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    Hello from the Mojave Desert

    I just bought a 2022 R1250RT last week. Already had a much nicer ride to work! Looking forward to logging some miles and catching up on the forums.

    ~ Bud

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    Welcome to the forum! I remember riding the back roads from Edwards to Lancaster back in the '70s. That was on my Honda 750-4...before my switch to BMW.
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    welcome from Montana

    My well worn 2002 R1150Rt is such a nice ride I can only imagine what 20 years of improvements and being new are like.

    Congratulations.

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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Welcome to the forum! I remember riding the back roads from Edwards to Lancaster back in the '70s. That was on my Honda 750-4...before my switch to BMW.
    I take Ave E and go in the south gate so it's nothing but 13 miles of straight desert through cartel marijuana grow houses and 20 knot winds. I was on a Dyna Switchback with 2-into-1 exhaust and my right leg would be medium-well by the time I got home in the summer. This BMW runs much cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddunlap View Post
    My well worn 2002 R1150Rt is such a nice ride I can only imagine what 20 years of improvements and being new are like.

    Congratulations.
    Thanks! I'm looking forward to getting comfortable on it. I'm not flat footed like I am on my Dyna so I'm overly cautious when coming to a stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvatc View Post
    Thanks! I'm looking forward to getting comfortable on it. I'm not flat footed like I am on my Dyna so I'm overly cautious when coming to a stop.
    Never hurts to be mindful and cautious on a brand-new BMW RT, VV!

    Welcome to the forum and the Motorrad community, from an AF retiree who bought his first BMW as a young AMN in '75. Still riding it around the Tenn River valley too, but weve both been through the school of hard knocks!

    Hope you have many Miles & Smiles ahead on your motorcycles! But take it from me, watch out for the distracted and AGED drivers who cant tell an oncoming M/C from a Ford pickup! Mistakes can happen in the blink of an eye when you encounter the rear door of an Oldsmobile!

    Good luck in your future M/C & ATC activities!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HSVPhil View Post
    Never hurts to be mindful and cautious on a brand-new BMW RT, VV!
    Yeah...the front wheel came up just a little bit on the test ride!

    Welcome to the forum and the Motorrad community, from an AF retiree who bought his first BMW as a young AMN in '75. Still riding it around the Tenn River valley too, but weve both been through the school of hard knocks!
    '75! We had planes back then? My did is in Sevierville, is that in the TN River Valley?


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    Welcome from central Florida. Enjoy that sweet ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    Welcome from central Florida. Enjoy that sweet ride.
    Thanks! I'll enjoy it more in the desert than I would in central Florida. It must be getting hot there this time of year! 103F with single digit humidity I can deal with. The last time I was in FL in the summer I camped at the hotel bar all day. LOL!
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    And, the Mojave doesn't have huge, concrete-eating snails!

    Welcome, from a bit southwest of you!

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    Welcome from the PacNorWET! Les

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls1150 View Post
    And, the Mojave doesn't have huge, concrete-eating snails!

    Welcome, from a bit southwest of you!

    Thanks.

    Just rattlesnakes, scorpions and sand storms!
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    Type III Fun: Fun now but not fun later. i.e. Roberto's carne asada burritos
    Type IV Fun: Not fun now and not fun later. i.e. gas station sushi

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubblehead617 View Post
    Welcome from the PacNorWET! Les
    Thanks. I lived on Whidbey Island for five years. If you reverse the sun to rain ratio of the Pacific Northwest you'd have the Mojave Desert! But I'm deathly afraid of riding in the rain...
    Type I Fun: Fun now and fun later. i.e. motorcycle riding
    Type II Fun: Not fun now but fun later. i.e. Alka Seltzer
    Type III Fun: Fun now but not fun later. i.e. Roberto's carne asada burritos
    Type IV Fun: Not fun now and not fun later. i.e. gas station sushi

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