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Old 11-19-2012, 08:16 AM   #18631
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:16 AM   #18632
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:17 AM   #18633
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Thanks everyone. Yeah, I think I've found a new sport to add to the list, though discussion of -30F at altitude/velocity during the winter has me thinking I'll wait til spring... my ski clothes are more appropriate for +30F. :)
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:35 PM   #18634
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:39 PM   #18635
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Nick got home from school this evening, had not seen his new bike yet. So after dinner he did the right thing, started to disassemble the whole bike. After washing every nook and cranny, he went over every part and made his list of replacement parts. Finished at 1:30 am, of course dad was not gonna miss out on this opportunity to help...it's bed time for me I'm going to bed...

I guess dads credit card will be burning up tomorrow at a couple different shops. I guess it could be worse, I could be bailing him out of jail!!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:34 AM   #18636
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If I stay in town this weekend, I'm in for a DS ride on either Friday or Sat! I'll be sure to have on a new rear tire by then!
If you guys do a local DS ride Saturday let me know, I am overdue for a good ride.

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:22 AM   #18637
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If you guys do a local DS ride Saturday let me know, I am overdue for a good ride.

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Depending on ride I'd be up for it. I am geared too low for long distance/ high speed.

Anyone up for a lap around the lot behind Martins either of those days?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:15 AM   #18638
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I was thinking/trying to go this afternoon to the Forest Hill Training grounds....I'm not geared for highway either...if today doesn't work out then I'm up for Saturday....
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:50 AM   #18639
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$7000 in FREE farkles with GS purchase!

I am probably going to regret doing this as I have spent a bunch of time and money getting this bike exactly the way I want it but here goes...

I may have the opportunity to purchase something much newer and with less miles than my faithful and trusty GS. If that opportunity arises, I want to be ready and have this bike already sold. I am going to detail the bike, take some snazzy pictures and post it in the flea market and on CL next week. But you, my dear friends, can have first dibs...

2005 BMW R1200GS, 61,000 miles, runs flawlessly, has faithfully taken me on 1,000+ mile days, numerous trips to work and on many DS rides and unlike my wife, she never, ever, complained. Mechanically, bike is an A+, cosmetically, she looks like a loved GS that is almost 8 years old (and the way a GS of her age should look!) Except for scuffs on the engine guards (which will be repainted by me this weekend) she looks good and runs even better! There is some mild fraying on the front seams of the saddle. I wouldn't hesitate leaving for Tierra Del Fuego in the morning! As a precaution, final drive seals were replaced at 50,000 miles by dealer. Just inspected...

Just from what I recall off the top of my head, this bike is LOADED with over $7000 in extras shown below! At this point, I do not want to go crazy taking the bike apart to sell farkles seperately but that may change and would be reflected in a lower price for the whole package...

$7000 in farkles included (This does not take into account any of the $$$$ spent on installation):
Front and rear Wilbur’s suspension with remote adjuster on rear. $1700
Jesse Bags and Jesse topcase (with cool stickers and yards of SOLAS tape!) $1700
AKS Cruise Control $140
Mayer comfort saddle $450
Aeroflow touring windshield $500
Custom low cut summer shield $45
Stock windsheild included $0
BMW engine guards $300
Hepco&Becker tank guards $275
Headlight protector gel sheet $30
Mr. Toad's LED spotlights and LED daytime running lights $140 (crazy bright!)
Photon Blasters (front) $129
Front Fender extender $35
Jumbo Fastway foot pegs $160
Battery tender pigtail $13
Rox Risers $90
GS Adventure beak $60
Inner rear mudguard $35
Kickstand footprint enlarger $34
Wired for Zumo 550 (GPS and mount NOT included) $15
All three JVB GS videos $60
Fusebox (custom made and installed by electrical enginner, thanks Guy!) $100
Wolo “Bad boy” 139dB horn (very loud!) $40
Touratech Head protectors $204
TKC’s with less than 500 miles $280
Extra set of Shinko 705’s with less than 500 miles $180
Wunderlich handlebar bag $60

Plus more I am certain that I have forgotten...

$9000

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:40 AM   #18640
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I was thinking/trying to go this afternoon to the Forest Hill Training grounds....I'm not geared for highway either...if today doesn't work out then I'm up for Saturday....
Maybe a saturday 9:30 chik fila for coffee and a biscuit and then a ride?
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:16 PM   #18641
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Maybe a saturday 9:30 chik fila for coffee and a biscuit and then a ride?
Sounds good, to me.

Mike,
How much fun will that ride be on a gs?
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:36 PM   #18642
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Sounds good, to me.

Mike,
How much fun will that ride be on a gs?
Andrew, the riding area behind Martin's will be nothing worse than day three of the GS trophy challenge...there are some sketchy climbs, decents, sand and ruts. It can be done but it will be work, not a ton of fun like on a WR or DRZ.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:43 PM   #18643
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Eddy,

Check your email and let me know. -ty
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:10 PM   #18644
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I took the DRZ over to the Forest Hill run today behind Martins. I only spent about 30 min back there but there is some fun stuff. I didn't do any of the single track. I was by myself so I didn't want to explore too deep. Im sure I missed a bunch. From what I saw a GS with at least 50/50 tires should be ok. There was a Henrico Co Cop sitting there when I exited the trail behind Martins. He took a good look at me but didn't do anything.

Eddy ..... I'll take the Wilburs, the LED lights and the videos. :-)

I have a very nice LARGE Gerbing heated pant "liner" if anyone is interested. $100 should cover it. I switched over to microwire.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:25 PM   #18645
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Nevermind...I wasn't paying attention and now see that they are PANTS!
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