I have been riding for approximately 36 years; been without my own ride for almost 20, but have many generous friends who have trusted me; have five roundel covered cars, and as of last Tuesday, bought the first BMW with two wheels to live at our house. My 2012 F650GS is an awesome machine! I love the forum and have been reading as well as watching the ads...I did mention the "first" two wheeled BMW I am active in a variety of forums, mostly BMW's and tech/geek things. Thanks for a great club & forum!