New (to me) 2008 R 1200 RT

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hbjones
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New (to me) 2008 R 1200 RT

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Thanks for letting me join this group. I don't know if it is expected or customary to make an introductory post, but here is mine.

I just picked up my new (to me) Biarritz Blue 2008 R1200RT yesterday in Orange County, CA (22,600 miles on the odometer) and promptly rode her home to Phoenix, AZ. I am the bike's 3d owner now. The bike performed great on the road trip home, but I almost froze my tail off despite long-johns, heated grips, and heated seat. I am still devouring the various R1200RT boards and posts, so I apologize in advance if I ask something only a newbie would ask.


Harold Jones
Phoenix, AZ

2008 BMW R1200RT
2004 H-D Sportster XL 1200 Custom
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Welcome aboard Harold, nice looking bike, same colour as my own previous RT.
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You will be delighted to hear that you have the switch gear that isn't constantly talked about in here. You have the non failing type. Welcome..
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Hello and welcome to the forum Harold ! :)  Blimey ! Cold ride from Orange County across to the desert lands of Arizona...!!!??
PS  Good choice of colour by the way...!! ;)
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Welcome Harold...
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RTman10 wrote: You will be delighted to hear that you have the switch gear that isn't constantly talked about in here. You have the non failing type. Welcome..
It's what BMW term model development !!.
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Our Gee wrote: It's what BMW term model development !!.

Can't disagree with that, I preferred the earlier kit.  Unfortunately it couldn't  be adapted for all the extra functions.
To be fair it's only taken 5 YEARS to develop.
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Welcome Aboard Harold, great looking bike!
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Good to have you on board Harold, welcome.
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Harold,


Congrats! I'm a newbie as well. Check out my post. We have had very similar experiences with pretty much the same R1200RT. Here's to good times ahead!


-Chad
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.


According to the map, it looks there are a couple others in the Phoenix-metro. 


I'm still scouring through all the threads...tons of great information.


-Harold

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