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post #1 of 9 Old 08-25-2019, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Good afternoon from Ottawa, Ont Canada

Just sold my FJR 1300, now looking for my dream bike. BMW K1600 sport. Will be purchasing 2019 or 2020 depending on if there are any upcoming changes in 2020 and of course availability. Undecided between the black or the new silver/black model. If this is the hardest decision I have to make it will be most welcome 😂

Hope to get within the next couple months but worse case scenario it will be this spring. Depends again what 2020 models are like and again availability.

Have had many bikes in my life, both street and dirt but this will be my first BMW. Really really looking forward to it.

Since this will be my first BMW, I will be coming here to ask questions and opinions from you. Hope you guys and gals don't mind the odd stupid question.

For now the hunt continues and searching your forum for tips and opinions start.

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer.

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-25-2019, 03:51 PM
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Welcome to the forum! Glad you're here. I came from an FJR as well. Several former FJR an ST and RT riders here. Best wishes for finding your next ride. And just FYI, a couple more posts here will unlock the rest of the forum for comments and questions. And, under the TOOLS tab above is the search function. It will help guide you to the library of comments through the years. Take care and post pics once you've got the bike!!


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post #3 of 9 Old 08-25-2019, 05:14 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Buy now or wait until next season.. such a tough decision. Still looking forward to a few months of riding in Canada.

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post #4 of 9 Old 08-29-2019, 10:31 AM
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Welcome, from another new Canadian forum member (BC)!

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-29-2019, 03:36 PM
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Happy purchasing. Post pics when you come back.

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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post #6 of 9 Old 08-29-2019, 08:40 PM
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Welcome to the forum Donny. Good luck in the hunt, enjoy the test rides!

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post #7 of 9 Old 08-30-2019, 10:00 AM
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Anyone know when the 2020's come out (GA or GTL)?
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post #8 of 9 Old 09-02-2019, 10:34 AM
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I'm in Kingston. Hubby just bought a used 2011 1600 gtl and has had some issues with it. Hopefully the fall will be better than our spring and allow for some good riding weather.
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-02-2019, 10:43 AM
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Hi Donny. Welcome and good luck with the purchase. I'm in Kemptville just south of Ottawa. I bought my 18' B in Montreal. Couldn't deal with the goodtime center. Reach out if you have any questions.

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