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    Re: BMW RT1200 first impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by Whooshka View Post
    I was expecting a thorough run down on the gas mileage.
    I usually get in the low 50's MPG on my 2016 RT.

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    Re: BMW RT1200 first impressions

    Nice Picture....
    This is along Hwy 1 at Pescadero.
    We made a short little loop from Alice's to San Gregorio, down Hwy 1 to Pescadero, then across the mountain to Page Mill road (which we decided not to go because of all the Pine needles, branches, rock slides, gravel, you know all the stuff we're used to)
    We turned left and ended back at Alice's, then down Sandhill to 280. We then rode over to Armadillo Willy's and I got to feed him some Texas style BBQ Ribs for lunch.
    Thanks for the day out.
    Larry
    Last edited by Igofar; 12-07-2017 at 12:28 PM.

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    BMW RT1200 first impressions

    Some pics from todayís ride to Sausalito.






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    Re: BMW RT1200 first impressions

    Just back from Sausalito.
    Solid ride all the way, two-up. Had to battle San Francisco traffic on the way back to #1.
    Probably took more than a few miles off the poor clutch in the RT. It was definitely getting grabby as the engine temp rose. Seemed to return to smooth engagement after a few miles of non-usage.


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    Re: BMW RT1200 first impressions

    We arrived back home on Saturday so wanted to wrap up this semi-review.

    On Friday we rode down to see Larry/IGoFar in his natural environs. He managed to source a brake bleeder for me for which I'm very grateful.
    After visiting OCD Enterprises the next item on my list is a K&L lift. Definitely getting too old to be laying on the concrete!

    Back to the bike impressions.
    Larry joined us and we rode down #9 to Saratoga then off on #236 to the Big Basin Redwood Woods State Park. Both # 9 and #236 offered some pretty serious riding challenges with 20 mph uphill switchbacks. The BMW was steady as a rock though I often wished for a gear in between first and second. The ESA suspension proved its worth again as I swapped from soft to normal as we hit the twisties.

    The boxer motor has plenty of grunt. I'll not soon forget its rumble as I rolled on throttle coming out of corners, it's torque was a blessing in the really tight stuff.
    The temperature was cool in the forest so the heated seats and grips were a real blessing.

    We stopped in Boulder Creek for lunch and gas. Some of you will be amused to know that I didn't care what kind of mileage we got

    We carried on to Felton then out to the coast on Empire Rd then to #1 up to Half Moon Bay. The ride was completely uneventful save for amazing blueberry crumble at a brewery whose name I cannot recall.

    A right turn at Half Moon Bay out to 280 then a bit of slabbling down to Palo Alto and our hotel by around 7 pm.

    Saturday Morning we returned the bike to Mo at Eaglerider.

    All in I/we rode 500 miles in the week we had the bike. I liked it but over all it didn't do it for me as much as STella. Certainly not for the huge cost differential.

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    David, it was a true pleasure meeting you guys! Thanks for letting me tag along on a couple rides with you, just wished they would have been longer.
    OCD Enterprises will always be open to you, and call me on the white courtesy when you get ready to flush/bleed your brakes.
    Ride safe my friend.
    Igofar

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