hello everyone, this is my first post to this site so let me introduce myself. my name is George and i am from Westchester Co. NY. i am an AMA member (#959916) and have just joined the BMWMOA. i ride an '07 F650GS that i purchased in Dec. of this year. i have been riding for well over 25 years but this is my first BMW. i mostly road dirt bikes but over the years I have owned a few street bikes. in the short time i have owned my bike (11 months) i have only managed to put approx 12,000 miles on it, but they sure have been enjoyable miles. i have added a few things to give my bike a bit of a personal touch such as a set of Jessie boxes, a ermax windscreen (which i had to modify for my height) RKA tank bag and an Alaska leathers sheepskin butt pad. i ride all year long, except for when it's snowing, and i am interested in doing some long distance touring on my little 650. although i am hoping to become a valuable asset to this community i will also try to soak up as much knowledge as i can from some of the more experienced BMW owners here. i hope to see some of you guys & gals on road this year.