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Old 03-31-2011, 12:43 PM
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

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If I lived in BC I'd probably love it too. I mean it must be absolutely incredible to be able to go skiing and ride your bike on the same day! And I'd also love it a lot more if I didn't have to shovel it or drive in it.

Cheers back at ya!

Haven't gotten my bike out yet. It snowed everyday in March except two...
But the skiing has been great!

And they put sand on the roads here. Makes for entertaining corners...

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Old 03-31-2011, 03:25 PM
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

Rode to work again today. You guys that cannot yet, can pick on me in July.
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

Every Day Now... God Bless heated gear. I generally take the highway in (i leave late most mornings) but the very long windy way home. I've been know to take a way that is another 10 - 15 miles out of the way to hit a couple extray twisties! Keep the rubber site down every one

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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

Yep, every day. Except the 5 or 6 days when the snow is too much... Which does not happen to often here in Belgium.
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Every Day Now... God Bless heated gear. I generally take the highway in (i leave late most mornings) but the very long windy way home. I've been know to take a way that is another 10 - 15 miles out of the way to hit a couple extray twisties! Keep the rubber site down every one

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I work from my home office. If I didn't I'd commute via the K.

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Hey nice bikes!!

Ya Think! I like the black one :-D
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

Speaking of black, I just ordered black, semi-sheen CF skin for my bike, after all the red/silver stuff comes off. So now, the question is paint or no paint, and what color.

I have the new Platinum White in mind, with some black pin-striping, a la 1960's BMW bikes. Anyone wish to chim in?

The CF parts will save 25-30 lbs, painted or not. It is no more fragile than the plastic.
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

Speaking of black, I just ordered black, semi-sheen CF skin for my bike, after all the red/silver stuff comes off. So now, the question is paint or no paint, and what color.

I have the new Platinum White in mind, with some black pin-striping, a la 1960's BMW bikes. Anyone wish to chim in?

The CF parts will save 25-30 lbs, painted or not. It is no more fragile than the plastic.
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

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With 108-116 degree highs lately, I am on a summer hiatus of riding mine to work.

But having just added BST carbon fiber wheels on mine, I can't wait until it cools enough my hiatus is over to continue doing so.

Here are a few pics:



And for anyone that wants to know why these make a huge difference in ride-abilty, just ask!

OK- I'm asking! And, Daym~! That's hot, paint the CF skins so you don't get mistaken for a squid, and I want to try one someday (would I be bummed coming from a K1200R?)...

Oh- Heck yes~ Every day, 50+ miles including the coronado bridge. Splitting traffis actually becomes no biggie after the first few hundred miles...
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

Thanks, DWolvin, I loved my OEM "extra-cost" paint finish until MOA used it on the ON cover for Christmas 2010. Being of the Jewish ethnicity, I get too much heat from my non-Jew BMW friends as if I am the Christmas bunny, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, or a f*)king piece of candy cane.

So here is the plan:

The CF panels are front of fairing, front fender, tank center, and tank lower sides, rear, and rear seat panels.

I am planning on the Aluminum Platinum White (flat white), with the center tank black CF, and black stripes starting on tank lower CF panels across seat/rear seat side panels.

You can see the seller's BMW choices below, but I only see K1300R, R1200S, and S1000RR. Call them about the K1200S, I'll bet they have great recommendations. Tell them AZ-J (Jordan M in Phoenix) sent you, and maybe you'll get a better deal.

http://www.tekarbon.com/store/bmw-c-60.html

And if you want to try an R1200S, come to Phoenix, you can try mine, but it'll weigh about 50 Lbs less than another one.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:52 PM
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I can now sit on it at work! Does that count?
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"I loved my OEM "extra-cost" paint finish until MOA used it on the ON cover for Christmas 2010. Being of the Jewish ethnicity, I get too much heat from my non-Jew BMW friends as if I am the Christmas bunny, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, or a f*)king piece of candy cane."

Thank you- I just laughed out loud in the Chief's office... But he liked it also, so it's all good. As to the ride, I just meant that I'm spoiled by the crazy K1200r, but yours is so much lighter I wonder if it's faster (or at least as fast). HP2's are just too cool.

Oh- MOA=Mall of America?
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I have a few R1200S web friends on Pelikan forum that added Wossner pistons and rods to their R1200S, increasing HP from 122 to 148, and torque was mid-90's instead of 88. That makes the R1200S much faster than the HP2S. BTW, both Wossner friends have the BST wheels too. That makes for the biggest change to a bike you can make, even on an HP2S.
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R1200s, right, my bad, I have HP2 on the brain...
There is one at San Diego BMW right now, and I want it like O2...
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Want an HP2 like the GS? Go get it, but far less powerful motor on that one, 105 HP I think.
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I mean http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...-_BMW_Welt.jpg
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Otherwise distinguished as a HP2S. Just make certain the one you get has ABS, as a number of them came to the US w/o it.
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The only bike I would buy without ABS would be a track bike. In the real world ABS is golden.
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+1 on that!
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Re: Do you ride your 2-Wheeler to Work?

