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    Another new Beemer owner...

    Hi folks,
    It feels strange to be announcing yourself...
    Anyhow, I finally decided to own a BMW (after a bunch of others) , so I bought a nice new Azure Blue 2009 F650GS twin last fall.
    I've always liked the 400 - 650 sizes for some reason, and my back won't allow me to have the type where you sit low with your feet out in front, e.g. - Harley, etc.

    I got the regular high version, bought another Air Hawk seat cushion, a Hebco-Becker Topcase, threw in Dyna Beads, removed the weights, mounted a nice Cee-Baileys 18" windshield, and I'm off and running.

    I was looking for a forum where you could go and ask a question if you had a problem or technical issue, so I thought I would give this a go.

    So far the bike runs pretty good, but I wish it was heavier. Oh well, like my dealer said, you can always move up ;-)

    Anyhow, hallo folks,

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    Robert, Welcome aboard!!!! You should be able to find a wealth of information in the "F-Twins" forum. There are always helpful friendly people ready to share their experience and/or opinions with you. How about a pic of that bike of yours????

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    Rally Rat PAULBACH's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertK View Post
    Hi folks,
    It feels strange to be announcing yourself...


    So far the bike runs pretty good, but I wish it was heavier. Oh well, like my dealer said, you can always move up ;-)

    Anyhow, hallo folks,
    Move up?

    Yes there are heavier bikes and engines with more CCs but for the combination of very light weight and an 800cc engine the weight to power ratio makes this bike one very fast machine.

    Welcome to the parallel twin forum. Glad to have you on board on come on back when you have any questions about your new ride.

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    2 Wheeled Troubador oldhway's Avatar
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    Hi Robert, you will find plenty of info and lots of great folks to share it here.

    Looks like you are already well on the way to making the bike your own with the things you have done. Check in in the F Twins section and you can see what others have done with their bikes and maybe share how all the upgrades have worked for you so far.

    And if you do have questions or comments, don't hesitate to ask.

    Once again, welcome!
    Steve Marquardt

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    Honey Badger Semper_Fi's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum.

    You will find some great folks, stories and information here.

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    It is what it is. Bud's Avatar
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    Welcome to our world!

    Glad to have you here and look forward to reading some ride reports (with pics of course).

    Do you ride to eat or eat to ride?
    Ride Well

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    Hi Guys,
    Thank you for all the kind words.
    I can get a picture of the bike uploaded, but except for the topcase and windshield, it looks like every other 650 twin.

    Eat to ride? Dunno...
    I started when I was 17 on a Suzuki 80cc (I'm 60 now) , rode all winter, all year, to my part time job because my father wouldn't trust me with the car. If that makes sense to you, please explain it to me ;-)
    Went all over the place with that little machine, even down to PA from Rochester, NY. Loved it Joined the Iron Horsemen for a short stint. (not with the Suzuki ) Drove out west to go to school on a BSA 650, worked part time in a MC shop in Wyoming while in school. Raced motocross for a bit. Once I graduated, I continued to work at the MC shop, but didn't have any money, so I slept in the attic on 10 cases of MC oil with my dog and fan to keep me cool.
    Eventually I moved to Billings, Montana, where I stayed for 6 years, then back to Rottenchester.
    Since I started on a MC, I have always loved to ride, and have had the pleasure of riding quite a few different machines in some beautiful places out West.
    Unfortunately, my back is dictating what I can do and what type of bike I can ride now, but I guess that's to be expected.

    Thanks again for the welcome,

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