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post #1 of 16 Old 08-22-2019, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Good morning, all. Just picked up my first BMW- a 2019 GTL. Loving most everything about it. I've learned a lot from various threads here, and now it's time to join the conversation.
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-23-2019, 11:58 AM
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Tell me that you’re not tingly all over.

I just purchased my first bmw and can say with great certainty that I can relate.

Enjoy your new ride
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post #3 of 16 Old 08-23-2019, 12:44 PM
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Awesome, congratulations, and welcome!! Glad you're here. New bike pics are essentially mandatory...plus it's practice for learning how to post pics!
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Awesome, congratulations, and welcome!! Glad you're here. New bike pics are essentially mandatory...plus it's practice for learning how to post pics!
Welcome! And amen to this^^^^! I was certainly "tingly all over," as @Wandering Star suggested.

*grumbles* Now, if someone will only teach me how to TAKE better pics.
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My opinion: Don't test drive one of these unless you want to own one!
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Welcome Chris, there is a lot to learn on a new K1600 (or any K1600) for the uninitiated. I've only managed 120 miles on mine so far. Work keeps getting in the way. Home in 2 weeks to continue the 'bonding' process. I'm like a kid at Christmas time in anticipation. Enjoy and please put up a pic or two when convenient.

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Wel-=6=-ome to the show!

Photos and complaints immediately please!

There is thy gold, worse poison to men's souls,
Doing more murders in this loathsome world,
Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.
I sell thee poison; thou hast sold me none.
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Thanks for the welcoming messages. I've out about 2000 miles on her in the last couple weeks. The tech can be a bit glitchy (my bitching post as requested) but she rides great and gets nothing but compliments out of me and other drivers.

How to post pictures?
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Or maybe I'm still a restricted member?
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Wel-=6=-ome to the show!

Photos and complaints immediately please!

Holding up the Bike booklet with the Nav VI booklet with the Sena booklet and figuring out the true and best way to pair everything was a bit.... frustrating. But I've got it all figured out.

Still can't figure out how to post pictures here though.

Got myself a new jacket and Sena helmet. Got my wife a Sena for her helmet. Picked up pannier bags, a phone mount, and highway pegs for the front crash bars. I'm thinking handlebar risers, rear crash bars with a cupholder, and a new seat are on the agenda. Don't think I need a new windshield, but I suppose I don't know what I'm missing.

Was just window shopping for these bikes when I found a deal I couldn't pass up. My in-laws both went to Beamers from their Road Kings and higy recommended I give it a shot. Each recommended their model BMW as the perfect bike, of course. Test rode the 1250RT, 1600B and GTL and decided the GTL was for me (and it was priced the best)
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