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    Three years ago I bought a 2007 F800ST.

    Not long after I had ridden it home I had an accident on a different bike. I was in hospital for six months.

    Rehab has taken a while but I'm finally ready to get back on a bike.

    So the ST is being registered tomorrow after sitting in one spot, patiently waiting for me, for two and a half years.

    It's my 2nd BMW - I had a 2014 S1000R from new until it was stolen in 2016, during which time I managed to put 54K on it. The ST is less hooligan and more gentleman and I tell myself that this is right and good, for I am perhaps finally growing up, especially in the wake of my accident which gave me plenty of time to contemplate the way I had been riding. To some extent it was a matter of when and not if I would break myself. In that sense I was one step ahead of myself when I chose the ST and lucky that it wasn't the steed that had to be sacrificed to teach me my lesson (that was a mere Honda CBR...)

    Anyways, I have questions about dodgy mirrors that won't stay still no matter how tight I tighten them, and whether it's worth paying 25% of what I paid for the bike for a set of the hard panniers that didn't come with it...

    Thanks in advance for the warm welcome.

    Ingoes (Scott)

    P.S. I reside in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia and I'm a high school English teacher. Cheers

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    Hola, Hope the bike runs well once woken from it's slumber. Good that you're ready for 2 wheels again.

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    Scott, welcome from the coast of Kansas, USA.

    Can't offer any advice on the mirrors, mine have never wobbled or moved. But on the panniers: unless you tour quite a bit on the bike, don't buy hard panniers. Get a soft, smallish duffle and bungee across the rear seat. Or some other similar way to haul small stuff on the bike. I have the OEM sport panniers for my ST but seldom use them. I think the bike looks, and handles, much better in its skinny form.
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    Welcome, Scott. I am glad to hear that you are back riding again. The mirrors on my 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet were also floppy, so i just sprung for a new old stock pair that I installed yesterday which are less dodgy. But I guess that won't help you much. Sorry I can't be of more help.
    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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    g`day scotty, have fun mate (((-;

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