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    HD to BMW convert from Kansas City, MO

    Hey all,
    i recently traded in my Harley Road King for a new GS 1200 and havent looked back since!!

    just wanted to drop in, introduce myself and my bluebird of a bike before i go and find a new seat for the silly thing:






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    christ.. how do i resize images!!

    sorry about that...

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    Rally Rat
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    LOL...if you don't have another installed program, just use the MS Paint program in your accessories menu. Its basic, but lets you resize pics. Nice resolution, though...even down to the butterfly pasted into your oil cooler...welcome aboard!

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    Registered User stkmkt1's Avatar
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    GS's are big bikes. So they take big pictures. Welcome to the Club.
    '09 BMW 1200 GSA, 2013 BMW 700GS, 2000 Goldwing SE, '09' V Star 950, '09 Honda Rebel,
    '77 Honda 750A. Holding at six til I get new garage built - need more room for more bikes!

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    Intermediate Adventurer Newstar's Avatar
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    And you picked the best color too! Congrats!

    Any interest in getting it dirty? (they do wash up) If so, be sure to check out the GS Giants!

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    Welcome SLD

    Don't let them give you toooo much grief about how clean she is... I see from the last pic that your Bluebird already swallowed a butterfly.

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    i spent a couple hours the day before on dirt roads, so these pics are about 5 mins after the car wash.

    it's such a different ride than a 700+ lb harley that it's taking some getting used to before pulling off into a ditch and getting splashy

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    Registered User der verge's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard, and excellent choice sir!
    02' K12LT ~ 83K '97 F650GS ~ 32K' 81 XS400 ~ 9K
    MOA #184190 Club #231 48035

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    Nice;

    I enjoyed my last Kansas crossing a few weeks ago. KC West to US24,US36 and so on across to the far NW corner of Kansas. Nice ride on my GSA1200. ENJOY your newfound freedom and GS lifestyle, as its indeed quite different from the HD world. Both are unique in their own way and worlds apart in riding and adventure. You may find yourself wanting to explore more of the byways and this bike has "explore" written ALL over it. ! Randy

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    Kc

    Lou,

    Think about stopping by the Westport Flea Market the 27th to meet some of the KC Club folks. You might even be able to get some good advice on that new seat!
    Don Hamblin
    President, KC BMW Motorcycle Club

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonHamblin View Post
    Lou,

    Think about stopping by the Westport Flea Market the 27th to meet some of the KC Club folks. You might even be able to get some good advice on that new seat!
    Don Hamblin
    President, KC BMW Motorcycle Club
    sounds great! thanks for the invite, hope to see you there!

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    Thumbs up Rt/gs ??

    Great pic's. Never too big. The color is WOW.
    I jst got the RT in Midnight Blue and really had a hard time making up my mind....RT...GS....RT...GS. I chose the RT but when I see a GS I still get the flutters.
    I love the long road though and can not wait to get bac out there for a few weeks, and then a few more.......
    Be Safe
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    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
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    SweetLouDiamond, welcome to the site.
    Your local dealer, Engle Motors is great to work with.
    Lee
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    MOA # 30878
    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    Lou,

    Think about stopping by the Westport Flea Market the 27th to meet some of the KC Club folks. You might even be able to get some good advice on that new seat!
    Don Hamblin
    President, KC BMW Motorcycle Club

    above copy and pasted

    What time do you meet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    SweetLouDiamond, welcome to the site.
    Your local dealer, Engle Motors is great to work with.
    yeah, they're great for sure. that's where i bought the bike in face

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