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    Back in SE Arizona

    TLDR; I chased a job to the East coast for two years and now moved back to Arizona. I missed riding here. Less than a week after coming home, I went for a shakedown ride.

    Montezuma Pass
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    San Rafael Valley
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    All smiles.....
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    Posing for a pic..or three...
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    You sure can't see stuff like that on the East Coast!
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    Nice scenery for sure and your bike is by now a classic too . Shame that BMW no longer makes that type of machine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    You sure can't see stuff like that on the East Coast!
    You actually can……. If you don’t mind a police chase

    Welcome back to good riding mlarson.

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    Thanks for sharing your photos. Man, those X bikes were really great rides...to bad BMW didn't continue to develop them.
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    Montezuma Pass is such a great ride. If you have not you should make the loop follow Montezuma Pass to Parker Lake and take 83 to 82 to 90 back to Sierra Vista or wherever. I am a few miles from Montezuma Pass, unfortunately I am leaving Nov 1, until May 2022. My wife and I full-time RV and are Site Caretakers at Carr House, Hereford, AZ.

    We just joined a local riding group out of Tucson mostly, SEAT Riders. They seem like a Bunch of great folks. They typically have rides every Friday somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIDERR1150GSADV View Post
    Nice scenery for sure and your bike is by now a classic too . Shame that BMW no longer makes that type of machine...
    I sure wish BMW would make this bike again...instead, they've chosen to continue to get bigger, more HP bikes. Even the 310GS is heavier than my X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grabcon View Post
    Montezuma Pass is such a great ride. If you have not you should make the loop follow Montezuma Pass to Parker Lake and take 83 to 82 to 90 back to Sierra Vista or wherever. I am a few miles from Montezuma Pass, unfortunately I am leaving Nov 1, until May 2022. My wife and I full-time RV and are Site Caretakers at Carr House, Hereford, AZ.

    We just joined a local riding group out of Tucson mostly, SEAT Riders. They seem like a Bunch of great folks. They typically have rides every Friday somewhere.
    Small world. I've ridden all over behind the Huachucas. A few ghost towns I frequently visit back there are Sunnyside, Lochiel, Harshaw, and the adobe ruins at Alto Camp. I am also a member in SEAT though, unfortunately, I am not able to do Friday rides. Even the house/ranch that John Wayne used for the movie McLintock! is back at the San Rafael Ranch House down by Lochiel.

    Maybe I'll see you out on the trails when you get back in May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powwow View Post
    Thanks for sharing your photos. Man, those X bikes were really great rides...to bad BMW didn't continue to develop them.
    I sure wish BMW would put more $$ into going smaller rather than bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlarson View Post
    I sure wish BMW would make this bike again...instead, they've chosen to continue to get bigger, more HP bikes. Even the 310GS is heavier than my X.
    Amen



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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    Amen



    Nice. I like your rally setup on the X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlarson View Post
    Nice. I like your rally setup on the X.
    Thanks... It was a piece offered by Touratech at a crazy high price, but it really does work well. The fairing attaches to a rally tower behind it that you can't see. It mates with a large tank option that I didn't want to add. The 2.2 gallon tank is small, but I usually carry spare fuel in the tank panniers. I see you have that nice tank from the dude in Holland...

    Ian

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    I have the 9.5l x-tank. It totally changes the bike in that I now have 225+ mile range.

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    Two more from Saturday riding out East towards Portal, AZ via Middlemarch road out of Tombstone and over the Chiricahua mountains.





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