Who's a GS owner?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Chessie-Owner, Nov 29, 2012.

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If you own a gs whats your age?

  1. -19

  2. 20-29

  3. 30-39

  4. 40-49

  5. 50-59

  6. 60+

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  1. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Def, I'll answer your question about trading in bikes. I ride solo and in remote places as well as many other countries. I'm more comfortable with a moto under wty even tho that may be silly. Some of the out of wty charges in other countries are a bunch higher than here. I ride them for 35k or so and get a new one. I've had 6 12GS's before this one, each went between 35 and 44k. Other than a leaky rear shock on my '09 they have all been perfect during my ownership. I never sat on a moto till I was 59 so it helps my comfort level even tho I'm probably wrong.:lol3
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  2. Chessie-Owner

    Chessie-Owner Been here awhile

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    Thank you everyone for your replies. I may just happen to be the oldest that OWNS a gs as some stated before. I bought mine in cash after owning buell firebolt for a little over 6k miles. I and I can honestly say its my favorite toy I ever rode. I plan to keep it till 100k maybe more. Possibly even an Alaska trip as well, my girlfriend is currently reading ruffntuff's ride report and its giving her an itch.
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  3. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    40 and have both a GS (at 39) and a geezerglide (first one at 35)
    Once you have comfort, it's hard to keep hurting yourself on long trips.
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  4. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Yup, I'm a girl.

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    Bought my GS at the ripe old age of 33 because I had the opportunity to pay cash for the bike of my dreams. :thumb Now I have two of them, a '12 GS Rallye and an '88 R100. Love both for different reasons yet they both hit the same correct buttons - one is simpler, easier to fix on the road, while the other is my hi-tech beauty who comfortably gets me everywhere. :D

    I can finally see why people love these bikes so much. :clap
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  5. Glideriderg

    Glideriderg n00b

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    Just got my first GSA at 53, a 2010 model and traded my 07 1200RT in for it. I have been riding since I was 4 and have always had bikes. One of the reasons I traded the RT for the GS is because I was finally tired of hurrying places on sport, or sport touring bikes, and the pains you get when your older and leaning forward for hours at a time!! Still have several bikes but right now I am LOVING this GS, I can't stop riding it, and I love that I can take any road and not worry about what it turns into. Another prompt for me was my 30 year old son bought an 1150 GS about six months ago. I guess the young dogs can teach the old dogs sometimes!! :evil And, that also adds one of the younger crowd to the stats as well. Ride safely fellas!
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  6. Wdwrkr

    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    Your just about due for a new one based on your history, roughly every 11 years. Perfect timing for you too the last of the air cooled.. Well planned
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  7. Callisto224

    Callisto224 Long timer

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    Bought my new 2009 12GS just before I turned 50. Still have it at 52 (almost 53!) and love it.

    It's supposed to warm up to 57 this weekend. Think I'll go for a long ride. :lol3
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  8. SourKraut

    SourKraut Long timer

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    Yup, I picked up a '12 this fall. Hard to say if I'll wait until 2023 for my next one. :D

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    The 2000, still have it;

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    The '89 (wrecked in Blue Lake, CA, 1995);

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  9. Galen

    Galen Been here awhile

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    I had wanted a GS since I read a newspaper article with a big picture of Gaston Rahier in the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1985. I was 24 at the time. I finally visited a BMW dealer in early 1995 and knew I'd have a GS some day. I lusted after a Ducati E900 briefly, but got a 93 R100GS that December. I wish I'd have kept that one. But, my R1100GS is better in most ways.
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  10. Fbn

    Fbn Adventurer

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    22 here, R1100GS and F650GS. Great machines!
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  11. Gerg

    Gerg Gergy Bear

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    ALMOST 2/3 of the owners are in the 40 to 59 range. I wonder if it has anything to do with discretionary income?

    On my 5th BMW in 35 years, 3rd GS... 1100, 1150, 1200
    Only airhead was an R100S and one flying brick.

    I'll be 63 in a couple of days. A youngster :gerg
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  12. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    had my first 650gs thumper when I was 18. Now I'm 21 on an 800GS and still love them.
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  13. The Evil Twin

    The Evil Twin Boxer Freak

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    That, aligned with a mid life crisis :rofl
    Although, I will say that I am nowhere near the age of your "average" owner.
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  14. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    Thanks Marty....good reasons for a dedicated rider...stay safe.

    def
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  15. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    here's the final answer:
    after 350+ responses...it appears that the average age has stabilized at 48.8...

    SEE POST #7 FOR DETAILS.
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  16. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    I wonder if the avg. age would rise if the poll showed 70+ and 80+.
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  17. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    If I changed the average age of the 60+ group from 65 to 70 to 75, here are the results:

    65...48.8 (current answer)
    70...49.6
    75...50.3

    So...not that much of a change. Agree?
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  18. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Guess I'm confused. I clicked on 60+. How would you account for my real age? I know some 80+ who clicked on 60+.
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  19. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Marty...
    For each of the age groups (20-29) you have to give a 'mid point, in this case 25 for the calculations.

    For the 60+ group I had ORIGINALLY established '65' as the mid point for the calculations.

    However...per your question...I made 2 additional scenarios...and allowed the midpoint to change to 70 and 75 resulting in the answers above.

    Look at the Excel spreadsheet in my post above and maybe this will become clearer. Post #7
    Mid points are shown in Column F.

    Still clear as mud?

    Agree...OP could have included a 70+ and 80+ choice to get more precise answer...but he/she didn't.
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  20. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    The wording of the question, along with the search for the nature and age of those who own them, reminded me of this meme;


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