With the exception of the dangerous times (snow falling or ice on the road), or recovery from being rear-ended, I come to work on the bike.

When I do use the bus, I find my self not really awake and set up for the coming day!

Give me the bike - even in torrential rain.
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I got a bike for the express purpose of riding to work. I have a 50 mile commute 1 way, back roads, farms, low traffic, out in the early morning, on the road by mid afternoon. It's an awesome way to get to work. Need to work on my foul weather options (I live in New England, weather can be a crap shoot).
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Hard to cary a table saw and compressor on the bike, not to mention my truck can't haul all my stuff.
BUT..... when I can store my gear on the job, ABSOLUTLY. year round (in Denver) as long as theres no snow on the road (at least when I leave!)
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Just hit 10k miles this riding season: also haven't driven my car in 2mo to work... Hope to get about 12-13k miles this year. Tires will need replacing but I think I want to get a more powerful bike, miss my big twin power :/
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Nice bike Lloyd
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I live 3.5 miles from my office. Not worth taking the time to ATGATT and then un-ATGATT.
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Uh, hello...nice bike AZ-J...must need new cheaters
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New cheaters? Next is CF skin with a nice weight loss, plus a new paint scheme. But, what is a cheater? The bike is already under 400 lbs dry (it was 419 originally), and every lb counts.

BTW I love not using a charger anymore. Last week, after 4 weeks, I turned the key on, waited 20-30 seconds for the battery to heat up, and rode away. Thanks, Shorai!
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You must be under 30
For old people like me, cheaters are reading glasses you buy in the drugstore for $9.99.
I complimented Lloyd on the nice bike, when in fact, it was yours!
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Not me, under 30, my oldest child will be 25 in January 2012.

Ocassionally I use + 1.25 but not due to presbyopia (lax lens muscles). I have the pleasure of having early the issue most of us get @ 60 or more, the lax Iris muscle issue, so w/o a high intensity lamp, or direct sunlight, I can't read with out the d*mn readers.

But I can drive at night real well. I love the new HID lamp my bike has too.
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I only ride a partial way to work. I picked up a taiwanese scooter this past summer (SYM HD200), but don't laugh as it's a hoot getting to the train station for the remainder of the commute. It's not quick, but it offers nothing but smiles while traveling the 25 kms to/from the station. At $8 for two weeks of gas, who's laughing now. Rain gear and helmet sit under the seat, and no other hassles - other than blind cagers. Life's good when on two wheels.
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Riding it to work would do more damage to it since it wont have time to warm up and i would be plain lazy since all i have to do is walk about 600 yards and i'm sitting at my desk
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For me, it's 12.5 miles, 5 miles street, and 7+ highway at real speed sometimes, inside lanes sometimes.
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Now 30mls each way direct, a lot more the fun way
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I ride it to work because I like to ride and it gets better mileage than my truck.
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I picked up a taiwanese scooter this past summer (SYM HD200), but don't laugh as it's a hoot getting to the train station for the remainder of the commute. It's not quick, but it offers nothing but smiles while traveling the 25 kms to/from the station. At $8 for two weeks of gas, who's laughing now. Rain gear and helmet sit under the seat, and no other hassles - other than blind cagers. Life's good when on two wheels.

Hey, I also made the jump to a scooter; in my case a Vespa LX150. That's 150ccs of pure power - or 9 RWHP to all you power junkies!
It's amazingly liberating, and stoopid fun. I think all of us testosterone laden bikers should have one - just to bring us back to basics; make us remember exactly how much two wheels can offer, even in such a small package.

My sons won't have anything to do with it - they're not secure enough in their manhood. Though BMW is releasing a pair of scooters, they're not REALLY scooters, just step-thru street bikes. A REAL scooter is quiet, low powered, superlight, and ridiculously maneuverable. Did I mention great gas mileage?

Still and all, I do need a REAL motorcycle to satiate my unquenchable apetite for speed, acceleration, noise; all the visceral delights that come from an overpowered king of the road.

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Randy, my Dad had an older Vespa 250cc after he gave me his R50/2 in 1981, and I rode it a few times.

I'll stick with my R1200S, it gets 45-55 mpg, goes fast like stink, and turns on a dime.

