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,