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    Registered User middleagecrazy's Avatar
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    New guy from northern Illinois

    Hello everyone. My name is Dan and I own a 2007 BMW F800st that I bought 2 years ago. I just got back from a nice 150 mile ride today and the weather here is in the low 80's....pretty breezy but what do you expect for March. I joined the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America at the Chicago Motorcycle Show this year and I was wondering why no BMW booth? Hope everyone is doing well and we'll chat later.

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    Hi Dan

    Welcome to I-BMW forum.

    I used to live in the Rockford area and in Chicago. Have been in Ohio for the last 16 years. My daughters still live in the northern burbs, so I get to northern Illinois several times a year.

    When I lived in Rockford, I did my BMW bike business with a small dealer outside Freeport. He was a good dealer, but closed shop shortly after his son was killed in a bike accident.

    BMW was not at the Cleveland show either, I can not answer why other than cost benefit ratio.

    Enjoy the early spring!
    George
    K1200RS, K1200LT, R80RT, R100R, R75/5

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    Hi Dan. i'm in Central Illinois. BMW has not participated in most of the bike shows for the last few years. I'm sure economics has played a big part. They have relied more upon the local dealers to provided the displays and such at these shows. Welcome to the Club. Hope you enjoy it.
    '09 BMW 1200 GSA, 2013 BMW 700GS, 2000 Goldwing SE, '09' V Star 950, '09 Honda Rebel,
    '77 Honda 750A. Holding at six til I get new garage built - need more room for more bikes!

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    Dan: Not sure if this is your first ride - but i SURE hope you are taking advantage of being in Rockford and riding as much as you can into NW IL and SW Wisconsin. I live just north of you - about 20 MI south of Madison... Let me know if u find yourself heading up this way...

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    Hi ciscokid.

    I was at Madison WI last year October. I stayed there 2 days while I did some Frank Lloyd Wright site seeing.....really nice up there. When I get my bike (F800st) fixed, I'm going to plan on taking a Lake Michigan tour or do a "Getting lost in Wisconsin" weekend.

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