

Anyway, maybe this is a silly question, but it seems that there are 2 website communities that are very similar, the sport touring forum and luxury touring forum. Is there a real difference in the membership, or is it just 2 different, independent sites? Looking at the forum discussions, they both seem interesting.
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Hmm. Squid or Caviar? Always a tough choice.

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Have fun deciding. This is about the only m/c forum I visit, since I have an LT. I'm new to BMW too and this was the bike I was after and I have found great information on here for the LT. Not sure about what you'll find for the RT or GT, but when ya get down to it, most motorcycle communities are very similar. Find the one that fits you best and hang your hat.

I certainly welcome you here, even though I personally don;t knopw the difference between an RT and a GT. I do however know a K motor from an R motor and I know what the R/GSes are.... LOL

That's about the extent of my BMW knowledge. I did know they made bikes AND cars...

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Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum, and new to BMW. Well, actually haven't gotten my bike yet; still on the fence between an R12RT or a GT.

Anyway, maybe this is a silly question, but it seems that there are 2 website communities that are very similar, the sport touring forum and luxury touring forum. Is there a real difference in the membership, or is it just 2 different, independent sites? Looking at the forum discussions, they both seem interesting.
You might also enjoy reading some in advrider before you drop down your money on a bike. http://www.advrider.com/

The more time you dedicate to learning about what you really want, the better your decision will be. It's like girls. Don't rush it.

After my brother in law rode my GT he could not stop smiling. He's on an R now that he has been riding for over 8 years. I firmly believe you can never have enough money, horsepower, or brakes.....

Good luck with your decision.

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...But, but, but... I have THREE bikes in the garage.... I can ride any of them on any given day...

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Ah, that's the optimal solution: multiple bikes, one for speed, one for touring. Alas, I don't want to spend that much money yet.
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You can't have enough motocycles and you can't belong to enough forums! I get so much information out of all of them. AdventureRider is great for the ride tales especially. The LT and ST forums really connect you with people who can teach you all you ever wanted to know about your bike. The Tech days that they each have are great. The support you get from the people you will meet here on line will amaze you, really like a family. If i was to choose between the RT or the GT it would be the GT. Good Luck.

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Talking All other forums bad!

I have been reading this site for awhile now.... I have an LT

Then I heard about www.advrider.com ..... now I want a GS.....

Then Joe bought a GT.... now I want a GT....

I either need a better job or win the lottery...

This site has everything you want, but be careful! Have what you like; pork, chicken or beef!! Either way, this site has enormous amounts of information and a 'leetle' bit of bs.

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Try www.k-bikes.com if you really want to see a similar site. It has the same web host (or whatever you call it) so it has the same "look and feel". There is also a separate site that deals mostly with the K1200RS but since that bike is no more, it has also expanded.

I joined the BMW Sport Touring list back when it was the RT forum because I was thinking about buying an RT. The prior version of this list was the K1200LT forum. Since then both sites have expanded to include other models so the differences are a little blurred. You will see some of the same people on more than one list. Probably more than I realize if they use different names on each list.

Try 'em all. They are all interesting.

This list remains my very favorite. Don't tell the folks on the other lists.
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Consider partnerships

Seriously, I used to be in a good Cessna aircraft partnership. 1/4th is a lot less money. This would especially work if you already own a bike as your primary ride.
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I have been reading this site for awhile now.... I have an LT

Then I heard about www.advrider.com ..... now I want a GS.....

Then Joe bought a GT.... now I want a GT....

I either need a better job or win the lottery...

This site has everything you want, but be careful! Have what you like; pork, chicken or beef!! Either way, this site has enormous amounts of information and a 'leetle' bit of bs.

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Is there a real difference in the membership, or is it just 2 different, independent sites? Looking at the forum discussions, they both seem interesting.
With both being "interesting", participate at both places. The diversity is good.
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