Project Description

“Four wheels move the body – two wheels move the soul”.

Replacing my Harley FLD as of July 26, 2015, this 2015 San Marino Blue R1200RT arrived fully equipped with a boatload of options, including Comfort Package, Touring Package, Dynamic Package, Luxury Package, and Keyless Ride. I immediately added the large factory top case painted to match, BMW tankbag with Vario insert, BMW Navigator V, BMW security oil cap, BMW valve cover guards, and BMW low seat. It’s now “The Ultimate Commuting Machine!” The purpose of this site is to document my life and times with this amazing motorcycle .

January 8, 2016 – 12,934 Miles: Service and farkelization continues!

  • Cross-Country BMW in Metuchen, NJ performed the 12,000 mile service

  • Ilium Works 30-600 Adjustable Brake Lever installed

  • Michelin PR3 Tires installed (front and rear)

December 10, 2015 – 10,394 Miles:

  • Ilium Works 27-100 Versatile Highway Pegs installed

  • Bill Mayer Saddles Ultima Heated Leather Rider’s Seat installed (passenger pillion recovered in leather)

November 20, 2015 – 9,802 Miles:

  • XPEL Ultimate Paint Protection Film installed (front end, side panels, and system cases)

October 22, 2015 – 6,790 Miles: Service and farkelization continues!

  • Cross-Country BMW in Metuchen, NJ performed the 6,000 mile service

  • Rowe Electronics PDU60 transferred over from the Harley FLD

  • Low and High Beams replaced with Sylvania Silverstars

  • Fiamm 74199 “El Grande” Hi & Low Horns installed

  • Clearwater CANopener installed

  • Clearwater Darlas transferred over from the Harley FLD

  • Clearwater Ericas transferred over from the Harley FLD

  • Clearwater Sevinas installed

  • Clearwater Billie Brake Light module installed

  • Clearwater Krista installed as rear-facing fog light

  • Wunderlich 20450101 Rear Protection Bars installed

  • Wunderlich 20380101 Engine Protection Bars installed

  • Wunderlich 44140001 Fairing Protection Bars installed

September 2, 2015 – 4,412 Miles:

  • Wunderlich 26231001 Rear Brake Lever Enlarger installed (PICTURE)

  • Wunderlich 42130001 Swingarm Pivot Cover Set installed (PICTURE)

  • Illium Works 30-500 Bar Backs installed (PICTURE)

  • BMW 46718520415 Left Footpeg Retainer Spring replaced

July 26, 2015 – 1,236 Miles: The Marino Blue RT rolls home, and farkling commences immediately. After tens f thousands of miles on my two prior RTs, I know exactly what needs to be done to set this bike up to my liking. We’ll see what else needs to change as the miles start accumulating, but I see some auxiliary lighting in the near future.