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Thread: Greetings from Virginia

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    Registered User bigsr12r's Avatar
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    Charlottesville, VA

    Greetings from Virginia

    New owner for a 2009 R1200R. I have loved these machines for over 10 years now. Never thought I would be riding one. My last bike was a Kawasaki Concours 2006 model, last before the C-14. This bike was both good to me and then bad to me. I am short and the top heavy, tall build of this motorcycle was a always a recipe for disaster. I had a few minor drop concerns with this motorcycle over the 8 years I owned it, but the worst by far was on the Tail of the Dragon in Deals Gap NC. I was at the overlook in TN when getting ready to come out and a guy on a Harley was lurching starting over my shoulder. Long story short the bike went over and I shattered by left wrist. Got a nice titanium rod that runs the length of my wrist with 8 screws. Sad truth is this bike never fit me. Fast forward the R12R is such a welcome ride. The guy that previously owned it was also short and set it up with low seat. Wow the handling and the ease that this bike maneuvers for me is just amazing. Planning my first trip back to the Deals Gap area first of November.

    I am looking forward to getting to know folks in the forum. The grin has not left my face since I bought the bike. I am not thinking it will be leaving any time soon.

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    Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat Omega Man's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum!
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    I wish new guys would post pictures of themselves and their rides. Welcome to the forums.

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    Boxer n Cruiser jfmoore430's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum. The Concours is a great bike but I love all of them!

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