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  • RonClinton
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    Thanks, Mike -- now I just need some sun around these Seattle parts so I can get out and enjoy it!

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  • mhatchett
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    Wow! Nice, I've toyed with trading my 2005 Suzuki in on a BMW, I've had it forever. They have some nice used ones at the shop where I get my Bike worked on. Good on you Ron!! Enjoy!

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    I have to either bite the bullet and spend money tomorrow that makes me a bit nervous to do, given the circumstances of this point in time, or just hold off until next summer. But if this year has proved nothing else, it’s that you can’t count on what’s coming next…who knows what next year will look like. The deal’s negotiated and lined up, now it’s just a matter of pulling the trigger.
    ...and the trigger got pulled yesterday.

    2020 BMW R1250R.

    It replaces my 2016 Yamaha FJR1300 that I'd had for four years, and blessedly shaves 125 pounds off the FJR's top-heavy weight. I'd had a couple 10-/15-minute test rides on the R1250R previously, but had a solid few hours of seat time on it yesterday riding it home. Very pleased...135 hp and 106 ft. lbs. of torque delivered by a recently redesigned boxer Shift-Cam twin with variable valve timing, providing a monstrous, linear delivery of torque and power...this thing really moves. The electronic dynamic suspension front and rear, along with the aforementioned weight loss (plus the horizontal boxer carries the weight low), makes for great, nimble handling and a riding experience that reminds me why I love motorcycling.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    You, sir, are a mind-reader.

    I have to either bite the bullet and spend money tomorrow that makes me a bit nervous to do, given the circumstances of this point in time, or just hold off until next summer. But if this year has proved nothing else, it’s that you can’t count on what’s coming next…who knows what next year will look like. The deal’s negotiated and lined up, now it’s just a matter of pulling the trigger.
    You mentioned it awhile back at some point that you might be in the market for a new ride. Easy for me to say, but I say go for it. Like you said, who knows what happens next.

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  • jeffingoff
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    Sweet wheels, Martin!

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post
    Nice ride, Martin and very cool hand-me-down story for the Camry.

    Looks like Ron might be scoring a new bike.
    You, sir, are a mind-reader.

    I have to either bite the bullet and spend money tomorrow that makes me a bit nervous to do, given the circumstances of this point in time, or just hold off until next summer. But if this year has proved nothing else, it’s that you can’t count on what’s coming next…who knows what next year will look like. The deal’s negotiated and lined up, now it’s just a matter of pulling the trigger.

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  • Brian861
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    Nice ride, Martin and very cool hand-me-down story for the Camry.

    Looks like Ron might be scoring a new bike.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    Nice car, Martin! Congrats!
    Thanks, I plan to have this one a long time.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Nice car, Martin! Congrats!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Congrats — nice-looking ride! Enjoy it, and safe travels.

    Speaking of new rides, I may have something to crow about as well in a few days...just need to make a couple decisions to turn it from “may” to “will.”
    Cool! Hope it happens for you.

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  • RonClinton
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    Congrats — nice-looking ride! Enjoy it, and safe travels.

    Speaking of new rides, I may have something to crow about as well in a few days...just need to make a couple decisions to turn it from “may” to “will.”

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  • Martin
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    My wife's car is a 2001 Camry and it has just over 100,000 miles. I am actually giving that one to a niece we helped raise. She just turned 21 and is now learning how to drive and planning on getting her license when Oregon starts issuing them again. She grew up in that car and is excited to be getting it.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by mulleins View Post
    That's a beauty. I drive a 2014 Avalon hybrid with 310,000 miles and my wife drives a 2015 Avalon hybrid with 110,000 miles. I plan on 500,000 miles. They drive fantastic and still gets 40 to the gallon.

    Excellent choice. You will enjoy it.

    Mulleins
    You guys drive more than I do. My last car was a 2007 Camry and as it rolled 200,000 miles it was really starting to need work some of which was going to be very expensive. ON my drive up the gorge today I got 48 Miles per gallon. The Camry would have done the trip at about 24 so that was great!

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    Not a book. So my car recently rolled over 200,000 miles and I started looking at how much money I needed to put into it and decided to look at what was available.

    Decided on a 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. Took it for a drive up the gorge today and took a couple of photos at Stonehenge.
    Very nice car, Martin, enjoy it! I have a 2011 LS 460 that only has 66k miles on it. At the rate I'm going they'll be handing out Teslas with McDonald's Happy Meals before I hit 200k.

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  • mulleins
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    That's a beauty. I drive a 2014 Avalon hybrid with 310,000 miles and my wife drives a 2015 Avalon hybrid with 110,000 miles. I plan on 500,000 miles. They drive fantastic and still gets 40 to the gallon.

    Excellent choice. You will enjoy it.

    Mulleins

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