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Old 11-16-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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2013 gsa lost

Hello all, I am new to the forum and have replied a few times, and have really enjoyed the forum. This is my story.
never owned a GSA but I did ride one and always wanted one and after years on Stroms I decided the time was now as in August 2012. I put a deposit on 2013 GSA triple black and put 3 bikes on consignement to help out with payment. sold one bike immediatly, after 30 more days I sold another, no word from dealer on bike after 30 days, so I called and my call was not returned so another 30 days goes by and still no bike. It has now been 60 days. so last week I sold my last bike, now I have not been riding because my bikes were at freinds shop being sold, so I go to my local Yamaha shop and they offer me a deal on a Super Tenere and I say I really had my heart set on GSA. He offers me a solo test ride this week, but I have not had time to ride it so......... Today almost 3 months after I put a deposit on the GSA the salesman calls, I did not get to talk to him but the message was my 2013 GSA was lost in the storm in New Jersey and he will have one just like it soon. I am in Texas so I have missed 3 months of riding Tomorrow I will test ride the Yamaha. Thanks for listening D.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Not sure what you are looking for as reply?!???
GSAs are always hard to find, specially if you want a specific options. The Super Tenere is an amazing ride but it's a different bike. Are you set on the GSA or just on the Adventure style?
A Tenere will not fulfill the needs of someone that wants a GSA and vice versa.
Just my opinion tho
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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Not sure what you are looking for as reply?!???
GSAs are always hard to find, specially if you want a specific options. The Super Tenere is an amazing ride but it's a different bike. Are you set on the GSA or just on the Adventure style?
A Tenere will not fulfill the needs of someone that wants a GSA and vice versa.
Just my opinion tho
I wasnt looking for sympathy or any particular reply or answer to my dilema, I was just telling a not so funny story. Enjoying the forum. D.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:47 PM   #4
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Look at the bright side, YOU weren't in New Jersey during the storm.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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Look at the bright side, YOU weren't in New Jersey during the storm.
Yes, but being a human he could un-lost himself. Bikes need masters and his poor one hadn't yet met his master...

It's a good thing they need masters actually, otherwise they'd be off riding and we'd be lonely and posting on here...
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:16 AM   #6
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Not sure what you are looking for as reply?!???
GSAs are always hard to find, specially if you want a specific options. The Super Tenere is an amazing ride but it's a different bike. Are you set on the GSA or just on the Adventure style?
A Tenere will not fulfill the needs of someone that wants a GSA and vice versa.
Just my opinion tho
Am wondering what inmates thinks those differences are?
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:45 PM   #7
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Easy solution

Hey man, that's a drag. Don't even waste your time with the Tenere (which is a really nice bike). If you want a GSA, you want a GSA and nothing will fill its shoes. You'll dump the Tenere soon because every time you get on it you'll wish you were on the GSA. So, for the easy solution I promised...
Call Zac Wiley at Max BMW (www.maxbmw.com) in Connecticut. He will take good care of you. Last spring when I couldn't find the GSA I wanted I took someone's advice from this forum and called him. A week later I had exactly the GSA I wanted in my driveway - shipped from CT to my home in Oregon. They handled everything including the shipping in a very professional and speedy manner and the price was right.
Good luck - you'll love the GSA! It's everything it's cracked up to be and more.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:51 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forum, and sorry to hear about the delay.

I rode both bikes and the choice was very clear to me. You should do the same before you make a decision.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:05 AM   #9
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Welcome to the forum, and sorry to hear about the delay.

I rode both bikes and the choice was very clear to me. You should do the same before you make a decision.
the GSA fits me as I am 6'4" better than any bike I have ever ridden, I have owned and ridden a KLR, DL1K and DL 650 for the past 7 years, doing the usual mods to make me semi comfortable. The GSA I rode was just right for my height and I have wanted one for years, however I am soon gonna be 4+ hours from nearest dealer and after 3 months I have cooled off to the idea and $24k tag. That being said I am going to ride the Yamaha for grins, and I will be busy moving soon so I may or may not wait on another GSA. D.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:39 AM   #10
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the GSA fits me as I am 6'4" better than any bike I have ever ridden, I have owned and ridden a KLR, DL1K and DL 650 for the past 7 years, doing the usual mods to make me semi comfortable. The GSA I rode was just right for my height and I have wanted one for years, however I am soon gonna be 4+ hours from nearest dealer and after 3 months I have cooled off to the idea and $24k tag. That being said I am going to ride the Yamaha for grins, and I will be busy moving soon so I may or may not wait on another GSA. D.
I would not let distance to the dealer influence my decision. The boxer is so easy to work on and maintain that I would do it myself even if the dealer was next door.

Now, as for the $24K price tag? That's another story, the ending which only you know.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:13 AM   #11
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if the bike was at the port in Newark, there's a very good chance it was flooded. That entire area was under a few feet of salt water. There were containers floating around.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:36 PM   #12
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if the bike was at the port in Newark, there's a very good chance it was flooded. That entire area was under a few feet of salt water. There were containers floating around.
My GSA came in a few years ago through Perth Amboy, NJ., an even worse location than Newark from the storm perspective. If BMW still ships through Perth Amboy, the bike probably got very wet.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:01 PM   #13
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Me again, well I didnt ride the Tenere because I was too busy and they close at 4 on Sat. so Maybe next week, I appreciate all you guys finding bikes for me. I have not talked with my salesman, and he didnt bother calling me back. I looked at the MAX place in New Hamp. as was suggested and found one I absolutely love in the older color scheme, of course it is the weekend, so I may call them Tues. I always like to look at a bike first hand before purchase, this one is slightly used, but I may call them Tuesday anyway. Thanks again. D.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:18 PM   #14
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+1 on Max. As dealers to, they really do a good job overall. Not perfect, but good.

What about Sierra BMW though, they're so close to you and they're another fantastis dealer. Also BMW of Salt Lake has some good deals going right now, And they're good guys to deal with too.


Sucks that it sounds like your dealer isn't a good one though, that would strongly factor into my decision more than the bike. The tenere is a rocking bike, I'd strongly consider it. I'm also waiting for the new KTM 1190.... Maybe holding off through the winter wouldn't be too bad of an idea?
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:20 PM   #15
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Just one other thought. Every new generation model seems to always go through growing pains, recalls, limiited aftermarket support, whatever. If you went for a different, well established model for now and let the first or second production year for others to sort out, you can still shoot for the 2014 or 15 BMW, and by then, the jury would be back in on the water-cooled 1200GSA, probably get a better price, and likely more after market selection.

Just trying to put a positive spin should the aquisition of a 13 becomecome legthy, more expensive or just more inconvenient.
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