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what year did you join K1600Forum

  • 2010

    Votes: 2 2.4%
  • 2011

    Votes: 12 14.6%
  • 2012

    Votes: 18 22.0%
  • 2013

    Votes: 9 11.0%
  • 2014

    Votes: 14 17.1%
  • 2015

    Votes: 11 13.4%
  • 2016

    Votes: 12 14.6%
  • 2017

    Votes: 4 4.9%

  • Total voters
    82
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Looking at all the new members joining the K1600Forum I started wondering how many of the "old Timers" are still around since the bike was announced in July 2010, unveiled at the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne in October 2010, and went on sale in March 2011. I put a deposit on mine the day after the Cologne show and took delivery in June 2011.

I joined this forum in November 2010, When did you join.
 

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Had to look at my avatar
 

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Soon after purchasing my bike in May of 2012. I had been on other motorcycle forums with previously owned bikes so I knew the benefits of joining forums.
 

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April 2012
 

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I lucked out and found this forum immediately after purchasing my first 1600 in October of 2012. I've learned a ton from so many who know so much more than me. I've also dropped a pretty fair sum of money on farkles I had no idea I needed! Thanks (I think)! :wink:
 

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Sept, 2012. I joined a year before I bought the '13. Wasn't sure what I wanted and was researching a few models.
 

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Since our avatars include the join date, I think we only need to submit our vote on the initial screen of this thread. I joined the BMW LT forum 7 months after buying my LT in June 2012, after a 25 year hiatus from riding. :bmw:
 

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I joined several months before my 1600GT arrived in January 2012. This forum greatly contributed to my enjoyment while I owned it.
 

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06/27/2013, after purchasing my K1600GT in May 2013. I wish I had found the forum prior to purchase, not that it would have changed my mind in the purchase, but I might have broken my bike in according to recommendations on the forum instead of what the manual said.
 

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January 2017 for me, why is due to a recently retired friend called me to drink some coffee and do some talking. Both of us live in Michigan, so we have plenty of time for this right now. He has gotten into long distance motorcycling big time and was hoping I might join him. since I used to ride on a BMW 1200C. He told me of a new purchase of Golf Wing and bike's electronics really failing for him after 3 months. The multi- bike dealership gave him an HD ultra glide to ride while it was being worked on. He ended up trading in the GW and bought an HD. He has put 27k on the bike in the last two years without any issues. He has left the bike total stock as far as engine and pipes (very rare for an HD purchase). Yes, he stated it was not the most prudent financial decision, however the miles traveled make up for $$$$$. So now I'm researching the K1600 GTL and this site has been fantastic. It will all depend on the test ride when spring finally returns.
 

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January 2017 for me, why is due to a recently retired friend called me to drink some coffee and do some talking. Both of us live in Michigan, so we have plenty of time for this right now. He has gotten into long distance motorcycling big time and was hoping I might join him. since I used to ride on a BMW 1200C. He told me of a new purchase of Golf Wing and bike's electronics really failing for him after 3 months. The multi- bike dealership gave him an HD ultra glide to ride while it was being worked on. He ended up trading in the GW and bought an HD. He has put 27k on the bike in the last two years without any issues. He has left the bike total stock as far as engine and pipes (very rare for an HD purchase). Yes, he stated it was not the most prudent financial decision, however the miles traveled make up for $$$$$. So now I'm researching the K1600 GTL and this site has been fantastic. It will all depend on the test ride when spring finally returns.
Don't take your buddy along for the test ride as he might take one too and then be unhappy about his HD purchase :wink: Just kidding, I see more HDs on the open road than any other make but then there are a lot of them in America. Have fun on your test ride and take your check book along, you will need it.
 
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