Let's see your 1200GS/A

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

  1. pb80403

    pb80403 Adventurer

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    These are pics of "Moose", my '05 GS, just prior to an 11,300 miler through 25 states and six Canadian provinces. He was flawless throughout the trip.

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  2. JSD

    JSD old and crumbly

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    New guy , first post. Two day old 06 12GS. Picture taken at Lands End near Grand Juinction Co.
  3. eoR

    eoR Thanks For Noticing Me

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  4. David_Moen

    David_Moen Long timer

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    Eyore,

    Is that Bentonville BMW in the photos? My GS came from there originally. Now it lives in the Great White North.
  5. eoR

    eoR Thanks For Noticing Me

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    Yep...Bentonville BMW. It has to be one of the quirkiest BMW shops in the country but I love their attitiude and they have always treated me well. :thumb
  6. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    Eeyore, what happened to the Ulysses? Anyway, we have similar tastes.
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  7. eoR

    eoR Thanks For Noticing Me

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    Hiya Komet...nice color. :D

    The Ulysses is a fun bike but after recent experiences droning along on a freeway for several hours and taking it off road I decided it just wasn't the touring or off pavement bike I hoped it would be. I view it as a comfortable sportbike and realized I wasn't happy unless I was riding it as such. I was also getting weary of its minor issues as well as becoming concerned about some larger problems others have been reporting recently. I have a great dealership available to me [unlike many Buell owners] but it's a 350 mile round trip. I was getting a little tired of that as well. It was time to move on and try something else.

    I decided to go for a "bulk" rotation of the stable, the goal of which was to end up with two bikes that appeal to my divergent tastes but were all-day comfortable. After hurting my back on a dual sport ride last fall, off pavement capability is less a factor than it used to be. I've got two good BMW dealers and 3-4 adequate H-D dealers within 100 miles so a trip for service is more an afternoon than an all-day event.

    I traded the Ulysses in and sold my Dyna Superglide Sport to an individual....which just about paid for a new ElectraGlide Classic. I have finally come to grips with my inner Geezer :lol3 Unless someone shows up and pays cash for my Dakar before Wednesday or Thursday when I pick up the GS, I'm taking advantage of my $500 BMW customer loyalty voucher and the resultant generous trade-in offer. The GS and the Geezer Glide should have me well covered, bike wise and the wife has her own F650GS when she wants to ride solo.

    I've gotten a little bored riding locally and am ready to venture out now. As soon as I get my latest disc flare-up under control, I'll be hittin' the road and hope to finally make some gatherings.
  8. Chuck Hatcher

    Chuck Hatcher Been here awhile

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    OK, so the GS covers the two lane twisties, in-town commuting, gravel and dirt roads, long distance super-slabbing, one- and two-up touring and camping...

    Hmmm... what will you use the Electra Glide for? :D

    (I will admit, it is much better at triggering traffic lights.)
  9. FredM

    FredM Ding Ding

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    Wow, all nice pictures.

    But the roundish lights you put on as extension I guess not fit to the face of the new 1200s anymore. It realy looks ugly- if you go for the look. Maybe another shape for the lights?
  10. eoR

    eoR Thanks For Noticing Me

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    Posing at "social" events, mostly. :lol3
  11. skd500

    skd500 SKuD

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    Hey guys,
    I live in India (Bangalore) and have been comtemplating getting a 12GS for a while and it is finally here. Its a 06 GS and the 1st day ride of 750Kms was good fun.

    ADV Rider is the forum which really helped me decide on the bike after reading through various posts, every one's experience with the GS and numerous comparisons... Thanks moderator for letting me in early :-)

    I had a F650, and still have it, though it would be up for sale soon.. Moving to 12GS was pretty easy after the F650, though it looks and feel too small now after the GS and the ride quality and handling cannot even be compared !!

    The other bikes I own is a Yam RD350 (1984) and a Royal Enfield Bullet 535 (1991) fully restored and kicking. I also have a Subaru forester (2004) but then that is a different game. Iam part of various riding groups here and ride very frequently on long trips, off roading etc.. etc..

    Hoping to have a good time here and getting help in terms of learing the bike, maintenance, trouble shooting etc.. Posting a pic here of my new baby!





    Long live ADVrider ... It Rocks !!!

    Sandeep Dutta (SKuD)
    R12GS
  12. ClayPigion

    ClayPigion Happy Trails.....

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    Sandeep,

    Very nice. I like the color. I too went with the all grey. Best of luck and congrats on your new ride!

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  13. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    I just customized my GS
  14. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    rick danger Off the wagon

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    rick danger Off the wagon

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    What better way to celebrate my...............................
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    rick danger Off the wagon

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    ONE THOUSANTH POST!!!!!!!!!!!:clap
  18. Chuck Hatcher

    Chuck Hatcher Been here awhile

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    I always wondered what the hole in the final drive was for. I didn't really believe they put it there just to take pictures through.
  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Supposedly it is for cooling of the final drive.

    Jim :brow
  20. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    If it was for coolin' off the FD, shouldn't there be some sorta fins in there? :)