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Old 07-07-2018, 01:42 PM
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My fellow Riders, I made the decision to sell my 2004 1200 GT and buy a 2018 1200 RT, black of course.
I will be picking it up in 2 weeks on Charlote NC. I will not be able to ride for another 6 weeks or so due to knee replacement, so I will have to trailor my bike to Charlote and pick up my new bike and trailor it home.
Never trailored a bike but I would rather have my bike here and look at it instead of in a bike shop. My friend was kind enough to offer his truck and trailor and time for this adventure.
It was time to pull the trigger and buy something I will enjoy riding more here. It is the premium model with all the bells and whistles. I will be much more comfortable riding the long straight roads to the mountains and I like the comforts of new technology in my older years.
I will miss my beloved GT, but looking forward to a new ride. I wonder how much I will miss it in the twisties, but I will not miss it on the long roads there.
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:57 PM
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My fellow Riders, I made the decision to sell my 2004 1200 GT and buy a 2018 1200 RT, black of course.
I will be picking it up in 2 weeks on Charlote NC. I will not be able to ride for another 6 weeks or so due to knee replacement, so I will have to trailor my bike to Charlote and pick up my new bike and trailor it home.
Never trailored a bike but I would rather have my bike here and look at it instead of in a bike shop. My friend was kind enough to offer his truck and trailor and time for this adventure.
It was time to pull the trigger and buy something I will enjoy riding more here. It is the premium model with all the bells and whistles. I will be much more comfortable riding the long straight roads to the mountains and I like the comforts of new technology in my older years.
I will miss my beloved GT, but looking forward to a new ride. I wonder how much I will miss it in the twisties, but I will not miss it on the long roads there.
I have a feeling you are going to like the RT just fine.

Make sure you take a few pics and post them. And yes I agree much better to have the bike in your garage while waiting to ride it than leaving it at the dealers.
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:10 PM
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Congratulations on the new ride.

One or both knees???
I had one done mid January, was walking the same day (with a walker for about 3 days) cane for two weeks. Was back on the Ducati at 8 weeks, thought the GT would be too heavy.
Did the second knee mid April and was on the GT at 6 weeks.

Do all the physical therapy, especially the stuff at home.

You need to be able to bend the leg 110 degrees, (the leg straight is 0 degrees, so you bend past 90 like a deep squat) to be comfortable on the RT.
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:12 PM
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You’ll love the RT, I have a 08 GT but have rented the RT and RTW a few times. I love them, they seem to have a good top end for highway riding and are way more agile in the twisties. I’ve met up before with K bike’s in the mountains and I could out pace them in the turns but on straight always they had me beat!
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:57 AM
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Congrats on the new ride !

I know it's more fun to have it at home , but you'll be losing 6 weeks of warranty by doing so .
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Old 07-08-2018, 06:39 AM
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Congrats on the new ride!
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Nice to hear Rip, good luck with the rehab, we'll look forward to a ride tale or two!
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