I am a relatively new rider here in Oregon. I took the Team Oregon class (Oregon's version of the MSF class Sept 08 and got a bike in July of this year (not a BMW yet). My interests are in touring and camping and I'm going to try and get to the Rally in bend next summer.
I'm looking at a couple of used BMW airheads or oilheads. I'll like the looks of the later model year R1150RTs.
I'll be in some of the technical forums to try and get additional information.
Take care and see you on the roads.