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    1st time BMW Owner from Central, Pennsylvania

    Hello Everyone,
    New to BMW although I'm a old geezer who has been an avid rider the past 40 years.
    I just picked-up a clean, low mileage, nicely maintained, 2004 R1150GS Adventure. I'll try and post a picture

    I'm excited about getting to know you and learn from you. Hopefully even get the chance to ride with a few of you fine folks.

    All the best,
    Carl

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    Quote Originally Posted by usa1 View Post
    Hello Everyone,
    New to BMW although I'm a old geezer who has been an avid rider the past 40 years.
    I just picked-up a clean, low mileage, nicely maintained, 2004 R1150GS Adventure. I'll try and post a picture

    I'm excited about getting to know you and learn from you. Hopefully even get the chance to ride with a few of you fine folks.

    All the best,
    Carl

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    Hello from up in the real center of PA.

    I've often wondered if Trans-Am is a good dealer?
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    Welcome to the forum!
    Nice bike, I always like the style of those GS's
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    A hearty welcome from the other side of the river.

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    Welcome to the forums boss. Your bike is looking totally awesome.
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    Welcome Aboard

    Welcome to the club and the forum - I've always likes those GSA's - I'm sure it will give you many faithful miles.

    Thanks for being a member!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Hello from up in the real center of PA.

    I've often wondered if Trans-Am is a good dealer?
    Trans-Am was purchased by Keller Brothers. As for Trans-Am, I can't speak to the BMW support, but I have purchased numerous dirt bikes from them over the years and they do/did treat their customers well. I actually purchase the GSA from Hermey's in Port Clinton where the bike was being sold on consignment. I hear you regarding "the real Center of PA", I should have said South Eastern, PA...
    Cheers
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    Thank you for the warm welcome everyone and the comments regarding the GSA. It makes me feel pretty darn good and that I made the right decision on purchasing that particular vintage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by usa1 View Post
    Trans-Am was purchased by Keller Brothers. As for Trans-Am, I can't speak to the BMW support, but I have purchased numerous dirt bikes from them over the years and they do/did treat their customers well. I actually purchase the GSA from Hermey's in Port Clinton where the bike was being sold on consignment. I hear you regarding "the real Center of PA", I should have said South Eastern, PA...
    Cheers
    Hermy's is a good shop. So good, Hermy Sr. refused to do business with me............
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    Welcome

    Carl,

    Welcome to the forum, I am sure you'll like here. I just joined last year after getting my first BMW, a R1200GS, after riding since the mid-70s. I had a lot of bikes over the years but the GS is the most comfortable and stable bike I've owned so far. Had to make a few changes though to make it "fit" me a little better.

    Your GSA looks sharp. Is that seat comfortable?

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    Welcome! All the folks I've run into on this forum have had nothing but good things to say so you should get lots of great feedback. Enjoy.

    I have relatives who live in Lititz. My wife's parents reside at the Moravian Manor and my Brother-in-law lives in Lititz as well. My wife and I will be out there in a couple of weeks to visit my father-in-law who celebrates his 89th b'day. Very quaint town with lots of history. How long have you lived there?
    Current rides: '76 R90S, '78 R100RS Motorsport, 07 Kawasaki ZX-14... and '65 427SC Shelby Cobra... does not play well with the two wheelers

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