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Hello and thanks,

I'm Mike and live in Northern Virginia. Been riding for (dang, cannot believe) over 45 years. No kids, so gobs of bikes owned over the years - from Harleys to Ducatis and many in between.

Have ridden pretty much all over the Contiguous US, and road sport bikes in Europe for many years while serving there.

Drag raced Harleys with a national sanction for few years until a front tire explosion at over 125 and subsequent ICU stay ended my racing career.

I've owned a 2019 R1250GS for almost three years, and just traded a HD Road Glide on a 2022 K1600GTL. My wife and I have been from VA to CA twice on Harleys, and look forward to more touring on the K1600.

So far, I'm amazed at how well the K1600 handles. 1200 miles on in in 8 days of ownership, 45 degree lean angles showing on the Connected app, and 136 MPH with the top case still on (yeah, I 'm still a speed junky). It ain't a Panigale, but it's far better than the HD pleasure barges.

As for personal details, I'm married, love photography, and have spent decades in some form of government service.

Anyway, my first post to say hi and introduce myself.

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Welcome, Mike. We're lucky to have 4 dealers in the NCR; which did you buy your GTL from?

Duane
Thanks Duane. Morton's is right here in Fredericksburg. Too close and really nice people.
 

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Thanks Duane. Morton's is right here in Fredericksburg. Too close and really nice people.
Morton's is a great dealership. I'm pretty savvy WRT the K1600 and I'm just outside of Warrenton (Catlett). Feel free to stop by or give me a call if you have questions.

Duane
 

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Congrats and welcome! Hope you love the bike. And I appreciate your service to our country.
 

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Welcome from South Dakota! Virginia is a place that is on our list but we haven't been there near enough yet. I also got a 2022 GTL this spring, so far I'm really impressed with mine.
Thanks! Been to and thru SD many times on Harleys, but looking forward to a trip back out there on the BMW. SD, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho have a few of my favorite roads and destinations.
 

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Welcome Mike from out here in the cornfields of the MidWest. First off, thanks for your service. Like you I'm also an old HD rider. But I made the mistake of being talked into taking a test ride on a GTL. Now I own it. Still have the HD but don't ride it as much. You got a nice lookin rig there.
 

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A year ago I visited Roanoke on my '12 GTL. The BMW shop there installed a new battery, brake pads all around and a front tire with only 24 hrs. notice. Great service from those swell guys & gals.

Welcome from WA state.
 
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