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« on: February 24, 2014, 08:46:29 PM »

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A BMW has finally returned to my garage! 
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Damn.  Was that really a good idea?

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 08:59:16 PM »
Congrats.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 09:02:01 PM »
Very nice.  Go get it dirty.

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 09:07:20 PM »
:thumbsup:
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 09:13:14 PM »
An excellent stable mate to the Duc.  I love the anniversary paint scheme.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014, 09:19:47 PM »
Far too clean.

Fix that.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 09:29:54 PM »
What, FJR1300 wouldn't change your screen name?

Awesome looking bike, that's what that is.

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2014, 10:04:24 PM »
Right!  Wooohooo!  I'm back on a BMW!   :bigok: :bigok: :bigok: :bigok: :bigok:

I just got back from the inaugural running of the night.  About 25 miles putting around the neighborhood. 

First thought:

Headlight needs work.   :rolf:

Second thought:  SELF-CANCELLING TURN SIGNALS!  OH HOW I'VE MISSED YOU!  And Heavens be loved, it has the RIGHT BMW Switches!  Left for LEFT and Right for RIGHT!  I've so missed that configuration.  It just works for me.

I already have Wolfman Exped saddlebags…and I can still get a set of frames for them.   :thumbsup: 

Yeah, I'm pretty dang pumped!
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2014, 10:05:12 PM »


Look- it has a skid plate!
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2014, 10:18:53 PM »


Look- it has a skid plate!

Now what am I going to do with that?   :shrug:
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2014, 10:24:07 PM »


Look- it has a skid plate!

Now what am I going to do with that?   :shrug:



Those things are handy to have on occasion.
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2014, 10:28:50 PM »


Look- it has a skid plate!

Now what am I going to do with that?   :shrug:



Those things are handy to have on occasion.

Evil rumors readily solved with JB Weld.   :o

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2014, 06:29:34 AM »
Right!  Wooohooo!  I'm back on a BMW!   :bigok: :bigok: :bigok: :bigok: :bigok:

I just got back from the inaugural running of the night.  About 25 miles putting around the neighborhood. 

First thought:

Headlight needs work.   :rolf:

Second thought:  SELF-CANCELLING TURN SIGNALS!  OH HOW I'VE MISSED YOU!  And Heavens be loved, it has the RIGHT BMW Switches!  Left for LEFT and Right for RIGHT!  I've so missed that configuration.  It just works for me.

I already have Wolfman Exped saddlebags…and I can still get a set of frames for them.   :thumbsup: 

Yeah, I'm pretty dang pumped!


Congrats! I like the colors-very sharp. But like others have said, WAY too clean. Enjoy your turn signals!
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2014, 08:42:14 AM »
+2 on turn signals.  Congrats

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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2014, 09:03:01 AM »
Congrats.

Maybe winter will end in the next few months and you can go for a ride.  :lol:

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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2014, 09:10:57 AM »
Congrats.

Maybe winter will end in the next few months and you can go for a ride.  :lol:



We haven't had any winter here in SoCal for the last couple of years.  It was in the low 80s here over the weekend.
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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2014, 09:33:15 AM »
Gorgeous!!!  Congrats!  :beerchug: :inlove: Can't wait to see pics of it out on (or off) the road!

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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2014, 09:40:47 AM »
Congrats.

Maybe winter will end in the next few months and you can go for a ride.  :lol:



We haven't had any winter here in SoCal for the last couple of years.  It was in the low 80s here over the weekend.

Not much rain either.  Supposed to rain Wed/Thursday but I'm not holding my breath.
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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2014, 10:14:12 AM »
Nice looking GS.  Congrats.  The Anniversary scheme is indeed sharp.
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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2014, 12:44:21 PM »
I just noticed the Remus.  I bet that parallel twin has a nice mean raspy sound to it through that can.  Nice.
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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2014, 12:58:50 PM »
Looks like standard forks.  Are Telelevers headed into retirement?

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« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2014, 01:31:56 PM »
I just noticed the Remus.  I bet that parallel twin has a nice mean raspy sound to it through that can.  Nice.

Actually the Remus is remarkably mellow.  I was quite surprised to say the least.  It's got a really nice tone to it but nowhere near a raspy nasty like the Arrow Ti Race exhaust on the Monster.

So here's the run down:

2010 F800GS 30th Anniversary Special Edition.

Expedition Skid plate
Touratech (BMW?) crash guards
Factory expandable topcase
"beak"
Hand guards with extensions (more coverage)
BMW Factory tank bag
Remus exhaust…
and the usual standard kit of factory heated grips, ABS, onboard computer. 

Spare farkles of OEM exhaust and a spare saddle (un-faded, I might add!).  Fully serviced at 6,100 miles…

All with only 6,800 miles on the clock.

And a brand new set of Hedi K60's installed. 

I splurged when I got home with it and ordered a set of Wolfman bag mounts (for my wolfman exped saddlebags).  Maybe I'll get lucky and find someone who wants to trade yellow bags for black?  In the end I'll also order some decent lights for it…but that's just not quite on the priority list yet.

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« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2014, 02:38:43 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2014, 03:45:07 PM »
Looks like standard forks.  Are Telelevers headed into retirement?

Nope not at all... R series bikes and K Series bikes have the tele-lever suspension.  The F- and G- series have traditional forks

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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2014, 04:02:39 PM »
Looks like standard forks.  Are Telelevers headed into retirement?

Nope not at all... R series bikes and K Series bikes have the tele-lever suspension.  The F- and G- series have traditional forks

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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2014, 11:42:03 PM »
I see the bike inventory is coming back up.  :smiley_thumb:
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« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2014, 10:54:36 AM »
need to get some pics out in the elements so the background isn't so busy.  GRATS!!
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« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2014, 12:13:22 AM »
Soon!  Soon! 

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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2014, 12:30:47 PM »
Nice looking GS with the retro paint scheme, congrats.