BTW, my new Honda CR-Z 6-speed gets 33-37 mpg, is quick, and handles very well too. The 33 mpg is our A/C summer, I get 36-37 all the rest of the year.
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AZ,

Sometimes BMW just nails it on the paint scheme, and on your R1200s Red/Silver, it one of those! That's got to be the best paint scheme since the last iteration of the R1100S with the Mandarin and Grey, or the K1200RS with the Mandarin/Grey with checkerboard...


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Thanks Randy, adding the CF BST wheels make it a real prize.
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I occationally ride from Pollock Pines CA to South Lake Tahoe (50 mins one way). Early morning has very little traffic and really smooth, fast and twisty roads. Cant imagine any other road better to commute on!
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Always and all weather, it is my only mode of transport, andmost of the time its raining, as im in UK.
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Yep, every day. Except the 5 or 6 days when the snow is too much... Which does not happen to often here in Belgium.

Actually I wronged myself. In 2012, I happen to be also riding on white roads... Not the best experience with 175 hp...

That's when I finally got home after a looooong ride back... Note the triple track (and it's not an MP3!)
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I ride to work, almost anytime the early morning temps are above 32 and no major wet weather is in the forecast.

60 miles each way. I leave for work at 4:30am each day and usually try to leave work at 2:30pm for the 60 mile run back home.

Good way to rack up the miles each riding season before the snow hits.
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Every day!

I finally sold my 20 year old car with 50k miles 2 months ago....I even hate riding passenger in a car!
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Any day April - Nov where the forecast for precipitation is lower then 60%. I hate getting into the office cold/damp with the air conditioning. (What a wuss, eh?)

250kms (150miles) round trip.
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Yes, 25 miles each way to New Haven in pretty brutal traffic on I-95 especially in the summer when all of the "wonderful" summer people are here on their way down the shore to Cape Cod or where the F*&# ever they are going and trying to kill me! Luckily, K1200RS nimble and gets me out of jams when needed.
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Most of my miles are accumulated riding to work. I ride all year long. If it's wet in the AM or if it's below 35 degrees, I won't ride. I need to arrive at work neat.
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Don't want to ride with the commuters. Everyone's 10 min late in the AM Driving like mad to get in on time while shaving, applying eyeliner, making tea on the dashboard....doing everything but paying attention.
In the PM everyone's in a mad dash to get home. Not the best environment for being on two wheels !!!
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Don't want to ride with the commuters. Everyone's 10 min late in the AM Driving like mad to get in on time while shaving, applying eyeliner, making tea on the dashboard....doing everything but paying attention.
In the PM everyone's in a mad dash to get home. Not the best environment for being on two wheels !!!
Amen to that!
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I am guessing X-Ray Mike and Jargon have no use of HOV lanes on your commute. Our HOV lanes have a wide white stripe diving them from the regular lanes, and I can fit on that if needed.
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I am guessing X-Ray Mike and Jargon have no use of HOV lanes on your commute. Our HOV lanes have a wide white stripe diving them from the regular lanes, and I can fit on that if needed.

We have some HOV reserved lanes here in Montreal but motorcycles are NOT allowed to use them. SIGH Really frustrating!
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Most of my miles are accumulated riding to work. I ride all year long. If it's wet in the AM or if it's below 35 degrees, I won't ride. I need to arrive at work neat.

I ride in the wet (as long as it isn't tropical storm wet) and so far have ridden down to -8°C (17°F). As long as I'm dressed properly and have my heated gloves and jacket liner, I'm fine. Taking the "cage" is just too frustrating!

And I've got to arrive neat also, so my solution is to arrive early and change my clothes there before anyone else arrives.

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In N.Y. they allow motorcycles in the HOV lane. Unfortunatley the wide white stripes that separate the lanes don,t seem to apply if you have a Caddy , Mercedes Benz, BMW cage or other high dollar auto. They cross the dividers on a regular basis and almost never check their mirrors. Also spew volumes of debris when crossing the dividers.
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X-RAY Mike, that's why I have an HID headlamp and use a Stebel Air-Horn @ 139db!
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When ever I feel like it
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20 minutes by bike.
2.5 hours by car.

What would you do?

PS I don't ride in the rain, ever.
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I hear you, I'm in SoCal and splitting traffic shortens my commute dramatically. And you should try riding in the rain, it will show you how good being smooth is!
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I used to get my work done in Hollywood, and my mechanic rode to work rain or shine.
He said the ABS saved him a number of times when it was raining.
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With the exception of snow, I ride to work everyday. I live and work in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Grass Valley, CA very heavily wooded and a beautiful commute.
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