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Startling Realization This Morning

I was replying to the belly-pan post and went to the image hosting site that I use for the first time in about two years.

...and I dig up this:



I think it's interesting that at one point I owned an RC51, a ZX-12, and an FXD to keep myself happy.

Now, and for the past few years, I just own and ride this:



So, I wonder, am I just slowing down, or is this one bike really that good.
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Re: Startling Realization This Morning

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So, I wonder, am I just slowing down, or is this one bike really that good.
I don't want for any other cruiser or sport bike. My R1100S is about perfect for me. I would love a dual sport though.
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Its that good, as are all BMW's when they dont fail early in the life cycle.
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For months I've been trying to figure out what else to get in my garage but I just can't decide. I guess I could get an R12s but then my R11s would just sit there.
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For months I've been trying to figure out what else to get in my garage but I just can't decide. I guess I could get an R12s but then my R11s would just sit there.
I've been having a dilemia recently over the potential of having a second bike again, but my thoughts involve an R1200R.

I've tried to convince myself that I could pick up an R in addition to the S and keep both at first. If my riding seems to shift totally to the R, then I could sell the S. I have trouble ever even thinking of losing the S though. Shortly after buying my R1100S, I pretty much decided it was going to be a "till death do us part" type of thing.
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it was going to be a "till death do us part" type of thing.
That's exactly how I felt as soon as I rode my S for the first time. I think I got into 2nd gear and I was done for!
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My S was a virgin when I first bought it. She's the best ride I have ever experienced. Of all the bikes I currently own, she's my favorite.
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Re: Startling Realization This Morning

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So, I wonder, am I just slowing down, or is this one bike really that good.
I think it's just really that good. While I may sell it at some point in time, right now, at 42,000 miles, I can't imagine doing that. If anything, it's the R12S that's getting the critical evaluation..... learning to earn it's keep. And that said with the tacit admission that the R12S does EVERYTHING better than the R11S except carry stuff. I've added about 10mph to my normal route corners without trying...it's just that good; and when the glory cam comes to visit it's like a 4-valve Ducati. The Ducati has to stay cos it's too nice a bike for too little money not to have, and it stirs the hooligan in me which I evidently need periodically. Plus....we all need at least one Duck....some of you just don't know it. My 2cents.
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