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    Hi Im Mick

    New to BMW having ridden in recent times my Moto Guzi breva 1100 and Aprilia Pegasso in recent years.

    The Aprilia has given way for the GSA. Most of my riding has been road touring and I have bought this bike to do some exploration in central Australia. Flinders Ranges, Oodnadatta track and up to Uluru.

    Im after any tips on setting the bile up or gremlins I should look out for and repair before I plan to head off in early March 2021.

    Look forward to learning about the bike

    cheers

    Mick

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    Welcome, Mick. I bet you are enjoying your summer while riding your GSA right now.
    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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    You can certainly pick good bikes. I also had a Breva 1100 which I put a 100Kmiles on. Went to a F800GSA because I wanted comfortable suspension and enjoy my legs not being scrunched up jockey style aka Breva.

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    Welcome and best of luck with the new GS. Lots of good info. here, so I'm sure you'll be set for March.

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    Thanks all, yes looking forward to getting on the new bike. nelgrah should've added an airhawk on the breva seat makes a huge difference!

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    good luck, hope covid does not lock you out of states, cheers mate (((-;

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    Welcome to the F8 gang Mick
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    Yes border closures are always a risk I guess, but a small one. Managed a run up to Qld while doing some camping on the northern NSW coast of after the Victorian lockdown finished. Was away for a month with no hassles. So Im thinking all will be well. Pick up the beemer tomorrow

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    Welcome, Mick I hope you will enjoy your summer with your motorcycle ^^

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    Had a great Ride in Victoria's Otway Ranges over the weekend, a bit of dirt road, some slippery wet tracks in the rain forest and home along the Great Ocean Road. Bike went really well.

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    Welcome to the F8 gang Mick

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