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post #1 of 21 Old Oct 8th, 2006, 1:05 pm Thread Starter
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"squint"... never seen a beemer like that...

Took the LT on a toys for tots poker run rally yesterday. As usual I was the only beemer in a sea of Milwaukee thunder. Felt like an alien of sorts. Maybe more like Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future. They all walked around the bike, scratched their heads, and barely uttered words. One curious pioneer wanted to know if my Sirius receiver was a radar detector. For those of you who are converting from Milwaukee to Berlin, better have an answer for the confounded.
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One curious pioneer wanted to know if my Sirius receiver was a radar detector. For those of you who are converting from Milwaukee to Berlin, better have an answer for the confounded.
Are you telling us that HD riders don't even know what a radar detector looks like???
I do remember one time though where I was going head to head with a HD rider at over 90 MPH for about 30 or so miles, and he did not even have a windshield. That is pretty tough, so kudos to him! BTW he was wearing all the gear too!

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Question ?? Tough or just hasn't learned??

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I do remember one time though where I was going head to head with a HD rider at over 90 MPH for about 30 or so miles, and he did not even have a windshield. That is pretty tough, so kudos to him! BTW he was wearing all the gear too!
Didn't most of us that grew up riding, ride that way for the first 1/2 to 2/3 s of our lives???
(Bet most of us didn't ATGATT though!!)

Until my 91 Ultra never had radar detection, or two way comm, or stereo or real wind protection etc, etc.
Guess,retrospectively I had a couple of little wind screens

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Gotta agree. Never had a windshield for a lot of years. Also didn't have ATGATT. Still don't... I know, my bad. However, I NEVER ride without a helmet due to a little incident a few years ago that would have scrambled what few brains I have if I had not been wearing a helmet. So, I admit I am still all the gear SOME of the time.

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Didn't most of us that grew up riding, ride that way for the first 1/2 to 2/3 s of our lives???
(Bet most of us didn't ATGATT though!!)

Until my 91 Ultra never had radar detection, or two way comm, or stereo or real wind protection etc, etc.
Guess,retrospectively I had a couple of little wind screens
Probably because my first years of riding were in France where the speed limit was higher I fitted all my bikes over 500 CC with after market windshields. Riding at about 100 MPH without was too much pressure on the chest and head. Until the LT I never had a radio, com system, heated anything, or radar detector (illegal in France anyway). But the riding gear was always there.

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Riding at about 100 MPH without was too much pressure on the chest and head.
--growing up in Texas before the population boom,
MOST of us had 90 mph as our "cruise" (deadman ,throttle lock) setting.

My dearly departed "POP" (grandfather) had as his last car a Dodge Coronet with a 426 Hemi and he was about 80 then. Hard to keep up with Pop when he said "Let's Go"...

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Didn't most of us that grew up riding, ride that way for the first 1/2 to 2/3 s of our lives???
(Bet most of us didn't ATGATT though!!)
Remember when we were able to ride with any type of glasses? I don't know how site was accomplished.



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Remember when we were able to ride with any type of glasses? I don't know how site was accomplished.
--glasses wuz fer sissys

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Remember when we were able to ride with any type of glasses? I don't know how site was accomplished.
I have the kind that holds 12 ounces of beer! Does that counts???
Probably fits in the cup holder too! Thank you BMW...!!!
Yup, small miracle we are still here to tell about it

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I have the kind that holds 12 ounces of beer! Does that counts???
Probably fits in the cup holder too! Thank you BMW...!!!
Yup, small miracle we are still here to tell about it
Tejas was about the last of the open container states, those days are gone

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Are you telling us that HD riders don't even know what a radar detector looks like???
I do admit that my Kenwood Here2Anywhere receiver sits up on a pedestal, BUT far from what I would say looks like a radar detector. Made me crack up!! lolol
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Are you telling us that HD riders don't even know what a radar detector looks like???
They'd probably never seen one that wasn't chrome


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Remember when we were able to ride with any type of glasses? I don't know how site was accomplished.
Uh, Grif... something you want to tell us?

This is you, a long time ago -- right? It's in the eyes. At first I thought "What's up with this new avatar?" Then I recognized you. I think.

Maybe this is what happens to you when you don't have a bike!


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Yeppir, about mid 20's, before the beard turned white. Y'all were the one's wanting an avatar that showed the person

And, you have no idea what kind of ornery I'm rolling around in at this moment. If the bike isn't here this Tuesday, why, I just might have go into coniptions or get the vapours or somethang.
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Yeppir, about mid 20's, before the beard turned white. Y'all were the one's wanting an avatar that showed the person...
Glad you clarified that for us. I thought maybe it was a publicity shot from Discovery Channel's "Ancient Civilizations" series.

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I had my R12GS at one of 'these' and the guy said to his HOG girlfriend (HOG as in Harley Owners' Group, not the porcine creature) as he looked at the Vario side cases, "Are those things filing cabinets.?" I think he was serious.

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Once upon a time, like the first year I owned the LT, a HOG babe asked me outside a bar for a ride so she could hear what a real bike radio sounded like. When we got back to the bar, her boyfriend (HOG groupie), commented that "that beemer is so demasculated (exhaust wise), that he could hear the stereo halfway up the street". His girlfriend said, "yeah, that is by far the nicest, most comfortable bike I have ever been on". Shut him right down. He then proceeded to ask what all the handle bar buttons were for. Bout sheet his panties when I operated the windscreen. Most HOG folks tend not to downplay beemers in public, just Yamakawahonzuki's.. until they get to ride a busa.
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I tell my HD friends they now have some one that can run for parts...
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