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    Hi everyone (Hola!),

    New member here. Hope to find good discussions and a place to share and learn.

    I got my first serious bike in the 2018 summer. A well maintained 2010 F800GS orange/black with just 15K miles on the meter. Pretty loaded with extras (no ABS...). Dream come true after passing my A level here in 2018 after riding 125cc for the last 10 years. I have now ridden for 1,5 years commuting everyday and done a few routes around the Midlands and South of England. Put around 12K miles on it and enjoy it every day.

    I hope to find info about some changes I'd love to add to it - LED indicators, exhaust, perhaps the levers -, some people to ride with and perhaps some spare or second hand parts.
    Last ride was end of 2019. A London - Portsmouth - London (Surrey Hills, A272, Loomies Cafe, Portsmouth and then A3 home) to say farewell to a mate leaving the UK to come back to Spain

    Cheers
    Miguel

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    Welcome from Puget Sound! Our weather here is much like yours. Cold and wet. I was stationed at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk for five years with the US Air Force. I loved it. The country is perfect for motorcycling.

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    welcome Miguel
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    Welcome to the "F"ing forum Miguel.
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    Welcome in from Yorkshire

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    Welcome to the best F800 international site around.

    So, what part of London (the smoke) do you live?

    Some guys may not know this but London many years back now did not have fog, it had what was known as smog, it was what was called a 'pea souper' very dense, could not see your hand even when held out at arms length, it was that bad. The cars of that time were only of the 6volt type, and the lights were dim at the best of times, and you could not even see the front of the car when inside. But they reduced factory smoke, which cut down on this, now it is relatively free of this type of air.

    Welcome again young man, enjoy you bike, and this international club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flook View Post
    Welcome to the best F800 international site around.

    So, what part of London (the smoke) do you live?

    Some guys may not know this but London many years back now did not have fog, it had what was known as smog, it was what was called a 'pea souper' very dense, could not see your hand even when held out at arms length, it was that bad. The cars of that time were only of the 6volt type, and the lights were dim at the best of times, and you could not even see the front of the car when inside. But they reduced factory smoke, which cut down on this, now it is relatively free of this type of air.

    Welcome again young man, enjoy you bike, and this international club.

    Flook

    Thanks to all for your kind words.

    Flook I live not far from Richmond. Just a 12 miles commute each way into Aldgate where I work.
    Not that young anymore... nearly 40 (I say almost 30 XD).

    Is there any London Group in the forum or UK Group to find riders willing to ride some weekends?
    Cheers
    miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daboo View Post
    Welcome from Puget Sound! Our weather here is much like yours. Cold and wet. I was stationed at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk for five years with the US Air Force. I loved it. The country is perfect for motorcycling.

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    Hey Daboo!
    Got in my wish list a ride through Maldon, Ipswich, Aldeburgh & Southwold.
    Would you recommend any places or A roads to come back to London. I thought about the A134. Is it nice the A11?

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by GScarri82 View Post
    Hey Daboo!
    Got in my wish list a ride through Maldon, Ipswich, Aldeburgh & Southwold.
    Would you recommend any places or A roads to come back to London. I thought about the A134. Is it nice the A11?
    Can't comment on the A134, but the I drive (cage) the A11 often and wouldn't consider any dual carriageway or motorway as somewhere I would intentional like to ride my M/C (I do back to Scotland on them because I need to !). Aldeburgh & Southwold are always worth a visit but this is spoiled by the long 30 mph limits which now stretch between many of the Suffolk villages.

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    2014 GT Orange. Just the comfort pack and heated grips - not into gizmos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norfolk UK View Post
    Can't comment on the A134, but the I drive (cage) the A11 often and wouldn't consider any dual carriageway or motorway as somewhere I would intentional like to ride my M/C (I do back to Scotland on them because I need to !). Aldeburgh & Southwold are always worth a visit but this is spoiled by the long 30 mph limits which now stretch between many of the Suffolk villages.

    Ian
    Thanks for the advise Ian!
    Will check some of the riders webs to find a good one.
    better 30mph than the new fancy 20mph!

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