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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8,079
Views: 7,601,520
Posted By TarTripper
Well, we're all art lovers on this forum and...

Well, we're all art lovers on this forum and appreciate great images! Bikini shots are always artistic!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8,079
Views: 7,601,520
Posted By TarTripper
Smokin hot! More please!

Smokin hot! More please!
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,265
Posted By TarTripper
In fact almost all the BS was written by people...

In fact almost all the BS was written by people who don't even own the new RT.
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,265
Posted By TarTripper
Expensive or not this bike is utterly awesome. ...

Expensive or not this bike is utterly awesome.

Just took a ride with the missus for 100 miles along a busy dangerous A road in the UK. Long lines of traffic bunched up behind lorries, and loonies...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,265
Posted By TarTripper
The big top box is way too pricey but it...

The big top box is way too pricey but it certainly is useful to have. It's so convenient and i really like the interior light at night. i also had the brake light option fitted to it. Very bright and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-06-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8,079
Views: 7,601,520
Posted By TarTripper
Atgatt

All the gear all the time ;)

<a href="http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/Tartripper/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3ee9f3d2.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
Just a brake light

Just a brake light
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
here's mine in matt grey. <a...

here's mine in matt grey.

<a href="http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/Tartripper/media/IMG_1199_zps65773c0f.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
This thread is not about BMW it's about the...

This thread is not about BMW it's about the R1200RT wet head which happens to be one of the best, if not THE the best, sports tourers on the market. Over on the BMWST forum guys are reporting multi...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-22-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8,079
Views: 7,601,520
Posted By TarTripper
You lucky, lucky b*********d. She is freaking hot!

You lucky, lucky b*********d. She is freaking hot!
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
Farkles

Just a quick view on the 'farkles' I now have on my bike:

Low Seat: I was expecting this to be hard and uncomfortable. It's certainly firmer than the standard seat but otherwise perfectly good.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
Congrats

Congrats Geoff,

It really is a wonderful bike, certainly the best bike I've ever ridden. And, as you say, for a sports tourer it really is properly quick!
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
Give it rest already! Start a lemon law thread.

Give it rest already! Start a lemon law thread.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
I disagree. Track days don't have to be about...

I disagree. Track days don't have to be about going fast or racing.

A track is often the right tool for the job when you want to safely explore the performance boundaries of your bike. With my...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
I've just updated my comparison of the RT vs K16...

I've just updated my comparison of the RT vs K16 which gives my first impressions of both bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,678
Posted By TarTripper
BUMP Brief update added to the original post...

BUMP

Brief update added to the original post after returning to the RT
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
Wicked F**k this thread is getting so boring. ...

F**k this thread is getting so boring.

What's everyone doing now that they have their amazing bikes back. Any big adventures planned? Anyone dared try it out on a track day yet?
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
Parts are in this week in the UK!

Parts are in this week in the UK!
Forum: Europe 08-07-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By TarTripper
Just back from a trip to Scotland. It's a long...

Just back from a trip to Scotland. It's a long tedious way from London to Glasgow. Miles in the UK are not like miles in the US. We have very busy roads and mile upon mile of road works. My advice...
Forum: Europe 07-24-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By TarTripper
Try BMW insurance in another European country....

Try BMW insurance in another European country. They seem to have quite a relaxed policy about riding anywhere in Europe.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,052
Posted By TarTripper
Thanks for the wise words guys. I am indeed...

Thanks for the wise words guys. I am indeed chastened by this experience and a wiser rider now.

However, one of the main points I was tryingt to get across has perhaps been missed. I know how to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,052
Posted By TarTripper
Stupid, stupid ,stupid near fatal mistake

Day before yesterday I nearly killed myself and another rider. In the end we just avoided a head-on, each going on his way without stopping.

I was engaged in a series of very nice twisties on a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-25-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,178
Posted By TarTripper
But, I am seriously thinking of using my TomTom...

