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stevee112
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New member introduction

Postby stevee112 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:49 pm

Hello all, just thought I'd introduce myself. Formely from Cumbria I now live in Normandy, France. Been riding bikes over 20 years and now for the first time have bought a BMW. It's an old but immaculate R1150RT. Thanks for letting me join. Cheers

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Mark Esposito
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Country of Residence: Wales
Location: South Wales

Re: New member introduction

Postby Mark Esposito » Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:18 pm

Welcome Steve,

Enjoy your time here.

Mark

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I have a 1988 R80 RT monolever in case i forget to mention it when asking a question ! and I'm based in South Wales

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george baker
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Location: Manchester,UK

Re: New member introduction

Postby george baker » Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:12 pm

Hi
welcome
George
Member 21, R100R, and an under used K75

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DEEP DIVER
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Country of Residence: ENGLAND
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Re: New member introduction

Postby DEEP DIVER » Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:07 pm

Welcome to the forum from Suffolk.
I tried to be normal once, worst two minutes of my life.
Blue belt in Serious tea drinking.

Barry the old goat!!!!
1985 R80ST being rebuilt #-o
1985 R80RT Touring dream sold
2 Harley sportsters being rebuilt #-o
And a VW trike so I don't fall off :shock:

Tony the Skin
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Country of Residence: England
Location: Bury

Re: New member introduction

Postby Tony the Skin » Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:36 am

Welcome.
BMW R75/5
BMW R90/S
BMW R75/7
BMW R100 RT Classic
BMW K75 Sprint
BMW R1200 RS LC

Harleys

Suzuki GT750A

Membership No. 672

vmx1200
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Country of Residence: UK
Location: Guildford

Re: New member introduction

Postby vmx1200 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:53 am

Hi and Welcome
1978 R100RS owned since 1981
2017 R Nine T Pure

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P-K
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Country of Residence: England
Location: Darlington, Co. Durham

Re: New member introduction

Postby P-K » Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:18 pm

Hi Steve,
Welcome to the forum :smile:
Phil,
'17 R9T Urban G/S : '12 R1200R
Site Administrator, Webmaster and Official Club Tweeter @BMRidersClub

7com
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Re: New member introduction

Postby 7com » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:01 pm

Hi All,
I had been entertaining the notion of moving on to a BMW bike for some time as they definitely seem a bit more weather proof with the shaft drive and so on. I seemed to be spending a lot of time cleaning up my Triumph Sprint after even the slightest bit of wetness and muck on the road. Also I did hire an excellent G1100s when in IOM for a week which I liked a lot. So when my ancient Triumph Sprint developed an obscure problem with incorrect voltage to the fuel pump indicating that the ECU probably needed replacing, a very short time later I became the owner of a 2004 K1200s.

I was a little apprehensive with taking on the K1200 initially as I was hoping for a slightly lighter bike than the Sprint to make for easier parking (the G1100 I used in IOM certainly felt no heavier than the Sprint) but the 1200s is decidedly heavier.!!
That being said I am finding no problems with the 1200 now I am used to it. Otherwise it is proving to be a great bike, very smooth engine with bags of power and a really nice feel about it, although the Sprint may have had a little more torque upper mid range, probably due to its engine had been re-mapped and so on it certainly did not hang about but it was also a bit edgy which I don't get at all on the BMW. The more I use the 1200s the more I really like it. There is a slight problem in that the cooling fan has become a bit intermittent, and I am hoping someone else may have had this problem, but all in good time.

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Mark Esposito
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Location: South Wales

Re: New member introduction

Postby Mark Esposito » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:28 pm

Hi 7com,

Welcome to the forum.


Mark

Sent from my motorola one vision using Tapatalk

I have a 1988 R80 RT monolever in case i forget to mention it when asking a question ! and I'm based in South Wales

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george baker
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Location: Manchester,UK

Re: New member introduction

Postby george baker » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:55 pm

Hi
welcome, where are you based?

George
Member 21, R100R, and an under used K75

vmx1200
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Location: Guildford

Re: New member introduction

Postby vmx1200 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:18 am

Hi 7com

Welcome
1978 R100RS owned since 1981
2017 R Nine T Pure


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