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post #1 of 2 Old Mar 22nd, 2020, 5:41 am Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Hi fellow motorcyclist tourists

Hi from Busselton in SW Australia. Grew up in NZ riding bikes in lovely twisties. Had 28 years off MCs while raising our family, started back up with a 1990 FJ1200 Yami in 2011. Since then bought a 2007 FJR1300 Yami. Looking to do more touring with my wife now that we are retired, and are planning a Tassie trip early next year.

Looking at buying a 2015 R1200RT with 73k on the clock next week explicitly for this trip. Any advice on what to look out for would be greatly appreciated. FJR will be traded.

2007 FJR1300 Yamaha
1990 FJ1200 Yamaha
1982 CX500 Honda
1981 XLX250R Honda
1981 GS1000G Suzuki
1979 GSX1100 Suzuki
1978 GS850G Suzuki
1977 GS550E Suzuki
1978 TS185 Suzuki
1976 RD400 Yamaha
1973 XL350 Honda
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post #2 of 2 Old Mar 22nd, 2020, 8:18 am
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Re: Hi fellow motorcyclist tourists

Welcome! I also grew up in NZ, but that was a very long time ago! Learned to ride in Wellington and called the Canterbury Plain my riding playground (went to Canterbury University in later years before coming to the States).

You will love the '15 RT that you are considering, and good luck with it.

Pad. Gajajiva
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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)
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