Let's see your R1150GS or R1150GS/ADV

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by gsfreeman2, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. coda22

    coda22 Homemade GS

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    I know its not an 1150GS but I wish!! lol

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  2. idea man

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    Yes, what the others said. North of Klamath a bit. A little trourist trap called Trees of Mystery. It is about 1 mile from the coast and the prettiest little rest stop on the 101 (in CA). About 20 miles south of Crescent City.
  3. dennis thomson

    dennis thomson Adventurer

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    A Scottish Adventure.

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    At a Scottish Loch

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    Its Scottish owner.
  4. J-P

    J-P headbanging adventurer

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    That`s the way it`s called here in Europe. Just like you say Kawasaki Concours when we talk about the GTR1000 and you guys talk about ST1100 and we say Pan European :1drink
  5. idea man

    idea man Plate Spinner

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    The question may be WHY it's called that. What is the orgin of the "Williams" moniker. Any idea?
  6. ricardokv

    ricardokv RICK FROM CARACAS

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    A Scottish Adventure.

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    At a Scottish Loch

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  7. dennis thomson

    dennis thomson Adventurer

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  8. J-P

    J-P headbanging adventurer

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    I`m sorry: you asked "Why do you call it Williams" and that is exactly the reason, because someone at BMW called it that way. I dont know the origin of the name, the ins and outs, I wasn`t at the boardmeeting when this all took place :wink:
  9. MsLizVt

    MsLizVt pfft ...

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    Smilin' Dave, J-P, et al, Hi!

    This is wild logic, but as I recall the Williams Formula One team ran BMW powered cars from 2000, to 2005, roughly the same time frame as the Williams GS coloring (I think). The team colors for Williams were Blue and White. It's just a wild, informed, guess. However, I wasn't at the board meetings either.

    Again this is just my belief. Certainly there are more well informed Formula One and BMW buffs who probably have a much better explanation of how and why BMW marketed their colors. They are beautiful bikes, none the less.

    Am I making sense?

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  10. J-P

    J-P headbanging adventurer

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    Yes, that really sounds sensible. I`m not too much into Formula 1, perhaps the main reason why I didn`t come up with that idea. Seeing the colours like that, it makes perfect sense.
  11. Scapadu

    Scapadu Motomaniac

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    I have never heard that being said since this model were released!
    May be this is specific to UK where the Williams Team is coming from? :wink:
  12. J-P

    J-P headbanging adventurer

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    Perhaps it`s just for UK, Pays-Bas, Belgium (flanders) and Germany. France might be excluded because of funny pronunciation of the word Williams :hide :wink:


    By the way, we visited Corsica 4 years ago and had a blast, fantastic motorcycling and great people! When we were there it was the time the french had to vote for Europe and a few town council houses were blown away by anti-france activists. Never felt unsafe but was glad I`m not french :wink:

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  13. NaMi

    NaMi Mirko

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  14. Scapadu

    Scapadu Motomaniac

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    It was that day 29th of may 2005, here at the voting place of Carbini (near Zonza)
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  15. J-P

    J-P headbanging adventurer

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    [off topic]

    That`s true, we stayed at camping municipal in Zonza that day and the place centre (the roundabout) was guarded by police officers in a Land rover that day, you might recognise these pictures:

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    The Zonza camp-site, excellent for GSses!

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  16. g r a n t

    g r a n t Been here awhile

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    RECENT TRIP TO AND THROUGH PENNSYLVANIA:

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  17. A.Vern

    A.Vern One Man Wolf Pack

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  18. Fighter

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  19. Fighter

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  20. Mr. G

    Mr. G Normal Dude

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    Almost looks like a twin to mine, right down to the TT front fender.

    I'm curious where you were going that you needed to carry an additional 2 gallons of gas on the tail rack over and above the 8 gallon tank?

    I get close to 300 miles from the main tank.

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