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    Quote Originally Posted by gfspencer View Post
    You give me hope. At 70 I've been considering selling my bikes.

    And it does look like a police bike.
    Ditto here (70) except rather than thinking of selling I'm always scheming to increase the herd!! Good to hear seven more years is not unreasonable!

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    Congrats Jeff. We have two club members with new 2017 white RTs and, to me, they look even nicer in person than in pictures which is a bonus.

    I'm only in my mid-60s but like your friend, we have a couple of club members in their early-mid 80's who still rack up miles. One of whom is getting ready to do a 3-4 day 2,000 km Gaspé Peninsula ride and has been known to do long mileage days.
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    I'll be 77 in November and bought my first BMW RT today after 41 years on Goldwings. Looking for tips on mounting my radar detector.
    Bob

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    A good way to celebrate the 45th anniverserary of your co-founding the MOA, Jeff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinty View Post
    A good way to celebrate the 45th anniverserary of your co-founding the MOA, Jeff!
    Thank you, Rinty, for your kind remark.

    P.S. I love Canada. Even more since our last election.
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    I really like the color. What are the differences between 2015 and 2017?

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    Quote Originally Posted by selyab View Post
    I really like the color. What are the differences between 2015 and 2017?

    The only change by BMWfrom 2015 for the 2016 model year of the R1200RT is in available colors. “Platin bronze metallic” has been added and the existing paint finish Callisto grey metallic matt is no longer available. When it comes to selecting colors for the R1200RT BMW cannot be called especially adventurous.

    All 2017 liquid-cooled boxer models are now be fitted with a judder (definition: an instance of rapid and forceful shaking and vibration) damper on the transmission output shaft. New features also include a revised selector drum actuator, transmission shafts, and transmission shaft bearing. In addition to these technical changes, the 2017 R1200RT is now available with optional ABS Pro, which senses lean angle and adjusts intervention accordingly (as part of the Ride Modes Pro option package). It is also available in two new colors: Carbon Black Metallic and Alpine White. Ebony Metallic and San Marino Blue Metallic are no longer available. Platinum Bronze Metallic remains in the program.

    The only changes for the 2018 model year are colors. The bronze color is gone and in its place is Mars red metallic (actually red-orange) with a dark slate metallic nose. Otherwise they continue with the 2017 changes.

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    The Mars Red and Dark Slate is awesome
    Go like hell, You'll get there quicker
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    Glad I got my Platinum Bronze 2016 when I did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobw View Post
    I'll be 77 in November and bought my first BMW RT today after 41 years on Goldwings. Looking for tips on mounting my radar detector.
    Bob
    Good for you!

    Many years ago - when I was in my late 50's or early 60's - I went on an Edelweiss ride to Spain. One of the guys in our group was in his 80's. When it came to riding, he smoked us all. He was taking pictures for the bmwmoa magazine. He would ride ahead, set up his camera, and take pictures as we passed. He would get back on his bike, pass us, and find another place to take pictures. He kept that up the whole trip. I was impressed.

    Maybe we need a "70 and Older" thread to give us septuagenarians and octogenarians mutual encouragement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobw View Post
    I'll be 77 in November and bought my first BMW RT today after 41 years on Goldwings. Looking for tips on mounting my radar detector.
    Bob
    What year RT? That will help with radar detector advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwdean View Post
    Thank you, Rinty, for your kind remark.

    P.S. I love Canada. Even more since our last election.
    *****
    Not anymore for me after they gave 8 million to a terrorist who killed one of our Delta Force medics and blinded another Soldier with the grenade blast because we didn't give him milk and cookies at Gitmo. Remember when Canada's President praised Fidel Castro at his funeral? The Canadian Army has great snipers thou. One of their snipers holds the record for a 2 mile kill shot of an ISIS Commander last April I believe. Now that's reaching out to your enemies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAG View Post
    The Mars Red and Dark Slate is awesome
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    Haven't seen it yet but sounds interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfspencer View Post
    Good for you!

    Many years ago - when I was in my late 50's or early 60's - I went on an Edelweiss ride to Spain. One of the guys in our group was in his 80's. When it came to riding, he smoked us all. He was taking pictures for the bmwmoa magazine. He would ride ahead, set up his camera, and take pictures as we passed. He would get back on his bike, pass us, and find another place to take pictures. He kept that up the whole trip. I was impressed.

    Maybe we need a "70 and Older" thread to give us septuagenarians and octogenarians mutual encouragement.
    ******
    Please, I just turned 62 and my ass and knees are killing me after a few hours in the saddle. Really need to upgrade to a Russell saddle this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwl1955 View Post
    *******
    Haven't seen it yet but sounds interesting.
    The pic of the 2018 Mars Red and Dark Slate has been removed by the OP
    Go like hell, You'll get there quicker
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