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    New guy in South Dakota

    Hi, I am located in Sioux Falls and new to BMWs but not to motorcycles. After several years without a bike I got the itch and found a nice 1986 R80RT that I am getting back to 100% after it sat for a couple of years. The seat has a tear and though it does run there are some tune up items needing attention. I have been on this site in the past and have been impressed with the level of knowledge on the older machinery. Looking forward to being involved in the airhead community.


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    DaMike -

    Welcome to BMW and the forum! You've found the Airhead area, so you're off and running. Are you planning on making the National Rally in Sedalia?
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    Nice looking bike-clean Welcome to the forum.
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    Welcome to the MOA and the forum.

    There is a local BMW MOA chartered club based around Sioux Falls, the Autobahn Society. Although I have moved south to Nebraska, I am still a member. The following, from the newsletter, details meet and eat sessions.

    April 11: Hartford Steak House, Hartford, SD
    April 18: Overtime Sports Grill, 4529 E 26th, SxFlls (old Keg)
    April 21: (Sat) Hendrix Taco Feed
    April 25: Guadalajara Mex. Rest., 5309 W 41st, SxFlls
    May 2: Hidden Hills Caf?®, Main Street, Hills, MN
    May 9: Gateway Lounge, 3408 S Gateway Blvd., SxFlls
    May 16: The Old Dutch Inn, Dell Rapids, SD
    May 23: Red Rossa, 3412 S Western, SxFlls
    May 30: Black Angus, Main St., Canton, SD
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    Saturday Morning Breakfast
    Grandma MaxÔÇÖs/LoveÔÇÖs
    N. Cliff & I-90, SxFlls
    8:00 am.
    They do not accept checks but do take cash & credit cards.

    ROMEOÔÇÖS (Retired Old Men Eating Out) meet Sunday thru Friday for
    breakfast at DareoÔÇÖs on S. Minnesota, Sx.Flls.

    Lots of Airhead riders in this group. The Wednesday sessions start around 6 PM and the Saturday sessions start around 8 AM. Stop by to kick tires, all are welcome. Hope you can make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    DaMike -

    Welcome to BMW and the forum! You've found the Airhead area, so you're off and running. Are you planning on making the National Rally in Sedalia?

    Yes, Sedalia is on the list for this year, a nice run south and not too far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullit7801 View Post
    Welcome to the MOA and the forum.

    There is a local BMW MOA chartered club based around Sioux Falls, the Autobahn Society. Although I have moved south to Nebraska, I am still a member. The following, from the newsletter, details meet and eat sessions.

    April 11: Hartford Steak House, Hartford, SD
    April 18: Overtime Sports Grill, 4529 E 26th, SxFlls (old Keg)
    April 21: (Sat) Hendrix Taco Feed
    April 25: Guadalajara Mex. Rest., 5309 W 41st, SxFlls
    May 2: Hidden Hills Caf?®, Main Street, Hills, MN
    May 9: Gateway Lounge, 3408 S Gateway Blvd., SxFlls
    May 16: The Old Dutch Inn, Dell Rapids, SD
    May 23: Red Rossa, 3412 S Western, SxFlls
    May 30: Black Angus, Main St., Canton, SD
    ------------------------
    Saturday Morning Breakfast
    Grandma Max’s/Love’s
    N. Cliff & I-90, SxFlls
    8:00 am.
    They do not accept checks but do take cash & credit cards.

    ROMEO’S (Retired Old Men Eating Out) meet Sunday thru Friday for
    breakfast at Dareo’s on S. Minnesota, Sx.Flls.

    Lots of Airhead riders in this group. The Wednesday sessions start around 6 PM and the Saturday sessions start around 8 AM. Stop by to kick tires, all are welcome. Hope you can make it.

    tb

    Thanks Bullit, I just found their website and it's great there is a local club right here in town.

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    Nice bike!

    Welcome! That's a pretty bike!
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    Wow! Gorgeous bike. Welcome to the Club.
    '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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    Quote Originally Posted by decotriumph98 View Post
    Welcome! That's a pretty bike!
    Thanks for the welcome. My brother lives in Tullahoma, small world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stkmkt1 View Post
    Wow! Gorgeous bike. Welcome to the Club.
    Thanks stkmkt1, I feel lucky to have found one in such good shape.

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    New guy in South Dakota

    Welcome, nice looking Airhead. I'm glad to see that Tom posted the info on our club meetings. I hope to see you soon. My R1100RT is down at the present, I,m working on it when I can near Yankton, SD. My "mentor" is a very skilled BMW airhead mechanic. I hope to be at breakfast this Sat. Gary (the Prez) Johnson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzz 52492 View Post
    Welcome, nice looking Airhead. I'm glad to see that Tom posted the info on our club meetings. I hope to see you soon. My R1100RT is down at the present, I,m working on it when I can near Yankton, SD. My "mentor" is a very skilled BMW airhead mechanic. I hope to be at breakfast this Sat. Gary (the Prez) Johnson.
    Thanks Gary. I met JoAnn and her husband over at CarGuys in Tea and they explained about the club and activities. With my work schedule I haven't had a chance to make a meeting yet but look forward to meeting you asap. Is there a good airhead mechanic in the SF area?

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    Small world

    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaMike View Post
    Thanks for the welcome. My brother lives in Tullahoma, small world.
    Sure is! Most people never heard of it.
    Alan Mayes
    Tullahoma, TN
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    Quote Originally Posted by decotriumph98 View Post
    Sure is! Most people never heard of it.
    I know that George is made there. My favorite corn liquor.

    tb
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