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    Hello from Toronto

    Hi,
    I've been a member of MOA for a year or so I thought I should say hello. Originally from the UK got back into biking a few years back now the kids have grown up Had a 2005 GS for a couple of years which i loved. Just upgraded to a 2015 GS, as of a couple of days ago.

    Anyway, hello all

    Tony

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    Welcome to the site Tony and congrats on your new GS.
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    Hello Fellow Canadian!

    Welcome to the forum.

    Check out our Niagara BMW Riders website, we have a lot of members from the Toronto area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Welcome to the site Tony and congrats on your new GS.
    Thx Lee.
    Love the bike but prefer the clutch on the old one. This one seems to have a lot of drag when fully disengaged causing quite the pronounced clunk/jump going into first.
    Is this a sign of damaged clutch plates by the previous owner? Or ?? ..
    Really takes away from my pleasure of riding it when commuting in the city.

    Also my throttle died this morning for about 5 seconds when turning left across oncoming rush hour traffic. VERY scary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl Cainey View Post
    Hello Fellow Canadian!

    Welcome to the forum.

    Check out our Niagara BMW Riders website, we have a lot of members from the Toronto area.

    www.nbmwr.com
    Thx Darryl. Will do

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    Always nice to see a fellow canadian here. Welcome.
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    Hi Tony, nice to see a fellow Torontonian in the group..............Rod.
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    Good to see more Canadians in the group. Welcome
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    Hello ! Could you tell us what you think about the difference between the 05 and the 15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patiodadio View Post
    Hello ! Could you tell us what you think about the difference between the 05 and the 15.
    Given my current frame of mind don't upgrade!
    I loved my 2005 GS. So much so I moved to the 2015.
    See here http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....ch-Replacement for my frustration. Just feel gutted. Obviously the 2015 has many new features/benefits but I feel I'm changing gears with the box from a Harley, not a sophisticated European motorcycle.

    Now I'm wondering do I dump the 2015 (with a huge loss I'm sure) and go back to the 2005 which i was about to sell.

    I'll be more helpful and actually answer your question in a week or so once I've ridden it a bit more

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Triumphant View Post
    Always nice to see a fellow canadian here. Welcome.
    Thx Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by mika View Post
    Welcome to the forum.
    Thx mika

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmxcivrs View Post
    Good to see more Canadians in the group. Welcome
    Thx mcmxcivrs

    Rented a GS out of Calgary last summer and toured eastern BC/ western Alberta. Stunning roads & scenery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sheridan View Post
    Hi Tony, nice to see a fellow Torontonian in the group..............Rod.
    Thx Rod, likewise

    Tony

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