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post #1 of 5 Old Apr 22nd, 2017, 1:20 am Thread Starter
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Hi from Wellington, NZ

Hi all, I'm new here!

I am a proudly South African "boertjie" living in the Wellington, NZ, for a work secondment.

I just purchased a 2008 BMW R1200RT Police, I've been on a few short rides but haven't had a chance to take her put for a good run yet, anyways: I LOVE it!

Previously I have owned (most recent to eldest):
2011 BMW F800GS, absolutely brilliant bike - great fun and I even had her around the track a few times - exhilarating!
2010 BMW F800GS, unfortunately I wrote this one off within two weeks
2008 Honda NXR 125, she wasn't much but she was MINE!

2001 Honda CR80 - I was a co-owner along with my big bro and mum.
This is where my love for bikes eas born!
After about a year of off-road fun I wrote this one off too - unfortunately I got written off too, broke my left femur and two knuckles on my left hand. Luckily dad was really strict with the gear and my head (I call it the money maker) stayed protected - thanks dad!

Anyways, I'm here to learn a bunch of new things since I've never owned any of these big 1200's before.

I'll try and post a few of my photos along my trips when I get the opportunity.


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post #2 of 5 Old Apr 22nd, 2017, 8:28 am
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Re: Hi from Wellington, NZ

Hey, welcome!!! Wellington is the city that I called home, when I was living in NZ (1957 - 1969), and that is where I had learned to ride!

Head back over the hills behind Karori and toward Makara, and there were some nice riding roads back there! You will love the RT!
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2015 R1200RT (San Marino Blue Met.)
2014 R1200RT (Quartz Metallic Blue - Returned to BMW)
2007 R1200RT (Sold!)

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1963 Norton Dominator 650 SS
1960 Triumph Bonneville (T120)
1960 Triumph Thunderbird (6T)
1952 Triumph Thunderbird (6T)
1932 Triumph 500
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Re: Hi from Wellington, NZ

Welcome from Kennesaw GA!
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Re: Hi from Wellington, NZ

Welcome from Sugar Hill, GA.
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post #5 of 5 Old Apr 27th, 2017, 1:12 am
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Re: Hi from Wellington, NZ

Welcome to the forums from another newbie here !!!
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