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Old 03-15-2002, 10:35 AM   #61
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Burns babbled: Well, all I can say is that the guys who used to flog their old boxer BMW's up and down Mt. Palomar when I was a lad, were--I hope still are--the dictionary definition of hooligan. Them were the days...



John-boy, you do know that one of those hooligans was none other than "One Brother" Craig Erion...



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Old 03-15-2002, 10:50 AM   #62
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Default My Kinda Bang.

I meant bang in that you could buy the bike for $9990, enjoy it for five or six years, spend little on maintenance (big twin/shaft drive) and get most of your money back. I know there are much faster, more agile, etc. bikes out there and if thats what you want to use as a yardstick, it won't measure up. I use my motorcyles for transportation as well as fun and this bike can do it all for 100K miles w/o losing its edge or value. Otherwise you could purchase a variety of used japanese bikes and ride them till they drop for the same amount of cash.
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Old 03-15-2002, 10:52 AM   #63
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Default Dealer Options

The one I saw had the dealer install heated grips and an electrical outlet, tank bag, etc. I don't know if they upgraded the alternator and battery.
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Old 03-15-2002, 10:54 AM   #64
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Default Bandit Bang

That's some serious Bang for $5K.
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Old 03-15-2002, 11:16 AM   #65
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Default Check pictures in the article.

The pictures show a little, tinted, plexiglas cafe fairing attached to the top of the instrument cluster. One of the three at the local dealer has a full clear plexiglas fairing and its kinda hokey.
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Old 03-15-2002, 11:18 AM   #66
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Default Thanks Tim.

I called my dealer and he knew about it. I guess they are all on an internet database. He said Hebert Cycles did not respond to his e-mail request.
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Old 03-15-2002, 12:21 PM   #67
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Default Re: BMW R1150R reader feedback

You wont be disappointed. I was having too much fun around town this afternoon on my K12RS
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Old 03-15-2002, 01:01 PM   #68
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That was funny!



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Old 03-15-2002, 01:02 PM   #69
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Oops - I was referring to this:





"but the mirrors are sometimes too blurry to tell if that car has a light bar or not. It smooths out nicely at 90, though, and then you'll know for sure about the lightbar thing."



Sorry... LOL



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Old 03-15-2002, 05:34 PM   #70
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Default Re: BMW R1150R reader feedback

Jap bikes are nice and offer lots a stuff for relatively little money. They're just like a lot of Japanese products out there, disposable. The R bike twins aren't even broke in until you reach 10,000mi. My single, F650 has 24,000mi on the it and still runs as strong as it did in 1999. I personally know of many K and R bikes with over 200,000mi on them. I've read that 75% of all BMW bikes sold are still registered. BMW makes well engineered bikes made to be ridden everyday, not to the track, and not to look cool. I make no claim about how fast I go or who I can beat in a race. I ride because I enjoy it. I hope you all do too. Have fun and be safe. Dave
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