Another bike birthday. 10 happy years together.

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Another bike birthday. 10 happy years together.

Post by OnHellas » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:40 pm

I did a Happy Birthday bike thread last year when he was 9.
Since then we’ve only added one more country, New Zealand, but also 9 more states of the US. That’s 46 countries together on 4 continents.
The mileage has risen by 27,142 To 118,342 so a few services have been carried out, new tyres and other consumables fitted.
No lay downs or breakdowns...thankfully.
A few more dirt roads have been ridden and a couple of sessions of a trackday completed.

Overall the last 12 months have been a blast.
Thank you bike. Happy 10th Birthday.

This years celebration will be to attempt to ride from here, Alaska, to Halifax in Nova Scotia. 6000 ish miles.

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Re: Another bike birthday. 10 happy years together.

Post by Ade8 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:40 pm

I'm quite new on here so didn't see your ninth anniversary, can you tell me, what's the bike please? Hope you have many more safe and enjoyable onward journeys together x

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Re: Another bike birthday. 10 happy years together.

Post by OnHellas » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:54 pm

Ade8 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:40 pm
I'm quite new on here so didn't see your ninth anniversary, can you tell me, what's the bike please? Hope you have many more safe and enjoyable onward journeys together x
A valid question. Sorry I left that piece of all important information out.

It’s a BMW F800GS. Bought new by me in 2009.

Thanks for the good wishes.

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Re: Another bike birthday. 10 happy years together.

Post by Steve T » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:06 pm

They are good machines, aren't they :D

Not got anywhere near the mileage on the four F8GS's and one F650GS twin I've had that you've covered on yours, but I do like racking up the miles on the beasts :mrgreen:

safe riding and thanks for sharing your multi continent travels with us work-locked individuals :roll: ;) :mrgreen:

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Re: Another bike birthday. 10 happy years together.

Post by mark vb » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:46 pm

Hey Paul, many happy returns to your GS :) The XJR you sold me had its 20th not that long ago but has only racked up a paltry 40k miles, pretty much unused for the last 12 yrs.
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Re: Another bike birthday. 10 happy years together.

Post by Bryn » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:25 pm

Any pictures of the birthday bike? They're some impressive figures from an awesome sounding trip

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Re: Another bike birthday. 10 happy years together.

Post by OnHellas » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:30 pm

There you go. This one was taken last week on Hatchers Pass in Alaska. A great ride in a lovely day with some super people.
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