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Old 08-30-2014, 11:25 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! My name's Dan. I'm new to the forum. I thought I'd introduce myself and try to network with fellow Adventure Riders!
I own a 2013 BMW F800 GS. Bought it in early February and clocked just shy of 7,000 Km on it already. Looking for people to ride with and of course learn from more experienced riders where all the great roads are. I live in British Columbia, so any BC or Washington/Oregon riders that want to go exploring, count me in! Hope to see some of you out there soon! Cheers!

-Dan

(P.S.) Yes, I know I'll have to change my tires...the Pirelli's that came with the bike are actually pretty good tires for the pavement but I will definitely be switching over to the Heidenau K60s soon as I can.

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Old 08-31-2014, 10:05 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Dan! Be safe on that beauty and post plenty of pics

BTW, don't discredit those tires

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Old 08-31-2014, 12:58 PM   #3
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Thanks! I am looking forward to many years on the BMW and many adventures! Looks like you went somewhere pretty rough on the Pirellis! Not bad!

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Old 08-31-2014, 09:22 PM   #4
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:34 PM   #5
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Welcome to this crazy, but cozy place......
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:12 PM   #6
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Welcome to this crazy, but cozy place......
Says the resin huffer who's leaving............


Welcome HDD.

I'm not allowed to make n00bs cry anymore, sorry. Loutre can tho............
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:14 PM   #7
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Welcome HDD.

I'm not allowed to make n00bs cry anymore, sorry. Loutre can tho............
Hey now..... Just because I loose the 8gs on Tuesday, doesn't mean I will leave the parallel universe...... I think your bike need a new headlight.
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:20 PM   #8
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I think your bike need a new headlight.
Is it certified for road use in all the Americas?
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:25 PM   #9
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Is it certified for road use in all the Americas?
The low beam is street legal, yes. The high beam is not. Not sure the high beam need to be.
When I chose that setup, and spoke with the hella importer, the dot seemed to focus on the low beam only.
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:42 PM   #10
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Welcome. What you will learn here is that every opinion has a counter opinion and from that you can deduce the everyone is either right or everyone is wrong. :)

As you wade through these forums looking for answers, read thoroughly and the best answer may just be the one that more people subscribe to.

You'll find never ending discussions on oil and tires, how much weight you should or shouldn't carry, how big or small your tent should be and so on "ad infinitum".

Probably the best thing to go is get out on the road/trail/mountain pass and see for yourself what works and what doesn't. When you report back some guys will whole heatedly agree with your assessment and some will say you got it all wrong. :)

You have a great bike...it will take you just about where ever you want to go, the secret is to get it out of the garage when ever you can.

Finding riding buddies is often challenging, because most guys that ride bikes don't subscribe to the "herd" mentality...if they did that they'd be sitting on the couch with some beer and some chips watching sports with their friends. Motorcycle guys usually ride in their own lane and if you can find someone that thinks like you do and likes the lane you're in, cherish it because you won't run into those guys every day.

After years of riding my RT, I ran into a bunch of offroad BMW guys out in Colorado at a gas station. I had such a great time with them for a couple of days that I promised to purchase a F800 and go riding with them the following year. With a BDR behind us now, we're looking forward to the AZ and UT BDRs next year. So I'm thinking that above all that you will find in these pages, one of the most important things to locate is guys you fit in with. Find that and the rest of it is a piece of cake.

Good luck!

Private message me and I'll tell you about my experiences with Pirelli's and Heidenau K60s.
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:07 AM   #11
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Welcome Dan. I live just south of you and visit Chilliwack often. The riding in BC and the PNW is awesome. Check out dualsportBC.com and the Canada thread in the regional section. BTW looks like you will need a good skidplate.

I would reconsider the K60 front tire since you live in a wet climate. The can be downright scary in the wet and icy if you touch the paint. The rears do OK and last a long time, just be easy on the throttle when the roads are wet.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:23 AM   #12
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Welcome Dan,
don't listen to some of the sanctimonious asses and enjoy the forum. There is a wealth of knowledge ( and humour ) in here and a lot comes from God's country down under ( or are we on top )
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:43 AM   #13
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Welcome HDD.

I'm not allowed to make n00bs cry anymore, sorry. Loutre can tho............
my hands are tied, this brave little one filled out his profile and started by presenting himself WITH a picture... What a cheeky d!ckwaffle.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:46 AM   #14
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Hey now..... Just because I loose the 8gs on Tuesday, doesn't mean I will leave the parallel universe...... I think your bike need a new headlight.
That is what chitown/lostrider said before he left with his frankenbike build... now he has become a myth around here. even his pics have been erased. I call him the phantom menace
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:46 AM   #15
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That is what chitown/lostrider said before he left with his frankenbike build... now he has become a myth around here. even his pics have been erased. I call him the phantom menace
I see myself more like Jar Jar..... Tall, slender, good looking, and an opera voice..... and ehh.... wont go away. ..
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