|Henry, new owner, loading up the Beast|
The Beast got love from me but my rule was to only wash when I was trying to impress. Luckily I don't abide by that in my everyday personal hygiene. I think I washed the Beast twice during the two years I owned it. Once was before a long trip because I thought it only fair that was started on a good note. I think the second time was three days before Henry picked it up. And trust me, that wash job was quick and ineffective for the most part.
The Beast is now simply one of those things I can say I used to have. Like the 1964 Vespa I once owned, the Beast will forever remain one of my favorite things.
I was at BMW Motorcycles of Western Oregon, Tigard (http://www.bmwor.com/) talking to a woman who's husband had just bought a new RT the other day when I mentioned I used to have a 1200GS. She looked at me and asked why I got rid of it. I smiled and said the bike was just too darned good for me. And that it was.