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Old 08-11-2014, 04:44 PM   #1
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Best options on new bike 1200GS?

The bathroom renovation will be finished at the end of September (which is the last item on the 'to do list') and that means I have 'spousal freedom' to order my dream bike. So far i have decided to add the Navigator V, and Touratech Crash Bars(upper and lower)

If you had to do it again, what would your first options be on the 1200? (Aside from getting it earlier!)
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:47 PM   #2
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BMW police take down lights (ask your dealer) wired through a 1200 ADV aux light switch.
Factory aux brake light, it flashes when first applied.
Adventure windscreen.
Tall hand guards
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:20 AM   #3
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:18 PM   #4
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Get side bags for sure. I like the top box too even if they are ugly. Aside from traveling, luggage makes it really easy for me to commute and run errands on the bike.

Agree on driving lights and flashing brake light (but you may save some $$ vs. buying BMW brand parts). I ended up with handlebar risers and that helped me (maybe wait and see how it fits you).

If you ride with the wife (or want to) an intercom is great. Get a camera for her maybe?

Maybe budget in some money to take a class (like BRC 2) on your new bike, too.

Congratulations
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:47 AM   #5
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Get side bags for sure. I like the top box too even if they are ugly. Aside from traveling, luggage makes it really easy for me to commute and run errands on the bike.

Agree on driving lights and flashing brake light (but you may save some $$ vs. buying BMW brand parts). I ended up with handlebar risers and that helped me (maybe wait and see how it fits you).

If you ride with the wife (or want to) an intercom is great. Get a camera for her maybe?

Maybe budget in some money to take a class (like BRC 2) on your new bike, too.

Congratulations
++1 on the bags, driving lights and flashing brake light. These farkles will allow you to commute, sport tour, etc etc.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:30 AM   #6
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:48 PM   #7
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Jumping in!

So Ive decided on a GSA as it has all the farkles mentioned here and i will add the GPS...very very excited!
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:03 PM   #8
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A Super Tenere for when that over priced piece of shit is in the shop and you can't afford the repairs?
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:36 PM   #9
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So Ive decided on a GSA as it has all the farkles mentioned here and i will add the GPS...very very excited!
Good idea...
Rode a used GS for 2+ years. Getting a feel for what I wanted.
Before I sprung for the 12000 mile interval service, new tires, improved suspension, some new farkles, I realized I could just trade up to a GSA with
everything I already wanted.

You have to be sure you really want or need these things....I wasn't sure until I got it....rode it, and knew it was a deal. It is a certain leap of faith. Maybe false security, but I have in fact been farther in less time....deep woods, fire roads, etc with no looking back...it worked for me....to each his own and no questions asked.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:35 PM   #10
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WellInsured, you may want to ask your GS questions over at GSpot. You'll get no love over here.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:27 PM   #11
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Get the BMW waterproof case liners, they are expensive but worth it! A must have if you are doing any kind of long distance travel. You will soon or later get in rain or dust.Those cases will not keep the water out!

in addition, the aluminum residue from the friction inside of the boxes gets everything dirty over time. I got a sprayed liner in mine, just like a truck bed liner.


A few additional advantages:
Easy to unpacked for the night
Carry stuff back and forth from the bike to the hotel or camping ground.
Move them on top of the boxes if you need additional space.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:55 PM   #12
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A Super Tenere for when that over priced piece of shit is in the shop and you can't afford the repairs?
For the weight of that portly ST he could nearly tow another bike behind his.

The tremendous launch of the ST shouldn't be a problem.

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your ABS is on.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:24 AM   #13
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***text snip*** ps:your abs is on.
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:43 AM   #14
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PS:
your ABS is on.
No need to turn something off that actually works in all situations...
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:23 AM   #15
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