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    I'm back on a Boxer!

    Back in 2010 (ish) I sold my R1200ST (after 30 years riding BMW's as my primary ride) and bought a Triumph. Rode that until 2014 then bought a Victory Cross Country for 3 years then a 2017 Harley Electra Ultra. I liked all of them, but I didn't love them. Sold the Harley for almost what I paid for it with the intention of waiting until my move is done (moving from Phoenix AZ to Wichita Falls TX) before buying an RT. Well, ah, you know that didn't work out.

    So Thursday the 22nd I'm looking through Cycle trader to see what the Dealers are getting for Wethead RT's and what the used market was. Even though I searched for Texas Dealers/bikes for some reason a 2013 Anniversary Edition RT with 4600 ORGINAL miles popped up...yeah you read that right...down at Iron Horse BMW in Tucson AZ. (Side note here: I did business with Ironhorse when I rode BMW's before and found them to be awesome folks and that hasn't changed.) So I clicked I'm interested and would like more info and filled out my email and phone and hit send. Jim from Ironhorse called me back within 15 minutes! So I asked about it, he said for sure 4600 miles and it's pristine and they've done all the services since new new tires (PR4's, my favorite) due to age and it's a one owner bike. I know a unicorn when I see it so I told him I'd take it. Gave him a deposit the next day on the phone and Saturday I drove down with a friend to drive my truck back. That didn't work out, it was a dark and stormy thunderstorm kind of day so she came home in a trailer. First time I've ever done that! I was wearing a Harley shirt so I guess it's ok.
    Jim at Ironhorse was great! Had the paperwork done so all I had to do was sign my name and hand him a check. Even helped me put it in the trailer and tie it down.

    So I've had "Annie", yup, I name all my bikes, for just shy a week. Re-joined the BMOA, got my Givi 47L topcase ordered and installed, Sargent seat on order and a set of bag and engine protector bars in the garage. Been riding her to work and am absolutely in love. I promise she'll be loved and ridden.

    So, glad to back!20210724_152407.jpg

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    Interesting story about how you came to buy this unique RT. I appreciate your statement..."I liked all of them, but I didn't love them." I have to believe that riding a machine you love makes all the difference. Enjoy your virtually new RT. By the way, those are ominous clouds in the background of the picture you posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    Interesting story about how you came to buy this unique RT. I appreciate your statement..."I liked all of them, but I didn't love them." I have to believe that riding a machine you love makes all the difference. Enjoy your virtually new RT. By the way, those are ominous clouds in the background of the picture you posted.
    Thanks! Those clouds are the reason she went home in a trailer..lol. I don't mind riding in the rain, had my raingear with me, but it wasn't a day to be in a motorcycle. Especially one new to me.

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    Welcome jammin! Congrats on the acquisition. Lovely bike.
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