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Who's Going to Long Beach Motorcycle Show?

Anyone planning on going to the Motorcycle Show on Saturday, Dec 18th? If so - do we wnat to meet up in Long Beach for Breakfast? I'm interested to see who will be drolling over the Gt.l 1600 - if it is there - and their take on BMWs newest creation. It also will be an opportunity for us So Cal riders to say hello as we don't get together near as much as the other regional boards do.

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Doug,
I am planning on going, but will be riding down that morning, so what time is breakfast ?

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I am planning on going, but will be riding down that morning, so what time is breakfast ?
It's a good 2 hour + ride for me to Long Beach. I was thinking around 10:30. Will that work for you?

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Re: Who's Going to Long Baech Motorcycle Show?

I asked my dealer (GoAZ) again yesterday if he has confirmation that the K1600 would be on exhibit at Long Beach, and he tells me YES. Now not that I don't trust him, but it would be great if we were to get some others to confirm as well before road tripping out.

If it is there, I will be too. I might take Friday the 17th off and head over from AZ.

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I'm getting a message that tickets are no longer available for purchase online....

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I didn't get such a message when I just now went to the site.

I didn't complete the transaction because I'm not able to attend this year, but I did start the process & completed the first two steps.

Wonder if it could be that you're out of state, though I wouldn't think that would have any bearing.

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Hey Doug, we are going!
We will also spend Saturday night in LB and have a nice outing after the show.
So, where is breakfast?

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Doug, 10:30 will work for me if I leave about 7am. Pick a place. I don't know that area at all.
My other son, David, and his wife might be with me too.

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Doug/Gilles

I am in for Saturday Dec 18th 10:30am and I have a recommedation for a good breakfast place like two (2) miles away from the motorcycle show venue.Will ask Bill (Judgebill) to join in too. If you wanna do it earlier is fine with me too whatever works for you guys.

The Coffee Cup Cafe
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Long Beach, CA 90814

Here is a link to reviews on the cafe http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-coffee-cup-cafe-long-beach

Let me know if this works with all you guys.

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We have met up before @ a place "I think" named Schooner or Later. If memory serves me breakfast was good, ample parking, and close to the convention center. I'll verify information and post later. If someone has a better idea - chime in.

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We have met up before @ a place "I think" named Schooner or Later. If memory serves me breakfast was good, ample parking, and close to the convention center. I'll verify information and post later. If someone has a better idea - chime in.
I could not remember the name of the place... Sounds great to me!

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Re: Who's Going to Long Baech Motorcycle Show?

Hi Everyone!

We have met a few times for breakfast at Schooner or Later before the show. I recommend it highly - great food, great location, etc.

The last few years, you guys have been meeting up too late for me. I like to get to the show when the doors open. Sorry. (One of these years, I will talk you into joining me for breakfast at 8:00 instead...)

Long Beach BMW motorcycles is offering a free breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00 on Saturday the 18th. I plan to go there. I doubt the food will be as good as Schooner or Later, but the price and timing are right for me. See their website. You must send an RSVP email to Lauren Richardson ([email protected]) if you are planning to go to their breakfast.

I would be interested in joining you after the show for dinner. When and where shall we meet?
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We have met up before @ a place "I think" named Schooner or Later. If memory serves me breakfast was good, ample parking, and close to the convention center. I'll verify information and post later. If someone has a better idea - chime in.
I think this is the one you went to.

Schooner or Later, 241 North Marina Drive, Long Beach, CA 90803

http://www.yelp.com/biz/schooner-or-later-long-beach

I read the reviews and one from a friend on Yelp Ron.L and the waiting time is 45mins-60mins to get a seat. I am absolutely OK with any place you all decide as I live like probably 20-25 miles away.

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This was not our experience last year, as we got seated right away, had good service, good food, and being in the marina was nice. I hope to have the same experience this year...

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I could not remember the name of the place... Sounds great to me!

Sounds like a done deal then, the Schooner or Later Dec 18th 10:30am it is Doug ?...

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I'm in representing the inland empire. I'll go anywhere. I'll keep watching this thread to see where we end up.

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Hi Everyone!
The last few years, you guys have been meeting up too late for me. I like to get to the show when the doors open. Sorry. (One of these years, I will talk you into joining me for breakfast at 8:00 instead...)
We would be glad to oblige you @ 8:00AM if we only had a 30 minute ride. An O-dark thirty wake up is tough on the older guys. Besides, Gilles has a no wake-up policy before 8:00AM. Would love to join you for dinner but can’t confirm till my bride returns from TX.

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We would be glad to oblige you @ 8:00AM if we only had a 30 minute ride. An O-dark thirty wake up is tough on the older guys. Besides, Gilles has a no wake-up policy before 8:00AM. Would love to join you for dinner but can’t confirm till my bride returns from TX.
We could meet earlier, around 9:00, but Brian and Bev would not be able to get there in time... Besides my wake up policy is 7:30 and with coffee in bed on the weekend! You don't know what'cha talking about!

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See whoever is there @ Schooner or Later for Breakfast between 10 - 10:30. My bride is coming with me so if the weather is crappy - may have to woos out and take the cage.

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Three strikes and I'm out
1. LA Traffic
2. Weekend before Xmas
3. Rain!! I'm still drying out from Ft Bragg and it's a 420 mile roundtrip for me.

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Three strikes and I'm out
1. LA Traffic
Not really an issue, or at least a lot less than people think
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2. Weekend before Xmas
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3. Rain!! I'm still drying out from Ft Bragg and it's a 420 mile roundtrip for me.
My electronics started acting up on the way home after 3 1/2 days of pouring rain... All fixed now!

Sorry, we're gonna miss you guys!

