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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Rick G, May 21, 2009.
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Never owned a GS but to this day still think the silver 1150GSA is one of the sexiest bikes ever made and WILL own one eventually. Less 'transformer' than the newer models. Think old troop carrier landcruiser vs 'Prado/a'. At 5'3" though it might be a stretch. That said, every bike I've ever owned has been too tall and currently ride a DR650 that's 25mm taller the the old GSA
Loving mine. Chased a fuel mixture problem this summer, and ended up with rebuilt throttle bodies and new fuel injectors, after I had already changed the throttle cables and bowden box. Also changed to Spiegler brake lines, and put Ohlins on; almost 70k, and she runs and feels like new.
Lolo Pass over Labor Day weekend
Bringing her home from the dealer in November of 2002.
Packed for a ride from Texas to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2010.
It's still love...
I like the spitting out the sand part....glad u didn't get hurt.
the essence of the GS and why I've always wanted one. Recently got a great one - dirt roads are no match... but, bouncing on the ground every now and then is what it's all about. It's kinda like skiing. If you don't fall, then you're not having enough fun
This is my bike.
It's sunset in reus (Catalonia),yesterday
Mine with 67,000 miles on it and still riding as the first day
OP here. I love the fact that this thread just keeps on going.
However, after nearly 80,000 smiles I made the very hard decision to sell my GS to a fellow inmate. The bike was still running very strong and I know that the new owner will have as many smiles as I have.
Just because I won't be hanging around GSpot at this time is no reason not to keep this thread going. My 1150GS was the best bike I have ever owned.
I had that same thought. Several bikes later, I ended up getting another 1150. While the grass always seems greener, I've never found another bike that does everything as well.
Just because you sold your 1150 doesn't mean the rest of us luddites don't still like to brag on our old bikes. Let's keep it going....and hopefully we'll see you back again.
As I said, there is no reason why this thread should not go on as my departed 1150GS was the best bike I ever owned.
As for the grass is always greener, I am not replacing it at this time. Just downsizing a bit. Since my deer accident in July of 2011 (on my Ducati) my riding days have been fewer and far between. The urge to get on and ride to far away places has been knocked out of me a bit. I still ride, but just not as often or as far which left my 1150GS sitting and gathering dust. I recogized that it is a shame to have such a capable bike sitting and not being used, which is why I sold it.
If and when I decide I need another big touring bike, you know some variation of the GS will be at the top of my list.
So KEEP THE LOVE ALIVE! I may check in from time to time just to read about the best bike I ever owned.
2003 GS sport. Still original clutch and rear drive. BMW 15w50 synthetic since 12k miles. BMW synthetic gear lube since 12k miles. New cables, throttle body rebuild, Speigler brake lines, Wilber shocks, fourth set rear pads, third set front pads, 11 sets of Michelin Anakee/Anakee2 tires. Just bought a Harmonizer and got the throttle bodies set the best ever. 45+ mpg with non-ethanol premium and 42- mpg with ethanol poisoned gasoline(boy you can tell the difference in the way it runs!). Wife jokes that I can get a new one when this one wears out. I am trying!
Nice... 2003 1150sport here also with 135k..still stock clutch and rear drive too...just keeps rolling!
Awesome! Glad to see the 2003 GS Sports are holding up well! I just bought mine a couple of months ago with only 26K miles on it (clicky) - and I've put another 2K or so on it since then. Love it! Sounds like it has many good miles ahead of it. It still has the original rubber brake lines on it though, so I do plan to replace those with braided SS lines real soon.
well after a few years away im coming back
im hoping to be back on an 1150 in the next few weeks
the tiger has been an awesome bike but there is something about that flat twin that drags me back
this will be my third
That's now my bike. 107,000 miles and still rocking!! Took it for a southwest desert tour last month:
And, ultimately, back to the scene of the video: