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    New Member from Chester County PA!

    Greetings Everyone,
    I have an '07 Yamaha V-Star 650 but decided I wanted something else. Researched and pondered for months and determined the bike that could meet my city nimbleness, pothole handling, touring, modern and durable needs was the R1200 GS. I am in the process of purchasing a 2016 and am beyond excited.

    Yes, I know my womanly 5'4" self could have found another bike. Being older has made me wiser and undaunted by change. The R1200 GS was the only bike that met everything on my extensive checklist. Besides, there are plenty of inseam challenged people who ride this bike just fine without lowering. I'm looking forward to making the crossover from cruiser to adventure.....and all the new adventures that await me!

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    Welcome from Newfoundland, have fun on your big beast. I too am inseam challenged and that doesn't faze me a bit on my 37" seat height!
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    Welcome, welcome, welcome from lower Alabama. Excellent choice of bike. Welcome to the forums and the club.
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    Welcome, also from Chester Co., Elverson, Pa.

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    Welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby RT View Post
    Welcome, also from Chester Co., Elverson, Pa.
    Have ridden through Elverson quite often. A few minutes down the street from you in Glenmoore!

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    Welcome ms_guy99! When are you expecting to take delivery of the GS? I would be remiss if I didn't request that you post a picture or two once the GS is in your possession.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by langoptc View Post
    Welcome ms_guy99! When are you expecting to take delivery of the GS? I would be remiss if I didn't request that you post a picture or two once the GS is in your possession.
    Going to pick her up in 2 weeks! Photos will definitely be posted. Working to get everything I need together (low seat, high boots, phone mount, dashcam, etc.) so that she will be ride ready. Will have to wait one more day since out of state purchase and still need to do taxes, title, tags, etc. Thankfully have been lurking here for months so I already have a pretty good idea of what I wanted/needed.

    It's going to be a long painful two weeks. On the plus side, weather looks good so far!

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    Welcome from the Virginia Blue Ridge. My wife (not inseam challenge at 5'10) is from Chester County and rides an R1200R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsanders View Post
    Welcome from the Virginia Blue Ridge. My wife (not inseam challenge at 5'10) is from Chester County and rides an R1200R.
    What a small world. Heading to VA to get her. 😂.
    Love the Blue Ridge area, some beautiful sights there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms_guy99 View Post
    What a small world. Heading to VA to get her. 😂.
    Love the Blue Ridge area, some beautiful sights there!
    Where in Virginia? We live a few minutes from the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsanders View Post
    Where in Virginia? We live a few minutes from the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
    Hey David,
    Sorry I missed this. I went to Salem, VA to Frontline Eurosports. The crew there was absolutely amazing. If they were 4-5 hours closer I would get it serviced there. For now, I just gave to wait till 3 years after the next major remodel...when I'm sure the next set of new bells and whistles will have me like Jeremy and the sparkly scene from Secrets of Nihm.

    https://youtu.be/mC5P234Fs8s

    I hope to revisit prior to then. They said there was some nice areas to ride in down there!

    Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Back2Maiden View Post
    Hey David,
    Sorry I missed this. I went to Salem, VA to Frontline Eurosports. The crew there was absolutely amazing. If they were 4-5 hours closer I would get it serviced there. For now, I just gave to wait till 3 years after the next major remodel...when I'm sure the next set of new bells and whistles will have me like Jeremy and the sparkly scene from Secrets of Nihm.

    https://youtu.be/mC5P234Fs8s

    I hope to revisit prior to then. They said there was some nice areas to ride in down there!

    Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    We're headed to Frontline soon for a fuel pump replacement on my wife' R1200R. We lived closer to Morton's for a long time so I'm glad to her good things about them. No shortage of good roads around here, the BRP is only a start point.

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