But, I am seriously thinking of using my TomTom Europe app on my iPhone. Tuck the phone into a waterproof pocket and listen to turn-by-turn naviagtion via bluetooth.

I'll still have the Garmin...
Forum: Europe 06-24-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By TarTripper
Yep, plus the large cowpat in the middle of the...

Yep, plus the large cowpat in the middle of the blind bend, with deep hedgerows on either side and just before the long trail of mud left by the tractor that's doing 5 mph just a bit further round...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-24-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,178
Posted By TarTripper
Hmm, possibly. I am starting to look like him. ...

Hmm, possibly. I am starting to look like him.

On a more serious note, Google maps if you set it to bicycle mode comes up with almost exactly the route I want through France. Apparently there's a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 229,692
Posted By TarTripper
Top box is essential. Without it the wife keeps...

Top box is essential. Without it the wife keeps going missing every time I accelerate hard. (But she usually catches up if i stop and wait long enough)

On second thoughts......
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,678
Posted By TarTripper
The latest surprise for me came today when I...

The latest surprise for me came today when I tried to fit my Givi tank bag onto the K16. I have one of those Givi Tanklock system bags.

The BF11 mounting flange fits perfectly on the K16 (as it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,178
Posted By TarTripper
Garmin - I need to rant (please don't read)

Why is Garmin and everything to do with Garmin such unspeakable shit? The BMW Nav V is just the latest iteration of it. A great turd. Why the f**** on a hundreds of $ piece of kit do I have to...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,862
Posted By TarTripper
I have to agree on that one! I have the Coleman...

I have to agree on that one! I have the Coleman Phad 2. It's a good tent and packs down to a small size on the bike. But I only use it solo.

Avoid single skin tents like the plague.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,981
Posted By TarTripper
My heart bleeds for the neighbors!

My heart bleeds for the neighbors!
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,678
Posted By TarTripper
Not surprised, given the options you have! If,...

Not surprised, given the options you have! If, like Avocet, I had 2000 miles to do before getting to my play area I'd choose the K16.

If the K16 had hill start and slick shifter (2015???) I would...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
Well said Jim! This thread has been overrun...

Well said Jim!

This thread has been overrun by BMW haters who will brook no counter argument. I only hope that those of us who actually own the bike have contributed enough posts so that anyone...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
Hey, do you know what. I'm 57, I'm an ex military...

Hey, do you know what. I'm 57, I'm an ex military fast-jet pilot. As such I am well aware of the challenges in keeping complex machines running. Now I own and run a string of aviation companies. I...
Forum: Europe 06-20-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By TarTripper
Bristol is a great location for biking. Just...

Bristol is a great location for biking. Just across the bridges you have the whole of Wales to play in. Good tarmac, not too much traffic lots of hills and twisties.

Just as close are the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,678
Posted By TarTripper
Hi Avocet, Don't get me wrong I think the...

Hi Avocet,

Don't get me wrong I think the K16 is a very, very good bike. The differences between the two are mere shades of colour.

If I were living in the US with those big distance to cover...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
Check out my separate thread '2014 R1200RT vs...

Check out my separate thread '2014 R1200RT vs K1600 GTL Back to Back'. I wrote it after 800 miles on my RT and the first 400 miles on the GTL loaner.
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
I really doubt you'll be able to change rake...

I really doubt you'll be able to change rake angle unless someone produces an entirely different aftermarket bar. But there are a lot of seat height options. Best you do a good long test ride on a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
For me personally, the 'power of the brand' has...

For me personally, the 'power of the brand' has nothing at all to do with the fact that I think BMW are handling this well. For the longest time I avoided BMW because I associated the brand with the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,363
Posted By TarTripper
Agreed entirely. In my experience of business you...

Agreed entirely. In my experience of business you can never please all the people all the time. However this is an above average response from the company.

I'm hoping that once this incident is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,678
Posted By TarTripper
Yep, when you look at the power to weight ratios...

Yep, when you look at the power to weight ratios between the K16 and 2014RT there really isn't much difference.
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