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Hank, maybe he is beginning to appreciate some of the comforts you get with a Lincoln vs the speed you get with a Ferrari. Some of us do.
But with the BMW RT, you get the best of both. Once I got rid of the stock seat, my RTs were better long distance bikes than my Voyagers. The new RTs are so nice that guys are trading in or selling their K1600GTs (closest thing BMW has to the wing) to get RTs.
Pathfinder, I added Saeng micro swirl edging to the windshield. It gave it the classic look of the R100RT windshield factory edging, while having deflecting air capabilities like a taller screen. I agree on the seat, it was the only other think I changed on the R1150RT. It was a comfortable ride after that. The distance for parts and service was always a pain for me. I did learn about the bike and did all maintenance myself. I still have the seat,a Corbin, grey with red piping, excellent condition, if you hear anyone needing one for their R1150RT give me a shout? I also have the side cases, great condition.
Beemerrider, I understand where you are coming from. After wandering afield (Triumph Rocket 3, Voyager 1700, Honda NT700V), I've come back to my dear old 2003 Voyager. I like the comfort and the wind protection versus the other bikes, and it is about 150lbs lighter and gets better gas mileage than the VTwin Voyager. I hope you keep riding, I'll be sorry to see you go!!
Ride Safe & Sane;
Hank, the 'Grey Lady', & 'Lil'Putt'
PS:If you want to go small & light, I'm planning to sell the NT this spring. It is NOT a BMW, however!!