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post #1 of 10 Old 11-08-2019, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Michigan

Greetings from the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Right along the southern shore of Lake Superior.
I currently ride a 2004 BMW K1200LT that has about 130k miles. Dreaming about an update as I near retirement. I am very undecided about what that new bike would be but I am mostly interested in the Grand America version of the K-bikes. My intentions here are to just hang out and peruse the threads of interest.
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-08-2019, 09:48 AM
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Welcome to the forum. You picked a fantastic place to learn about K's. And don't we need something to read when our riding season turns white! Don't forget to drop a location pin on the member map.

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post #3 of 10 Old 11-08-2019, 10:42 AM
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Welcome. Where in the UP? Really like riding in your state.
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-08-2019, 01:20 PM
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WEL-=6=-OME @Munmi

I put over 5k miles in the upper part of our state this season. Probably rode right by where you are multiple times. This upcoming riding season, we will meet for lunch.
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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 #5 of 10 Old 11-08-2019, 11:15 PM
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Those LT’s are nice rides. I sold my 2005 with 148,000 miles about 4 1/2 years ago and the new owner is still going on her.

I bought a 2014 GTL and was truly in love with the bike until I totaled her in February of 2018. The Grand America had not long been introduced and I had decided that it was gonna be the replacement. The GA is the bike I always wished that BMW would build. Plenty of the normal BMW power handling and tech bundled into the most beautiful styling IMHO.

I wish that medical issues would allow me to keep her, but the knees aren’t gonna allow it.

This is a great place to do your research. There are lots of great knowledgeable people on this forum. Best of luck.

Jesse Kriner - Hope Mills, NC
2018 Grand America - FOR SALE!
14 GTL, 05 LT, 85 K100RS

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post #6 of 10 Old 11-09-2019, 07:42 AM
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Welcome from below the bridge in Holland.
Lots of great info on this site

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post #7 of 10 Old 11-09-2019, 09:23 AM
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@SteveWW - we below the bridge, as you know, are known as "trolls" to those UP boyz

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Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.
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@SteveWW - we below the bridge, as you know, are known as "trolls" to those UP boyz
...... and us UP here are proudly called Yoopers.
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Welcome. Where in the UP? Really like riding in your state.
We live in currently snow-buried Munising. I tried to update my bio but the system would not let me do so.
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post #10 of 10 Old 11-13-2019, 11:24 AM
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Welcome from snowed-in metro Detroit!
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