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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by skysailor, Sep 17, 2012.
I'm 5'6 with a 30" inseam. I have a lower seat and standard suspension. You will be fine.
Okay, I'm picking up my new F700GS Thursday. Unless, I can get the 1200GS they have on the showroom floor to fit me. I've got a 30" inseam and I rented a 1200 in AZ last Feb with a 31" seat hight. Worked. Don't want a lowered chassis. Either way, I'm riding off on a bike that I didn't ride in on. Then again, you just never know.
There's a BMW dealer in Kenora? What's next? An MV Agusta dealer in Atikokan?
I wish! Winnipeg is the closest. Thinking I may tread water till spring at this point. Beginning to think I need something with a little more wx protection.
So, everything's all set to go (I thought?) at the shop. I landed early yesterday, called them and said I was riding into Winnipeg to pick up the bike. Well, the bike hasn't had a PDI. They're open till 8:00 (it's about 2:30 and I can be there by 5:30. It's a 2.5 hour ride and I would have to collect some crap (second key for the Bandit, owner's manual, a couple of oil filters etc., to go with the bike) Problem is, the "back end" shuts down at 4:30, so they wouldn't have time to do the PDI before I got there, and there would be nobody to look at my trade. How long does a PDI take? An hour? So, I worked all day today, and tomorrow. Thursday and Friday are going to be the shits for weather......sumer is OVER! I'd like the bike, but the window of opportunity has slammed shut.
A little disappointed they didn't do the inspection several days earlier. I thought it was a "done deal", Guess they didn't?
Meanwhile, the Bandit soldiers on. Temped to just keep it, and ride the DR in the gravel.
Perhaps I'm expecting too much....but I'm willing to part with the better part of 13K, I thought it would be smoother.
If you liked that, just wait until you actually have to contact Motorrad for something!
I am 5' 10" with a 30-31 inch inseam and my 2012 F650GS twin fits just fine. I would guess that a custom seat would set you up just fine!!!
thanks for that and the other responces regarding my height concerns. I have placed an order and should get the Ostra Grey F700GS in early December all being well. Seems like a long wait but sometimes thats the best part
Congrats! Before you know it, it will be December!
I own a 2010 F650gs with 13000kms on it. Mind you I just retired from the Navy (Submarine Service) so I did not get a chance to rack on the miles yet. Would I buy another one...maybee. I have a leaking valve cover, a weeping cooling pump, the paint is not the best (compare to a Honda), I had a broken baffle in my exhaust pipe (had to argue with the dealer to get it fixed they wanted me to buy an aftermarket muffler to fix it I argued that I could buy a Honda and put BMW badges on it and it would also fix it) that they eventually replaced. Having said that I really enjoy riding this bike and I have not found a replacement for it yet.
Got mine this evening, first ride report and pics to follow tomorrow. Its a red one.
looking forward to it!