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    One more mid-life experience

    Well, at the young age of 66 I decided that it was time for a new toy. I just let go of my much loved 1978 R100RS Motorsport and my Triumph Scrambler. I just did not ride the two bikes enough to justify keeping them both, and the Motorsport is so nice and such low mileage I felt that I violated it every time I got a bug splat on it.

    Leaving the Airhead group will be hard, I have been riding airheads since 1985. I replaced both with a bike more suited to my life style now, short rides during warm weather. My new bike is a new R1200R. I guess I will be moving over to the other side of the MOA.

    Wayne
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    nice bike
    good luck
    have fun

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    Very nice, be sure to check back.

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    Good Luck Wayne - that would be my choice too! R1200R neked!!
    Who got the RS?

    Mike H
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    Welcome to the dark side! Beautiful moto.
    Martin. BMW MOA Ambassador.17748
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    your choice shows that there is a life for us old farts
    wow 66 and a bike like that, way cool
    be safe, easy for me to say, id prob get radical on the twisties on a bke like that

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    Good choice, I've looked at that model meself. Euro bars on and you're back to the crouch. Once an airhead, always an airhead. Your RS was mighty fine, almost, like stated, too fine to be riding into the wear and tear of annual travel.

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    add a windshield

    and you'll have a wonderful lightweight tourer.... a FAST one at that!
    Enjoying the ride, but always on the alert for a rally.......

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    Great bike, I love mine. Check out the R1200R forum over on http://www.r1150r.org/.

    All R1200R all the time.
    Kevin Huddy
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    Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I know that I will like the R12R.

    On the Motorsport, I traded it in at Gateway BMW in St. Louis. The bike has less than 16K on it, well documented miles. It was extensively modified (performance mods only) by San Jose BMW in 1985. It spent 30 of its 34 years life in West Texas before moving to St. Louis. Thus, there is no corrosion or signs age on it, even the paint looks new.

    I first rode this bike in 1998 when I lived in Lubbock and fell in love with. I was very lucky to have owned it for 4 years and I hope the next owner love it as much as I did. Attached is a recent photo on my last ride.

    Wayne
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    Wayne,
    Nice new bike and very nice Motorsport. That Motorsport must have been like new,did you see what Gateway BMW is asking for it? Good luck with your new ride.
    George

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgej View Post
    Wayne,
    Nice new bike and very nice Motorsport. That Motorsport must have been like new,did you see what Gateway BMW is asking for it? Good luck with your new ride.
    George
    No idea what they want for it, but I hope who ever gets it takes as good care of it as I did. It is a sweet ride.

    Wayne

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    Congratulations, Wayne - great choice.

    Please don't deprive us of your extensive Airhead and mechanical knowledge. I, for one, need all the help I can get. (That would be true on a variety of subjects.)

    See you @ Sipapu.

    Walking Eagle

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    Congrats on the new ride.

    I've been contemplating a similar move for awhile now, but not sure if I'm truly ready to give up airheads just yet. Also not sure what the new choice would be either.

    I like the looks of your new choice, though, she's a beaut!
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