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Old 09-22-2015, 11:37 PM
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Re: Age and Beemers

24 here. I got tired of my buzzy i4 Honda and wanted something a little more comfy, and sophisticated.
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Old 12-18-2015, 05:58 AM
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Late 70's when first R1150RS
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:00 PM
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Re: Age and Beemers

Skylinrcr01,
Nice Bike, I have a black one of these. They are an effortless touring machine.
Enjoy !
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:24 PM
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Re: Age and Beemers

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Late 70's when first R1150RS
Hi Don,
Glad to know you are still riding at 84 - that must be some sort of record as I only see 1 person listed in that age range on the survey.
Even the comment of riding with a pacemaker made me smile - that is what I hope to be doing in 20 years time (hopefully sans pacemaker), but so long as I can ride I will be happy.
You are my Reference Point for ageing not so gracefully !
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2004 K1200 RS "Brunhilde II" the German redhead. Ohlins, Speiglers, Corbin seat, GT screen, lotsa farkles.
2016 R9T - Wifes new ride, with Puig rear hugger, Wunderlich screen, knee pads, rocker head protectors.
1997 K1200RS - "Silver Fern" - rebuilt with 2002 motor.
1990 K75S Special edition - wifes tourer (SOLD in 2017)
2008 Moto Guzzi Breva 750 - wifes sport bike
1996 K1100RS - Brunhilde I - (sold in 2007)
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Old 12-21-2015, 03:49 AM
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I really hope you are still riding at 84 and longer Quiltzig, I count my blessings very often,cos I know they are plentiful.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:06 AM
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Was in a bike club back in the mid '60's, a few members had R60/6 BMW's, reliable, plodders, never broke down on all the rides that these fellows attended, ugly as a robbers dog in looks for me. Not overly fast but reliable in the sense to stick to a given speed all day, every day. Come the '70's, fried bought an R90S, the smoke grey one, smooth looks, quick for a beemer.

My wage on the day restricted me to the four big Japanese makers, but thought if I ever get some decent money wage wise, I would buy a BMW.

Brought my first in 1994, K1100RS, loved that model, done a few fast 1200 kilometre trips in a day on that bike. Traded that in 1998 for a R1100RT, the ride position did not suit my neck injury, the tourer being a more upright position does, traded the RT in 2011 for K1600GT, still have that, also have a 2015 F800R.

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Old 05-08-2016, 12:11 PM
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Hey good news, there is a Beemer in my future, Ill get one on my 90th Birthday

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Old 05-08-2016, 11:51 PM
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Wow, never seen one of those.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:22 PM
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I have dreamed of riding a Beemer since I was 15 ando got my first mini-bike...a 5hp Rupp. I saw myself touring across the US, thenot Canada and Europe. The R90 was the bike for me. 45 years later, I pick up my next best dream bike. ...a 2001 K1200RS. Thank you BMW!
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Old 06-08-2016, 12:33 PM
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I was 19 years old when I bought my R75 new. I ate beanie weenies and lived in poverty but, I had me a new BMW! Life was simpler then.
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:35 PM
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I was 24 when I got my first Beemer and I've owned at least one since (39 years old now) It was a used 1994 K1100RS I bought in ~2001-2. It was bike lucky number 13 at the time.



2 or 3 years later I sold it and got a used 1998 K1200RS (Taxi) ~2004-5



Then in April 2009 I bought my first new bike ever and my current BMW, 2008 K1200S and shortly after sold my RS.



Then while I still had the S and RS, I had an Aprilia RSV Mille for track days. So, my first 10 years of riding I had 12 bikes, the last 16 or so I have only had 4, I guess because I found BMW

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Old 10-25-2016, 05:39 PM
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I'm 77 years young: 150,000 miles testing for Honda Research over ten summers......52,000 miles on my personal 1985 Honda Goldwing.........43,600 on my personal 2,008 K-1200GT and still have miles and new adventures to go!!
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Old 10-26-2016, 04:32 AM
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22 when 8 bought an F800GS, which I grew to love and now miss dearly. 23 when I got the K1200R, my dream bike. Still gots it, gonna be 24 sometime this year remaning.

Total BMW mileage- 19,000 on both bikes. K12R has the chunk of them.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:04 PM
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Re: Age and Beemers

Just bought my first BMW. At age 58 I would like to think myself of being more discriminating than mature. Only time will tell if that is the case. Or maybe I'm just an old geezer on a beemer. All good either way.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:11 PM
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Welcome to the site Enjoy the ride For as age go .....I'm 65
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:36 PM
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Welcome. There are a lot of us old geezers on Beemers around here, and even a slightly younger Mrs Quiltzig on her K75 !
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Old 01-30-2017, 06:26 AM
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At 23 in 1981 I bought a R65LS. That was a great bike. Traded it for a new 1984 K100. Big mistake. It was probably the model BMW used as the template for warranty review. 26 warranty claims in 6 months. A real pos.

Then a 1983 R100RS, then 78 Guzzi LeMans and a 72 Ducati GT750.
A FJ1200 was the next buy. I was into 40Kkms a year then and tyres, chains, sprockets were costing me a fortune.

So it was back to a R100RS, then another, then another. Four in total.

Last year, I felt I had recovered enough from my K100 experience and I took the plunge and bought my 2006 K1200R. I like to live on the edge
I still have a 1982 R100RS.
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Old 02-13-2017, 12:41 PM
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I was born in 1948, I have a picture of me on a Harley Police bike when I was 4, I'm told the Harley was a 49c.
My 1st bike was a 1968 Suzuki, that took me west in 1969, when the war was on, I was 1a and tricky Dick was President.
Next up a 76 Kawasaki, then my first BMW a R 65. It was the first year of Nikasil spray, or so I was told, This BMW suffered a massive coil failure and a melted spark plug. It was haft ass fixed by the only dealer in town. My next BMW as a R80RT, that I eode for 48K, it not not perfect, but it never failed on the road, The next was a blue/white K100RS thatwas very good.
In 1994, I rode it across Montana as fast as it would go (125mph). My next BMW was the worst bike that I have had. The engine was misbuilt, it had a permanent surge and I was unhappy.
I rode that bike 18k over 6 years. Joy returned when my 2000 KRS showed up, it has been perfect, except for what I've done to it. It has taken me across Newfoundland, to the left coast 3 times. It rolled off its stand stand and has been repaired and the left panel will be painted in the next month. It has 119,882 on it
Other motorcycles , a 71 Bultaco, a 1971 BSA Rocket 3, 1993 Ducati 900, a 2003 F650 GS, 2006 Ural, and a 2009 Honda 203L. My last bike is expected to be a 310 GS
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:33 PM
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After all my Japanese bikes, my wife got me a K75. I was 36. They were great machines that seemed to last forever. She wanted longer rides 2 up so we got a 2003 K1200GT. What a fantastic riding bike. But what a maintenance nightmare. Less than 60k miles and I have had twice as many problems as my 4 k75s combined. If you have the money, beemers really do give the best ride. For commuting I like all electric.
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