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See whoever is there @ Schooner or Later for Breakfast between 10 - 10:30. My bride is coming with me so if the weather is crappy - may have to woos out and take the cage.
So, how many people will show up at Schooner for breakfast?
Doug, do you want to meet earlier then 10:00-10:30?
Let us know!

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Gilles,

Bill and I will be going to the show in the afternoon Saturday around 2:30pm-3pm. We will not be joining you for breakfast sorry. Have a good breakfast with the guys here and do post what all is important to see in the show.

Will definitely be going by car in the car pool lane lol.

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Looks like just us. See you there. I'll make sure you coffe is ready for you when you get to Schooner or Later.

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Graydude (Todd) is in for breakfast. bringing another LT rider with me Dave. Taking the car. Don't want to get my rims wet.

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OK, that makes 3 cars for this morning breakfast at Schooner!
See you all there!

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Graydude is at schooners. I don't recognize the secret lt handshake anywhere!

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Graydude is at schooners. I don't recognize the secret lt handshake anywhere!
Must be the traffic for the cagers. I woke up to it raining hard at 6am this morning and confirmed I had made the right decision

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A friend and I met up at Long Beach BMW Motorcycles (at 7:00, which turned out to be way too early), and went to the show after that.

Notes:

* LB BMW hosted a pre-show breakfast. It was well-attended, but the general manager commented / complained to me that few people rode in on motorcycles.

* When we arrived at the Motorcycle Show around 9:30 AM, there were perhaps 30 or 40 bikes total in the parking lot.

* I was surprised that approximately 75% of the bikes in the parking lot were BMWs.

* When I left around 4:30-5:00 PM, I observed that more than a few of the bikes still in the parking lot had IBA plate backers.
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Glad to see you made it. I'm going to wait until Mr Meese Beta tests it before taking my hands out of my pockets

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We spent about 6 hours or so at the show.
Todd, sorry to have missed you at Schooner. We were there with Doug and Vickie. There was a group of riders who came from Vegas in that very inclement weather (heavy rain and fog). The group ride organized by BMW of Ventura County has been canceled due to weather as well. There were very few bikes in the parking lot at the show, quite a different scene from last year. Present bikes were mostly BMW GS 1200s, a few LTs, some 650 and 800 GS, and some V-twins.
Not a big crowd inside, and the pleasant surprise was the absence of hip-hop and RAP music. That was a big turn-off last year!

I took a few pix of both k1600 bikes at the show, but it was impossible to take a shot without someone on the bike as everyone at the BMW booth wanted to test the ergonomics.

First impressions about the GTL: I was able to flat foot both feet, which also means that my knees were bent a little more than I would like, and I a only 5'11" Taller riders may have issues. The bike is and feels lighter, with a lower COG. Riding position seems fine... only day in the saddle will tell.
A nice touch is the pair of engine guards that would adequately protect the power plant.
A big drawback, the seat is a one piece unit, which means no backrest.
From my passenger standpoint the seat id just plain bad. It is tilted forward, and since there is no backrest she has nothing to keep her from sliding forward, especially since the passenger handles are very awkward and do not allow a human hand to grip them (no room for the fingers to go through). Also she felt that the seat was too short in the back (behind her) or the top case was too far forward. Speaking of top case, while it seems well designed and solid I think it is smaller and shorter than that of the LT, or at least it looks like I may not be able to fit 2 flip-up helmets in it.
First impression of the GT: I liked it better than the GTL, despite the more forward position, mostly because of the front seat that is separate from the passenger unit as on the LT. I felt more comfortable and my knees were bent at a lesser angle. The engine crash guards are an option, and the BMW rep stated that not everyone wanted the additional weight... Whatever...!
Again only a few days of riding would confirm the actual comfort, but the ability to add a backrest is a big plus in my book.
Kathy felt immediately more comfortable in HER seat, despite the presence of a top case (which we would immediately add should we decide to buy the GT).
Again this is a lighter bike than the LT, but if feels like I could easily "personalize" it by adding engine guards, a backrest, and a top case. I suspect I may also need some Bar-Back and a taller windshield, but this would come later after owning the bike for a little while.
I can't wait to take a test ride of both machines to confirm or infirm my first impressions.

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Rain? Pshaw. I just rode out of Atlanta at 36° and a light drizzle. Crossing bridges was interesting . . .

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Gilles, all the seats are interchangeable between the GT and GTL.

I'm probably gonna get the GT's highest two-piece seat and fit it onto a GTL.

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Gilles, all the seats are interchangeable between the GT and GTL.

I'm probably gonna get the GT's highest two-piece seat and fit it onto a GTL.
That would be a good thing!
I heard rumors that the one piece seat at the salon was a low profile... It would be good to have taller seat to relieve the knee bend.

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I flew down yesterday for the day....The show was much better than San Mateo.... I sat on the GT both on and off the centerstand..... I could feel the difference in weight right off the bat.... when I put it back on the center stand I thought it was going to flip backwards in comparison to my old LT 1999 much easier. My only peeves about the show was too many kids sitting and playing on and with the bike... the other peeve was that BMW had way too many bikes for the area...cramped.....the GT and GTL should have had their own display....

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Anybody going this year? I am going there (Long Beach) this Saturday morning December 10th. Let me know if anybodyelse wants to go from San Diego or Orange County ro ride together or meet for breakfast at Long Beach BMW?

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I am going on Sunday when they open the crowd is not so bad. Jim
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Friday nite as usual. Remember if you ride, parking is free.

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I am going on Sunday with Kathy and my daughters so we have to take the car.

Anyone up for Schooner or Later before the show?

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I went yesterday and it was fun. I purchased tickets online (Enter promo code: PROGLB5E) I got the tickets for $11 each.

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