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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2019, 11:13:48 am »
...I am looking for purely a Sunday bike - ok maybe a few extra week days as well........ mabve some light commuting, but I must be able to kinda comfortably take my goose on a 60-100km ride without loosing half my stuff by the time we get home.  BMW said the bike is pillion capable but not pillion friendly.

Ehem!
That depends on the size of your goose...  ::)
If you have a pretty, petite poppie who clings onto you like a nagapie, then this will do much better than a superbike.  ;)
If you have an average sized lady with average build, there will be some complaints from the pillion seat after 100kms.  :-\

It is my experience that if you do regularly carry a pillion and you rely on the goodwill of that pillion for your orgasms piece of mind,  ::)
then finding a bike with a comfortable pillion seat (and a backrest) is important so they don't feel they are slipping off during the ride.
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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2019, 11:19:51 am »
...I am looking for purely a Sunday bike - ok maybe a few extra week days as well........ mabve some light commuting, but I must be able to kinda comfortably take my goose on a 60-100km ride without loosing half my stuff by the time we get home.  BMW said the bike is pillion capable but not pillion friendly.

Ehem!
That depends on the size of your goose...  ::)
If you have a pretty, petite poppie who clings onto you like a nagapie, then this will do much better than a superbike.  ;)
If you have an average sized lady with average build, there will be some complaints from the pillion seat after 100kms.  :-\

It is my experience that if you do regularly carry a pillion and you rely on the goodwill of that pillion for your orgasms piece of mind,  ::)
then finding a bike with a comfortable pillion seat (and a backrest) is important so they don't feel they are slipping off during the ride.

That's why buying the RT was one of my better decisions. Wify loves it.
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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2019, 11:24:57 am »
That's why buying the RT was one of my better decisions. Wify loves it.

It just doesn't stir your loins as much as the R9T though...  :patch:

I don't have a pillion problem as SWAMBO is too chicken to ride.
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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2019, 11:29:47 am »
That's why buying the RT was one of my better decisions. Wify loves it.

It just doesn't stir your loins as much as the R9T though...  :patch:

I don't have a pillion problem as SWAMBO is too chicken to ride.

Agreed. At the moment my Coffee bike is the 400 Twin. There is another lurking  :patch:  :ricky:
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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2019, 11:33:08 am »
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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2019, 11:35:46 am »
Agreed. At the moment my Coffee bike is the 400 Twin. There is another lurking  :patch:  :ricky:
Bite the bullet...
go trade in the R1100S on a R9T.

You know you want to...    :drif:

Have I let the cat out of the bag?  :eek7:
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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2019, 11:40:29 am »
Agreed. At the moment my Coffee bike is the 400 Twin. There is another lurking  :patch:  :ricky:
Bite the bullet...
go trade in the R1100S on a R9T.

You know you want to...    :drif:

Have I let the cat out of the bag?  :eek7:

 :lol8: Don't want to jinx it. Negotiations at a delicate point, so we wait and see.
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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2019, 11:50:13 am »
Buying myself an R9T cost me a Honda Brio hatch for her...  :sip:

Mind you, she deserved a new runabout...!
She's never complained about her hand-me-down cars in 39 years of marriage.
This is her first new car and she got to choose it herself.
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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2019, 11:08:18 am »
That was the 1st one done by FD Worx, which was kinda based on the Roland Sands R9T custom

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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2019, 11:12:11 am »
What do they cost?


They were on special a while ago for around R150k

I also like the look of these. The Thruxton is still number one on my cards but there are others that are creeping unto my list. @cocky sal in sy broek kak.

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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2019, 12:23:18 pm »
What do they cost?


They were on special a while ago for around R150k

I also like the look of these. The Thruxton is still number one on my cards but there are others that are creeping unto my list. @cocky sal in sy broek kak.
I like it, but must have some nice rest mods, in standard trim it just another BMW. The added benefit is you get muffins while you wait for the bike to be serviced.
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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2019, 12:28:28 pm »
I rode one not too long ago. Fantastic bike. Only thing is I don't know if my legs will last all day riding on it if I had the privilege of owning one.

Maybe if you have a proper touring bike and then this....maybe
 

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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2019, 12:54:15 pm »
I rode one not too long ago. Fantastic bike. Only thing is I don't know if my legs will last all day riding on it if I had the privilege of owning one.

Maybe if you have a proper touring bike and then this....maybe
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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2019, 03:47:16 pm »
The roadster is more fun, the scrambler 19" front wheel is not as much fun through twisties
It is not a bike for a pillion
Took my pillion seat and footpegs off
It is fun to commute with or chasing sooperbaaiks in the twisties.It is a beautiful poser bike
I have done 450km with it on a day
My backside was not happy
Mine is just short of 27000km


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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2019, 05:47:58 pm »
Chiming in a bit late but I have the normal R Nine T, I've put 40 000 km on her in the last two years. Absolutely love it! If I had to have a do over I would probably choose the urban GS. Love that look! But I've loved every km I've done in the 40 000 km I've done so far. You can't go wrong getting a R Nine T in my honest opinion.


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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2019, 05:53:46 pm »
I am looking for WD advice,
For some strange reason I feel a slight stiring in my loins when I see a BMW R9T, and especially the scrambler version.
I am think this may be a fun runaround old skool style/new style tech bike and maybe also for 2 up for short coffee trips on Sunday mornings.

There seem to be a few newish 2nd hand models for sale

Does anyone have any learned advice before I dive in headfirst

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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2019, 06:26:17 pm »
The oil cooler looks a bit exposed for a dirt road bike
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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2019, 07:04:19 pm »

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kak bike, Pass please.
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If I may ask, on what do you base that statement? Personal opinion or living with the bike for a considerable time, milage?


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Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2019, 08:59:57 pm »
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