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  1. Piperman

    Piperman Member

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    Any riders from the San Antonio area, or Hill Country?
     
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    EG3 New Member

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    I just got mine a month ago. I have not seen any others. I am up by Shertz.
     
  3. Piperman

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    Great to see another one in the area. I haven't been out that way on mine yet. Mostly hit the hills and lake area.
     
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    Do you recommend any routes?
     
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    No, as often as I have been riding (or lack of) , I haven't really come up with anything yet.
    I'm open to new riding routes myself.
     
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    Yeah same here. I have been mostly been putting commuting miles on the bike. My weekends are pretty full. Good luck out there and watch out for the dummies and debris on 35 and 410.
     
  7. Piperman

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    I don't even get to do commuting on my bike, work from home. :(
    Same here with weekends. Yes, there is plenty of that, I also am near 1604 and 10 so, I have lots of idiots around. I try to get out of 1604 loop as quick as possible just to get into Helotes and Boerne, where it is less crazy. :)
     
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    Then you live close to the dealer. Have you done any mods to yours yet?
     
  9. Piperman

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    Yes, I'm not too far I'm in NW Crossing area.
    I haven't yet, so far haven't done anything, but considering the Darla lights and maybe a slip-on, the Akrapovic is nice but expensive, I have one on my K1300S and love it, but it came with it new, can't see paying that much for a slip-on.
    I have the Nav V with mine and bought a Sena 20S so that is all covered nicely. I am going to get some grip buddies for both of my bikes though, the grip diameter is a little small for my comfort. I might get some HIDs for it from Pirate though.
     
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    I was looking at getting the Darlas as well, but first a slip on. I was looking at SC project or GPR. Both way cheaper than the Akra and both have really good reviews. The Sena is also on my wish list but its at the bottom. I had HID's before and they def make a huge difference. The pattern is not as controlled without the projector lens but people def see you coming. And they are cheap get also.
     
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    I need to check out the GPR slip-on, SC-Project makes some good stuff. Yeah the Darlas are nice to have I think.

    I know that is the problem with HIDs in a reflector housing. I still thinking of going with them, will have to see.
    The Sena is great, I can listen to my music, or take a call if I want, don't typically make them. Also the intercom is nice to have, my son uses one on his, so when we ride together, which isn't often, it is nice to have.
     
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    Have you guys ridden the 3 sisters yet?
     
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    Not yet, I want to, just haven't gone. I was thinking of taking my K1300S
     
  14. buelligan

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    Rode them a couple years ago with a group of Buells from Austin.
    Just rode them again this past Thanksgiving on my Tenere pulling a trailer on our way home from south Padre. Raining like hell, but still lots of fun.
    Which ever bike you take, you will have a good ride, I love that area of Texas.
     
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    Grumpy Goat Well-Known Member Contributor

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    One of these days I will get there. :)

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    Let me know when you want to go.
    I'm looking forward to it.
     
  17. Duckbubbles

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    Two week owner of a '16 Blue/Grey from Austin.
    Best riding in Texas- Get a map.
    16, 335, 336, 337, 55, 39, 1340.

    Frank
     
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    Posted this in the Houston forum. Don't want to leave you guys/gals out.

    Heads Up Texas R1200RS Riders. Lone Star Track Days will have a two, two-day weekend events this year. The first is at Cresson on May 14th & 15th, the second is at Texas World Speedway on June 4th & 5th. The weekend events include a Beginner Course for an additional $50 which is meant for those new to the track and is perfect for most street riders wanting to get solid advice on developing their foundation skills at realistic speeds. The target student to riding coach ratio is 2:1, and there will be classroom sessions between each track session. With three groups with differing passing rules based on levels of skill (beginners, intermediate, advanced); each gets 20 minute track sessions per hour, followed by 40 mins of instruction/downtime. So you will have ample time with your coach and in the classroom.
    Your RS will be more than capable of handling the event.
    http://curvecowboy.com/bmwra/201512_OTL_NovDec_RSReview02.pdf

    Lone Star Track Days useful links.
    LSTD : http://www.lstd.com/
    Personal/Bike Prep : http://www.lstd.com/html/requirements.html
    Schedule for the Day : http://www.lstd.com/html/dayof.html
     
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    Re-posting as a reminder!
    Heads Up Texas R1200RS Riders. Lone Star Track Days will have a two-day weekend event at Texas World Speedway on June 4th & 5th. Pick a day, or attend both Sat & Sun. Each day includes a Beginner Course for an additional $50 which is meant for those new to the track and is perfect for most street riders wanting to get solid advice on developing their foundation skills at realistic speeds. The target student to riding coach ratio is 2:1, and there will be classroom sessions between each track session. There will be three groups running in separate 20 minute on-track sessions with differing passing rules based on levels of skill (beginners, intermediate, advanced). So you will get 20 minutes of track time per hour, followed by 40 mins of instruction/downtime. So you will have ample time with your coach and in the classroom.

    LSTD Registration: http://www.lstd.com/html/sor.html
    LSTD Schools: http://www.lstd.com/html/lstdschool.html
    Requirements: http://www.lstd.com/html/requirements.html
    - Note that a high quality textile suit such as an Aerostich is just fine. But you will need a true full-face helmet with at least a DOT certification. Also, street tires with plenty of tread life (no flat spots). Your RS will be more than capable of handling the event > http://curvecowboy.com/bmwra/201512_OTL_NovDec_RSReview02.pdf
    Day Of Schedule (scroll down to Sat/Sun Events): http://www.lstd.com/html/dayof.html

    Let me know if you have questions.
     

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