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    My BMWs

    I've loved BMWs ever since I couldn't afford to buy the new 1972 R75/5 I took for a test ride -- it was too expensive at $1800. I had to settle for a 1972 Yamaha XS650, which turned out to be a very fine bike too.

    Anyhow, here are my current BMWs . . .
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    2000 K1200RS, 2004 R1100S
    2005 K1200S, 2016 F800GT
    2018 R9T, 2018 C650GT

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    Very nice collection ya got there!
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    Current rides R75/5 R100RS R1150RT
    Past rides K100RS R1100S
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    Quote Originally Posted by terham View Post
    Very nice collection ya got there!
    Thanks. Except for the 2018 R9T, I bought all of them used, so I didn't pay anywhere near the new price. But I still have them serviced at the local dealership, so I contribute to the cause, indirectly.
    2000 K1200RS, 2004 R1100S
    2005 K1200S, 2016 F800GT
    2018 R9T, 2018 C650GT

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    Nice!

    IF I ever go with a third BMW, it will be an RnineT. I have been drooling over that for a few years, and I do think I favor The Pure. For sure.
    2000 R1200C, 2019 R1250RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWeldin View Post
    Nice!

    IF I ever go with a third BMW, it will be an RnineT. I have been drooling over that for a few years, and I do think I favor The Pure. For sure.
    Thanks.

    I like my Pure. It's a nice plain little bike. BMW had a deal going where the list price (of the Pure) was under $10K -- that hooked me. When I say "little bike" I always have to remind myself that the engine is twice and three times the size of the bikes that I had when I first started riding.

    How do you like your R1200C?
    2000 K1200RS, 2004 R1100S
    2005 K1200S, 2016 F800GT
    2018 R9T, 2018 C650GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75450 View Post
    .........

    How do you like your R1200C?
    Still loving it! Just about 5 weeks ago I bought a brand new RT so the C just sat (for now.) My original intent was to ride the RT one week and ride the C the next. Last Saturday, I put the RT in the shop for the first run-in service and to get the nose trim painted to match (thanks bmwdean for the idea!) and wouldn't you know it, I still have a bike to ride: the C. After re-aquainting myself with the forward controls, heavy throttle-by-cable, turn signals, horn, highbeams, and such as the like, I found that I still like riding her. I have been riding to and from work all week and it has an old school feel to it compared to the RT. Throttle response, horsepower, brakes, and handling are decades apart, but the R12C is still a fun ride! I was worried that I would get spoiled riding the new RT and eventually abondon the C. Not gonna happen. Won't do it. Wouldn't be prudent.

    Cheers,
    2000 R1200C, 2019 R1250RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWeldin View Post
    . . . the forward controls, heavy throttle-by-cable, turn signals, horn, highbeams, and such as the like, I found that I still like riding her. I have been riding to and from work all week and it has an old school feel to it compared to the RT. Throttle response, horsepower, brakes, and handling are decades apart, but the R12C is still a fun ride! I was worried that I would get spoiled riding the new RT and eventually abondon the C. Not gonna happen. Won't do it. Wouldn't be prudent.

    Cheers,
    I really dislike forward controls. Luckily the boxer engine puts a limit on how far forward the controls can be placed. Still, I wish they were more mid. I know it's a "cruiser" but still, they could have given us an option. The R1200C is the last bike I purchased so I haven't had it that long. I've always wanted one, and a low-mileage, well-kept one finally popped up on craigslist.

    But one thing I've learned in my 50+ years of riding bikes (58 bikes) is that I no longer say "I'll never sell this one" because, sure enough, I'll sell it because I want to try something else.

    I've been looking to buy either a K75S, a K100S (or RS) or an R90S. One of these days . . .
    2000 K1200RS, 2004 R1100S
    2005 K1200S, 2016 F800GT
    2018 R9T, 2018 C650GT

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    The closest I almost crashed a motorcycle was within the first three feet of an R1200C test ride. I started the bike, began the roll out, picked up up my feet and attempted to put them on the pegs. But I missed the forward pegs and planted my feet back on the ground. Exactly how I re-planted myself on the seat as the bike was rolling out from under me, I'm not sure. My arms were stretched out pretty far forward as I was trying to re-plant on the seat. But I didn't crash in front of the dealership salesman and a half dozen spectators, but I almost did. I decided it probably was not a good bike for me.
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    Nice collection of bikes
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    2016 R1200RS
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Nice collection of bikes
    Thanks.
    2000 K1200RS, 2004 R1100S
    2005 K1200S, 2016 F800GT
    2018 R9T, 2018 C650GT

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    Nice bikes all, I wouldn't change a thing. Then again.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Nice bikes all, I wouldn't change a thing. Then again.......
    Thanks. But I hear ya . . .

    This is just my current collection. It will definitely change. I can easily get tired of a motorcycle, sell it, and buy something completely different. I can get away with this behavior by buying used bikes. If you buy new, you almost have to keep it for five years. I've had a couple of bikes for ten years but I've also gotten tired of a bike after two months.

    In fact, I'd wager that half the people on this forum are driving a car or truck that is worth more than all five of my BMWs.
    2000 K1200RS, 2004 R1100S
    2005 K1200S, 2016 F800GT
    2018 R9T, 2018 C650GT

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    Cool

    Years ago I was an automotive and motorcycle curator for a multi-billionare in Memphis, TN. I took care of over a 100 motorcycles and 30-40 cars at any one time. His cars and motorcycles were worth in the millions. One of my buds was commenting on Jimmy's collection; I interjected that I had a collection of about 10 bikes. No Barry, you don't. You have an accumulation of OK sorta bikes. Jimmy has a collection, highly desirable and sought after automobiles and motorcycles. Ah, I see your point. That said, I like all your bikes, I would have a blast riding any of them. Ride and enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    You have an accumulation of OK sorta bikes.
    That may be a better description. Sorry for using the wrong word. I know they aren't worth a whole lot -- I even said so myself. My accumulation will change -- I didn't have three of those bikes two years ago.
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    2000 K1200RS, 2004 R1100S
    2005 K1200S, 2016 F800GT
    2018 R9T, 2018 C650GT

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    I like 'em too!

    Welcome aboard, and if you're welcome to check out Chromeheads.org for more specific R1200C info.

    Hope to see you on the road sometime.
    Bob Smith
    1998 R1200C
    2005 Rocket III

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