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Introducing a new California Bimmer-er


nealopp

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Hi all,

 

Well, I've been lurking here for what seems like an eternity. I guess it's time to officially introduce myself!

 

I picked up a new-to-me 2006 R1200RT during the last week of August. Before you ask, yes, I got the faster color. I've already put nearly 4k miles on it since purchase, and I'm loving every single mile. Even I-5 between LA and northern CA didn't seem that bad!

 

She's almost fully loaded - BC, cruise, radio. No heated seats or ESA. The previous owner also had both trunks and the BMW tank bag - I throw a camelback bladder in that thing and I'm good to go for miles!

 

I come from about 5 years on a Honda CBR600F4i, so for me this is like night and day- The RT is amazing!

 

I can be found most days/nights commuting between San Jose and Gilroy.

 

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I should probably post a "missed connection" here, too.

 

Tonight, going S on 101 and exiting on E.D. Ave in Morgan Hill, CA. You were on a 12RT w/ a Givi trunk, wearing a flaming half-shell helmet. (Umm, flaming like having flames on it.) Was that anyone here? SWilson?

 

Cheers,

 

Neal

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Hello and welcome to the board from Surf City USA. Congrats on the 06 RT. We all the know the fastest RT is RED. As in Ruby RED!! I put 14K miles on Ruby the first I owned her which was 2006. I have not put that many miles on a bike since 1994 (K1100RS).

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Beembers. Enjoy the site and do share as you grow with the bike. Doesn't seem like you are going to have much of a problem putting on the miles.

 

Enjoy the grin - it never goes away.

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mbelectric - sorry, I'll try to get it right next time. I've always thought of should be "ee" but only ever see "i"!

 

Keith - I love riding Hecker pass to Watsonville and then Surf City USA. We should meet up!

Wait, what's that? Huntington Beach? Ohhhhh, you meant the OTHER surf city! Ok then... :-P

 

Thanks for the welcome!

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mbelectric - sorry, I'll try to get it right next time. I've always thought of should be "ee" but only ever see "i"!

 

Keith - I love riding Hecker pass to Watsonville and then Surf City USA. We should meet up!

Wait, what's that? Huntington Beach? Ohhhhh, you meant the OTHER surf city! Ok then... :-P

 

Thanks for the welcome!

 

Beemers are bikes, Bimmers are cars - except in the UK where both ar Beemers - or Bee-Emms.

 

Oh, and welcome :wave:

 

Andy

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Hey welcome. I commute that same route, but flaming helmets aren't my style :)

 

If you ride in early and go home late I'm sure I'll see you out there eventually. My RT is grey, some extra lighting, usually w/no trunk, and never flames. ha ha.

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