'06 1150 GSA Thread

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by idea man, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. idea man

    idea man Plate Spinner

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    Clearly there needs to be a thread for those of us die hard 1150 GSA owners who were clever enough to have purchased the last of the breed. There seems to be quite a few ADV-ers that ended up with them.

    So many and so passionate are we '06ers that we (okay, Eric Bertram from Ericsyn Motors) have started our own directory. Check it out: http://www.ericsyn.com/2006bmwr1150gsadv.html. Thanks Eric!

    The 2006 R 1150 GS Adventure Special Edition Model. Some say 100 were made and some say the number is more like 300. Some say 475 were made for the whole world. Some say these bikes are the result of a Law Enforecement Agency deal that went south and these are the progeny of that deal. All I know is that they are great looking, run well, and I love mine. Here it is soon after I bought it.
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    Okay guys (and maybe gals), Post 'em up. And if anyone knows the real story on these beauties, please share.
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  2. Renoflyboy

    Renoflyboy Adventurer

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    You guys are making me think twice about selling my GS! I have had some great rides on it.
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  3. BobFV1

    BobFV1 Long timer

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    Wasn't that just an 05 model that they called an 06, or were there any actual differences between the 05 and 06? It was always a bit confusing, 06 being an R1200GS ADV model year as well :huh
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  4. mitch

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    Not to be miss construed but the white ones are the BEST :clap :lol3
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  5. R1150gsadvrider

    R1150gsadvrider Been here awhile

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    The black one is faster!!!!!!:evil

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  6. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Well, maybe..

    But, the chicks all dig the Silver ones most!:wink:

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  7. northsoutheastwest

    northsoutheastwest Alaskaless....for now.

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    i wouldnt sell it...especially living in Reno. you would be crazy.
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  8. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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  9. PecosBill

    PecosBill Get off my f'n lawn!

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    finally, the thread it deserves.

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  10. idea man

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    I'm going to have to figure out more places to put bags.
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  11. PecosBill

    PecosBill Get off my f'n lawn!

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    Someone try to get Radioman to post up pics of his. That man has ridden his hard, and it shows. :thumb
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  12. highmark1

    highmark1 Been here awhile

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    Now you are talkin. I get tired of reading about the 1200's. I'll keep my 06 1150 forever. post pics later:clap
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  13. jpalamar

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    I worked hard at trying to find an '06 1150, and did. I spent good time and money bringing it fully back to a restored bike...mileage low but it was indeed properly used. I have a few bikes and needed room in the toy garage so had to get rid of one. In deference to it, it is being replaced by an on-order HP2Sport, but this 1150 was indeed a lovely, unpretentious bike. In the final analysis I believe my '07 Adventure a tad better bike, for a lot of reasons, but owning the coveted '06 was an honor and a privilege:

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  14. GS Dave

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    I ride mine every day....and somedays I get paid to ride it (I am a moto official for bicycle races)
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  15. ericb67

    ericb67 Been here awhile

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    I have an insane love for my 06 ADV. I own a small dealership and have had hundreds of bikes come through here since I bought mine back in 05, and there is nothing I would rather ride.

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  16. ericb67

    ericb67 Been here awhile

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    I just had an idea... since there are so few of these bikes out there would anyone else be interested in participating in a registry? For example, my last three would be 446. As we're pretty sure there are no more than 300 out there, this should be enough, right?

    If I hosted it would anyone participate?
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  17. idea man

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    (hopefully they didn't start at 0 :D)
    ...and thanks for offering.
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  18. PecosBill

    PecosBill Get off my f'n lawn!

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  19. GS Weaver

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    Best thread ever on ADVRider!!!

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  20. mitch

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    Me too 772 They tell me that only 25 were imported over here.
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