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post #1 of 8 Old Mar 11th, 2008, 9:15 am Thread Starter
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I've been riding Gold Wings for several years and decided to make a change. I have always been impressed with BMW touring bikes but know absolutely nothing about them. I will be selling the '06 Wing this spring and will be shopping shortly there after. I ride solo and do not care for a 2 up ride. Have any suggestions.

What are some of the issues with the BMW touring bikes?

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Honda is closing the Gold Wing assembly plant in Marysville Ohio and moving it to Japan. The 2009 model will be produced in Japan.

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post #2 of 8 Old Mar 11th, 2008, 10:35 am
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Welcome to the group. I'm sure you will be hearing from other member that can give you more information then I can, but here a link to something that may answer some of your questions.

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Welcome Wingrunner, Go to your nearest BMW Dealer and set up an appointment to ride the bike of your choice.Then study the pro's and con's of the model you like taking into consideration the type of riding your going to do and what you can afford as far as upkeep is concerned.
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Which model of BMW full size touring bike is built for solo riding only? I'm worried I will have a seat height problem with only a 30" inseam.
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Nothing is built for just solo. I also have a 30" inseam and am on the balls on my feet at stops. Big deal,it's still the best bike out there.
I am also in Houston. Let's get together sometime.

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Go HERE and make plans to eat with a bunch from all over Tejas and see first hand what all the fuss is about.
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I'm a 30"also and my feet are flat on the ground with 1" tall riding boots on and I have a K1200LT the bigest they make, more for two up but if you like to travel it is a work horse when it comes to hauling your gear. Handling is very good for a 853 lb. motorcycle and comfort is first rate. If you are going to ride by yourself the K1200GT or the R1200RT are two other choices for touring in comfort and with the GT you have some serious power to play with. The RT is quick two and handles well also. The RT is the taller of the two my feet are flat on the GT but not on the RT at 5'8" I've never rode the RT or GT but a lot of guys on this site can tell you all about all three bikes with some of them having moved from one to the other.
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....What are some of the issues with the BMW touring bikes?....
Welcome to the looney bin! You have about a month's worth of reading to do.

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