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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2006, 5:24 am Thread Starter
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New Member saying Hi

I stumbled upon this site by accident. Glad I did.
I have a 2003 K1200GT with 10 000 miles which I exchanged for a troublesome R1150RS last September at half the new price.
Still getting used to the power and handling before the british winter stopped play.
I am impressed by the amount of information you have on this site with regard to all aspects of my ride.
Winter mods in progress are fitting the Stiebel 136db horn ( had one on the last bike easy to fit no relay loud with attitude ) Phillips + 50% vision bulbs ( they do make a difference) , Headlight protector and maybee a laminar lip and fenda extenda.
Also have some AF50 anti corrosion fluid coating to try out.
All goes to helping cure the winter SAD syndrome. Roll on spring and european touring.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2006, 7:00 am
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Welcome from one new guy to another. I have an 03 GT, too. I also used to live in England, near Bury St Edmunds.

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2006, 11:59 am
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Glad you enjoy your new bike. I hope you stick around and share some good stories/experiences.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2006, 12:00 pm
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Wink Howdy

Welcome from the State of Texas.........Enjoy the Ride
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2006, 1:08 am
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Hello Old Codger.Sounds like you have some good ideas to make that ride yours!
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2006, 4:22 am
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Thumbs up Welcome Frank

Welcome to the group Frank.
You'll love your K1200GT, I do my 2004 machine.
You won't get a better site for K1200GT info than this (even though another site thinks they are the center of the BMW K1200GT universe!), and decent people to boot!
Winter, whats that?
Best wishes from Tropical Nth Queensland, Australia.


Nth Queensland

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2006, 10:06 am
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Love my GT and welcome! Baytown, just curious what is the other GT site?

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2006, 11:24 am
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A whole lot of birthdays

You have to pack on a whole lot of birthdays to be an "old codger" here let me tell you.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2006, 1:46 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks for your welcomes Guys .

Its 55 birthdays so far . Have been biking for the majority of them.When I go and visit my 82yr old Mum on the bike I still get " Thought you would have grown out of those things by now son !" with a big grin all over her face.

The GT is the best bike I have owned to date suit my needs I already have a Garmin Quest and autocom fitted . Its the Euro model Quest with 243mb it took me down through France into Southern Germany , Austria and Northern Italy faultlessly last June direct to Hotel lobbies, allbeit on an R1150RS. The BMW bash at Garmisch was a diversion on the way.
I fancy going back to the Dolomites again for a full tour maybee this summer. By then I should have worn out the Z4,s it came with and fitted Z6,s
Cabin fever induces excessive accessory purchase therapy dont you find ?

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2006, 1:51 pm
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Why you are just barely crackin' puberty young fella.
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