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    Geoxman
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    Late to introduce myself

    I've been using the forum since I joined, Sept. 2011, so I guess I'd better introduce myself. Born in NY, grew up in NJ with summers in New Bedford Mass. Cincinnati for a few years and then CA in 1963, still here!

    Like many of you I was off bikes for 30+/- years while raising a family. I moved to the mountains (Trinity County, CA) in 2006 to build a new home and woodworking shop. Now that we are comfortable in both, with only minor finish work to do, I have had time for riding and forums. I bought my current ride ( 2000, R1200C) on July 1, 2010 with 11.5K on it. I managed to put 6+K on it since then.

    Formal training, BS Rutgers, MS Univ. of Cincinnati & graduate work at UCD. Basically, I was a molecular biologist. I left UCD just before starting my PhD research work in biochemistry, to start a motorcycle sales and service business. I get bored easy, thus have had many lives. Sold and served BMW, Suzuki, Norton, Bultaco and Hodaka. Found out that I new crap about business, wrong place, wrong time and partnership not a good idea! You just have to love those learning curves. Because I had a lot of experience in the building trades, I started doing remodeling jobs. Then got a contractors license. (general building, electrical, plumbing and floor covering). This kept me interested for over thirty years. I then went to work for a manufacturer (Fort Wayne, Indiana) as the western US sales engineer. Did that for ten years and then retired to build our house.

    I have been a Rotarian for about 24 years now. I was just appointed to the Trinity County Planning Commission. I got my HAM radio technician license in April, 2011. I do a lot of woodworking projects and photography.

    I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up, and I'll be 74 this coming December!!!! Regrets....don't still have my R69s, R75/5!
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    Ed Kilner #176066
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    Welcome

    Very nice introduction, thank you.

    You seem to have had a varied and interesting life. Seems you have lots of interests and lots of energy.

    Hope to see your future posts.
    Ed
    2011 R1200RT Thunder Gray Metallic; 2000 Triumph 900(sold)
    http://triumphantsblog.blogspot.ca/

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    Outlander Omega Man's Avatar
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    New Beige? Welcome to the forum. There are number of members here on the forum that are Amateur Radio Operators. There is a somewhat dormant thread here http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=42796 Any questions-just ask. Gary
    "Well they say.. time loves a hero but only time will tell.. If he's real, he's a legend from heaven If he ain't he was sent here from hell" Lowell George
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    Chromehead bobs98's Avatar
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    Hey Chromehead!

    Karl - Have you visited www.chromeheads.org yet? A very active group devoted to the R1200C family. Lots of good stuff there, too.
    Bob Smith
    '98 R1200C
    '80 XS850 Special
    '05 Rocket III

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    Geoxman
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    Bob, yes I have. I got a pair of AeroFlow hand guards from Ken on that site a few months ago. I don't spend as much time there as I would like. I need to find out how to manufacture more time w/o getting less sleep.

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