2020 R1250 GS / GSA ShiftCam ordered or incoming

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Covert, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. Mike M

    Mike M Long-timer... Supporter

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    Incoming: just got word my 2020 Ice Gray GSA is due to arrive next week. Feeling like a kid the week before Christmas.



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  2. Lost in the world

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    Pictures please when it lands!
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  3. Mike M

    Mike M Long-timer... Supporter

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    The crate containing my 2020 Ice Grey GSA hit the dealership today. Going to be moving some things from my '16 GSTB---and a few new pieces that I'm hoping will look, sound and function well. Once it's all together the way I want, I'll post up some pics.
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  4. vaporflux

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    Are those "double black seats" considered a "LOW SEAT" option? The reason I ask is that in the picture, the seat looks lower than other seats relation to the pillion seat.
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  5. vaporflux

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    Great looking bike and looks identical to the one I'm looking to purchase. Questions: What is your height and inseam and is your bike STD spec or LOW suspension? I'm 5'9" with 30" inseam and I keep debating the whole LOW SEAT vs LOW Suspension vs STD Everything. I "tip-toe" the STD GSA and wonder if i'll be nervous/unsure/unstable at stoplights (i'm returning to riding after 10yrs off)
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  6. SPX

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    This does not directly answer your question, however allow me to state my observation, if I may. It seems that people at times regret getting a standard height GSA, however I have not read any complaints online of people who got the low suspension and wished that they got standard height. I’m sure that there are some out there, but I have yet to read them.
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  7. stevef

    stevef Middle aged hooligan

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    I’m 5’9” with a 30” inseam and I got the low suspension AND low comfort seat. I can flat foot at lights and it’s extremely comfortable.
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  8. JimVonBaden

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    I'm 5'8" on a good day, with a 28" inseam. I can't flat foot and am totally fine with that.
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  9. Oceandiving954

    Oceandiving954 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I had a 15 GS LOW and took it off-road often. Did White Rim in Moab, it was painfully bad. Definitely depends on your comfort level and more importantly skill level. The good news is, choices!
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  10. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    There was another thread recently with similar topic ("lowered shocks" or something like that in the title) - at 30" inseam, you should be ok on Std Suspension GSA w low seat. Can't say if you'll be able to flat-foot it or not nor that you must...

    I may not quite understand the initiative to flat-foot w one or both feet as I was riding taller bikes (with higher inseam) but still only able to do one foot down w careful planning of my stops and managed all a-ok... There was even a pic of young lady at one of the BMW training facilities which is shorter than you with smaller inseam handling both GS and GSA a-ok!!

    I'd say get std suspension GSA w separate low seat and with a bit of practicing, you should be able to "graduate" to std GSA seat in low position within short period of time once the intimidation factor disappears...

    GL :thumb
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  11. brooklyncountry

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    I had a ‘16 low gsa and now ride a ‘19 std gsa. Love them both, but like the standard better. The extra travel and height is worth it to me. I’m also 5’8” “on a good day,” 30 inch inseam.
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  12. velezdando

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    I just picked mine MY2020 GS HP with black wheels yesterday.

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  13. matiascronwell

    matiascronwell Adventurer

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    In fact, these are 1200 Gs Non Adventure seats!
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  14. nostatic

    nostatic i drank what?!? - Socrates

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    The stock 2-piece seat has two positions, and dealers seem to almost always put it in the lower position for bikes on the floor. Then you can also have a low seat option and low suspension options on top of that.
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    That's just beautiful pic... Not sure it'd be easy to decide which one I'd take, with either color of wheels (although I think I'd side w goldilocks :D)...

    Congrats - well bought!! :clap
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  16. vaporflux

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    This is a good idea and I think I was close to arriving at the same conclusion. I think I need one more test drive of both STD and LOW suspensions before I pull the trigger. Thanks for your thoughts
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  17. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    It's my pleasure to help you spend your money and be happy doing it... :lol3

    GS/As are great bikes and "when there's a will, there's a way" to make them work for one's particular needs... :thumb
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  18. brooklyncountry

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    Agreed! You really cant go wrong. At least for me, the limiting factor is me and not the machine for both bikes. The 1250 particularly is really dialed in in my opinion. Enjoy! Peace
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  19. Covert

    Covert Been here awhile

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    Picked up from the dealership Friday evening after a two-week delay due to the brake caliper issue. I’ll be taking her out for the first ride today.

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    * Bumot Defender EVO panniers
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    Many more mods/farkles to come soon...
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  20. bassman.454

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    E81DC909-E662-4BCE-A3D9-F8E1E0E7591F.jpeg A great ride home into the setting sun . First service is happening later this week along with a set of Karoo 3s. Loving the 1250
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