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    New Bike

    It his 50 degrees here yesterday so went and picked up my bike from the dealer.
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    Never took it for a test drive last fall but love it. Added a Sargent seat so I could add a backrest. Gonna hit 50 again today so I'll put a few more miles on today.

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    Sweet! Have a good ride. Let us know how you like it.
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    Nice!
    Big bike.....clean lines

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    Congratulations! What a great way to start the riding season!
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    A few thoughts after putting on a couple hundred miles. Absolutely enjoy the hell out of the engine. Super smooth and power in any gear anytime. The riding position fits me well and being able to move my feet around helps immensely. Not a lot of curvy roads around here and being very early in the riding season here in Minnesota roads still have some salt and gravel in spots so any curves I do find aren't taken aggresively. Windshield is a POS and ordered one from 7Jurock to fix that problem. Don't know why they have a radio unless it's to listen to while stopped, damn sure can't hear it over 50 MPH. 2 thumbs up for the heated grips and seat. Like the wonder wheel but still learning.

    Most of my buddies ride Harley's and they've asked me why I got a BMW. My answer is because it's not a Harley or Indian. Overall, happier than a fat kid with a box of candy bars.

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    Well you're finally up & rolling on that beautiful Bagger, JT!

    You can still ride with your old gang, but maybe you'll be making some new acquaintances on alternate weekends... I hope you won't find the new Marque too stiff; we all like to have fun on our bikes and again after we're finished riding for the day. You'll have to saunter over to Montana in June, so you won't be a BMW Rally virgin anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jt1135 View Post
    It his 50 degrees here yesterday so went and picked up my bike from the dealer.
    20210306_105116 (1).jpg

    Never took it for a test drive last fall but love it. Added a Sargent seat so I could add a backrest. Gonna hit 50 again today so I'll put a few more miles on today.
    Good choice!!!

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    A few more observations now that I have about six hundred miles on it. JEEZUS is it quick and fast yet comfortable. Love the quick shifter now that I'm getting used to it. Since I put the 19 inch 7Jurock with the curve on top can actually hear the radio when I'm over 50 MPH. Not real pleased with the foot pegs while feet are down at a stop as they are in the way. Stopped for a beverage and a sandwich. Got on the bike sitting waiting for my brother and started the bike. He took off on his and when I put it in gear in killed. I'm thinking WTF. Tried a number of times and same thing. I'm thinking great, 4 miles from home and it acts up. Happened to look down and noticed the side stand was still down. DUH!!!! Definite rectal cranial inversion there. My brother has a 2020 Ultra Classic Limited with the 114 cubic inch M8. Rolling start about 20 0r 25 and it wasn't even fair. He figures there isn't a HD around that is going to touch the B.

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