New 1200GS-Adventure in the Garage

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by JM, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    Oh Yea......I just got home from the dealer with my shiny new 2013 R1200GS-Adventure. 3 miles on the clock when I rode it out the door of the show room.

    Yea I know.....No picture = no bike

    Here's the deal.....I could get into a long drawn out fight with smugmug trying to figure out how to post a picture or I could go out and ride. Take a guess what I'm doing?

    Pictures tonight after I slather some mud on the thing.

    :rayof
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  2. ang

    ang Been here awhile

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    Congrats, mine is two weeks older.
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  3. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    What color is it, and most importantly - what oil are you going to use?
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  4. mtncrawler

    mtncrawler Long timer

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  5. mr.slowpokey

    mr.slowpokey Been here awhile

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    Mine is just shy of 2 months old, triple black 90th. Wife and I were on vacation in Hawaii and she knew I was thinking about it. She tells me one day, just call the dealer and put a deposit on it, then u can focus on vacation and having fun. Best wife ever!!!! :clap
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  6. SloDon

    SloDon Hey...where am I?

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    You are going to love it! :D
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  7. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    I won't be able to figure out what oil to run till I determine what tire pressure to use in my rear tire.

    As for the color, its the Sapphire Black Metallic 90th Anniversary bike.

    Now I just need to figure out how to point this thing to a smug mug photo.
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  8. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    3 miles on the clock with the take off tires strapped down for the ride home.

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    Parked at Battleground Lake for a photo op.
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    On the showroom floor waiting for its first ride. These things look so much better with TKC80's on em.
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    The old ride looking lonely in the parking lot headed in for service.
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  9. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    I see a picture...:drif
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  10. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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  11. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    Another 150 on the clock this morning. It was kind of a hazy day looking down on the Columbia River from Old German Town Road. I'll see if I can get a better picture of the Columbia on this afternoons break in ride. 41% to my way to the 600 mile service. I'm trying to get the bike in for a service early next week so I can try and make the Touratech Rally on 27th.

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  12. kildala2000

    kildala2000 The GS Store.

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    Good looking bike and many miles of fun ahead.
    Ride Safe,
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  13. blownaway43

    blownaway43 Adventurer

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    Congrats! I have the exact same bike but I paid $1100.00 for the side boxes in mid May:puke1
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  14. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    I think I'm right down the road from you...holla when ya wanna ride..I'm in Orchards..

    PS congrats on the ride..
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  15. blownaway43

    blownaway43 Adventurer

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    I think we are all neighbors :freaky
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  16. ang

    ang Been here awhile

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    I am booked in for my 600 mile check on the 25th, I also want to get it done so that I can head down to the Touratech rally.
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  17. N-m

    N-m Captain 2 Sexy

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    I am wiping the sweat from my brow. I thought you meant the "garage" as in the repair shop! I been busy riding more than snapping myself. Can't wait to see the pics.

    What do you currently love and hate about it? I wonder if those things will change as the miles wear on.
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  18. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    350 on the clock tonight. This picture was taken at the Stabler put in for the Wind River just north of Carson Washington. A very sweet IV+ V- white water run.


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    I'm probably closer down the road to Ochards than you think. I'm a card carrying Washougalian. Just off of Washougal River Road. For those of you who have been to the track.
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  19. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    Things I hate
    1-The seat. It keeps sliding Mr. Happy and the Boys in the direction of the tank.
    2-The high foot pegs. Combined with the low seat the knee angle is killing me.
    3-The position of the handle bars. With the high pegs and the low bars I can't ride with confidence standing up.
    4-Why isn't there a accessory socket or two on the dash somewhere?

    Things I love
    1-The Power
    2-The nimble handling.

    Things I will love
    1-The Russell Day Long that I should get on Wednesday. I wish the Russel off my 1150GS-Adventure fit. I'm good friends with that seat.
    2-The soon to be low modified Pivot Pegz I should get by Thrusday
    3-The Rox Riser I should get on Thursday also.
    4-The 3 additional power sockets I plan on installing.
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  20. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    Raise the seat in the front..leave rear in low postion..it helps..some

    Bar risets from any of many suppliers..
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