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post #1 of 13 Old 07-16-2012, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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I guess I have to hang out with you Guys now

It always amazes me how things happen. I didn't intend to go out and buy a bike on Friday, but I did. I went to one Dealer to test ride the new Wee and ended up buying one from the other Dealer in London. I couldn't pass up the deal. They offered me more than I paid for my 11 and the 12 was on sale.

So far it's been great. I can't really say much considering I can't go over 5000rpm. I have noticed that the fit and finish is much better than the older version and it seems to have more plastic. It's the Canadian adventure model that came with the Hepco and Becker bags and SW Motech racks. Love the bags so far.

I'm going to take my time with the farkles on this one. So far I've only installed one. It's Greywolf's favorite farkle, the forkbrace. I'm glad it's the same as my 11. Went on without a hitch.

Here are a couple of pics.


We interrupt this marriage to bring you the riding season.

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post #2 of 13 Old 07-16-2012, 06:47 PM
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Don't you ever water your lawn? looking a bit tatty.
Oh, the bike is spectacular.
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post #3 of 13 Old 07-16-2012, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Don't you ever water your lawn? looking a bit tatty.
Oh, the bike is spectacular.
It hasn't rained here in a while and they have a watering ban on. Plus, that's mostly my neighbours lawn .

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Nice looking bike, I love that luggage set up, I think it fits the bike better than any other set up I've seen.

I thought London was experiencing non-stop rain, how can that grass be so brown? (It looks like mine, where we've had triple digit heat for a week a few weeks ago.)

Edit, Oh I see you're in Canada, must be a different London...

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Nice... good looking luggage setup.
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post #6 of 13 Old 07-16-2012, 07:32 PM
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Nice! I like yall's luggage setup better than our Adventure models that we get down here. Oh and there's nothing wrong with your grass. That's our normal color this time of year.

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It always amazes me how things happen.
From your thread title, it sounds like you're making the best of being told to ride the short bus.

Welcome aboard, you can always lurk on the BMW forums in your spare time.

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From your thread title, it sounds like you're making the best of being told to ride the short bus.
I guess it does sound like that. What I meant, in case anyone doesn't get it is that I now will be on the 2012 + thread and not the 2004-2011 threads.

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I guess it does sound like that. What I meant, in case anyone doesn't get it is that I now will be on the 2012 + thread and not the 2004-2011 threads.
Looking at your avatar, I suspect you opted for the lowering dog bones as well?

I don't think you'll void the warranty by getting it up to 7,500 in third gear out of a corner, eh?

Hey, how'd they let me in here anyways, I've got an ought-seven.

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looks awesome!
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