2018 1200GS / GSA ordered or incoming

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by obcr, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. vanha

    vanha Finnspacko

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    True that. So wouldn’t it be nice for them too to know all the options for the actual height of the bike..?
    Though I’m not 100% sure if you can do that already somehow.
  2. cug

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    BMW specifies "Inner leg curve, unladen weight" – which is exactly what you are asking for, other than the matching it to something as that makes no sense at all.
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    Sailorlite Long timer

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    The center stand on that tile looks a little scary.
  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Why? Ceramic or porcelain tile is quite durable if done right.
  5. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Thanks, but I am a long way from Europe.... ;-)

    Australia.
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  6. HackyMoto

    HackyMoto TEAM USA GS TROPHY 2012

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    Took delivery of mine today. Man that is one sweet lookin ride. It’s so nice. Going to be hard pressed to cover it in calcium chloride right off the bat:ricky

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  7. 18415

    18415 Adventurer

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    Congrats!!! Beautiful bike!!
  8. phoenixGSA

    phoenixGSA Been here awhile

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    5'9 here and have it on low. 1 cm lower would be perfect on rough terrain, shizer.
  9. HackyMoto

    HackyMoto TEAM USA GS TROPHY 2012

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    Thank you.
    I know, I just want to put it on a pedestal shine lights on it and just sit on it and make voom voom sounds.
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  10. nostatic

    nostatic i drank what?!? - Socrates

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    the other Europe...
  11. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Quick and dirty ride report 2018 GS.

    After 100km - 50 km of tight twisties.

    The box is much improved. No CLUNK into 1st and it shifts a lot smoother. The GSAP works better.

    The TFT is well worth it - see more detailed post in TFT thread.

    The new auto suspension is great. I left it in AUTO preload mode and it provides a magic carpet ride in ROAD. It stiffens up noticeably in DYNAMIC.

    The suspension is slaved to the engine mode - switch engine mode to DYNAMIC and suspension follows suit.

    The Anakee tyres are shit, as usual. Noisy. PR4s coming.

    I had forgotten about the boxer grunt off the bottom :clap

    All in all - it is great to be back!

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  12. nostatic

    nostatic i drank what?!? - Socrates

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    I find that to be a big part of the secret sauce of the bike - it is effortless in traffic and in the twisties. We did one of our regular routes today, got to watch the fire helicopters and planes do their work for awhile (the refill process in the lake was festive), then lane split through miles of freeway backup (nasty accident) back home. None of that makes the GSw break a sweat.

    All the rest is good news. I guess when I trade my '16 in a few years from now whatever the bike it'll be an upgrade in the shifting department. That is really my only complaint about the bike.
  13. krussell

    krussell Long timer

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    Once you've set the ride mode to Dynamic, you can switch the suspension to Road. You have to do it every time you move to Dynamic mode though.
  14. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    True - on my XR I just leave the engine mode in Dynamic and switch the suspension from Road to Dynamic.

    On the GS, I like the throttle and suspension in road when I'm cruising - when I hit the twisties, I just switch the engine to Dynamic and the suspension follows automatically.
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  15. LJCF

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    A couple more follow up questions on these new models. My first post was concerns about my short legs reaching the ground on the 1200 GS Adventure. So, glad to find out the options of seat heights, lowered suspensions, etc.
    But now.....I am thinking maybe the 1200 GS with a little less suspension travel is lower right out of the box - a little lighter, etc., so maybe (for me at least) at better choice than the Adventure if I am going to essentially detune it (lower it) to my liking.
    Anything else I am really missing between the GS and Adventure if I got this route for what might be a better fitted bike for my stature?
  16. cug

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    The differences between the Adventure and the standard GS have been covered a gazillion times. Do yourself a favor and read some of the respective threads or discussions around here. The key points are larger tank, slightly more wind protection, more standard stuff bolted on (crash bars, larger windshield, often luggage racks), higher suspension (if not the lowered one), different seats.

    All bits and pieces are pretty much exchangeable. Someone here has converted a GS to a GSA – with enough money you buy the parts and convert it. I used to own a standard GS and have now a GSA, my next one will be a GS again. While I love the GSA for the larger thank and more wind protection, it's just so frigging big and the advantages are mainly canceled out due to me mostly riding with my wife, limiting the range to that of her Multistrada.
  17. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Get the GS.
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  18. LJCF

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    Ok, gotcha, sorry for the repetitiveness. I hate the search button. I will google it a bit instead.
    What would you guys do without some dumb newbies showing up now and then.....anyway about done here. Cheers.
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    Try adding site:advrider.com to your Google search and you'll find threads on this site. You can also add my screen name to it as I've written on some of these threads having owned (or owning) both.
  20. BigTony

    BigTony Been here awhile

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    Geez I kinda wish my dealer didn’t share the cargo ship tracking link with the bike I ordered on it ;) I keep checking obsessively but somehow that captain doesn’t feel my angst and keeps driving in circles in the Baltic and Mediterranean