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Posted: 3/15/2006 3:14:12 PM EDT
New to the site been looking around and must say y'all have some great rides. Here is a pic of my current bike.

2003 Rockster
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e342/sully026/Bike2.jpg

Since this pic was taken I've changed the exhaust and excised the carbon canister and the catalytic convertor.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:17:39 PM EDT
nice bimmer man
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 6:53:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By afplayboy18:
nice bimmer man



wouldn't that be a beemer, and the cars are "bimmers"? Or am I backwards?
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 11:22:09 PM EDT
They make cars too?

Nice Rockster.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 1:45:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:

Originally Posted By afplayboy18:
nice bimmer man



wouldn't that be a beemer, and the cars are "bimmers"? Or am I backwards?



Nope you're right.

Bimmer - car
Beemer - bike

(from a guy I ride with who's owned BMW bikes since 1975)

Link Posted: 3/16/2006 2:13:06 AM EDT
Welcome to the Site, Nice Bike
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 11:52:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rob940:

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:

Originally Posted By afplayboy18:
nice bimmer man



wouldn't that be a beemer, and the cars are "bimmers"? Or am I backwards?



Nope you're right.

Bimmer - car
Beemer - bike

(from a guy I ride with who's owned BMW bikes since 1975)




wow...didnt know that, guess i learn something new every day.

are they pronounced the same?
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 11:55:53 AM EDT
Nice bike.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 2:12:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By afplayboy18:

Originally Posted By Rob940:

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:

Originally Posted By afplayboy18:
nice bimmer man



wouldn't that be a beemer, and the cars are "bimmers"? Or am I backwards?



Nope you're right.

Bimmer - car
Beemer - bike

(from a guy I ride with who's owned BMW bikes since 1975)




wow...didnt know that, guess i learn something new every day.

are they pronounced the same?



I've heard them pronounced differently (from guys that swear by BMW cars and will drive nothing else), but I can't type phoenitic spellings, so bear with me here:

Bike = beemer, prounced beam-er
car = bimmer, prounced, well, bim-mer (not like beam...sorry, like I said, I can't type phoenitic spellings)
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 7:47:13 AM EDT
Nice ride... I tried to ride my BMW R1100R across the country last year and broke down in Kansas. So I had a lot of time to look and drool on a bike like yours. Very nice ride... How fast will it go? Mine has 40 fewer horses than yours and only 5 gears so it tops out at 119. I love mine, even though it is not as fast as I would like. If I get another BMW, I will keep this one as it is just a dream ride.

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 4:58:38 PM EDT
With the new exhaust and the elimination of the catalytic convertor and carbon canister I can push 140 on a good long straight. This bike really isn't designed for top end though. The low end is unbelievable making it tough to keep the front end on the ground in first and second. Not that that is a bad thing.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 5:26:05 PM EDT
Bought myself a K1200LT in '02 and love it. Enjoy your beemer, and welcome to the board.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 6:02:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 6:03:52 AM EDT by 4_Rings]
Very nice bike, congrats......

Nice helmet also, looks like an X-11 maybe ????

<­BR>



Link Posted: 3/19/2006 5:53:37 PM EDT
The helmet in the picture is a rf900 picotte replica. Unfortunately it is no longer with us as it had an unfortunate encounter with the pavement at Road Atlanta. It did, however, preserve my noggin. Currently wearing an arai rx-7.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 7:16:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sully026:
The helmet in the picture is a rf900 picotte replica. Unfortunately it is no longer with us as it had an unfortunate encounter with the pavement at Road Atlanta. It did, however, preserve my noggin. Currently wearing an arai rx-7.



At least it did its job !!!
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 7:23:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gabriel:
They make cars too?





Would not have known either until I passed one the other day on my GS. See ya at the rallys!

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