My name is Jeff Ferguson and I'm a new member in Omaha. 47, retired military guy, current DoD civilian, wife, 4 kids, 2 dogs, minivan, Camry....you know the rest of the story. Been riding for 30+ years and have always admired BMWs, but always opted for a Harley or Triumph....until about a month ago when I pulled the trigger on purchasing a gorgeous 2004 r1150r from the guys at BMW of Omaha. At my age, I'm not out to impress the girls, win any races, or try to be a tough biker....I just wanted a nice, reliable bike that I can enjoy on the weekends, commute on regularly (50 miles round trip), and do an occasional Iron Butt or two on.
I was a little concerned that it had 26,000 miles on it, but after a lot of research I realized that this bike is just broken in and has tens of thousands of miles left on it. I'm loving it so far, even more so after I bought an Rockster seat to raise me up and give my knees a break.
My next dilemma is to determine if I can tackle the 30,000 mile service myself or take it in. Looking for advice on this - I have never been a serious "wrench" mainly because with the bikes I've owned in the past, I never had to. Is adjusting the valves as easy as everyone makes it out to be?
Anyway, there is my quick intro. I look forward to becoming a part of the MOA community. See ya all on the road.....