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Old 07-31-2012, 04:57 PM   #50566
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Nope sure didn't Doc, one is about all I can stand. Did get a nice surprise a couple days after I rode it home though. BMW (Bob) called and says hey your GPS is in........after a minute of thinking what he was talking about I told him must have the wrong guy I never ordered a GPS!! He says well one comes free with that bike, it's a BMW promotion! He forgot to tell me when I bought it. Honest guy huh.

So now I have it for sale in the flea market and on the R1200GS forum. Zumo 660 type. I looked up the option and it was $899!! Still new in the box if you or any other inmates are interested. Give ya $99 off!
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:59 PM   #50567
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Take a look at the Alu-Trax bags from Twisted Throttle as another option for aluminum panniers. I've got Pelican cases on mine from Caribou Luggage and have been real happy with 'em. Had Jesse's at one time but too heavy and noisy for me.
Trekkers from Givi is another good option.
Ok, thanks I'll take all the advice I can get on this machine. Don't want heavy anything if the panniers are good quality then all good. I'll check them out. Many thanks!
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:59 PM   #50568
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ah yes.

I had forgotten that you had the other big bike Mike!

I certainly hope it makes you a great long time mechanical buddy.

My older version has certainly made me a fan.


the bad part is, now I have no chance in hell of ever being able to keep up with you.
I could barely keep up with you guys on 250s...

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Old 07-31-2012, 05:08 PM   #50569
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Oh I think you'll have no problem, it's actually easier to ride off road at a faster pace on the little bikes though.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:00 PM   #50570
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Congrats on the GS! They sure do eat up the miles on the slab Mike. I think you'll like it.

What made you choose the GS over a Tenere?
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:09 PM   #50571
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Congrats on the GS! They sure do eat up the miles on the slab Mike. I think you'll like it.

What made you choose the GS over a Tenere?
I didn't like the brakes on the Tenere when I test rode it. Especially the rear brake it was not very effective. Just felt the GS was more refined but I think the Tenere is more powerful, don't remember the stat's just the seat of the pants feel. Did like the water cooled engine though.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:12 PM   #50572
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:44 PM   #50573
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Dime Cup I bet you like that new GS a lot. I tried an GSA last fall, while my 650 GS was getting worked on. A week latter I was riding a new GSA, it sure has been an enjoyable time for me. Hope your liken yours, half as much as I do mine.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:42 PM   #50574
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Congrats on the GS Mike!

Scott, just rim brakes, and they were hot. Lots of stops kept 'em cool.

The campground I was in was across the street from the big Colorado Springs (Waldo Canyon) fire. Heavy rains last night brought the mountain (and even full burned tree trunks) into the camp. I spent the day helping clean up best we could.

Long day, but good people pitching in made it fun. The poor owner (this is his uncle below) was crushed.

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Old 07-31-2012, 08:50 PM   #50575
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Congratulations on R1200GS... its a hell of a bike; except the weight.. i dont like riding mine around town, but it does everything so well, and wheelies sooo easy..
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:33 PM   #50576
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Congrats on the GS Mike!

Scott, just rim brakes, and they were hot. Lots of stops kept 'em cool.

The campground I was in was across the street from the big Colorado Springs (Waldo Canyon) fire. Heavy rains last night brought the mountain (and even full burned tree trunks) into the camp. I spent the day helping clean up best we could.

Long day, but good people pitching in made it fun. The poor owner (this is his uncle below) was crushed.

I thought you were on vacation?
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:13 PM   #50577
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Well done Magoo. Lots of good memories come from doing those things...
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:07 PM   #50578
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Moved my son to his new apartment today and moved more of our stuff to the condoplex and our garage there. We got to see the inside of our condo today. The painters were getting if spruced up and the maintenance crew was getting it ready for new carpet.

Didn't work on the Hogs n Dinosaurs thread because all of my time was used up. I'll be glad when the move is over....phew

My DRZ is in a sad state right now it's stuck in the new garage awaiting attention. As we progressed on the trip it began using oil. It's not smoking but it sure requires close attention to keep the oil sump topped off. Guess it's time to freshen the top end. The bike now has about 39k on it. Once I got the electrical sorted it has been super reliable.

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Old 07-31-2012, 11:25 PM   #50579
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Hey XR650 not sure if you're still looking or what you're working with financially but that CLEAN DRZ 400 SM popped back up on CL today for $3000.

http://fayar.craigslist.org/mcy/3057421837.html

That's the bike, just an older post because the current one doesn't have pics up.

If you can pull it off... I would!
Not enough $ ... lets be honest guys .... think I could use a bike all year round here? I'm not acquainted with the winters here
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:53 AM   #50580
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Not enough $ ... lets be honest guys .... think I could use a bike all year round here? I'm not acquainted with the winters here
yep! We do and why not you?

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