Day One Driving my New BMW F650

So the insurance for the bike was delayed, in an administrative tangle, and I could not use it.

The Jeep battery was dead when we got home late last night from Mothers Day in Illinois, it’s obviously on a different date to Mothers Day else where in the world.

The Jeep’s rear door latch was busy clicking in and out all by itself … and had drained it flat … no ignition lights even. So … it had to be the bike as transport the next day.

Monday morning the insurance hiccup eventually completed … leaving just ten minutes to get to work.

So after thirty years of not riding a bike, I had to get the hang of this particular bike (that I had never ridden before, not even once) … get the hang of it … riding it on the way to the office !!!

Not so easy I must confess.

BMW 650 Right Side

25 miles an hour in second gear seemed to work. Once up to 45mph it was easier. But very windy today, and bike had a higher centre of gravity than any I have ridden before.

But got there, and back 🙂 And only then … did I get to putz around the neighbourhood on it and work out what is what.

BMW 650 Left Side
Managed to put some gas in it … all of one gallon !!!

So far … so good … end of day one.

By Chris

Chris is experimenting with living a better quality-of-life by Simplifying back to basics. Valuing family time, friendships, personal time and free time over material things. Growing healthy food. Avoiding advertising and media commercialism. In a nut shell; directly pursuing Health, Sanity, Contentment and indirectly Happiness.

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