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    Central Texas

    This time tomorrow I will have traded in my 2008 Goldwing with 115,000 miles for a 2017 R1200RT. I've been riding goldwings since 1976. I'm looking forward to learning about the RT and the one test ride left me very impressed. I'm sure I will miss my reverse but I've lived without it before and will be more careful where I park, except at home where I'm going to have to back it in.
    BobW

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    Congrats on your new RT.
    Central Texas is a great area for riding. Where in Central Texas do you live?
    Lee
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    Wing to RT

    With my short inseam (27") I worried about not having reverse but the RT is so much lighter than the Wing that you can muscle it back in almost any situation. Granted I can't do it while sitting on the bike, but have to get off, grab the side handle and the left handle bar end, and haul it back, but in 3 years of running the RT, I've had no prob. The RT has so many benefits over the Wing, etc.

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    I will find out tomorrow how hard it is to back up. I'm sure it will get easer with practice.
    Bob in Waco, Tx

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    Hi Bob. I'm in Lorena and work at L3 in Waco. Maybe I'll see you at a pie run sometime. You do belong to the Two Wheeled Texans don't you?
    Mike White
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    Mike I think I've rode with you a couple of times for pie. This month I won't be able to make it but I do enjoy the rides. Looking forward to riding with you on some PAVED roads.

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