GS or GSA

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Bumpaman, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. srpuywa

    srpuywa Big 'G'

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    the only minor complaint about the bigger GSA tank is that my legs dont fit on the cylinder heads as well when I want to stretch out
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  2. lanceputnam

    lanceputnam Hayden's Dad

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    I had the same debate last september. I ended up buying the GS Rallye instead of the GSA. I am very glad I went this route. I was able to save a bunch on the initial purchase and set the bike up exactly the way I wanted to with the exact parts I wanted to. The only thing my bike lacks when compared to the GSA is the tank. I carry two- 1.5l supp tanks mounted to my ags so I am getting closer to the fuel range of the GSA. My bike set up exactly how I want it to be and is still a couple thousand under what I would have paid for a stock GSA brand new.

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  3. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    If I was that short, I'd have gone for the GS too.
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  4. Gregg Wannabe

    Gregg Wannabe Just killing time

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    The OP asked a very specific question, not KTM vs. BMW or any other question, jeez, the opinions one gets on this site.:lol3


    To me the difference was all about the gas tank capacity and not much else. I love the huge tank and the comfort it gives me knowing I have enough fuel. It changes the way I plan my trips and ride. A great deal of my riding is in Baja where gas availability is always an issue but even in the states its great not having to worry about fuel.

    btw- I had a 950 Adv and loved it but it did not accomodate my sweetheart on the back very well. (Note my Avatar, that's her on the back of the 950 somewhere on the beach in Baja). We took a trip to New Zealand and rented a GS, and loved it for that road trip. When we returned home I sold the 950 and bought the GSA. I love that bike.
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  5. Gregg Wannabe

    Gregg Wannabe Just killing time

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl That's damn funny. Very nice looking GS btw.
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  6. dodo

    dodo n00b

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    Hey , I just wanted to throw this in. I have owned both a gs 06 and a GSA 2010. 80,000 on the gs and 35000 on the GSA before I sold it back to BMW. You said your wife liked the gs then u better let her try the GSA because my wife loves the gs but hated the GSA the back seat is alot thinner on the GSA
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  7. dodo

    dodo n00b

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    I also hate the spoked wheels , the tires will wear faster and their harder to clean and yes I bent one of my alloy wheels , but it took a hard hit. I had a spoked wheel start wobbling going down the super slab. For me I liked both but the gs is my favorite and my wife's , that's why I still have it and going on 80,000 miles and its been through every state , Can and Alaska. Everyone's got their own opinion and for me the gs is best all around especially two up
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  8. srpuywa

    srpuywa Big 'G'

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    your supposed to clean the wire wheels?
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  9. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    You're
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  10. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    Lol, a hippie fight.

    VT Vs. WA

    Let the patchouli fly!
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  11. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    In Vermont all the hippies are concentrated in Burlington and Middlebury. They tend to not last long in the rural areas unless they are certifiably looney and get adopted by the locals as pets.

    But we can all spell. :D

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  12. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Yeah, if there is one thing I hate about my spoked wheels it is how fast the tires wear on them...:eek1
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  13. wonderings

    wonderings Long timer

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    What would make the wheels wear out faster on spokes? Never heard this before and don't understand why it would.
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  14. objectuser

    objectuser Been here awhile

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    Might possibly have been tongue in cheek.
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  15. srpuywa

    srpuywa Big 'G'

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    the oil cooler wears out my oil faster too! :D
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  16. Harring10

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    I have enjoyed reading the thread. Aside from the moron KTM troll, the feedback seems well intentioned and informative.

    I bought the GSA for a variety of reasons (most all of them mentioned throughout the thread), but thought I would add another one.

    I have never been asked, "Why didn't you get the GS?", but I have several friends who ride a GS and we often joke about their hating always being asked, "Why didn't you get the Adventure?"

    I think the OP made a later comment that regardless of which he picks it will be a 'win - win'. Wise and true words.

    Go with what you like, happily direct the lips of those who disparage your choice to either the left or the right buttock :p
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  17. Pongo

    Pongo Been here awhile

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    easy
    and I love the mule low first gear. It is really about cost. If you shorter, then the adventure will be a challenge, but all the stuff you add will just eat up the difference.
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  18. srpuywa

    srpuywa Big 'G'

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    I agree - 6-4, I know people with shorter legs can ride a GSA but even with long legs I have almost tipped the beast over on loose gravel and lost all my cool points for the day
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  19. WindSailor

    WindSailor Been here awhile

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    You know as much as 'height' has come into the conversation on the GSA, I wonder why BMW hasn't offered an option for the suspension set-up; one with the original GSA suspension and another with the regular GS version to lower it a smudge?

    Then we'll see what criteria comes up after that...:D

    I've got a '11 GSA which I use for two up touring and I love it. Having said that lowering that beast an inch or so would do wonders.
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  20. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    You could just let some air out of your tires.:wink:
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