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    Newbie here from Lancashire

    Afternoon all,

    Just purchased my first ever BMW, awaiting delivery this coming Saturday of my brand new 1250 GS Adventure Exclusive TE and I cant wait!

    Obviously bought at the best time of year for riding now the ice and frost has arrived, but I will be manning up and getting out for a ride as soon as it arrives.

    I have been a Triumph guy all my riding life and had a 1200 Tiger but I was tempted by the GSA, had the test ride and the rest is history as they say, never had any problems with the Tiger but I just found the BMW better in all areas, weight being the main one as the Tiger was a heavy beast to move about.

    Anyway I will stick some pics up once the new bike has been dropped off and look forward to many years of riding in comfort!

    May even see some of you out on the road.

    Cheers,

    Anthony

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    Good effort Tony, get it dirty once and you won't have to worry again. Enjoy and beware, once a BMW always a BMW as they do it all so very easily.
    Cheers

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    Hi and welcome to the mad house

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    Welcome also from Lancashire. From Bowker by any chance???
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    Greetings & welcome to the forum Tony.....& congrats on the new bike
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    It was indeed yes, had a six week wait for delivery which I havent been used to before and that seemed to drag, but once it arrived I couldnt fault Bowkers, been brilliant, everything sorted quickly and bike now ready just me not being able to get out of work to pick it up is causing the delay getting my hands on it, can not wait!

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    Welcome to the gaff, also from Lancashire and also purchased my 1250 from Bowkers, I found them quite patchy on aftersales service being honest but so far the bike has been good.

    It's my first BMW after ten years with FJRs and like it a great deal.

    Enjoy the bike, if you fancy a ride out give me a shout.
    Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast....

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    Welcome, it’s cold down here so it must be reset grim oop norf.

    I’ve been very pleased with mine.
    Edited because I cannot type

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete M View Post
    Welcome to the gaff, also from Lancashire and also purchased my 1250 from Bowkers, I found them quite patchy on aftersales service being honest but so far the bike has been good.

    It's my first BMW after ten years with FJRs and like it a great deal.

    Enjoy the bike, if you fancy a ride out give me a shout.
    I will keep an eye out on the aftersales, after coming from Triumph i have had an overall decent service from their dealer, did have a time when they had a poor reputation but they rectified that and improved a lot, fingers crossed there's no problems with them when I need them

    And yes i will be in touch for a ride, weather dependent for me though I'm afraid, I'm not an all weathers kind of guy although cant beat a good brew and bacon butty on a chilly winters morning!

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    Only had my 1st Service from Bowker so far. They were great during the sales cycle, Gary Naylor was my sales guy, could not fault them. 1st service no issues. They've been good. I keep getting invited to events/open days, I go when I can but it's an hour each way for me...(and not the most interesting route)
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    Well I have finally received the new GSA and got to say I love this bike! It was delivered on Saturday and I have been out Sat and Sunday for a few hours and it just feels awesome

    I've attached some pictures (that hopefully work!)

    Still getting used to all the gadgetry on it etc but it is one awesome bike, I would never have a dig at Triumph as I have ridden them all my biking life, but there is something special about this GSA

    Anyway hope to see some of you on the roads! Is it true BMW riders never wave or nod at anyone???
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    Ok next question, why are my pics sideways?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTony View Post
    Ok next question, why are my pics sideways?????
    Lazy phone .
    I came from a trouble free triumph as well but the1250 is the best bike i've ever owned , you'll love it.

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    Welcome to the bike and the forum. Pencil in the Dent camping weekend, just down the road from you next year. A better weekend of craic, riding and inebriation is hard to find.

    Steve

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    Looks great! Enjoy
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    Welcome! Near Lancashire myself, technically Cheshire but Leigh is a stones throw away lol Almost got mine from Bowker, they seem like good guys! Picked my GSA up Saturday and like you I was a Tiger 1200 rider before!

    Enjoy!

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