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post #1 of 8 Old Sep 3rd, 2016, 4:06 am Thread Starter
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Glad to see many familiar faces here. But not as active as it used to be Lets assume you are all out riding I am still in Budapest and I am still riding a lot. I have now put about 60K miles (100,000 km) on my RT. This is in 3 Summer riding seasons. One season I worked in Dubai. Yes, it was not warm enough for me here . The other summer she was down with the second terminal transmission failure und I decided to part her out. I bought an R1150RT and rode her for one summer.

During this time "my" mechanic found a wrecked R1150RT and offered to convert my bike to 6 speed for an even 1,000 euro. Now, if you search the net you will see all the "experts" saying it can't be done. Well he did it. Plus we installed intake pipes from a GS, for a lot more torque. The result? A true Frankenstein bike with a mix of model year parts that runs fantastic. So well, that I sold the newer R1150RT. I have since been in Italy, Romania, Ukraine, Slovenia, Austria, and Germany and have ridden some of the most challenging mountain passes. Those of you on Facebook may have seen some of the pictures.

For my upcoming 70th birthday I am riding to Poland https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrocław to celebrate (commiserate ?) with my brother who will be riding in from Germany.

So, all in all, life is good here and I am glad to see you guys are still around!

Greetings from Budapest,

Wolfgang

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post #2 of 8 Old Sep 3rd, 2016, 6:35 am
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Re: Hi Guys,

Been keeping up with all your antics on Facebook. Can't believe it's been almost a year since Sammie & I came over to see you. Keep the shiny side up my brother and ride on.
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post #3 of 8 Old Sep 3rd, 2016, 6:45 am
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Re: Hi Guys,

We are all glad to hear that you are enjoying that RT. There aren't too many on the forum that are active from the old days now.

I am also turning 70 in a few months and plan on treating myself to a new RT. My current 2008 has 148,599 miles on it today and I have been putting 4000 miles a month on it this year.

Enjoy your adventures and let us know if you will be visiting again.

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2000 LTC 90,600 miles KIA (new)
2003 LTE 164,188 miles Silver (Purchased with 1687)
2008 R1200RT 176,196 miles (Purchased with 16458)
2017 R1200RT 96,669miles (new)
Total BMW miles 509,508
1982 GL1100 rode 84108 miles (bought with 12012 sold 96120)
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post #4 of 8 Old Sep 3rd, 2016, 9:31 am
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Re: Hi Guys,

Good to hear from you. when you going to come for a visit?
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post #5 of 8 Old Sep 3rd, 2016, 11:21 am
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Howdy, Bud. Good to see you hop back on here for a short visit. You know I don't FB, but Cheryl does; and let's me look over her shoulder when you post there. She loves the pictures you send during your travels, and looks forward to more when you're on the move. 😉 Take care, best always, and stay safe.
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post #6 of 8 Old Sep 3rd, 2016, 1:23 pm Thread Starter
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Good to hear from you. when you going to come for a visit?

Hi, good to hear from you. I will come as soon as you send me an upgraded ticket
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Re: Hi Guys,

Great way to celebrate your 70th birthday Wolfgang.
Keep posting your pictures on FB.

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post #8 of 8 Old Oct 5th, 2016, 5:29 pm
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Re: Hi Guys,

Hi Wolfgang!!! Sounds like you are having way to much fun and are not missing us at all. The 70th birthday celebration ride sounds great. We hope to see you back here at least for a visit sometime in the future. I will even buy you a piece of PIE!!!!

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