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    New girl to MOA

    Hi,
    I joined MOA in June, but never got around to checking it out until I needed something. (that would be about now.. I bought my 2010 g650gs two years ago and have enjoyed it almost every day since. (Even if it sits in the garage about 4 months a year.. its nice to just say hi to it every morning. Ownership changed where I bought it, and I found myself wanting a new garage to take it to. Thankfully I found one, about 60 miles further away, but worth every mile.
    I recently did my first long distance solo trip from Wisconsin to Arizona, with a nice side trip to Death Valley nearing the end. My little red bike is sitting comfortably in Tucson in a family member's garage, a lot warmer than it is up here. Its about time for service and I'd like to get it done in Arizona, when I go back for a few days in December. Does anyone have any suggestions for garages down that way? I also posted something in the club pages for AZ area, not sure where I should go.
    Thanks for any help,
    Bonnie
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    Can't answer your question, but, WELCOME to the MOA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieSue View Post
    Does anyone have any suggestions for garages down that way?
    Iron Horse BMW in Tucson has a good reputation.
    http://www.ironhorsemotorcycles.com/

    Welcome to the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee View Post
    iron horse bmw in tucson has a good reputation.
    http://www.ironhorsemotorcycles.com/

    welcome to the site.
    +1 !!
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    You will definitely enjoy your 650 !

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    Welcome, fellow solo GS rider!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasman View Post
    can't answer your question, but, welcome to the moa!
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    John Cartwright and crew do a great job of keeping us all serviced and happy in the Tucson area. IRONHORSE BMW

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    Welcome!!

    I concur with the Ironhorse recommendations... excellent reputation. Since your bike is in Tucson already it makes good sense to go there.
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    Welcome! From your post I infer you are now in Wisconsin. Where generally do you hang out? Maybe fill out your profile.

    There are several clubs in Wisconsin, probbly close to you.
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    gracias

    Hi, and thanks for the replies. I found Iron Horse and will make an appt. with them. Also, will work on the profile. In 24,000 miles, I've only ridden about 500 with anyone else.
    Thanks again,
    Bonnie
    A girl and her motorcycle.

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    You go, girl!! Welcome to the MOA and to the solo lady riding club!! I think we are growing in numbers!
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    Glad you found us! Keep us up with your travels please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieSue View Post
    Hi,
    have enjoyed it almost every day since. (Even if it sits in the garage about 4 months a year.. its nice to just say hi to it every morning. Bonnie
    OK, you're well on the way to being hard-core. The next step is getting an Arizona Bike and Wisconsin bike.... Mac
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeoriaMac View Post
    OK, you're well on the way to being hard-core. The next step is getting an Arizona Bike and Wisconsin bike.... Mac
    Then how do you get back and forth between the two. Maybe its a commuter bike to go between Wisconsin and Arizona? Are we going for three here?
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