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Old 08-24-2013, 07:03 AM   #1
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Back in the saddle!

Finally got the insurance from my crashed KLR settled, and back in the saddle! This time on a new 2013 F800GS, thanks to Justin at Trails End. Couldn't be more pleased with Justin, and the buying experience. Wasn't pushy, had test bikes ready to go; just great all around, thanks again Justin!

Feels damn good to be back on two wheels, I can tell ou that. No post crash jitters whatsoever, I was chomping at the bit, to ride again. Hope we have a nice fall, so as to make up for lost time.

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Old 08-24-2013, 08:03 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new bike. I think we met at Justin's desk yesterday. Have fun and be safe.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:05 AM   #3
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Finally got the insurance from my crashed KLR settled, and back in the saddle! This time on a new 2013 F800GS, thanks to Justin at Trails End. Couldn't be more pleased with Justin, and the buying experience. Wasn't pushy, had test bikes ready to go; just great all around, thanks again Justin!

Feels damn good to be back on two wheels, I can tell ou that. No post crash jitters whatsoever, I was chomping at the bit, to ride again. Hope we have a nice fall, so as to make up for lost time.

Jeff
Picture! I had the same experience with Justin
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:40 AM   #4
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Yes, congrats on the new ride Jeff. That new 800 should have you smiling big time! Now go get it dirty and put on those miles for the first check up.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:31 PM   #5
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Glad to hear you are back and better then ever.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:29 PM   #6
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:36 PM   #7
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By my estimation: time you get kickstand down in HOMER, you'll be ready for the 600 mile oil change.
Guest shack is open ( and free ) this weekend, drain pan and BMW filter on hand.
Call or PM for exact co-ordinates.
enjoy the bike.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:02 PM   #8
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Hey Jeff,
That is a great choice of rides. Here's hoping you enjoy every minute!
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:02 PM   #9
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good for you

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Old 08-25-2013, 01:22 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone! So jazzed, I got off work this evening, bolted on some hand guards, and wired in my Gerbings pigtail, and rode until damn near midnight! Glad I wired in the Gerbings.....it was 38F, when I rolled into the Sophie Station parking lot! Will try to post up a pic of the bike, sometime soon.

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Old 08-25-2013, 10:12 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone! So jazzed, I got off work this evening, bolted on some hand guards, and wired in my Gerbings pigtail, and rode until damn near midnight! Glad I wired in the Gerbings.....it was 38F, when I rolled into the Sophie Station parking lot! Will try to post up a pic of the bike, sometime soon.

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Man its the cold already up there?

I bet its quite a change going to an 800 off of the KLR!
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:59 PM   #12
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Man its the cold already up there?

I bet its quite a change going to an 800 off of the KLR!

Ice on the car hood this AM. YIKES!
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:09 PM   #13
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Man its the cold already up there?

I bet its quite a change going to an 800 off of the KLR!
A quantum leap for sure! Both great bikes in their own genre.

Don't want to accept that winter is on the way.

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Old 08-25-2013, 09:11 PM   #14
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Ice on the car hood this AM. YIKES!
Yep, my bike was covered in frost this morning.......hopefully it's just a warning shot by Mother Nature!

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