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  • in reply to: Address label mixup? #64316

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    The mixup was pervasive.  The printing company that prints OTL uses a mailhouse that prints the names and addresses on each OTL from Excel files that we provide.  For the most recent issue they had a new person in training that was assigned this task.

    Unfortunately that person scrambled the names and addresses.  We are working with the printer to determine exactly how it happened so that we can be sure it doesn’t happen again.

    Thanks for being a member.

    George Nyktas, President

    in reply to: Comment on the new by laws #64228

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    I don’t know that you should have a handle like old and slow. You seem pretty sharp to me. Good suggestion. Thanks.

    in reply to: A great loss #64028

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    Kent will be sorely missed.  He was a great guy and an absolute gentleman.  I have gotten to know him and Ursula well over the last few years.  They are wonderful people.

    He was a skilled rider and adamantly loved motorcycling.

    God speed.

    George Nyktas, President, BMW Riders Association

    in reply to: Nav V vs. Nav IV #64004

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    This is an updated presenation that focuses primarily on the features and capabilites of the Nav V.  Much of the material is similar to the first presentation.  I have again separated it into two parts due to file size limits.

    in reply to: Lane Splitting #64011

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    Duncan,

    That is very helpful information.  Perhaps I shuld have called this thread “Lane Filtering” as that is what I am interested in.  Riding at high speed between lanes is not my objective.

    I will contact the riders I know in Ohio and see if we can generate some support for this.

    in reply to: New bike dilemma #63998

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    I went from an RT (2004) to a GTL to a GS (2013)

    I loved the RT and thought the GTL would be even better.  But it was too big and heavy and I hated those five point turns especially in gravel.

    I have found the GS to be nimble and comfortable.  Maybe you need to make some adjustments, seat height, bar height, pegs, etc.

    in reply to: Is the RA going to have an election this year #63721

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    Mike,

    The notice is on the website and the magazine has been mailed.

    George Nyktas

    in reply to: 2014 Rally Location #63737

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    [QUOTE=ChaseH »]Any notion of having track sessions?[/QUOTE]

    Parade laps will be available but if you want to really use the track consider signing up for Keith Code’s California Superbike School which is scheduled to be at Barber the same weekend as our rally. Assuming CSS will coincide with the RA rally, it’s an incredible opportunity to ride BMW’s superbike, the S1000RR, on one of the most beautiful racetracks on the planet, with personal instruction Keith Code and his expert staff.

    You’ll need to sign up and pay for the school separately, as the RA has no affiliation with CSS. You don’t have to be a fast rider or aspiring racer to take the school. It’s for anyone who wants to learn the fine art of cornering in the controlled environment of the racetrack. You don’t even need a bike or leathers, as CSS offers both for rent. Spots will be limited, so if you have any interest in exploring the safest superbike ever made around Barber’s great race facility, you’ll want to check the CSS and RA websites often and book a spot as soon as the dates are confirmed and CSS registration opens.

    George Nyktas
    President
    BMW Riders Association

    in reply to: Any 2013 R1200GS (Liquid Cooled) owners here? #63696

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    I took delivery on mine in late May. I have moved through the BMW line as follows:
    – 1985 K75
    – 2004 Cruiser
    – 2004 RT
    – 2012 GTL
    – 2013 GS

    I think the GS is outstanding. I was lukewarm on the GTL but thought it would work well for a number of years. It turned out to be one year. It is an excellent road bike but at low speed and on non paved surfaces it was pretty squirrely.

    The shorter wheelbase and 1/3 weight loss make the GS dramatically easier to handle at low speed and in tight situations from my perspective. I wanted some of the GTL features such as ESA, traction control, Cruise Control and the comprehensive digital display. The GS has that and can deal with gravel and dirt better than the RT.

    I also prefer the ability to add the accessories I prefer – I added Touratech panniers and a top case. See the article on the install of them in the upcoming issue of OTL. I have a set of engine that will go on this weekend – if I can find the time to install them.

    So far I have not had any problems. I have about 2,700 miles on it. That includes a trip from Cincinnati to Asheville for the rally. Most of my riding is two up.

    George

    in reply to: Any 2013 R1200GS (Liquid Cooled) owners here? #63710

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    I just installed Touratech Engine Guards. They are beautifully made. It took about two hours for a friend and I to sort through the various parts and bolt it all in place.

    in reply to: Photos from the 2013 RA Biltmore Estate Rally #63689

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    Great photos and a great rally! Thanks to all who attended and especially to all who volunteered.

    in reply to: Vendor info #63460

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    Good news! Vendor Online Registration opened yesterday. Go to the Rally Page and then click on Vending Registration to register as a vendor. There are quite a few vendors who have asked for detailed information, the list will be up soon on the Vendor Info tab.

    in reply to: Access into Biltmore #63490

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    We will be able to go into and out of the estate from 7 A.M. until 11:00 P.M.

    Please be aware that Registration closes at 9 P.M.. At most prior rallies, folks have been able to come in, set up camp and then go to Registration the next morning. You will not be able to do this at this rally. Once registration closes at 9 P.M., you will have to wait until the next morning to register and then you will have access to the grounds. This is the policy of the Biltmore Estate and is not one we can change.

    So be sure to get to registration before 9 P.M. so that you can register.

    in reply to: OTL – don´t get much feedback #63528

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    Sammy-Joe,

    I am traveling in California for a few weeks so I only have internet access with this tiny screen.

    When I am home I will answer in more detail but for the moment let me say you have quite a vivid imagination.

    There was no power struggle. There was only a need to find an editor who was willing to take on an enormous task.

    Will Guyan stepped up and has done a magnificent job. The magazine content has certainly changed but that is only logical.

    There is a unique style for an editor. We have not tried to replicate Robert Hellman. That would be wasted effort.

    George Nyktas, President BMWRA.

    in reply to: OTL – don´t get much feedback #63688

    GEORGE NYKTAS
    Keymaster

    Chewbacca,

    Thanks for the feedback. Will does a great job on the magazine assisted by Katherine who does the layout and whoever else he can get good input from.

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