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Old 09-04-2002, 07:16 PM   #61
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Default Gracias!

I think I understood that as meaning "I agree with you- that motorcycle is very ugly! It must be the drugs.", or "Thor Heyderall is sniffing my mom's sock drawer." In any case, thanks for the kind words.
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Old 09-04-2002, 07:24 PM   #62
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Love you, love your work. Call my agent. Kiss, kiss.
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Old 09-04-2002, 07:32 PM   #63
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Default Re: Ugly bike but Excellent Review - BMW should hire Americans to style cruisers.

Chuckle...no, actually it's the Rush Limbaugh Special Edition: overweight, underpowered, overhyped...and hideous to lay eyes on....lol



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Old 09-04-2002, 07:38 PM   #64
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Default Re: Go back further it time.

LOL,,,, I thought they looked familiar,,,,,,If BMW wants to do retro, why don't they do a late 70's/earley 80's R-RT, they looked really neat, and worked too, my '79 R 100 RT kept my butt warm and dry through a few northwest winters. An oil head motor in that would have been great, that way their working their own "heratige" angle for a good looking/good running bike thats not an oddity to 90% of the motorcycle community.
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Old 09-04-2002, 07:50 PM   #65
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Default Re: BMW R1200CL Reader Feedback

OK. So maybe we get 'em to make an 1800CL boxer with so much surge that even THINKING about accelerating causes it to careen wildly about like, say, a cokehead GXR rider with a frigid spouse and an inexplicable desire to validate themselves through random acts of tarmack terrorism...



No wait. It's a BMR. BMR's are good. SAY IT, SCHWIENHUNT! BMR's are good...
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Old 09-05-2002, 01:27 AM   #66
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Default Ugly competition.

Okay which is uglier. This, or the *shudder* X-wing? (2000 sneak previews in bike reviews).
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Old 09-05-2002, 01:40 AM   #67
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Default Re: Ugly competition.

I think CL stands for Can't LookAtit..





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Old 09-05-2002, 04:11 AM   #68
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Default Re: BMW R1200CL Reader Feedback

If you get a good one, they're are great.

Get a LEMON and there's no help in the

world.



I had a 98 RT it was a great bike for the

first 40K miles and last 25K.



But it needed, three starters, two fuel pumps

(with $1k in tow charges for that one), one transmission, one drive shaft, rear axle bearings, and finally a broken centerstand.

Forgot a worn out clutch at 60K miles, and cost

over $900 to replace it.



I have a great dealer and everything was covered under warrenty, except for the fuel pump and clutch.



But I thought the bike handle great, and I didn't have any surging problems.

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Old 09-05-2002, 04:27 AM   #69
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Default Re: BMW Design

BMW might not survive this one. The GS was always kinda attractive, you know, like Angelica Huston, but this new cruiser is just Shelly Winters bloated. But then again BMW has legions of supporters, who'll judge their products on technical merits as opposed to aesthetic, e.g., the new 7-series luxury cage. (The new Z4 is something else entirely, though. How that got through the Reichstag I'll never know.) Nonetheless, BMW will have a hard time selling this cruiser. Not only is it lacking in the style department, but its technical merits are suspect as well. If you want a cruiser bike that'll run circles around this Hindenburg, get a Moto Guzzi.







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Old 09-05-2002, 05:23 AM   #70
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I love the new 7, at 6'6" 300+ its the most comfortable car I have ever plunked my enormous backside into. Yet I agree the trunk was a bit off putting at first, but its grown on me. Not quite the 80's caddy seville thank god.
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