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    jphillips
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    New Member from Vancouver Island, B.C.

    Hi all,

    I am a new member to the BMOOA. I presently became the proud owner of a 1977 R75/7 BMW that my Dad used to own (inherited it off him). Dad purchased the bike new and it only has 30,000 km's on it. Dad did have a few bikes in his stable so hence the few miles on the Beemer. I got the bike going after it was stored for the past 5 years and just finished riding it 900 miles from Dawson Creek, B.C. (start of the Alaska Hwy) to my home on Vancouver Island.

    I look forward to gaining knowledge and tapping into advice from members of the forum. My other bike that I tour on is a 2004 Goldwing.

    regards,

    John

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    Rally Rat PAULBACH's Avatar
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    Welcome Aboard Jphillips

    Just about any technical question you might have about your rides
    and
    where to take them touring is available here either via the search button
    or
    by just starting a new thread.

    Come back often and post a few pictures and, Vancouver is a place of never ending photo opportunities.

    Paul

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    Welcome John - just wanted to say hi

    Nice bikes, I had an 03 wing and had a great time with it.

    Enjoy your ride and check in often.

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    jphillips
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    thanks

    thanks for the welcome to the club,

    john

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    Welcome home. What a great thing to have the bike that was your fathers. A real treasure.

    How about posting a pic so we can all drool?

    You live in a great area for riding. Would love to seem some ride reports as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jphillips View Post
    Hi all,

    I am a new member to the BMOOA. I presently became the proud owner of a 1977 R75/7 BMW that my Dad used to own (inherited it off him). Dad purchased the bike new and it only has 30,000 km's on it. Dad did have a few bikes in his stable so hence the few miles on the Beemer. I got the bike going after it was stored for the past 5 years and just finished riding it 900 miles from Dawson Creek, B.C. (start of the Alaska Hwy) to my home on Vancouver Island.

    I look forward to gaining knowledge and tapping into advice from members of the forum. My other bike that I tour on is a 2004 Goldwing.

    regards,

    John
    You live in some of my favorite riding country! BC is just beautiful all the way from the coast to the mountains approaching Lake Louise. Highway 99 from just north of Cache Creek to Vancouver is just stunning. All the BC BMW folks I know are pretty avid riders and a good lot. Congratulations on your /7. You can't help but have fun on it over such great roads.
    Greg Feeler
    BMW MOA Foundation Secretary, Ambassador & amateur K-Bike collector, it seems
    1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS

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    Hi John,welcome.
    Where on the Island are you?
    I am in Powell River.Pal of mine has a 77/7,very nice.
    Sometimes,nothing is a real cool hand.

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    Welcome John!
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    Welcome to BMWMOA John, If I can be of any help to you, please let me know.
    Martin, in Armstrong BC.
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    jphillips
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    My BMW R75/7

    Hi guys,

    For anyone who cares to see a picture of my bike I posted a picture under the Airhead Forum.

    regards,

    John.

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    JAMESDUNN
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    Beautiful bike John. I am glad you're on the bike your dad bequeathed you. Wonderful. Glad you're here.

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