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Hello Everyone,

New member here from Iowa and I just purchased my first BMW. Pulled the trigger on a 2013 K1600GLT here a few weeks ago and am looking forward to getting to ride it. Unfortunately now it is going to be a loooong winter! There is plenty of snow on the ground and it is very cold temperatures here lately. March/April can not come fast enough. Have several years of riding experience ranging from dirt bikes to sport bikes to cruisers. Just sold my ST1300 back in May that I had for 11 years and had lots of great trips and memories. Looking forward to looking over the forum and participating in discussions along with gathering great knowledge. Below is a picture of my bike.

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Nathan

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Hello Everyone,

New member here from Iowa and I just purchased my first BMW. Pulled the trigger on a 2013 K1600GLT here a few weeks ago and am looking forward to getting to ride it. Unfortunately now it is going to be a loooong winter! There is plenty of snow on the ground and it is very cold temperatures here lately. March/April can not come fast enough. Have several years of riding experience ranging from dirt bikes to sport bikes to cruisers. Just sold my ST1300 back in May that I had for 11 years and had lots of great trips and memories. Looking forward to looking over the forum and participating in discussions along with gathering great knowledge. Below is a picture of my bike.

Thanks,
Nathan

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Welcome! I have the exact same year and color too. This is my first K1600, coming off of a 2005 Goldwing. It is an awesome bike for sure. You will love the ride and the power they have.

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Welcome to the forum, you'll be saturated with info for a while but pick away and you'll be up to speed in no time!
 
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Congrats and welcome from KCMO. Several IA riders or former IA residents on here. Many former ST riders who still attend STOC events on their K's here as well. Make yourself at home. Here's to an early Spring. 🍻
 
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Welcome @Nathan82 !
Born and raised in Eastern Iowa myself, specifically Clinton.
Left in 1982 for the Navy, haven't lived there since.
Do not miss the winters one bit.
Enjoy the bike and forum.
Ride safe.
 

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Welcome to the forum Nate from your Uncle Jim. Yes folks Nate is married to one of my nieces and a great guy. I've been schooling him on the K1600 and helping guide him through some simple farkles and audio enhancements (I'm trying not to spend his money too fast). Enjoy the forum and all that it has to offer.
 

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Hello Everyone,

New member here from Iowa and I just purchased my first BMW. Pulled the trigger on a 2013 K1600GLT here a few weeks ago and am looking forward to getting to ride it. Unfortunately now it is going to be a loooong winter! There is plenty of snow on the ground and it is very cold temperatures here lately. March/April can not come fast enough. Have several years of riding experience ranging from dirt bikes to sport bikes to cruisers. Just sold my ST1300 back in May that I had for 11 years and had lots of great trips and memories. Looking forward to looking over the forum and participating in discussions along with gathering great knowledge. Below is a picture of my bike.

Thanks,
Nathan

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Welcome and enjoy the bike from a fellow Iowan in Cedar Falls.
 

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Welcome and enjoy the bike from a fellow Iowan in Cedar Falls.
Hey I grew up in Cedar Falls. Lived on Primrose Dr. and graduated in 1968. I moved to Arizona in 1988. Brother Steve, forum member KCMO_Steve is from there too. Our folks still live in the same house and I get back there to see them a couple times a year. Anyway small world.
 
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Hey I grew up in Cedar Falls. Lived on Primrose Dr. and graduated in 1968. I moved to Arizona in 1988. Brother Steve, forum member KCMO_Steve is from there too. Our folks still live in the same house and I get back there to see them a couple times a year. Anyway small world.
I know your street. My buddy grew up on Rownd St close to you. I’m sure you went to Orchard Hill, Peet than CF High. It is a small world.
 

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Welcome to forum. I'm also pretty new to the beamer world but there's a wealth of knowledge here. Between Jim and the forum there will be nothing you don't know by the time winter ends. I used to travel and ended up in Des Moines frequently. I'm in VA now but from FL and it's still too cold for me here. Safe riding and hopefully spring will come early
 

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Welcome from Minnesota
 
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Welcome to the K1600. Seeing you know Jim, Steve and Kevin, hope to see you and the bike at some STOC events in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
 

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Welcome @Nathan82 !
Born and raised in Eastern Iowa myself, specifically Clinton.
Left in 1982 for the Navy, haven't lived there since.
Do not miss the winters one bit.
Enjoy the bike and forum.
Ride safe.
Ha, same program as me, but I'm 15 years later! My next door neighbor in Va Beach is from Cedar Rapids.
 

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Quite frankly, I think you should’ve gotten it before Christmas. Your uncle Jim would then have been able to provide many nice farkles under the tree😂 I am available to help with next year’s list 😉 Just let me know…Oh, hi Jim!
 

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Quite frankly, I think you should’ve gotten it before Christmas. Your uncle Jim would then have been able to provide many nice farkles under the tree😂 I am available to help with next year’s list 😉 Just let me know…Oh, hi Jim!
I sent him some farkles for his bike this week and have more available if he wants them.
 
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Welcome Nathan82 to the forum and to a 2013 GTL club from Nothern Colorado. A former Iowan, central, as well. Also my first BMW was a 2013GTL, storm metallic gray. Great bike, did my first IBR SS1000 on that bike.
 
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