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Old 11-02-2012, 07:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello to all

Presently ride a BMW K1600GTL and will be getting a smaller bike for solo/ local riding next season. The new Street Triple R is first on a very short list (I happen to be one of those riders who hopes he never has to activate his ABS but prefers having it). I will check it out at the NY IMS show and hopefully join the gang this spring. My spine will also require bar risers, looking forward to a new toy.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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former chromehead?

Any chance you once owned an R1200C? There used to be a guy over on Chromeheads with the same username as you.

Welcome aboard here. I'm still waiting to pull the trigger on my first Triumph and am hanging out here to learn as musch as possible in the mean time.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My wife never fails to remind me how dumb I was getting rid of that bike. My C is where the cruisin part of my name came from, the cruzan is from where I was born. My plan is to get the STR unless BMW comes out with the lo-rider at EICMA then I may have to go back to the Boxer.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was over on Chormeheads for several years but don't even have an account there anymore. The place seemed to progressively get more immature each day... If you were there, you should remember me with the same user name as here. In fact, didn't I sell you one or two of the accessories I was making for the cruisers?
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I actually do remember another cruisin. What did you make?
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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luggage racks and oversized backrests
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes indeed, got one of the back rests, wife loved it (along with the RM seat and floorboards). I truly enjoyed the bike.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I think the R12C is likely one of the most misunderstood yet most fun and most dependable bikes BMW ever made. As you can see in my signature lines, I still have one along with a couple of other rides in the stable. My '00 blue one now has 104K+ (completely trouble free) miles on it. And I picked up that '00 RT in October two years ago with only 12K on the odo and only paid a bit over 1/3 new price for it.

Right now though, I'm lusting over the new Trophy. Can't wait to see and drive one.

BTW; how do you like the 1600? I sat on one in July 2011 and decided it was way too tall for my 27" inseam. That's one of the reasons I am so jazzed up about the Trophy with it's 30.3" seat height.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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As everyone says the GTL is about the engine. Butter smooth, power whenever you need it. Outside of walking the bike it is something how the weight seems to disappear once you are riding. For me the perfect bike would be a GTL engine in an RT chassis.

As much as I like it I do plan on testing a water cooled RT when they are available and then decide if I keep the GTL or go back to the Boxer. I traded an '06 RT for the GTL.

I am looking forward to checking out the STR at the IMS show as it would be nice to have a small light bike to fool around on. We'll see how things go. I keep reading hints tha the Lo-rider will be produced, if it looks anything like the concept that would be hard for me to resist.

BTW I agree with your opinion of the C. One of the things I liked best was that it did not look like any other cruiser on the market. At the time it was also one of the best performing cruisers. With the big bags we could easily tour for a week or more. Definitely a fun ride.
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