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post #1 of 23 Old Aug 15th, 2007, 11:21 am Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up BMW Owner's News cover . . . Nice!

I'm surprised nobody's mentioned it in here...if it's been discussed, sorry. But doesn't that GT look sweet on the cover? Pure sex on two wheels!!! And they got it right too! Deep Blue Metallic! Yummy!!!

Sure has been awhile since an LT's made the cover though. What's up with that?
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post #2 of 23 Old Aug 15th, 2007, 12:13 pm
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The first day the new issue arrived at my place I thought about posting something along the lines of "congrats to you GT owners for the magazine cover", but, not being a GT owner I thought I'd leave it to someone who was.

Great photo. Would like nice in a frame above a GT in the garage.

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I was at Malcolm Smith Motor Sports early this week. They had all BMW models relegated to the back of the show room and had no LTs on display. I tried to find someone to ask about them but the sales force was all out side pimping this thing with free rides.

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I was at Malcolm Smith Motor Sports early this week. They had all BMW models relegated to the back of the show room and had no LTs on display. I tried to find someone to ask about them but the sales force was all out side pimping this thing with free rides.

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You gotta be kiddin... that's not even a bike!
Remember now, it's all in the eye of the beholder. After all, some might say the same thing about your old HD.

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Remember now, it's all in the eye of the beholder. After all, some might say the same thing about your old HD.
Umm...I can't think of anyone who would argue that an old HD isn't "a bike". I think his main issue with the vehicle in the pic is that it has more than 2 wheels. (ew!) Surely, even you can appreciate that.
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You gotta be kiddin... that's not even a bike!
Your right.Its a Bombardier Wave Runner with wheels. It sounds like a two stroke dirt bike with a muffler. People seem to enjoy it.Big grins on the way back into the driveway.

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Hey... as for the Bombadier... if they like it... hmmm.. looks like it can be made into a great "Servicar" solution..

The GT's a beauty.. I enjoyed hanging around the ones I've seen.

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You're right Joe, but I have heard plenty of folks claim an HD isn't a "real" bike, but more of a 1940's leftover. As for the inverted trike I think this says it all: "People seem to enjoy it. Big grins on the way back into the driveway."

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Your right.Its a Bombardier Wave Runner with wheels.
It's a Street Doo, and it do do what a Street Doo should do well.

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Talking cover story

Joe, it was good to see the GT on the cover of ON.

Did you see the KTM Super Duke was Bike of the Year for 2007 at Motorcyclist and on the cover? Now that is a cover story worth some reading. Out of the hundreds of wanna be bikes, the S. Duke got the nod. You gotta ride one.

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Did you see the KTM Super Duke was Bike of the Year for 2007 at Motorcyclist and on the cover? Now that is a cover story worth some reading. Out of the hundreds of wanna be bikes, the S. Duke got the nod. You gotta ride one.
Yes, I did see that. Impressive!
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Just an after thought..

If I was a dealer and I wanted to promote something new, I'd move all the good stuff to the back row too. As far as the Lt goes, I'd move them completely off the lot. They were probably in the owners driveway.

I'm just surprised it wasn't a GT they had out front there.

Oh! by the way, the cover does look nice, Joe.
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As far as the Lt goes, I'd move them completely off the lot. They were probably in the owners driveway.
Thats a bit uppity isnt it......
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Thats a bit uppity isnt it......
Yes, but don't get him started.

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Just an after thought..

If I was a dealer and I wanted to promote something new, I'd move all the good stuff to the back row too. As far as the Lt goes, I'd move them completely off the lot. They were probably in the owners driveway.

No...actually, the LT's were in his SHOP for repairs!!!!!

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No...actually, the LT's were in his SHOP for repairs!!!!!
If ONLY the GTs didn't breakdown Jack.
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If ONLY the GTs didn't breakdown Jack.

Yea...they do, I know. But not the plethora of problems inherent to the LT!

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Yea...they do, I know. But not the plethora of problems inherent to the LT!
Jack...I hope your fingers are crossed!

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Yea...they do, I know. But not the plethora of problems inherent to the LT!
Hey, put that "older I get..." sig back up

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Jack...I hope your fingers are crossed!

BMW reliability (ask Joe) can drive us nuts at times. But the ride is certainly fun. My Porsches had trouble, yet I still adore them. My wife has problems, yet she is THE ONE for me. Logic has little to do with love affairs.

The FJR lovers are in their boat of "I like cheap and I am cheap so I buy cheap." I get that. I drive a Scion tC for the same reaason (cheap and reliable). They like the fantastic plastic from Japan. No problem. I liked my 427 Corvette when I was a punk too. I grew out of it. I like BMW bikes, with whatever warts they may have.

So far, my GT has been good to me with 8,400 miles and not one little issue (touch wood). An FJR rider came up to me at the dealer recently to check it out. He wants one, but struggles to write the check. I get that. Same reason I don't have a new M3. Loved my old M3 (E36). Waiting for the V8.

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Good show Rob old boy !!
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Good show Rob old boy !!

Thanks Mark.

SO and I just returned from another almost perfect ride here next to Canada. Some teenager in a POS almost hit us head on, 50% into our lane. Again, the BMW power helped me avoid the cage idiot.

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