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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-15-2018, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Colorado!

Hi everyone, my name is Chris, I live and work near Denver, Colorado. I tend to work pretty efficiently - I took an MSF safety course on June 9-10, went to the DMV on the 11th to get my endorsement, and bought a brand new 2018 BMW G310R on the 12th. I had never even touched a motorcycle prior to the course, but I was interested in learning, and was shocked to find out BMW had a small, light bike fit for a novice to learn on.

I'm here to learn as much as I can. Glad to join the community!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-15-2018, 08:32 AM
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Welcome and congratulations. Excellent choice on the safety course. Yeah, no need to dally when it comes to purchasing and riding!
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Welcome! Good choice in a motorcycle whether you're a beginner or more experienced. Just be careful in these first weeks.

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Welcome to the forum, the G310R is a perfect entry level (and any level) bike. Make sure you keep practising, there are also some good youtube videos out there: MCRider and the like, and motorcycle crash videos (to show you what not to do).
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2018, 05:08 PM
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Welcome from another new member. It's really a shame that smaller bikes are labeled as novice or beginner motorcycles. But it seems commonplace to label almost anything and everything these days. Lighter, more nimble and fuel efficient bikes can just as easily be described as sensible, enjoyable, or even elder-level machines.

At 73 I just traded my venerable 1993 BMW K75S for a 2018 G310R because I no longer felt comfortable on the tall, heavy and stubby handle bar K75. It took all of five minutes aboard the 310 to come to the conclusion that it's a great - well built, nimble, light, maneuverable, fuel efficient and fun - machine and I look forward to finding any reason to climb aboard and go somewhere - or nowhere for that matter.

My only regret is that I didn't make the change sooner than I did. Now I have to catch up with myself!

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Just be careful in these first weeks.
And maybe for a bit longer. 57 years in the saddle so far and I'm still careful. Seems to work.

In Parker, Co at the moment - just rode out from Virginny.

Oh yeah - and welcome to what can be one of the most addictive forms of transportation available.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2018, 10:28 PM
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Hope you love yours as much as I love mine. Interesting to hear how it handles climbs at altitude.Seems like Trail Ridge is around 12,600 I think. What color?

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