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Old 05-24-2013, 07:43 PM   #9076
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Hitching Post in Minneapolis had 2 come in. 1 turned into rental and the other (a blue one) has been on their showfloor for a month and hasn't sold.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:58 AM   #9077
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Sandia in Abq and Santa Fe BMW (owned by same guy) are two of the biggest GS dealers in the region. Tell Eric, the sales manager at Sandia I sent you. They're good people to work with.

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Old 05-25-2013, 07:23 AM   #9078
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Come on man give us a bit more...
Name of magazine, result of review.
Maybe a scan...


NLS I'll make you a deal

How about I bump your post count by another 1000 giving you a post count of over 3000.

You get the cred you seek from having a higher post count, and save the rest of us from your constant drivel.

grahamspc stated the name of the magazine in his post.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:29 AM   #9079
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NLS I'll make you a deal

How about I bump your post count by another 1000 giving you a post count of over 3000.

You get the cred you seek from having a higher post count, and save the rest of us from your constant drivel.

grahamspc stated the name of the magazine in his post.
I really didn't see it. Don't know why. Was it that major?

I don't care about the post count (I don't even look at it and didn't know my current stats until you mentioned it) and doubt it brings any credibility with it. Actually it could mean the opposite: someone with much time posting and less time riding). After all look at the credibility you have with 12k: Not much.
So please stop explaining my actions for me (I think this is the second time?).

Now, if there is a specific reason you want to "push" me around (I guess we just don't like some people?), either find a good reason to ban me (or do it without a good reason ), or explain in PM what is the problem.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:26 PM   #9080
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NLS I'll make you a deal

How about I bump your post count by another 1000 giving you a post count of over 3000.

You get the cred you seek from having a higher post count, and save the rest of us from your constant drivel.

grahamspc stated the name of the magazine in his post.

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Old 05-26-2013, 07:45 PM   #9081
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NLS I'll make you a deal

How about I bump your post count by another 1000 giving you a post count of over 3000.

You get the cred you seek from having a higher post count, and save the rest of us from your constant drivel.

grahamspc stated the name of the magazine in his post.
Woohoo, I am full of cred, or something, then!

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Old 05-26-2013, 10:54 PM   #9082
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I noticed you have sold a Multistrata for a LC. How do they compare? Cheers AB
The motor in the multi is alot stronger. As it's an 1198 engine I wouldn't expect the boxer to match up.
As for the suspension, the BM is fantastic. My Multi was standard with ABS, so can't comment on the Ohlins. I couldn't justify, or afford, the extra 6k for the upgrade.
The electronics on the Ducati were a PITA, much easier to use on the BM.
I'm really happy with the LC.
Sorry about the delay in my response, been away.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:14 PM   #9083
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Any one wired a zumo 550 or montana to the new GS.. I have an older 550 and wanted to fit it where the BMW cradle is...Other option is to buy the BMW Nav4. but I like my garmin..I like my topo maps too. I always wanted to upgrade to a montana...the only reason I would think of the BMW nav would be for the handlebar function... Any thoughts
Just get the Garmin Zumo 660.
Fits the BMW GPS bracket, no worries. Only thing is, you can not use the toggle switch on the left hand bar. I went to GPSOZ, spoke to Brian and all's good.
You can get lifetime updates with the 660, not the NavIV.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:26 PM   #9084
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What is the dealer wanting to charge you for the BMW Nav IV? I was quoted $1600 which seems outrageous. I got some story that it needed to be installed even though I have the GPS bracket. I plugged a mates Garmin 650 into the bracket on the weekend and it worked fine. The touch screen with gloves was pretty good and at $530 I think I will go with that but I know not being able to use the controller will annoy me! I don't think the extra features from the integrated unit are a big deal but I do like the idea being able to control it with two hands on the handlebars.
The units come in from BMW without maps. I was quoted $1044.00 for the unit and $300.00 for the Aust maps. You then have to download them.
As I've said elsewhere, go the Garmin 660, $579.00 from GPSOZ. I have no connection to GPSOZ BTW.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:41 AM   #9085
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The motor in the multi is alot stronger. As it's an 1198 engine I wouldn't expect the boxer to match up.
As for the suspension, the BM is fantastic. My Multi was standard with ABS, so can't comment on the Ohlins. I couldn't justify, or afford, the extra 6k for the upgrade.
The electronics on the Ducati were a PITA, much easier to use on the BM.
I'm really happy with the LC.
Sorry about the delay in my response, been away.
Hi mate. On spec I was convinced that I was going to buy a 2013 Multistrada but after meeting owners and reading forums the amount and freq of reported falts was just too risky for me.

Bought the 13 GSW and love it.

I will also NOT be spending $1300 on the BMW Nav IV and will instead pick up a 660 from Ryda, cheers.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:11 AM   #9086
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I Own a 2011 Multi ABS and have been tossing up between the LC and the new KTM. I have ridden the KTM and it seems quite nice, but no accessories , and although the Purchase price is a little more competitve the price gap narrows when you start considering the options that bring it up to GS specs.

My only concern is if I can live without the Ducati Performance and road handling. I won't miss the poor build quality, over priced parts , and poor design especially when they claim the Multi is capable of Off Road use.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:45 AM   #9087
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I Own a 2011 Multi ABS and have been tossing up between the LC and the new KTM. I have ridden the KTM and it seems quite nice, but no accessories , and although the Purchase price is a little more competitve the price gap narrows when you start considering the options that bring it up to GS specs.

My only concern is if I can live without the Ducati Performance and road handling. I won't miss the poor build quality, over priced parts , and poor design especially when they claim the Multi is capable of Off Road use.
I agree re the Ducati performance, and sound. As far as the handling, don't worry, the BM has it in spades, and very little nose dive.
You won't be disappointed. Also the BM will hold it's value alot better too.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:53 AM   #9088
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I agree re the Ducati performance, and sound. As far as the handling, don't worry, the BM has it in spades, and very little nose dive.
You won't be disappointed. Also the BM will hold it's value alot better too.
Yes the value is an interesting discussion point I have never owned a bike that has depreciated as much as the Ducati !! I have had many BMW's but decided for a change to stop me being one eyed. Looks like I'll be testing the GS soon. I am a little torn because I hired a GS to tour NZ a few years back and really thought that bike a great comprimise. I wonder what the new GSA will be like ?
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:00 AM   #9089
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Yes the value is an interesting discussion point I have never owned a bike that has depreciated as much as the Ducati !!
Yup, if you're prone to flipping a bike after two years never buy a new Duc.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:02 AM   #9090
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Yes the value is an interesting discussion point I have never owned a bike that has depreciated as much as the Ducati !! I have had many BMW's but decided for a change to stop me being one eyed. Looks like I'll be testing the GS soon. I am a little torn because I hired a GS to tour NZ a few years back and really thought that bike a great comprimise. I wonder what the new GSA will be like ?
I had a GSA '08 and loved it on road, off it was too heavy. The new one will be interesting. This is my 8th BM, and I went to Ducati as the GS's got too stale.
I hired a GS last year overseas, and was very happy to get home to my Multi. It's very hard to go past an 1198 motor.
However, this GS is a big step forward. Make sure you have the demo in Dynamic mode, you'll have fun.
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