GSA or standard GS ?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by KWC, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. KWC

    KWC aka "Canadian Karl"

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    can you tell from the vin?

    looking at a bike that the fellow claims is a GSA

    WB10495AX4ZL20984
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  2. ridewv

    ridewv Been here awhile

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    From http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html it appears to be a standard GS.

    I take that back. They referred to my GSA as a "GS".

    Datenblatt als .pdf speichern / save Datasheet as .pdf
    Daten für die Fahrgestellnummer: WB10495AX4ZL20984
    Modellbezeichnung: R1150GS
    Ausführung: USA
    Typschlüssel: 0495
    E-Code: R21
    Motor: 2-ZYL - 1,10l (62kW)
    Getriebe: manuell
    Außenfarbe: GRAPHITAN-MATT MET.
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    Produktionsdatum: 15.07.2003
    Werk: Berlin
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  3. KWC

    KWC aka "Canadian Karl"

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    ....as it has:

    yellow standard GS tank
    Graphitan beak with NO extender
    silver wheels and cylinder heads
    standard GS tailpiece
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  4. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    Standard... The GSA has purple-ish wheels, valve covers, factory crash bars with BMW fog lights, purple-ish frt forks, non chrome center shock and a big-ass gas tank
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  5. KWC

    KWC aka "Canadian Karl"

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  6. everycredit

    everycredit Been here awhile

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    07/2003 R21 R 1150 GS 00 (0415,0495) USA

    So GS, not GSA.

    Source: realoem.com (use the last 7 characters of the VIN = serial number).
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  7. burbansk

    burbansk Exit 202 Mio Mad Man

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    I am no expert, but the fuel tank looks just like the one on my 2000 GS. Right down to the decals. May want to be careful this bike may have been pieced together or repaired. :wink:
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  8. wario

    wario still a good bike cleaner...

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    seat and rear subframe are GS also.

    Looks like it has GSA fork tubes?
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  9. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    Rear fender is grey like the front fender, gas tank is yellow.

    Probably was a grey bike and had the gas tank changed for some reason.

    Still looks clean but too expensive :deal
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  10. everycredit

    everycredit Been here awhile

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    < 52k miles is low miles? Not as advertised (not GSA). Seems overpriced (to me) for either GS or GSA.

    But yes, it looks clean!
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  11. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available:huh
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  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I know it no longer matters, but the term GSA actually refers to GS with ABS. A GS Adventure may or may not be a GSA, depending on if it has ABS or not.

    Jim :brow
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  13. everycredit

    everycredit Been here awhile

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    Jim, I understand, but I think people know when I was saying GSA, I was saying R1150 Gelände/Straße Adventure.

    If you did not, my most sincere apologies. :D

    The advert did say R1150 GS Adventure.
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  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    No problem, I wasn't confused. I was just saying that the term is often improperly used, and that BMW uses the term GSA to mean GS with ABS. This sometimes confuses people when placing an add. I didn't see the add.

    Thanks,

    Jim :brow
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  15. everycredit

    everycredit Been here awhile

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    No worries!
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