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    New Member in SC

    Hello fellow members from the great southland (Columbia, SC), where the summers are longer and the winters are shorter....ergo more windshield time.

    Been riding one type of scooter or another most all of my life. Started on the dirt and move from there.
    Was always a Harley guy (still own a 1993 Fat Boy), no reason especially, just like them. But as the years past became more interest in comfort. Was looking at a GoldWings and saw this one on EBay, so I bid and I won it.

    Took delivery Labor Day weekend and have been on it every chance work gives me some time off.
    Great Bike, just had to get used to the weigh and the brakes (especially those front ones, yikes)

    2003 K1200LTE
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    Welcome, Frank! Enjoy your new ride!!!

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    Thumbs up it's big!

    Frank,
    Welcome and have fun with that giant bike. It's big enough that you may be able to use the rear brake like a Harley.
    Eric * Columbia SC
    Piedmont Red 2006 R1200RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaRT View Post
    Frank,
    Welcome and have fun with that giant bike. It's big enough that you may be able to use the rear brake like a Harley.
    live out in the Irmo area, maybe we can catch up and ride...

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    Frank,
    Welcome aboard from a little southeast of you. Enjoy this perfect riding weather we are having.
    Ken
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    Welcome aboard Frank from all the way over here in Alabammer. Enjoy that new ride!
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    Lucky you

    You are lucky enough to live close to one of the best BMW wrenches of all time...Clanton Austell. His shop is off I-20 in W. Columbia.
    Jerry Dockery
    309 N. 3rd. Ave.
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    1996 R1100RT main bike & 1985 K100RS...too fast to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    You are lucky enough to live close to one of the best BMW wrenches of all time...Clanton Austell. His shop is off I-20 in W. Columbia.

    Since there is no BMW dealer here, been looking for a guy that can take care of the scooter.

    Can't thank you enough.....

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    Clanton's #

    Clanton and Mark Atria [Chair of the 1974 BMWMOA] owned the BMW dealership in Columbia.

    The number at the shop is;

    803-808-2445

    Be sure to tell him I said hello.
    Jerry Dockery
    309 N. 3rd. Ave.
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    1996 R1100RT main bike & 1985 K100RS...too fast to believe.

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    Double good

    Frank, I'm riding more all the time so let's go. And I also appreciate the information from Jerry!
    Last edited by CarolinaRT; 09-29-2012 at 12:10 AM. Reason: bad grammar!
    Eric * Columbia SC
    Piedmont Red 2006 R1200RT

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