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    Doug E.'s Avatar
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    Thanks for adding me.
    I recently purchased my F800GS from a fellow in PA. He had owned the bike for seven years and only put 2K miles on it.
    When I saw the add on FB Marketplace, I knew there must be a story behind it. It was really a unique set up. Something I would build if I had the time and money.
    Love the bike! Some of you may have seen this bike around. Especially those of you who frequent “parallel universe” on ADV Rider. As I began to investigate the special touches, I had to contact the original owner. When I did, I realized that my new purchase had taken its first owner on an around the world journey when he was just 18 years old!

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    Can’t seem to attach photos here. Anyone have a similar problem? My avatar is the bike I now own.

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    The forum owners put a restriction on new accounts for posting photos and links to hold down the spammers. After five posts, you should be good.

    So...welcome from Puget Sound. Where are you from? There's a place in the profile to enter a location, and you won't have to do it again.

    Do you have a link to the ADVRider story? That would be great.

    And if you have problems posting, just PM me and I'll take care of it for you.

    Chris
    Elnathan - 2014 BMW F800GT
    IBA# 49894 True Rounder = 0-20's - Rounder -- to -- 100's+ Red Hot Rounder

    John 14:6 

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    Welcome to the forum Doug E
    2013 F800GT Graphite Metallic-Gone to a new home
    Not a 2nd childhood, still in the 1st 

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    notacop is offline The original Schwartz Wald Troll
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    Hola, I'm confused. How can a round the world bike only have 2K miles on it? Or am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notacop View Post
    Hola, I'm confused. How can a round the world bike only have 2K miles on it? Or am I missing something?
    Sorry. Second owner only put 2K on it. First owner put 24K on it over a 2 1/2 year period.

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    Welcome, Doug. I'll be interested to hear more about the previous travels of your GT.
    Richard - Current bikes: 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2020 KTM 390 Duke, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daboo View Post
    The forum owners put a restriction on new accounts for posting photos and links to hold down the spammers. After five posts, you should be good.

    So...welcome from Puget Sound. Where are you from? There's a place in the profile to enter a location, and you won't have to do it again.
    I’m in NJ. When I’m able to post links I will

    Do you have a link to the ADVRider story? That would be great.

    And if you have problems posting, just PM me and I'll take care of it for you.

    Chris
    From southern NJ
    I’ll post links when I can

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    Hi and welcome to the F8 family DougE. If you enjoy having giggle and joke, then look no further that Wild Willy's Worst Jokes section, pages and pages of them (enjoy), also just for banter and fun is the Word Association as well.

    Enjoy your bike and Welcome again.

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