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Old Yesterday, 10:20 AM   #1
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Hi y'all

I'm from WA state (Tri-Cities) and new to the forum. I've been riding on and off for the past 20 years or so. Back in September I rode a buddy's R1150GS and promptly put my Harley up for sale. Two days later I crashed my kids' pocket bike (only bike i've ever actually crashed) and broke my collar bone bad enough to require surgery. Spent the winter laid up in the recliner but now I'm cleared for duty, recently sold the Harley and JUST bought this:



Looking forward to getting off-pavement more than I did on the Harley (not at all ) and having some adventures!

-Chris
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Old Yesterday, 10:26 AM   #2
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Old Yesterday, 11:01 AM   #3
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Looking forward to getting off-pavement more than I did on the Harley (not at all ) and having some adventures!

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Here is a good place to start. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1028251

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Hi y'all.....
....Looking forward to getting off-pavement more than I did on the Harley (not at all ) and having some adventures!

-Chris
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I think I saw that bike at Ridenow? I'm just down the road in Pendleton if you want to go roost some gravel sometime.
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Old Yesterday, 04:13 PM   #6
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hey everyone, thanks for the welcome!

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I think I saw that bike at Ridenow?
Not this one, i don't think. Bought it from a guy in boise. but pendleton's not too far, so i may just take you up on the offer to go ride!

NOTE: riding a Harley for years does very little to prepare you for adventure riding. Apparently things like standing on the pegs and feathering a hydraulic clutch, for instance, are not genetically ingrained skills for some of us. as proof, i submit exhibit A:



4th time was the charm. whooped that curb's BUTT haha. 3rd nap was a bit more spectacular, but no pictures were taken. at the time the focus was to get back on rubber and try again.

Nothing like switching steeds and forgetting that you end up being a bit of a noob for a little bit.

i think i'll do a bit more tooling around in parking lots working the clutch and such before i'm hopping over stuff again.

nap time and all, i am LOVING this GS.

-Chris
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Old Yesterday, 04:16 PM   #7
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if I wasn't going to be at a wedding that weekend, i would definetly consider. Thanks for the link!

June is going to be busy as hell for us. I should be out and tooling around more in July and beyond though.
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Welcome aboard!

I have no wisdom to offer you other than to take everything you read here (especially from me) with grain or two of salt. That said, I learn something new from these folks just aboot every day.

Life is short. Enjoy while you can. Cheers!

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Old Today, 06:25 AM   #9
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Welcome home.
Beautiful bike! I seriously considered that bike when I was shopping for an 1150 several months ago. The trip to Idaho was the deal breaker for me. So I bought one in Texas and couldn't be happier.
I have creeping up on four thousand miles on the GS since I bought it and the harley has been started once just to make sure it still runs. So I get what you are saying.
I laid the harley down one time in the 20,000 plus miles I put on it. The GS has been on its side a dozen times......... The balance comes in time lol
I finally figured our how to ride the GS and now it's great.
Have fun and be safe!
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