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Just another old guy with a new R1200RT

Hello all,

To introduce myself and add to my post counts (trying to get to 10) here is my favorite picture of my 2018 R1200RT and a few words.

The picture is the day I decided to buy the bike, looking through the window of BMW Motorcycles of Murrieta at the object of my desire. As you can see, the bike has a K1600GTL type top box but is otherwise pretty much a normal white R1200RT-W with normal for a US BMW (i.e. all) options. I've had 27 motorcycles including that beat up Trail 90 (a Honda with an iron cylinder and pushrods!?) I started with, the RT is the 13th BMW. BTW, good folks in Murrieta, stop by if you get close.

I'll have my 50th anniversary of getting my first bike next spring. Between 1969 and now I've ridden dirt bikes, street raced, track raced, adventure toured, regular toured and commuted. The high point was three weeks on the South Island of New Zealand on an R100S a very long time ago. These days I just put around, usually with my favorite passenger on the back seat. Like the Murrieta BMW shop, New Zealand is high on my list of recommendations. Stunning natural beauty, great roads, wonderful people.

I live on the Central Coast of California with a wonderful woman named Linda, the afore mentioned passenger.

Cheers,

Goose
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Hello all,

To introduce myself and add to my post counts (trying to get to 10) here is my favorite picture of my 2018 R1200RT and a few words.

The picture is the day I decided to buy the bike, looking through the window of BMW Motorcycles of Murrieta at the object of my desire. As you can see, the bike has a K1600GTL type top box but is otherwise pretty much a normal white R1200RT-W with normal for a US BMW (i.e. all) options. I've had 27 motorcycles including that beat up Trail 90 (a Honda with an iron cylinder and pushrods!?) I started with, the RT is the 13th BMW. BTW, good folks in Murrieta, stop by if you get close.

I'll have my 50th anniversary of getting my first bike next spring. Between 1969 and now I've ridden dirt bikes, street raced, track raced, adventure toured, regular toured and commuted. The high point was three weeks on the South Island of New Zealand on an R100S a very long time ago. These days I just put around, usually with my favorite passenger on the back seat. Like the Murrieta BMW shop, New Zealand is high on my list of recommendations. Stunning natural beauty, great roads, wonderful people.

I live on the Central Coast of California with a wonderful woman named Linda, the afore mentioned passenger.

Cheers,

Goose
Welcome to the forum Lex. It doesn't take long to pump up the post count. All you have to do is strike up a conversation on just about any controversial subject like what type of oil to run, or what tire pressure or spark plugs to run. You will immediately get a dozen opinion posts to respond to. New Zealand is high on my list of places I will probably never get to see. Maybe one day.

Just kidding about the oil thread. Don't do that.

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nice. - and I too have a new RT and also a 1966 iron cylinder pushrod honda trail 90 (and a 74 cl360).
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Welcome! You will find many old guys here, and some even have been riding for a little while!

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Welcome!!!! I bought my first BMW this past March. It is a 2011 RT. Speaking of "Old Guy"...all my riding buds are over 70. All of us are now riding RT's and I have nicknamed us "GEEZERS ON BEEMERS." All that happened before I discovered this forum. I actually have friends my age who have no knowledge of how to turn on a computer, much less participate in a worldwide forum community. At the age when many of my contemporaries have surrendered to operating a recliner and a TV Remote, some of us are reluctant to hang it up.

Thanks to folks like you, willing to join and participate in these forums...it confirms that "GEEZERS ON BEEMERS," are not an isolated phenomenon.

Let's encourage each other that when the kickstand is lowered for the last time...it will be on our terms with no regrets!

Never declare a cherished memory as "the best day of my life"...it will forever diminish the possibility for "Tomorrow" being the "Best Day!"
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Tiger,

I'm with you. My seventieth birthday is a while in the future but I hope I'm still riding both peddle bikes and motorbikes when I get to that age and beyond. Maybe something a bit lighter at some point but bikes until I can't work them. I come from Silicon Valley, specifically computer networking, so tech has been part of my life almost as long as motorcycles.

Now, about the post count... I'm running straight 90 weight SlipperE brand dyno oil and everything else is sh*t! Anybody who doesn't run 90 SlipperE oil is a moron! Think that'll get me a few post to respond to?

JUST KIDDING! No oil threads, please.

Goose

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Welcome!!!! I bought my first BMW this past March. It is a 2011 RT. Speaking of "Old Guy"...all my riding buds are over 70. All of us are now riding RT's and I have nicknamed us "GEEZERS ON BEEMERS." All that happened before I discovered this forum. I actually have friends my age who have no knowledge of how to turn on a computer, much less participate in a worldwide forum community. At the age when many of my contemporaries have surrendered to operating a recliner and a TV Remote, some of us are reluctant to hang it up.

Thanks to folks like you, willing to join and participate in these forums...it confirms that "GEEZERS ON BEEMERS," are not an isolated phenomenon.

Let's encourage each other that when the kickstand is lowered for the last time...it will be on our terms with no regrets!
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Welcome from Kennesaw GA!

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Nice! Wish I could afford something new. Though the benefit of old stuff is all the knowledge you obtain fixing it. lol 54 and my first bike was a trail 70 when I was ten. Did a lot of riding over the past 20+ years living in CA Napa Valley and around Marin/SF. Now in Nevada.
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Welcome! I added the GTL backrest to my RT top box for my partners comfort...Linda will be very pleased.

Life happens...you control your reaction.

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