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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2010, 9:47 am Thread Starter
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Well I am new to this forum but not to BMW. I have had 3 BMW'S in the past 5 years. A 99 1100 RT, A 2006 1200 RT and a 2001 LT. Then I left this spring and went to a Yamaha FJR 1300. Well made bike but the handling was not quite as good as the BMW's and I could never get comfortable on the thing.

I live here in Texas and the FJR cooks you in anything over 85 degrees, the engine gets extremely hot and blows it all on ones legs.

My new ride is an 08 1200 GT with 8,200 miles on the odo. I managed what seems to be a good price $10,700. My hope is that this bike gives me as much pleasure as my past Beemers.
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Welcome and enjoy the ride. I hope it brings you many miles of pleasure. You've got some great riding in your neck of the woods. I've got family in Austin and love the hill country area. I'll be down there in a month or so exploring as many small town BBQ joints as possible!

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When you come down you should take time and head out to Big Bend, 500 mile ride but really worth it. Open roads and hardly any vehicles.
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When you come down you should take time and head out to Big Bend, 500 mile ride but really worth it. Open roads and hardly any vehicles.
Yeah, been there done that quite a few times and love it. Ft Davis, Alpine and such are all generally on the list when I head that way. And there's several thousand miles of great roads between here and there too. There's a pizza joint across from the Harvard Hotel that's really good, and ice cream joint down the road and the Limpia Hotel right across the road has the best home made biscuits ever! What more could a guy want?

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I think you mean the Holland Hotel. Great place to stay, one of these days I want their penthouse room, sit back enjoy the hot tub and have a cigar.
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I think you mean the Holland Hotel. Great place to stay, one of these days I want their penthouse room, sit back enjoy the hot tub and have a cigar.
Nope....this place: Harvard Hotel Fort Davis

Middle of now where, comfy, bike friendly, good breakfast next door, great place to stay. Beats Alpine IMO. Much quieter and great access to Big Bend, the road around McDonald Observatory....which is one of the best bike roads in west TX....and Ft Davis is up in altitude so it's generally 10 degrees cooler.

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I stayed at the Limpia last year. I was there for a different kind of bike ride. Did a 75 mile bicycle ride which was not to difficult until you got to Bear Mountain, hard climb. The altitude was nice it kept it cool and comfy.

I plan on going out that way in Early October,may look into the Harvard.
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