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Old 04-13-2010, 11:43 AM
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Post pics of your 2 (or 3) wheels here.

Spring is here and pleasant weather is optimum in the Carolinas for riding motorcycles. Looking forward to riding more often now that we've entered a new season. Already planning with those I ride with our first 4 day trip of the year in May.

First bike in 1968 -- my dad brought it back from Panama aboard a USCG Cutter (along with 11 other coasties -- they all had too much to drink and all bought bikes before reboarding for the return trip -- used it to deliver papers on my paper route in the wee hours w/no license). This is my 9th bike to date & have had it since 2008. Of all previous bikes, the best riding, handling, and comfortable (once stock seat was replaced) bike I've owned. Plenty of skeedaddle -- 152 at 9500rpm.

What I love about it is the ABS brakes and cruise control. Cruise Control is heaven on a bike.

Bob
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:14 PM
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Here's one... In Death Valley



Another... Anzo Borrego Dessert



Bad when this happens... Deep in Baja

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Old 04-13-2010, 04:46 PM
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Bob....great looking bike. If the BMW bikes are anything like the cars then they are one sweet ride

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Old 04-13-2010, 04:58 PM
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I rode my friends BMW R1200 many times and it was a very comfortable and nice bike to ride. After a few hours of riding, we'd usually switch so my back and wrists could get a break from my CBR900RR.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:15 PM
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Bob....great looking bike. If the BMW bikes are anything like the cars then they are one sweet rideDave
Thanks Dave. They do make a hell of a great bike. I can ride for hours – with no ill effects. Has all the bells and whistles – windshield raises 6+ inches at the touch of a button, heated grips, heated seat, bike computer w/2 trip odometers, outside temp gauge (like when it reads 100 or more), average speed, estimated miles on tank at current speed, two 12v outlets for cell phone, etc., along with the cruise and ABS. With the side paniers and the 49 litre trunk, I can ride comfortably with nothing hanging off the bike w/rope or bungie cords & they allow you to carry quite a bit of stuff. The trunk has a built in removeable suitcase -- open the lid, grab the suitcase and off you go.

The battery charger plugs into one of the 12v outlets and runs thru the bikes CAM BUS to charge (the battery). Neat.

I’ve been toying w/replacing the stock windshield with one that would be 2 inches taller in the raised position; but, it’s not a necessity – more of a buy it to buy it thing.

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I rode my friends BMW R1200 many times and it was a very comfortable and nice bike to ride. After a few hours of riding, we'd usually switch so my back and wrists could get a break from my CBR900RR.
The bike previous to this was a BMW R1100S airhead or boxer motor. It wasn’t as terrible riding position as say a crotch rocket – but I’m not into that type riding position anymore. Best cornering bike I ever owned – like it was on rails.

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Preamp: VAC Sig MK IIa w/phono in Black w/silver controls
Digital Source: dCS Paganini 4 stack (Transport/DAC/Clock/Upsampler)
Analogue Sources: SME 20/2 w/SME V arm & Nordost Valhalla TA cable, Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge & Akai GX-400D Reel-to-Reel w/relapped heads by JRF Magnetic Sciences.
Tuner: McIntosh MR74 and MR71 w/L12 Cabinets
Vibration Control: HRS NA150's under amps & dCS 3 stack. HRS NA100's under dCS Transport and 3 per under each VAC Signature MK IIa Preamp instrument
Speakers: Raidho C3.1's in Burl Walnut
Power Isolation: Isoclean PT-3030G III 3KVA Isolation Transformer w/Isoclean Super Focus In/Out Cables.
Power Bar: Isoclean ICP 206 Non-Filtered Power Bar.
Power Cables: Wireworld Platinum Electra on amps, preamp & each dCS Paganini component.
Power Outlets: Isoclean ICP-003 Power Wall Socket.
Speaker Cables: Wireworld Platinum Eclipse
Signal Cables: WireWorld Platinum Eclipse XLR's on dCS Paganini & VAC Sig MK IIa to MC2301's. Wireworld Platinum Starlite 110 ohm Balanced on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
Headphones: Sennheiser HD-800's and Koss Pro IV AA.
Tube Test Gear: Mint late '60's/calibrated Heathkit TT-1A & current SOTA MaxiMatcher tube test sets.

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Old 04-13-2010, 06:54 PM
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Here's one... In Death Valley

Bad when this happens... Deep in Baja

Nice 990(??) -- I'm glad that wasn't me stuck out there.

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Preamp: VAC Sig MK IIa w/phono in Black w/silver controls
Digital Source: dCS Paganini 4 stack (Transport/DAC/Clock/Upsampler)
Analogue Sources: SME 20/2 w/SME V arm & Nordost Valhalla TA cable, Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge & Akai GX-400D Reel-to-Reel w/relapped heads by JRF Magnetic Sciences.
Tuner: McIntosh MR74 and MR71 w/L12 Cabinets
Vibration Control: HRS NA150's under amps & dCS 3 stack. HRS NA100's under dCS Transport and 3 per under each VAC Signature MK IIa Preamp instrument
Speakers: Raidho C3.1's in Burl Walnut
Power Isolation: Isoclean PT-3030G III 3KVA Isolation Transformer w/Isoclean Super Focus In/Out Cables.
Power Bar: Isoclean ICP 206 Non-Filtered Power Bar.
Power Cables: Wireworld Platinum Electra on amps, preamp & each dCS Paganini component.
Power Outlets: Isoclean ICP-003 Power Wall Socket.
Speaker Cables: Wireworld Platinum Eclipse
Signal Cables: WireWorld Platinum Eclipse XLR's on dCS Paganini & VAC Sig MK IIa to MC2301's. Wireworld Platinum Starlite 110 ohm Balanced on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
Headphones: Sennheiser HD-800's and Koss Pro IV AA.
Tube Test Gear: Mint late '60's/calibrated Heathkit TT-1A & current SOTA MaxiMatcher tube test sets.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:27 PM
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Just kidding... not stuck...

With the right technique the 950 can power out of a "sand park"

it's an 05.5 950
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:29 PM
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Thanks Dave. They do make a hell of a great bike. I can ride for hours – with no ill effects. Has all the bells and whistles – windshield raises 6+ inches at the touch of a button, heated grips, heated seat, bike computer w/2 trip odometers, outside temp gauge (like when it reads 100 or more), average speed, estimated miles on tank at current speed, two 12v outlets for cell phone, etc., along with the cruise and ABS. With the side paniers and the 49 litre trunk, I can ride comfortably with nothing hanging off the bike w/rope or bungie cords & they allow you to carry quite a bit of stuff. The trunk has a built in removeable suitcase -- open the lid, grab the suitcase and off you go.

The battery charger plugs into one of the 12v outlets and runs thru the bikes CAM BUS to charge (the battery). Neat.

I’ve been toying w/replacing the stock windshield with one that would be 2 inches taller in the raised position; but, it’s not a necessity – more of a buy it to buy it thing

Bob
Bob....with a bike like yours I could ride for hours, days and weeks.It has all the comforts of a car and gets great mileage

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Old 04-13-2010, 09:35 PM
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Here's one... In Death Valley



Another... Anzo Borrego Dessert



Bad when this happens... Deep in Baja

Stephen...if I were riding in the dessert this would happen to meand with no help. Mr. Sun, Mr. Buzzard and Mr. Snake would be visiting

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This is my 2004 Road King Classic which I really enjoy. As Bob mentioned, the weather in North Carolina is great for riding right now. This is my third touring bike, all being HD's.
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