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Hi Guys.

I am fairly new to biking (3 months), and I am in love with my R1200R. A friend got me into biking and I bought a 2005 R1150R in January. 3 Weeks later, I saw a 2007 R1200R in brilliant condition and bought it. Sold the R1150R.
Then I decided to get what I wanted in the first place, and got a brand new Classic. Guess to say I have gone biking mad would be a bit of an understatement. :D
Looking forward to chat with like-minded people, i.e. R1200R lovers.

Cheers!
 

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Welcome Boet!

Sounds like you have gone a bit bike crazy. Nice bike though to go crazy about. I've had mine for only 9 weeks now but absolutely love it. Safe riding.

PS. Where in SA are you from? I'm originally from Cape Town but live in the Boston area in USA now.
 

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Welcome Boet!

Sounds like you have gone a bit bike crazy. Nice bike though to go crazy about. I've had mine for only 9 weeks now but absolutely love it. Safe riding.

PS. Where in SA are you from? I'm originally from Cape Town but live in the Boston area in USA now.
My Donner Ou!
What are you doing in the States? Anyway, I live in Pretoria. Took the bike to Dullstroom the the day. Next trip is Golden gate. Ever rode there?
 

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3 Bikes in 3 months :eek:???

Good to hear you have the one that you love.

I love mine, is so far the best motorcycle I have ever not only owned but ridden.
 

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Thanks Guys!
I don't have a lot of experience with bikes, but this one puts the biggest smile on my face.
Do any of you guys have any advice for a newbie. Any tips on riding as well as the bike itself would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Thanks Guys!
I don't have a lot of experience with bikes, but this one puts the biggest smile on my face.
Do any of you guys have any advice for a newbie. Any tips on riding as well as the bike itself would be greatly appreciated.
Don't know how old you are, I remember myself 15 years ago, doing stuff on a 50cc scooter I won't ever even think of doing now on any bike.

I think the best advise will be to don't be afraid but have lots and lots of respect for the machine you are seating on, it's not only your life but some one else could be injured if you go down. Most people start in to the amazing motorcycle life by riding scooters, or small 125-250 CCs. R1200R is pretty hard to upgrade from.

Do yourself a favor and read the following PDF

http://files.meetup.com/1510087/A%20Twist%20of%20the%20Wrist%20II.pdf
 

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Thanks Hoshiko. I saved the book and will definitely read it. I am now 37 years old, and have now been into biking for about 4 months. Never owned one till now. Took a couple of spins with a friend of mine's R1150R, and I felt really comfortable on it. The rest is history. I think I am still over carefull an under confident, but its getting better. I want to go for one of those BMW rider courses. They take you on a racing track and teach you alot of stuff like what to do in an emergency as well as riding tips and tricks.
What do you think?
 

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I think any class, advice or reading material is good, never enough.
As long is not how to wheelie, burn out etc etc.
I'm doing a track day this year in NJ, I'm pretty exited and I think will be doing as many as I can every year.
 
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