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Old 04-11-2013, 11:19 AM   #6901
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:21 AM   #6902
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:22 AM   #6903
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #6904
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WTF? Is all of that necessary? How long will it take you to figure out what all of it is for, and will you die in a crash trying to engage it all as you ride? I'm sure it's cool to have, but really?

I had my (perfectly wonderful) 2001 1150GS in to the dealer yesterday to have them read a fault code in my ABS that I apparently caused when I installed new stainless steel brake lines. All is fine, it cost $30 to test it and clear the fault and the ABS functions perfectly now . While they did that I drooled over the new W/C 1300GS and marvelled at all the gizmos and gadgets. All I could think was, better get the extended warranty; how long will all that shite function as designed? I guess I'm just getting and am apparently not an "early adopter" of whiz-bang electronics on a bike. I do admit, though, that fuel injection is a vast improvement and I really like disc brakes .

That said, here's my new baby - only got 150 miles on her so far but I am REALLY liking this bike! It feels like a bicycle after getting off the GS.





I've also ridden my GS through all this stuff and it did fine too, just had to pay a little more attention. I need to find some real gnarly stuff and test out the WR . The WR250R is my 45th motorcycle in 50 years of riding.

I visited the BMW/Triumph/Ural/Husqvarna dealership in Salem, VA yesterday and was amazed to see two W/C GSs and three 1200GSAs on the floor. I thought the new 1300GSs were kinda hard to find? They had a killer selection of Triumphs and Huskys, and tons of BMWs, but only one Ural.

Nice photo of Canyonlands and the White Rim Trail! When I lived in Wyoming we used to go down there a couple times a year, absolutely phenomenal riding. I've ridden bicycles and motorcycles around the WRT, it's just the coolest thing. A buddy of mine is there right now, damn him.

Any bike is a wonderful thing, I'm not picky!

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Old 04-11-2013, 02:58 PM   #6905
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Looks like an easy wheelie now!
Yeah, like that bike had problems getting the front wheel up before.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #6906
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WTF? Is all of that necessary? How long will it take you to figure out what all of it is for, and will you die in a crash trying to engage it all as you ride? I'm sure it's cool to have, but really?

I had my (perfectly wonderful) 2001 1150GS in to the dealer yesterday to have them read a fault code in my ABS that I apparently caused when I installed new stainless steel brake lines. All is fine, it cost $30 to test it and clear the fault and the ABS functions perfectly now . While they did that I drooled over the new W/C 1300GS and marvelled at all the gizmos and gadgets. All I could think was, better get the extended warranty; how long will all that shite function as designed? I guess I'm just getting and am apparently not an "early adopter" of whiz-bang electronics on a bike. I do admit, though, that fuel injection is a vast improvement and I really like disc brakes .

That said, here's my new baby - only got 150 miles on her so far but I am REALLY liking this bike! It feels like a bicycle after getting off the GS.
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I rode a 1200RT about 2 weeks ago and the setup is pretty much the same. The controls are very intuitive and only took a few minutes to figure out.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:29 PM   #6907
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All those gizmo's turn a rider into a driver.
Can as well go back in a cage and stick the head out of the window like the dog.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:44 PM   #6908
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All those gizmo's turn a rider into a driver.
Can as well go back in a cage and stick the head out of the window like the dog.
I love all of those gizmos on my K1600GT, but I also love the basic simplicity of my KLR. It's possible to enjoy both extremes.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:00 PM   #6909
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:06 PM   #6910
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Parking in the no parking zone is a nice touch....LOL
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #6911
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thats the best resto-mod i've seen. Truly badass. I might have to steal the idea from you.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:36 PM   #6912
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Parking in the no parking zone is a nice touch....LOL
I like to live dangerously. haha

I was waiting for my friend to bring me the key to her (my old) apartment. Figured I could chill in a little alley in the meantime.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:21 PM   #6913
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Maybe nothing special for you guys but this is defenitly the best bike in the world right now, at least for me :P
My first bike, its a used up dirty cheap cbf 600 sa first model. Rdy for all the noob mistakes iam going to make

I like the way it looks - cool bike.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #6914
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:48 PM   #6915
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I like to live dangerously. haha

I was waiting for my friend to bring me the key to her (my old) apartment. Figured I could chill in a little alley in the meantime.
Haha living dangerously in chicago can get ya some hefty fines though...LOL
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