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    New Guy in Maryland

    Hello, my name is Jim and I am from the Middle of Maryland. I'm not yet a BMW owner but I have a big soft spot for airheads (there would be one in my garage right now if I had the space for a third motorcycle) and I'm contemplating whether an F800GT would adequately replace my current main mount (a 2009 Suzuki GSF1250 equipped for touring) that is getting much heavier, taller, and more top heavy as the years pass. I'm hoping to make some long rides now that I've retired and the child has graduated college, and I look forward to attending some of the rallies around the country.
    jZ
    There is some perverse beauty about being up in the air looking down at your bike during a high-side get-off.

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    Welcome Jim

    Always good to have new members posting in the forums. Welcome to the forums... welcome to the club! Go getcha a beemer and enjoy the ride. In the immortal words of Dutch (Arnold Swartzenegger) in the movie Predator, "Do it! Do it NOW!"
    R. Reece Mullins Ebony R1200RT (Gretchen)
    MOA # 143779
    MOA Charter Club #5 and #364
    SECMOA (BMW MOA secretary)

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    Thank you RangerReece. Truth is, other than airheads for a vintage bike I never considered a BMW before. Then I started researching bikes that might replace the Suzuki. Compared to my Suzuki I wanted lighter weight, as low or preferably a lower seat height, a low center of gravity, decent alternator output, something that can haul a good amount of weight, and something capable of having hard bags fitted (OEM or aftermarket). It ended up being a list of one - the F800GT. I am trying hard to resist the siren call ... :-)
    jZ
    There is some perverse beauty about being up in the air looking down at your bike during a high-side get-off.

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    Local club BMW Bikers of Metropolitan Washington (BMWBMW) is pretty active - check them out @ bmwbmw.org.
    I am in Carroll County, north of Westminster. Welcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvscorpio View Post
    Local club BMW Bikers of Metropolitan Washington (BMWBMW) is pretty active - check them out @ bmwbmw.org.
    I am in Carroll County, north of Westminster. Welcome!


    Good job. I love it when we can pull those new members into the fold.
    R. Reece Mullins Ebony R1200RT (Gretchen)
    MOA # 143779
    MOA Charter Club #5 and #364
    SECMOA (BMW MOA secretary)

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    Thank you mvscorpio and rangerreece. I have to modify my introduction now - today I signed the papers to purchase an F800GT that I will take delivery of next week. I found it really can replace my Suzuki GSF1250 (okay, the fact that the Suzuki was totaled during a head-on into a guardrail last week did enter into the decision). Who would have thought that joining BMWMOA because of the great magazine and reading about the great BMW rallies would lead so far so fast ... :-)
    jZ
    There is some perverse beauty about being up in the air looking down at your bike during a high-side get-off.

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