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    Registered User igduff's Avatar
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    Greetings from Northern VA

    Hi All,

    New member here from Ashburn, VA. Been riding for over 35 years but this is my first beemer. In September 2011 I rode the 800 GS on an Edelweiss tour of Southern Spain and Portugal....was the vacation of a lifetime. I felt like a little kid again riding the twisties on this awesome piece of German engineering. Needless to say, the weekend before Thanksgiving I was leaving the dealer on a brand new K1600 GTL Just love this bike and cannot get my duff off the saddle. My other bikes, well....their collecting dust in the garage and will probably be up for sale in the spring.

    In any event, I am looking forward to joining and meeting you all on these weekend getaway rides, and perhaps even venture to ride to Salem for the rally if I can find a few to join.

    Cheers
    Ian - 2012 Royal Blue K1600 GTL

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    Small road corner junkie pffog's Avatar
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    Welcome, I hate to burst you bubble, but a K1600GTL is not a F800GS
    2010 F800GS Full Ohlins package, '04 R1100S Replika
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    Maritime Alps and Vosges 2012
    Tuscany and Central Italy 2010

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    Registered User igduff's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pffog View Post
    Welcome, I hate to burst you bubble, but a K1600GTL is not a F800GS
    Thanks...You are correct..but it is a beemer ....and a phenominal ride!!! Seriously considering a new F800GS as an addition for some off road riding which I miss very much.
    Ian - 2012 Royal Blue K1600 GTL

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    Welcome aboard. I am trying to get my scheduke free to make it to the Fontana Weekend event. Let me knkw if you are planning on going. I m in southern VA off I85. May be able to meet for the ride to western NC.

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    Welcome to the forum.
    Jason
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    Welcome to the Forum. Have fun on that 1600! Great bike. But they really ride funny when you put TKC80's on them. Cornering seems to go away. Don't know why.
    '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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