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Just starting out

Postby Tom_G » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:30 pm

Hi All
Ive spent all my biking life on sports bikes. I have recently changed jobs and now work in Derby. Since the traffic is so bad I decided to get a commuter for work and bought a F 800 ST off a friend with 56K on the clock.
The thing is Ive ended up really liking it and have somehow started to tidy it up (spend money in it). Ive had the clutch basket and plates replaced to stop the rattle, I’m in the process of replacing the engine bolts that seem to have really badly rusted and putting an end can on made by Ai6 road and race supplies (typical for me that the link pipe was the wrong type) who are sorting me out a link pipe.
The biggest thing for me thou is that I have booked a trip with a few mates to ride to Germany in June which I would never have done on a sports bike.
No doubt I’ll be asking a few questions in the meantime. :lol:

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Re: Just starting out

Postby Mark Esposito » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:44 pm

Welcome to the forum and BMW ownership, Germany is great trip on a bike, BMW motoradd run a free motorcycle festival each year in Garmish it looks great fun and would be worth a visit if you are over there at the right time.


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Re: Just starting out

Postby DEEP DIVER » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:50 pm

Welcome to the forum from Suffolk. Enjoy the trip to Germany and get off the autobahns and use the back roads as you see more of the country.
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Re: Just starting out

Postby george baker » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:39 pm


Member 21, R100R, and an under used K75

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Re: Just starting out

Postby Ruralman » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:34 pm

Hi Tom,
Welcome to the Forum
Safe riding

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Re: Just starting out

Postby P-K » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:30 pm

Hi Tom,

Welcome to the Forum :smile:
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Re: Just starting out

Postby Brian » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:18 pm

And welcome from me too Tom :hello2:

Regards, Brian.

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