Re: Hello from west Michigan
Welcome from SE Michigan. Seems like Beemer drivers all share the same story. Started on a Matchless, Triumph, Honda 750-4, then on to a GoldWing, had kids, sent son to college, Yamaha, R1100RT, retired, K1200LT. Shipped the bike to Florida and ride weekly with a bunch of Harley's.
There is nothing better than having to unzip your leather jacket mid-February because you're sweating. I hope to be able to say that in May when I head back up north.
From one newbie to another...this is the best forum for information and if you haven't found the videos that Kirk Johnson and the Northern Illinois BMW club post, he does a great job of explaining basic maintenance of your bike.