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    New Member from Utah

    Just bought my first BMW - a 1250GS HP so I figured I should become a MOA member.
    I've been riding for 35 years but never had a BMW bike before - several cars, but that's a story for another time...

    Despite living here in dual sport paradise, I plan on keeping the GS a pavement queen.
    I have a lot of trips planned to WY, ID, MT etc.
    Hopefully next year I can ship the bike to Europe and ride to Nordkap - but that's quite the undertaking...

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    Welcome to the club from the sunshine state. We have enjoyed riding your state checking out the National Parks. Beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisj View Post
    Just bought my first BMW - a 1250GS HP so I figured I should become a MOA member.
    I've been riding for 35 years but never had a BMW bike before - several cars, but that's a story for another time...

    Despite living here in dual sport paradise, I plan on keeping the GS a pavement queen.
    I have a lot of trips planned to WY, ID, MT etc.
    Hopefully next year I can ship the bike to Europe and ride to Nordkap - but that's quite the undertaking...
    Welcome! Hopefully youve been made aware of BMWMOA chartered club #169, the Beehive Beemers! If not, Id welcome you to keep an eye on our website for the date and location of the next breakfast meeting, as soon as covid permits.

    PM me if youre serious about Nordkapp- there are two of us in the club who will be riding the Alps in August and are planning Nordkapp and the Coast Road in 2022.

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    Welcome from Newfoundland.
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    Willkommen

    Chris,
    Im not sure if you know this or not, but we love new members.
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    Welcome welcome. Pics of the new ride?

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    Welcome, Chris, from the coast of Kansas. The southern half of your state is my one of my favorite places to ride. Gorgeous scenery, great weather and magnificent roads ... the winning combination!

    Glad to have you aboard with us.
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    Welcome chrisj! I second epirusgr's request for pics of your pride and joy.
    Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun...but Mama, that's where the fun is!

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    Lived in Price many, many years ago...where are you located?
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    Thank you everyone for the welcome.
    I'm in Salt Lake City but even from downtown it doesn't take long to get to nice roads.

    The bike is stock so really no different from any other HP - but I'll see what I have for photos.
    I was happy that my friend Johnny at Motoworks Chicago had just the bike I was looking for, so I had it shipped out here

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisj View Post
    Just bought my first BMW - a 1250GS HP so I figured I should become a MOA member.
    I've been riding for 35 years but never had a BMW bike before - several cars, but that's a story for another time...

    Despite living here in dual sport paradise, I plan on keeping the GS a pavement queen.
    I have a lot of trips planned to WY, ID, MT etc.
    Hopefully next year I can ship the bike to Europe and ride to Nordkap - but that's quite the undertaking...
    Like everyone else, welcome to both BMW bikes and the BMW MOA! Lots of nice people here who will willingly bury you with advice for any questions you may have. I live in Boise and know about all the fantastic riding you have just out your backdoor in Utah! But, Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho also have some amazing roads, so you have a lot of options to put some miles on your new ride!
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    1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisj View Post
    The bike is stock so really no different from any other HP - but I'll see what I have for photos.
    I was happy that my friend Johnny at Motoworks Chicago had just the bike I was looking for, so I had it shipped out here
    Hola Chris! We're glad that you appreciate BMWs and have found the Forum. Don't know about your level of experience, but a bike that big deserves your respect. You've kinda selected the Boss Hoss of BMWs... When you get your Sea Legs under you, be sure to check out the wonderful wilderness areas in your beautiful state. Might I suggest the Mokee Dugway down near the Valley of the Gods & Mexican Hat! >> https://www.dangerousroads.org/north...ugway-usa.html << It's a fabulous, memorable ADVenture!

    Enjoy your new GS safely - Everyday's a Training Day!
    Ciao!
    HSV-Phil & HSV-Karen

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