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    I'm Back


    Hello Everyone!

    I picked up my third BMW last Friday, a 2015 R 1200 GS, frozen dark blue metallic, w/spokes

    My former BMW's were a 2009 R 1200 GS (biggest motorcycle regret was ever selling that one)
    and an F800R (also a great machine)

    I really love my BMW dealer - truly awesome sales, paperwork, and maintenance staff

    So, now I'm getting used to the shift assist, being keyless and figuring out what to do with the extra horsepower

    I also look forward to riding with some of y'all in and around the North Georgia mountains . . . give or take 500 miles, or so

    Thank you
    2014 F800GS

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    WELCOME back Red Sand and Thanks for Being a Member!
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    Registered User bluehole's Avatar
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    Interesting to know what you think of the different year GS models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    Interesting to know what you think of the different year GS models.

    Well, I reckon it's been ~4 years since I last rode the '09 R 1200 GS

    Impressions
    • Wire spokes . . . pretty but . . . necessary?
    • Shift assist . . . nice but . . . Mick Doohan seemed to do okay without it
    • More hp . . . sure, I'll gladly take that
    • Keyless . . . is this . . . another cure looking for a disease?
    • And finally . . . I lie awake at night wondering . . . why did I just spend $20K on a flashy tuna boat?


    But seriously . . . I love everything about it - the rear brake seems quite mushy but other than that, so far it's awesome
    2014 F800GS

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    I am still slack jawwed from the I love my dealer comment!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kleeman42 View Post
    I am still slack jawwed from the I love my dealer comment!!!

    They're really great folks - seriously

    In case you're wondering, here's a link --> LINK
    2014 F800GS

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    •And finally . . . I lie awake at night wondering . . . why did I just spend $20K on a flashy tuna boat?
    1972 R75/5
    1993 R100R

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    Howdy folks - here's an update

    Fast forward - I've owned three more BMW's, since selling the 2015 R 1200 GS

    Two of those are gone, and I'm currently riding a 2014 F800GS (the only BMW currently in the garage)

    They say it's green . . . not really sure, looks more brown to me (ha)

    I'm retiring 01-Jun-2021 so, looking forward to riding in N-GA, NE-Alabama, and nearby areas with y'all soon

    Thank you
    2014 F800GS

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    Retiring and riding a cool bike
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    We need a picture so "we" can determine the color of your bike.
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    Not a great photo but a great day riding!

    If anyone knows this location, then they receive bonus points on the Final Exam

    Ride safe, ride often, enjoy!

    my ride today, 13-sep-2020, 01.JPG
    2014 F800GS

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    Well, I was going to say ‘The Forest’, but I couldn’t tell for sure, too many trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredder View Post

    Not a great photo but a great day riding!

    If anyone knows this location, then they receive bonus points on the Final Exam

    Ride safe, ride often, enjoy!

    my ride today, 13-sep-2020, 01.JPG
    Looks like the intersection of my 1/2 mile long driveway and Hwy 136. The gate code there is just a phone call away. Am in the Anonymous Book in Sugar Valley...............Dennis

    When YOU are in N.W. Georgia, find your way on Hwy 136 outside of Calhoun, to my mountain top. Camp or RV awhile up on top of the hill and find the peace that I do..........God bless

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    Registered User bluehole's Avatar
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    I understand what you were saying earlier. I think I see brown too...maybe dark olive?
    1972 R75/5
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    Another clue - same location

    Near a place where a hare would live
    my ride today, 13-sep-2020, 02.JPG
    2014 F800GS

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