Which would you get?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by SnoDrtRider, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Loufish

    Loufish Been here awhile

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    To the OP...it sounds like the GS would fit your needs just fine so yes you should be really looking at the GS.
    I bought the GSA and for me it was what I wanted....
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  2. Siricco

    Siricco Been here awhile

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    THIS! It's easier to get (build/ equip) a GS to your liking, than a GSA. Adding extra fuel (only when needed) or a different wind screen is not a problem on the GS.
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  3. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    Thanks everyone for the replies we went to Hermy's BMW on Saturday. Ended up with one of the salesmen's recently traded in bikes.
    He got a new 800 and I bought his old nicely set up 2013 with 22k on the clock. All the goodies including ESA. Set up the way I wanted. Vario cases, AltRider skid plate, crash bars and rear luggage plate.

    http://hermys.com/Motorcycles-BMW-F-800-GS-2013-c729b89a-95d2-415d-a995-a675015888bc

    Traded our two 650s in and my wife got a new 650 also
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  4. Siricco

    Siricco Been here awhile

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    Congrats ;), and welcome to the club...
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  5. Barakaiki

    Barakaiki Been here awhile

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    Boy, but I sure do love the Enduro Mode...


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  6. Siricco

    Siricco Been here awhile

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    It's funny, the more and longer I ride, the simpler and "low tech" I prefer my bike to be. I'm looking somewhat concerned into the future. There might be the day I want/need a new ride, but it seems simple and bare-bone is out of fashion. I do love my heated grips though. And of course fuel injection and ABS. Beyond that, it seems it all adds weight, complexity (to a point were I can't fix it in the field) and cost. Dunno, progress I guess, can't be stopped ;)).
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  7. cjw25

    cjw25 Been here awhile

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    Ya, my car will be 30 next year.

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  8. Siricco

    Siricco Been here awhile

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    All my preventative maintainance and best efforts for longevity could not win the battle with corrosion in the Midwest and east coast. My cars sadly don't last nearly as long as yours. Yours still looks brand new ;).
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  9. diegosaenz

    diegosaenz Been here awhile

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    If after 150miles on your current bike you feel liek you could do another 90 then I'd go for the GSA, sometimes by 140ish I feel like I'm just warming up but the gas starts running low.
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  10. Barakaiki

    Barakaiki Been here awhile

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    I feel you. I troll the ads looking for a low mile KTM. 950 adventure...


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