Let's see your 1200GS/A

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by darmahman, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    My brand new GS with Jesse, Garmin 2610 on a Ram mount and only 400 miles. I have a Corbin seat and H&B Crash bars ordered already. I need a cruise control and a small tank bag, any suggestions?

    Jim :brow
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  2. mastiffdog

    mastiffdog DOGMAN

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    Okay, I'll jump in on this, taken today:


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    The above shot is up at Ojai Valley on this morning's ride...
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  3. mistercindy

    mistercindy In a state of equilibrium

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    Bump. Can't let all these great 12GS pics languish on page 14.
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  4. janders

    janders Been here awhile

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    On the way out to Neah Bay, WA. First time I really took the 12GS out. Brilliant bike. No other bike in the world could make ever get rid of this bi... wait. There's a 12GS ADVENTURE????

    Crap.
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  5. kirkmoon

    kirkmoon Making up for lost youth

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    Near Catavina, Baja California

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    Clear Creek, Northern California

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    Monterey Peninsula, Northern California

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  6. Devil Dog

    Devil Dog Q-Tip With Ears

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    Very sweet pics, kirkmoon. I definately need to tour the left coast someday. :nod
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  7. kirkmoon

    kirkmoon Making up for lost youth

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    Thanks. Jean-Luc gets the credit for the two taken at Clear Creek.
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  8. Long Gone

    Long Gone Objectivist

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    New to me '05. I've now had it a week and have driven 816 miles. I bought it with 6300 miles at 10 months old, BMW bars, second accessory socket into which I plug my Garmin eMap on a Ram mount. Sunday was a 400 mile day on the back roads between Tidewater and Richmond VA. This place is great for scenic fun rides. I'll post the url's for photos until I can link to them. I've got plans for a lot more photos involving photoshop.

    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c45/so45/GS05-1-43.jpg
    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c45/so45/GS05-1-47.jpg
    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c45/so45/GS05-2-12.jpg
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  9. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    man you know how to take pics

    how did you make the middle one? not really losing focus and all?
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  10. Raidrallyrider

    Raidrallyrider I am bored

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  11. JimVonBaden

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    Nice one!

    You can link them yourself if you like.

    Jim :brow
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  12. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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  13. Devil Dog

    Devil Dog Q-Tip With Ears

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  14. jfr

    jfr yellowwheels

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    I have the Alaska Leather sheepskin pad. It didn't work for me on the stock '05 GS seat. A fold from left to right happened at the lowpoint of the seat and created nasty hotspots on my posterior. I now ride long dist. w/an Airhawk inflatable pad. It took a couple of short rides to find just the right amount of air, surprisingly low. Everyones butt is different so test them all out till you get it right.

    Options/Add-ons:
    BMW Tank bag (powered for Autocom to connect Earplugz headset (maahhhvelous) to: XM, iPod, etc.)
    BMW Sides cases
    BMW Top case w/backrests
    Touratech LED taillight
    LED License plate frame (more brake lights the better)
    Touratech Handlebar bag
    Touratech Under cargo bag (great spot for straps/cords)
    Touratech oilcooler screen
    Touratech headlight protector (would rather have black metal sreen due to reflection of headlight in my face)
    Dallas Motorcycle lightbar: PIAA 1100s to move to the top of bar; PIAA 520 fogs going on the bottom; PIAA sport hors to mount on the ends
    Fastway pegs
    Hepco Becker bars (Black, added after photo)
    Green Light trigger (this bike is too tall to trip the lights around here! You can see it on the centerstand)
    Oh, yeah. I had the wheels powdercoated!


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  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I like the powder coated wheels, but am not sure I like them on the GS. Makes it look like a super motard, with bags!

    Nice bike though!

    Jim :brow
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  16. jfr

    jfr yellowwheels

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    Dog: Let me know when you go ! He was killin' me with those pics!
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  17. jfr

    jfr yellowwheels

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    Got the idea from my S. Gotta be seen or you can get hit! They do get chipped when you get into rocks or other pointy hard crap.
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  18. Long Gone

    Long Gone Objectivist

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    Thanks, it is what I do for a living so I hope I'm halfway adept. The middle shot was done handheld, propped on my elbow. The depth of field isn't enough to keep the wheel crisp. I'll do it again with a tripod and see how sharp I can get it. I had a good laugh when I saw what was done in the GS brochure with a similar shot. The wheel is sharp, the mountain in the axle hole is sharp, but the background between the spokes is out of focus so you know they had to put the image of the mountain in. Photoshop can do most of what the mind can envision but the mind needs to pay attention to details.

    Chris
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  19. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Route 50. Nevada. Not too far from the shoe tree.

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  20. dryphtr

    dryphtr Conflicted Commuter

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    Only 2300 miles :cry
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    Yellow is apparently hard to see!
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    Final disposition...
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    So now I'm trying the brilliant blue :D

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