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    Isn't it refreshing

    The lack of major problems with the Hexhead. I'm aware of final drive issues. If mine fails, I'll get it fixed. People post when things go wrong and I don't see a long list of problems here. I've never enjoyed a BMW (I've owned several) more than the Hexhead I now own. I hope this feeling last for years.

    Ride Safe,
    MB

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb921 View Post
    The lack of major problems with the Hexhead. I'm aware of final drive issues. If mine fails, I'll get it fixed. People post when things go wrong and I don't see a long list of problems here. I've never enjoyed a BMW (I've owned several) more than the Hexhead I now own. I hope this feeling last for years.

    Ride Safe,
    MB
    I would have to agree with you on all counts! I really liked my R1150RT but this R1200RT is just about perfect...
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    Having made the switch last summer from Triumph and Yamaha to BMW, I feel compelled to add another pleasurable facet of Beemer ownership.

    Winter riding here in Vermont is a non-starter for most of us. The GS is in my shop right now. The shop is surrounded by snow and the thermometer reads -16F at the moment. Nothing to do but remove all the little parts, clean and reinstall them, maybe add a few farkles now and then. And after doing this for two months of weekends and evenings it just occurred to me that I've only used a handful of tools!

    If I had done that much work on one of my previous bikes 90% of my tools would be scattered throughout the shop!

    Very refreshing!
    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    And after doing this for two months of weekends and evenings it just occurred to me that I've only used a handful of tools!

    If I had done that much work on one of my previous bikes 90% of my tools would be scattered throughout the shop!

    Very refreshing!
    Pete
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb921 View Post
    The lack of major problems with the Hexhead. I'm aware of final drive issues. If mine fails, I'll get it fixed. People post when things go wrong and I don't see a long list of problems here. I've never enjoyed a BMW (I've owned several) more than the Hexhead I now own. I hope this feeling last for years.MB
    I'd be afraid to start a thread like this. Your final drive is bound to fail now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    I'd be afraid to start a thread like this. Your final drive is bound to fail now.

    K-nock...K-nock.....where's some wood???

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    Talking

    Mr. Murphy is on his way to live at your place for awhile

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    Refreshingly normal

    I put 70K on an 04 rt and have 18K on my 07. pretty soon I have to replace the Metzlers that came on it.. other than regular service (per the manual) and tires, I never touched the 04. Don't expect to ever touch the 07 either..

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