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Three Beemers, Two Yamahas

I've got a 93 K75S, 91 R100RT, 78 R100S, 82 XJ650RJ, 75 RD125...

Don't really have a favorite here: the brick with its ABS is my commuter, while the RT is the long distance ride and the S is my local Sunday ride bike. The Yamahas are projects with the XJ Seca, purchased new, is almost back on the road. The RD125 belonged to my late father and is a project in waiting.

Both the RT and the brick are great highway rides for all day comfort. The RT was my first Beemer and mount for my Iron Butt Saddlesore 1000 which it handled with ease.
 

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I've got a 93 K75S, 91 R100RT, 78 R100S, 82 XJ650RJ, 75 RD125...

Don't really have a favorite here: the brick with its ABS is my commuter, while the RT is the long distance ride and the S is my local Sunday ride bike. The Yamahas are projects with the XJ Seca, purchased new, is almost back on the road. The RD125 belonged to my late father and is a project in waiting.

Both the RT and the brick are great highway rides for all day comfort. The RT was my first Beemer and mount for my Iron Butt Saddlesore 1000 which it handled with ease.
Well, after 50 k miles on the 07 12 GT I went back to the twins. :rotf: I have my 1973 /5 with a lot of miles and the just sold 1999 1000Rt with 240,000km running strong. The mechanical stuff was doable.

The GT power was addictive and I could do the service, oil, radiator coolant ,valve check etc BUT I didn't feel I could continue to service the bike over the 50k. Shocks, not likely, (dealer service to replace $2500) and the front end ball joints that started to go ( another $2,000) . Then there is the valve shimming which is ok but an extra step and skill.

No, the 12 RT is way more serviceable for the home mechanic that wants to keep their machine for a few years without a huge dealer cost. My .06 cents....
 

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Motos in my possession.

I own four Beemers: 1993 K75S; 2000 R1100S ; 1986 R80RT ( old Blue ) and another 1986 R80RT ( ole Red ). I don't really have a main rider. My choice is sometimes dictated by weather, if it's chilly I'll ride one of the old RTs, or if I want the curves I'll saddle up the 1100S. The K75S falls somewhere in between. I tour on all of them.
 

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Hello Forum Folks

I currently have an 07 K1200 R Silver.

I had an 02 K1200 RS but, it caught on fire while I was riding it back in Sept 2013. Battery caught on fire and totaled the bike. Insurance gave me $5000 and I spent $7000 on the 07 K1200 R. Probably a blessing in disguise. Love the K1200 R

Hello from Connecticut USA

Bill C
 
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