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    New member from Orlando, FL - 2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure

    Just saying hi. Purchased a 2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure last Friday...

    Plan is to use it to ride all over the USA. First trip already planned that will take me from Orlando, FL to San Diego, CA.

    Doing the break-in miles to do a first service and have it ready for the 5K miles+ trip.

    I would leave on Oct 4 from Orlando, FL to Grayson, GA... from there 6 friends and me will head out the next day to:

    Rich mountain AR
    Oklahoma city, OK
    Route 66
    Palo Duro Canyon, TX
    Taos, NM
    Santa fe NM
    Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ
    Hoover dam NV
    Mojave National Preserve
    Falling Springs, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    Pacific Coast,Hwy, CA

    Maybe go to Joshua Tree National parK, CA

    Sonoran Desert National Museum,AZ
    Coronado National Forest, AZ
    Need places to stop between Tucson,AZ and El Paso,TX
    Need places to stop between El Paso,TX and San Antonio
    Riverwalk, San Antonio,TX
    Need places to stop between El Paso,TX and New Orleans
    New Orleans , MS
    Grayson, GA
    Orlando, FL

    Some hotel stays, some camping stays... so I will pack a small tent, sleeping bag, etc. for this...

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    Only modification pending is a larger windscreen and phone holder. Both items already ordered... will leave the rest pretty much as you see in the photo...
    Last edited by wachuko; 07-22-2019 at 02:41 PM.
    Ride safe!
    Wachuko
    2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure

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    Welcome to the forum! Sounds like quite the adventure you have planned! Good luck and enjoy!
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    Forgot to list the options it came with:

    2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure
    Lupin Blue Metallic
    Rally Style paint scheme
    Premium Package Option
    HP Sport Silencer
    Anti Thef Alarm System
    Aluminum Side Cases with all locks matched to key
    Liner Bags for Aluminum Side Cases
    Comfort Seat (I think, need to check the build sheet to confirm)
    Navigation VI
    Taller windscreen (should be here this week)

    I think that is it...
    Ride safe!
    Wachuko
    2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Welcome to the forum! Sounds like quite the adventure you have planned! Good luck and enjoy!
    Thank you. Not new to bikes... but new to long trips... this is my first BMW and first adventure bike...

    And this will be my first really long, for me at least, trip... most of the trips I have made in prior bikes were under 1K miles long... not because of the bikes (I have had touring bikes like a '12 Road Glide CVO, '14 Road King CVO, etc.) but more because I was afraid to take such trips...

    My recent bike was a 2016 Triumph Thruxton R (that I miss already but had to let it go to avoid an argument with the wife on having two bikes in the garage...some fights are better avoided )... And I did not feel it would have been the right bike to take in these coming trips... later on, when I can work on convincing the wife, I will add it again to the garage... wonderful bike to ride and timeless design imho.

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    Ride safe!
    Wachuko
    2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure

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    Welcome. Bike is a twin to mine. Sounds like a great trip you have planned.
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