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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by rebobd, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. rebobd

    rebobd rebobd

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  2. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    Yeah Baby!...my thoughts exactly.
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  3. interiorak

    interiorak Breathe now Proceed as way opens Family Compassion Supporter

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    Exactly where and way to ride the new GS. Freeways, sweepers, twisties, civilized gravel and dirt. Ride within warranty period, plenty of dealers along the way ... and don't look back. Fun ! Thanks :ricky
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  4. joec63

    joec63 Been here awhile

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  5. rebobd

    rebobd rebobd

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    glad you agree! basically ride only for fun, no commuting, enjoy every minute!
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  6. 95Monster

    95Monster Long timer

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    Nice work, Dave. Thanks to you, I have one too! Irv Seaver owes you a commission check :) I'm heading South of the Border on mine Sept 1st. Check out my planning thread titled "Gap Year Planning" That will, hopefully, morph into a ride report in a few weeks. Nice to find you here and good writing!
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  7. rebobd

    rebobd rebobd

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    thanks, appreciate it.
    how freakin cool is that! love it, so great, you're going to be very happy, and glad my buddies at irv seaver took care of you!
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  8. wasproxy

    wasproxy Global Moto Tourer

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    Very nice summary of what many of us long-time riders think - well done
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  9. rebobd

    rebobd rebobd

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    many thanks for the kind words!
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  10. Dorian

    Dorian huge carbon footprint

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    Nice write-up! My feelings exactly. Wonderful bike (36k on my third GS; '15 GSA).
    Thanks for the post
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  11. misanthropic

    misanthropic Zero

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    Well said. I’m on my second GS.
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  12. enrich

    enrich Been here awhile Supporter

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    I was drawn to the GS and couldn't figure out why, but the "Industrial" description- after I thought about it a bit- was so spot on it was scary.
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  13. PittsDriver

    PittsDriver Fuse lit.... Supporter

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    Come on guys, just admit it. From a purely aesthetic perspective, the GS is about as fugly as any bike on the road. Calling it industrial is an insult to those big yellow machines running around construction sites. What makes this bike so beautiful is the broad range of experiences it affords the rider who takes the time to learn to ride it like it was intended. There's no doubt that if I could own only one motorcycle for the rest of my life this would be the one. But it certainly wouldn't be because it's winning any beauty contests and do I care? Of course not. This is maybe the epitome of function over form on two wheels.

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  14. TBickell

    TBickell And away we GO !!

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    The more you ride it the prettier it gets...
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  15. rebobd

    rebobd rebobd

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    that was my wife's word, "industrial," and i of course agreed ;-)
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  16. rebobd

    rebobd rebobd

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    well said!
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    rebobd rebobd

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  18. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Meh, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. My bike always gets more attention than pretty much any other bike near it. Besides, have you not seen the queen of ugly?
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  19. PittsDriver

    PittsDriver Fuse lit.... Supporter

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    Hey, I doubled down on ugly when I parked this next to my GS in the garage:

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    It's a lot less ugly when it's doing roll-on wheelies in 3rd gear at 60 mph. 417 lbs and 170+ hp and about 100 ft.lbs from low in the rams - now that's beautiful.
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  20. rebobd

    rebobd rebobd

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    love the 'duke, for my second bike it was between that and the XR, i decided to keep it in the BMW family and buy the XR, stripped it of all it's touring bits and turned it into a track/canyon/day ride bike. very happy with it but would have been with the 'duke as well i have a feeling.

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