Buying Advice - 2008 1200GS

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by polarice, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. bluechip0309

    bluechip0309 Old and In the Way

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    Give "the boys" some sheepskin to sit on or invest in riding shorts for a little less
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  2. polarice

    polarice Former Ice Pirate

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    That's a possibility. Let me do some research and soul searching. Not sure if I will be using/needing a GPS.

    I'll get back to you.
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  3. polarice

    polarice Former Ice Pirate

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    Thanks for the advice.
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  4. Kyle B

    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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    Set the seat in the high position on the front and the low in the back.
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  5. Bluecomet

    Bluecomet What, me worry?

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    I had the same issue of sliding forward and mashing things when I got the GS a few years ago. This trick mentioned by Kyle B worked made a really big difference for me too.
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  6. BluByU

    BluByU Been here awhile

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    PM me, as I have a hard time re-finding threads
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  7. At adventure

    At adventure AB

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    Yep this plus an airhawk will let you ride all day in comfort! Enjoy!
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  8. Not the Messiah

    Not the Messiah Not the Messiah

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    Good stuff Polarice, a good buy!

    I'm glad to see others suggesting the high front/low back seat setting - my '04 manual says not to do that, but after a good look at the mountings and some measuring up I could see no reason at all not to do it. So I've had it that way for a few years and it's all good.
    I use a lambswool seat cover and sports-leg undies and the dangly bits are all good.
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