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Offline Cranky1

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New member from southern Illinois
« on: March 11, 2018, 02:35:36 PM »
I’m glad I have found this forum, tried to join the other for 6months. I’m from southern il USA and this is my first bmw. It’s a 2016 red s1000xr , I’ve had 2 ducati monsters and a few kawis but I wanted something better for me and the wife. The gs would have been a good choice but I like power! Now I just need to get it a little more comfortable for some longer 2 up trips and panniers. 
.914x.6096x.914. Only if she is 1.6002!
Sounds better in us measurements.

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Re: New member from southern Illinois
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 02:37:59 PM »
 :400:

Lots of info in the archives here!

Enjoy the bike and this forum  :028:

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Re: New member from southern Illinois
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 03:12:32 PM »
Welcome to the forum Cranky. Enjoy the bike.  :002:

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Re: New member from southern Illinois
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 04:06:29 PM »
Welcome Cranky Yankee. Good to see the Heartland making an entrance.
There's aftermarket seats and pegs that should add more comfort. Shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: New member from southern Illinois
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 07:05:41 PM »
Thanks guys, I’ve joined to learn and like the reviews and advice
.914x.6096x.914. Only if she is 1.6002!
Sounds better in us measurements.

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Re: New member from southern Illinois
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 08:08:08 PM »
Welcome cranky I think bmw have the best bikes on the road now

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Re: New member from southern Illinois
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 08:17:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by Cranky1 [+]
Thanks guys, I’ve joined to learn and like the reviews and advice

We don't really talk about bikes all that much.  Mostly about beer, wine, dancing midgets, cross-dressing and issues with man parts. 
That being said, feel free to start a thread about bikes  :001:

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Re: New member from southern Illinois
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 09:16:30 PM »
Knob creek single barrel and anti monkey butt powder will help issues with the nether regions.
.914x.6096x.914. Only if she is 1.6002!
Sounds better in us measurements.

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Re: New member from southern Illinois
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 12:17:40 PM »
Hi Cranky,
Welcome to the forum, have ridden in most of the States over the last 12 years of owning a USA bike and keeping it in Florida. I can safely say I’am jealous of your home, I live in the north of England where it appears to rain all the time. Bytheway have you visited “Wheels Though Time” in Maggy Valley? What a great place.
Des

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Re: New member from southern Illinois
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 12:24:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by Flyalfa [+]
Hi Cranky,
Welcome to the forum, have ridden in most of the States over the last 12 years of owning a USA bike and keeping it in Florida. I can safely say I’am jealous of your home, I live in the north of England where it appears to rain all the time. Bytheway have you visited “Wheels Though Time” in Maggy Valley? What a great place.
Des
No I have not, but I will look into it
.914x.6096x.914. Only if she is 1.6002!
Sounds better in us measurements.