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    1st time BMW owner... Be gentle.

    I've been a BMWMOA member for a little while now.

    Received my 'new to me' 2016 S1000XR Premium in Alpine White back in July.
    Have put well over a thousand miles on it already. Fanstastic motorcycle.

    I re-entered the riding scene in 2011 after a 25 year hiatus. Jumped in on
    a 2006 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000). Rode that all over the Southeast until
    selling it this May, to upgrade to the XR.

    My introduction to the S1000XR was at a Motorrad Test Ride Event back in 2017.
    After riding the GS, the S1000R and the K1600, I got on the XR and was instantly
    hooked. All great bikes... this one 'called to me'.

    My bike is destined to do quite a bit of touring, motocamping and stress release riding.




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    Welcome to the forum!
    Great bike and intro.
    Enjoy the forum.
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    Welcome. Great looking bike. The more you ride it the more you will love it.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Beautiful ride...welcome to the forum!
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    Welcome to the asylum Enjoy your bike, as it's a fast one!
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    Past rides '04 R1150RT, '05 K1200LT, '06 R1150GSA, ‘17 R1200RT

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    Actually they call ADVrider the asylum and with about 350 000 members I think those inmates take it. Either way welcome to the forum, let us know when you get your second Beemer.
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    Welcome from Minnesota!
    Nice motorcycle!

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    The warrior whispers back, 'I am the storm.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    Actually they call ADVrider the asylum and with about 350 000 members I think those inmates take it. Either way welcome to the forum, let us know when you get your second Beemer.
    Yes they do and I am a member there too, but this place can get a little funny as well.. In a good way..
    MOA # 108516
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    Past rides '04 R1150RT, '05 K1200LT, '06 R1150GSA, ‘17 R1200RT

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    Welcome! Enjoy the new ride!
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    Yup, ADV junkie since ‘06 with over 11K posts. It’s like my second home where my only friends are
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    Nice bike, and welcome.
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    Thanks All! There's a chesire cat like grin on my face
    eveytime I twist the right wrist. No doubt I'll be lovin'
    this bike for some time!

    A little jaunt from Central Florida to the GA border for
    some lunch next weekend. Stretch her legs a bit!

    (BTW... ANY motorcycle forum is an asylum. Always nice to meet others as crazy as I am!)

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    Cool Serving up another Welcome!

    Central Florida Eh... If thats home, you certainly will be getting in "quite a bit of touring" on that great looking machine.

    Hope to see you at an event/club meeting somewhere there this winter season.

    Maybe this January's BMWNEF Club Winter Rally will work out for you. Register NLT about Nov 15th; there's a # limit.

    Ride well,

    "travel'n" John

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