Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Huntington, IN, USA
Re: long time hard core BMW riders
My first BMW was an old R100GS/PD. I had helped an obsessed friend in his restoration of two old 'slash' bikes when we were young men and that's probably what planted the seed. I owned mostly Japanese street bike up until I got my GS. Wife HATED the GS, so to appease her need for comfort we got a Harley Ultra, and then a Wing, both comfortable in their own way, but definitely missing the mark. The LT has turned out to be the perfect fit for us and the dear wife is even enamored of BMW bikes enough to want one of her own one day.
I LOVE the old boxers, they were beautiful (to my eyes) when they were new and they are STILL beautiful to this day. If one comes along at the right price, you KNOW I will jump all over it.
'05 Dark Graphite LT - now
In the past......
Gold Wing, R100 GS P/D (I WILL get another GS!) FLHTCUI, ZX-10, CBX , Honda Turbo, Yamaha Venture , 2 Sportsters, Bultaco Astro, Bultaco Pursang , Montesa Capra, Maico 501, Sear Allstate 106
....and a bunch I have forgotten