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Old 02-09-2018, 03:56 PM
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Hi all,

Wow, how nice is this eh - I'm not a bot! :-)

Anywho, just wanted to intro' myself, not to get rid of the reminder message, but just because it's polite. Look forward to years of help with my new moped, have had a Honda Blackbird for the last 5 years, but too many miles created the situation where I was fixing more than getting on with my life and riding!

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Old 02-09-2018, 04:12 PM
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Chris, welcome and congratulations on your K1300S!
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Welcome! Post some pictures when you get around to it.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:44 PM
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Hi all,

Wow, how nice is this eh - I'm not a bot! :-)

Anywho, just wanted to intro' myself, not to get rid of the reminder message, but just because it's polite. Look forward to years of help with my new moped, have had a Honda Blackbird for the last 5 years, but too many miles created the situation where I was fixing more than getting on with my life and riding!

Cheers,
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Welcome to the best forums for BMW bikes !!

P.S.: I am a bit surprised about your remarks on the HONDA Blackbird.... like the VFR750/800, the CBR1100xx is normally quiter reliable (except for rectifiers on older VFR).
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Welcome to the forum Chris . Lots of great info here about your new ride.
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Chris, welcome aboard mate
Until BMW come up with a worthy replacement, thereís no better bike than the mighty K1300S to put a smile on your dial Enjoy and keep us posted!
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Ahh, guys, thanks for such a welcome. Really nice!

K1Dude - here's a pic of the bike:



Oh, you wanted to see it :-) here it is:



Hey Sailor, Good to meet ya'. The blackbird was wonderfully reliable, but I bought it with 6000 miles and it's now over 70,000....things were starting to drop off So it had to go, had problems with corrosion, electrics (probably corrosion) and so on. Couldn't afford the cost or time to fix it, so had to replace. It's been a brilliant bike though, had some fun and had some reliable riding.



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Old 02-10-2018, 11:19 AM
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Oh Bruce will be a fan of yours as itís in his favourite Col our!
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Hi Chris,
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Great bike you have there....
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Welcome aboard, Chris...
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Thanks again people, what a nice welcome

It wasn't my favourite colour (I like a grey'ish/silver), but what you gonna do eh! Bought it from a Honda dealer of all places!
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Thanks again people, what a nice welcome

It wasn't my favourite colour (I like a grey'ish/silver), but what you gonna do eh! Bought it from a Honda dealer of all places!

Are you going to tour on it?
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Are you going to tour on it?
Perhaps one day, time permitting. For the moment though it's for work (to and from office, sites, etc.) as well as the odd meet up with friends when allowed
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