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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 2011, 1:53 am Thread Starter
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Farewell, for now.

Well boys and girls I picked up my new bike this afternoon which is a late 2010 RT.
She is in Thunder Grey with all the fruit.
Its been a very long 3 months since the old blue girl went down the road and Im really looking forward to putting some miles under me again this weekend.
I have really enjoyed this forum, gained some priceless information and met {well not really but you know) some great brothers.
Given its leaning towards these slower german masterpieces I will probably be lurking over on the "other" website now however I promise to pop in from time to time.
I will be watching with intense interest for the news and feedback on the 1600 and if they prove to be what they seem on paper no doubt a shiny GT will replace the RT next.
Thanks to everyone who has helped me with information and laughs over the last few years as I looked for support during my hate/love/hate/love relationship on the last GT.



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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 2011, 4:48 am
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The RT is a great bike, I had 3 before moving over to a GT. The other site however blows!

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 2011, 7:24 am
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Talking Vroom Vroom! Fool the Doctor!!

Dude, I loved my RT: arrest-me-red, Akropovic unleashed wonderful exhasut note, Power Commander improved a number of foibles. It was FUN FUN FUN!!! Only reason I'm on the K13GT is because my dealer tricked me when I brought it in for an oil change....he secretly handed me the keys to a new arrest-me-red K13GT without telling me and I thought it was still my beloved RT, I really hadn't noticed ....until I cracked open the throttle to get onto the expressway and WARPED INTO K1300GT NIRVANA .....What could I do?.... I had to get me one of these!!!
Never-the-less, you just can't go wrong with an RT, they are wonderful, enjoy the heck out of it and hope to hear from your adventures soon! -Dr Ron

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Dadi....enjoy it. I too spent many miles on an RT before this GT thing. And I must say I certainly do miss the reliability factor. Roughly 100k miles and nary a hiccup on that old machine. But things change. Don't disappear for good. Give us a feedback report on the differences after some miles. Stay safe!

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 2011, 9:30 am
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What's an RT?

A new Vespa model?

Just jokin'....enjoy the piece of mind of a properly engineered bike.
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Loved my RT's, I'm sure you will too! Watch for the new water cooled boxer. I'm more excited about the possibility of a new 130-140hp RT than I am the 16.
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Originally Posted by kbmwrs
What's an RT?

A new Vespa model?

Nah I think it's one of them DODGE products, one of these new fangled AUTOmobiles with doors and stuff. Twice as many tires=half the speed.

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glad to see you are in the saddle again
many happy miles with your new ride and thanks a lot - it was always a pleasure to read from you! Hope it will be again as I am selling my KGT as well.
But this is due to F800GS

best regards,

Take care!

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Thumbs up 130-140 Hp Rt

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