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Offlinenateschisler

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    New Member Intro - Vancouver, BC
    « on: 2020-11-21 16:16:26 »
    Hi all - excited to join the beemer family and introduce myself to the forum. After a decade riding a dual-sport, decided to up my comfort game. For years, I have had my eyes on various R1200RT-Ps on auction sites, craigslist, and even dealers. Most are as feared - slash and burn the electronics out, holes in the fairing, clutch on its last leg.

    Then a week ago, after randomly searching CL for "R1200RT" I found the below. A 2009 RTP with 22,000 kms from my local PD. Upon further review - the dealer had performed a full decomissioning (at the city's expense) and returned the bike to stock RTP form - including replacing any plastics with holes, and properly removing all accessory wiring back to the switch. A review of the service history was shocking...less than 4k kms on the bike in the last 4 years; 2 20k services, just total silliness. I took her for a ride, tried as hard as I could to make the clutch slip (couldn't),brought back to the dealers and literally put on a white linen glove and touched every seam, seal and gasket I could find - nada.

    So today, I'm excited to join this crowd with what I believe to be a Unicorn of an ex-police bike...my new-ish 2009 R1200RT-P!
    « Last Edit: 2020-11-21 16:19:06 by nateschisler »

    Offlinesimbo

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      Re: New Member Intro - Vancouver, BC
      « Reply #1 on: 2020-11-21 20:43:01 »
      Welcome  8)
      The GS 'is' the better bike :-)

      Onlinejackronner

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        Re: New Member Intro - Vancouver, BC
        « Reply #2 on: 2020-11-21 22:07:41 »
        Bienvenu.  My Sis lives in Kitsilano, and almost yearly I take the bike up for a visit.  I miss both her and Vancouver badly but, hopefully, the virus will relent by next summer.  You're going to love the bike.

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          Re: New Member Intro - Vancouver, BC
          « Reply #3 on: 2020-11-21 23:05:18 »
          Welcome and enjoy. Love Vancouver lucky to see pod orcas in bay once.

          Offlinenateschisler

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            Re: New Member Intro - Vancouver, BC
            « Reply #4 on: 2020-11-22 02:14:04 »
            And...just realized I had my first new member fail with the sideways picture...smh

            Onlinejackronner

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              Re: New Member Intro - Vancouver, BC
              « Reply #5 on: 2020-11-22 02:17:36 »
              Oh!   I thought you were popping a wheelie in the picture!

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                Re: New Member Intro - Vancouver, BC
                « Reply #6 on: 2020-11-22 10:20:05 »
                Welcome. I am jealous, some great roads around your area. I hired a RT starting in Vancouver last year for two weeks, fantastic trip, I feel the need to go back

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                  Re: New Member Intro - Vancouver, BC
                  « Reply #7 on: 2020-11-22 12:46:29 »
                  Welcome from across the pond enjoy the bike and the friendly banter on this thread !!!!

                  Onlinejackronner

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                    Re: New Member Intro - Vancouver, BC
                    « Reply #8 on: 2020-11-22 20:01:15 »
                    When I eventually get back up there, I plan on going to Tofino.  Any other suggestions on destinations/roads on Vancouver Island?