A New GS Delivery -From the Box to You

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Reaver, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    Although her bike seemed to fare really well, Insurance wrote it off. The forks were bent, the bars and a steering stop was sheared. I didn't see the Dealer report but I guess it was too expensive to repair.

    Ever the Trooper, today we picked up this one from a fellow ADV'r. Great Deal, wrong colour.


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    Now I know it's a minor thing to a lot of people, but this one is red. It doesn't match her gear and the pink dragon she earned. Anyone want to trade your White Aluminum Met Matte bodywork for red???? She wants the same colour as the original. We aren't the flashy type. My F8 is grey. I promised I'd make it the same as her old one. Help me out! :cry

    My strategy is to have her new bike in the garage, ready to go so she'll stay focused on her recovery and get back on the horse soon as the weather returns.

    So there you have it, new in the box to the grave, a bike's life. RIP 658, you were faithful and awesome.

    Enjoy your ride, even if you're just running errands. Any minute could be your last. Or your bike's.

    ATGATT and ride safe all.
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  2. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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    QFT. Enjoy the ride while you can!
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  3. gbtw

    gbtw Been here awhile

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    If you don't want to paint it you could also give white flat plastidip a go :)
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  4. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    Glad she is riding again. I have a silver that I bought cuz it was a great deal. I really wanted red. If you were closer we could swap plastics.
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  5. Reaver

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    NJ isn't that far, esp. if we met in PA some mild weekend. I'm close to Toronto. She's in NY all the time on business. Anyway, thanks. We'll see what the spring brings.
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  6. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    Sounds good. Come spring, I wouldn't mind taking a ride and meet somewhere in NY
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  7. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Best of luck getting the bike resprayed/re-panelled and back on the road.

    Thanks for the unboxing video; I've assembled a smaller bike from the crate before. Interesting to see how the F8 compares. Looks identical aside from BMW not having the audacity of putting a CYA term in the PDI notes advising that you do a valve clearance check before running it the first time!
    :rofl
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  8. Reaver

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    Thanks! I'm sure I can find a panel trader here somewhere. Colour goes the same with bike and exhaust choices. We have dull, quiet bikes and tend to observe things more. Others like blinding chrome with deafening engine noises that are an assault to the senses. "Look at me!! :wave Vroom! I'm cool!' We prefer the sublety of passing those types when their heads are turned (looking for admirers) without them even realizing we were there. To each his own, ride and let ride.

    The F650GS singles were (or still are?) produced by Aprillia. They employed a lot of.....tip toeing here......Indian and Pakistani workers. When uncrating these bikes it smelled like you were in a foreign cafeteria. We often left those bikes outside for the day.
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  9. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Sorry to hear about the accident!!

    Hope she's back on the bike soon (when weather permits) and you're both ridin' around!! :ricky:ricky

    Good luck!

    Dave
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  10. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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    That sucks man, my wife just went through a serious wrist break and it took forever to heal. Make sure she does all the physio, hope she heals up fast. Looks like you've got a keeper there.
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  11. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Yes, that's my approach too. If people are interested in the bike and want to talk to me, that can be pleasant, but I prefer to keep a low profile and pass unnoticed.
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  12. Reaver

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    Yes thanks. Between our Healthcare system and work benefits, we're only out about a grand in Hospital parking lot fees :D. It's physio 3x a week now. I'm not a big believer in alternative medicine but after 4 sessions of accupuncture, she got her sense of smell back. Then she complained about the rank garbage smell in the garage while sitting on the new red bike!

    We're planning on riding out your way for the next big trip. Helps keep her focused on recovery. It's so nice having a riding partner that I trust who doesn't slow me down. On our last trip to the East Coast she says "Why stop, we're already soaked?" Awesome. I'd hate to lose that.

    No snow here yet. Just have to get hers to the shop for certification now!
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  13. CanadianGS

    CanadianGS GS'n

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    LOL, Ya I here you on that one...
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  14. nbk3

    nbk3 n00b

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    very true. my partner cant ride, but loves it when we go for rides and i do appreciate my lass whom shares the love of the road.

    hope ur girl gets well soon!
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  15. HeyWhatever

    HeyWhatever HTFU !

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    WOW! I am glad you are not in the hole for your healthcare! I live in America, so I have been raked over the coals more than once. Hope you find your new body parts... for the bike that is!

    :evil
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  16. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    Well, I don't want to rub it in...but I claimed the parking and the mileage for follow up visits and 24 hr care. We tend not to sue here and are reasonably compensated for getting things back to normal. Canada isn't perfect but it sure is nice.

    Thanks for the wishes, we're waiting for spring now. Both bikes serviced and ready to go. :clap
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