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    Ex-Harley Guy

    Greetings from Wisconsin! FNG just moved up to an adult bike after the last twenty years on Harleys. If anyone's going to be in Leland the first Sunday in May I'll be sporting my 07' R12RT this year.

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    Funny...an "adult" bike! Welcome to the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redcat43 View Post
    Greetings from Wisconsin! FNG just moved up to an adult bike after the last twenty years on Harleys. If anyone's going to be in Leland the first Sunday in May I'll be sporting my 07' R12RT this year.

    Welcome aboard redcat! You will find a lot of ex Harley owners here along with many current Harley owners. The R12Rt is one fine machine, post a pic for all of us to see.

    Where in Wisconsin? My dad was from north central Wisconsin.

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    Welcome aboard! I got my first adult bike (from a street glide) in August. You won't regret your purchase but you will wonder why it took you so long.

    Enjoy,

    Joel

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    Welcome from Illinois. Your gonna have some fun now.
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    '77 Honda 750A. Holding at six til I get new garage built - need more room for more bikes!

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    Welcome to the club! If you are in the SE part of the state you might want to check out the Wisconsin BMW club.
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    Wisconsin BMW Club

    Thanks Kewlmoose. When and where does the Club meet. I'm just up the road near the Horicon Marsh.

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    Hey Redcat, I don't own a HD, but I sure like them. One is in my future.

    But certainly, the R12RT is a more performing bike and you'll have fun.

    HD riders tend to not rev the Boxer as much as they should. Keep your shifts in the 5k+ range (so each shift drops RPM down no lower than 4k RPM) and you'll be happier with the bike. I tend to cruise along at about 4k RPM.

    Keep the final drive oil clean and changed, and you'll have a lot of fun on that bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redcat43 View Post
    Thanks Kewlmoose. When and where does the Club meet. I'm just up the road near the Horicon Marsh.
    Welcome!

    We meet in New Berlin the first Friday of the month. PM me and I'll send you the website info or you can use my friend Google.

    There are a bunch of rides coming up shortly.
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    Raspberry waffles Bob!!! kewlmoose's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WI Sharon View Post
    Welcome!

    We meet in New Berlin the first Friday of the month. PM me and I'll send you the website info or you can use my friend Google.

    There are a bunch of rides coming up shortly.
    http://wiscbmwclub.com/

    Club meets 1st Friday of the month. May's meeting starts with is a ride to a restaurant for a Fish Fry dinner , with the club meeting held there after dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redcat43 View Post
    Greetings from Wisconsin! FNG just moved up to an adult bike after the last twenty years on Harleys. If anyone's going to be in Leland the first Sunday in May I'll be sporting my 07' R12RT this year.
    Ain't no such thing as an ex-Harley Guy. Same as once a Marine always a Marine,never an EX Marine

    Jack
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    You're probably right Jack. I'll never be a Harley hater, but after twenty years with H-D it was time for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcat43 View Post
    You're probably right Jack. I'll never be a Harley hater, but after twenty years with H-D it was time for a change.
    I had my day in the sun on Harleys and enjoyed every minute of it. Just finally got bored and wanted to try something else a little queiter and smaller. I ran out of testosterone at 72.

    Welcome aboard,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post
    Ain't no such thing as an ex-Harley Guy. Same as once a Marine always a Marine,never an EX Marine
    I had a 2004 FXDL (Dyna lowrider). Looked cool (was customized quite a bit), but man it handled like a brick. It didn't last long in my garage. I'm a "motorcycle guy". I don't tie myself to a manufacturer (unless they feel like sponsoring me)

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