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post #1 of 4 Old Nov 7th, 2018, 11:40 am Thread Starter
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I am a new BMW rider although I have been riding since 1960. I just bought a used 2012 r1200rt with about 14,000 miles on it. I am a older rider but wiser one i hope ( 76 ). I live in Simi Valley Calif. I would be interested in getting to know other riders in my area. Thanking for reading.
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post #2 of 4 Old Nov 7th, 2018, 12:07 pm
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Welcome to the site. Plenty of fellow RT riders here. You will enjoy your bike without a doubt. And a double pleasure, the weather is good in California along with the roads.

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Welcome! Being in the 70s isn't old! Just nicely matured!!! There are many of us here in that group.

As Beech said, we are sure that you will enjoy that RT, and it's got a very low mileage!
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Hi Dougbam,

You got me by a few years, I got my first bike in 1969. I'm sort of long time BMW guy, I started in 1981 but I took a break from the early years of this century to last January. I have an '18 R1200RT, I'm not exactly close (near San Luis Obispo) but not too far.

It might be fun to see if we could get a meet in/ around Santa Barbara. Any other list members in LA, Santa Barbara or SLO counties think a lunch or coffee some time would be a good idea? I just sold my XR1200 Harley, we used to have a lot of fun getting California members of the XR1200 OG (not Original Gangsters, Owners Group) together once a year. Any excuse for a ride is good excuse.

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