Old BMW GS?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by jehicks87, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. bikecat

    bikecat Long timer

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    Which Pelican is this? Anything bad about them? Mounted using pucks? Contemplating mounting these or the usual ones that will have to open sideways.
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  2. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Plated and screwed

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    That is the best advise, 100% spot on, cant ask for or expect better. :clap

    By the way, the GS is sitting in the garage with yet another OIL LEAK, the KLR is sitting there just waiting, daring me to hit the starter, concrete below dry as a bone.
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  3. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    I'm not joking. :brow

    You want this:

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    Or this?

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    :ear
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  4. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Blake definitely wins the 'best GS pic' thread. Waitaminute...wasn't there a guy asking about bikes or something? :D
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  5. Rucksta

    Rucksta SS Blowhard

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    I do the same tracks up the hill on an enduro bike.
    It's a lot faster on a 450 but it's a lot less work on the G/S.
    On the G/S I feel much more secure when I'm on my own; I can stop to sniff the daisies and still do a hill start.
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  6. bmwblake

    bmwblake upside down parker

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    if i recall you have a few miles on your airhead. what are the miles on the klr?

    just wondering if this is an apples to footballs comparison.



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  7. The Raven

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    The thing with KLRs is this, as quoted from some KLR riders. "In almost every picture of a dual sport ride you will see a KLR in some capacity, It might not be in the forefront, but it will be there"
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  8. Lornce

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    Well, yeah, there's that. :D The GS has seen 265k kms while the KLR has less than 40k. And yes, the GS is supremely comfortable. But with a recently added Corbin seat, the KLR's pretty cozy for the long haul, too.

    I enjoy both of these bikes for a variety of different reasons, but if I was heading off for three or four months on the road to South America, I'd be pretty hard pressed to take the GS over the KLR.

    :brow
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