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    Left Coast Rider
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    Welcome to the club!

    While BMW dealerships may not be as common as other makes, there are often numerous independent shops who specialize in, or are competent in, working on BMW. There are two near me. While Wolf is an excellent dealership, there may be someone closer to you who can service your bike.

    Have fun and don't forget to attend the rally next year in Minneapolis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERTSI View Post
    I am planning to go up the Tote Road on an ADV ride this coming summer.
    Happy trails .....rob.

    Will you be stopping at Gordon Chutes? We always took pictures there.

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    Gordon chutes

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen B View Post
    Will you be stopping at Gordon Chutes? We always took pictures there.
    We will probably stop at Gordon chutes. I plan on going up the tote road and taking the crossover road to the west branch road and back to espanola. Will make a nice day ride. I used to spend quite a bit of time up in those parts ...bow hunting for moose.
    Happy trails ....rob.

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    UPDATE

    It is coming up on one year since I brought the F700GS home on Oct. 22, 2013, here is what I have determined;

    Last fall I was trying to sort our if I would miss the large bike, or enjoy something lighter and more nimble.

    I do not miss the larger bike, one tiny bit.

    Yes, I REALLY enjoy the lighter and more nimble bike.

    The true measure is that the F700GS makes me very happy every time I ride it and I make many more opportunities to ride than I ever did with the old, 800+ pound V twin.

    I have joined the local BMW Riders group and I enjoy the "culture" of owning a BMW, it is more in line with my attitude towards motorcycling.

    The F700GS will cruise the major highways at 120 km, all day and is excellent and fun on the secondary roads, only issue is it likes to run at 20 km over the limit on the secondary roads

    I like the ergo's, suspension, vario's (I just have the side cases but they more usable capacity than my Vision 8 Ball had), great brakes, it is quite, the shifting is very smooth and find it is an excellent balance of size, weight, power and handling for me.

    Buying the F700GS was ABSOLUTELY the right decision for me.

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    July 2015 Update.

    All that stuff in last year's post still stands
    Niagara BMW Riders #298

    2013 F700GS (his), 2015 R1200RT (her's)

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    Always good to hear positive experiences.
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    I can't wait to retire and have a fixed income. The one I have now is always broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen B View Post
    July 2015 Update.

    All that stuff in last year's post still stands
    The season is over for me, they salted the roads here and for me, that means the party is over.

    Reflecting back on the 2015 season, I think it was the best riding season I have had; this is largely due to how much I am enjoying the F700GS.
    Niagara BMW Riders #298

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    Hi Glen!
    I am new here as well, and just got my first beemer.
    Am from Windsor, ON, and last summer took hwy 3 from
    home to Fort Erie. A nice weekend ride on my Triumph.
    But the best part was from Fort Erie along the river to the falls.
    Just gorgeous! Can't wait for next season to go that way again,
    well this time with my new ride, the RT.
    All the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by temesvar View Post
    But the best part was from Fort Erie along the river to the falls.
    Just gorgeous!
    That stretch of road is literally 10 minutes from my driveway

    My wife traded the F650GS twin for a 2015 RT last August, very impressive bike, hope you like it as much as she does her's.
    Niagara BMW Riders #298

    2013 F700GS (his), 2015 R1200RT (her's)

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    Quote Originally Posted by temesvar View Post

    But the best part was from Fort Erie along the river to the falls.
    Just gorgeous!
    Your right about that stretch of road.....one of my favorite "close to home" rides.....congrats on your new aquisition and welcome to the fold.
    2000 R1100RT
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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by snookers View Post
    Your right about that stretch of road.....one of my favorite "close to home" rides.....congrats on your new aquisition and welcome to the fold.
    Thanks You! The RT is a totally different ride than my previous ones.
    I can't say is the better one in every way, but is the most suitable
    for my age, IMHO.

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