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In talking with many Strommers, it seems a number of us are present or ex-BMW owners. I had an '84 R65 (650 flat twin) before the Strom and still love the old Airheads.

Sound out if you have or had a Beemer!
 

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I owned a 1977 R100S up until Sept. of this year. Still own a 2005 R1100S. For out-and-out comfort, the V-strom is the way to go.... For the thrill when you twist the throttle and shoot out of a corner (asphalt), the R1100 would be hard to replace.
 

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I'd give my left nut for one of these:

 

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just bought an old R80RT so I can get my hands dirty. . .can't beat the strom for reliability and all around utility. . .
 

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The sig says it all.
 

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The"Beemer" on my trip to Palm Springs April of this year.
 

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95 K1100LT........(Named it Sherman cause it sure was a tank!)

I'll stick to their cars thankyouverymuch!
 

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Years ago I used to own an '86 K75. Great bike, especially fun in the twisties. Not so fun on the open road. (Needed another gear REAL bad.)
 

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Yup... That's the one I want!
 

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That is one impressive looking ride.
 

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I never had a BMW ,i am drolling for a GS but...

Too expensive...I prefer to go to BMW dealer sometimes,sit one of them
look at their catalog-website...kind of porn for me...having sex with an unreachable woman...
maybe after my graduation.
 

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BMW to DL1000

50K miles on '95 R11GSA, 24K miles on '97 R11RA, 49320 miles on '02 R1150GSA. All gone. Enjoyed the companionship and the miles and sMiles from Maine to Washington and most places inbetween , but time to move on. Now. New '06 DL1000 in the process of becoming the LD tourning bike. Also have an '00 KLR650 that's seen 4 bikes leave my shop/garage with new owners and it's still there. That says a lot for it.

'43 Andy in Cajun country
 

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Just got my 300,000 mile award from BMW this past summer, then picked up my Strom in August and am now Beemerless for the first time in 23 years. My order went like this:

'82 R65 - 124k miles
'90 K75S - 67k miles
'94 R1100RS - 61k Miles
'01 R1150GS - 14k miles
'99 R1100S - 43k miles

A few other Kawasakis, Hondas and a Ducati were sprinkled in there too.

Unfortunately, I experienced more quality issues (mostly drivetrain related)the newer the BMWs got, and decided to take a break to see what all the fuss was about the Stroms. A decision I have not regreted, although I do miss those big old honkin' BMW alternators! I also despised the whole BMW servo-assisted brake concept, vowing never to own one of those bikes, and am glad to see that BMW is dropping the servos on new bikes.
 

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What I was looking for before I bought the Strom was a '94 or '95 R100R; that great aircooled motor, but a newer suspension & brakes. Couldn't hook up with a seller, so I bought the Strom & haven't regretted it.
 
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