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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By Conrad
Picked up my new F700 GS last week. Indeed, I...

Picked up my new F700 GS last week. Indeed, I will want bar risers. Preferably to raise the bars a bit and bring them back a bit....about an inch both ways will suit me just fine. Am really...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7,883
Views: 2,653,407
Posted By Conrad
I currently ride an R1200 GS and next Friday, the...

I currently ride an R1200 GS and next Friday, the 13th, it is being traded for a 2014 F700 GS. Am really looking forward to it, and thanks for the picture.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By Conrad
I will be taking delivery of a new F700GS in...

I will be taking delivery of a new F700GS in about two weeks. The past years have ridden an R1200GS and will be trading in the 1200 for the 700. I have used bar risers on the last two 1200GSs and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7,883
Views: 2,653,407
Posted By Conrad
That looks great. Where is Cinnamon Pass?

That looks great. Where is Cinnamon Pass?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-28-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By Conrad
Thanks for these very useful and meaningful...

Thanks for these very useful and meaningful comments. I will try both the regular and comfort seats when I take delivery in June. Being a solo rider, I think this the 700 will be an excellent...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By Conrad
Thank you for the comments and input. Just...

Thank you for the comments and input. Just knowing that the 16t is available is good information; I'll try it stock and see how I feel about it.

On another aspect of this bike, I use an Airhawk...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By Conrad
I must say that I am a bit reluctant to move from...

I must say that I am a bit reluctant to move from the 1200 to the 700...but I am willing to take this 'risk'. Being a long-time GS 1200 rider, I am truly excited about the switch and can hardly wait...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,386
Posted By Conrad
I just ordered a new F700GS which should arrive...

I just ordered a new F700GS which should arrive and be delivered the first part of June. Standard suspension and standard seat, although I considered the optional "comfort seat" but rejected it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By Conrad
The reason for the change, in a word is, svelte. ...

The reason for the change, in a word is, svelte. As a solo rider I believe that this bike will have plenty of power with less weight and better handling. I enjoy on and off road riding, although no...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7,883
Views: 2,653,407
Posted By Conrad
I ordered a 2014 F700 GS a couple weeks ago. How...

I ordered a 2014 F700 GS a couple weeks ago. How are you liking yours?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By Conrad
Traded R1200GS for F700GS

I really enjoy the GS bikes. First had an 1100GS, then a 2008 R1200GS and now a 2012 R1200GS. Have just ordered a 2014 F700GS with ESA and other farkles; should take delivery the first part of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,423
Posted By Conrad
Thumb As this thread's starter, this is to report that...

As this thread's starter, this is to report that the seal that was replaces at 3,300 miles is still holding at 11,000 miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,728
Posted By Conrad
No.

No.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,202
Posted By Conrad
The R1200GS, overall, when everything and every...

The R1200GS, overall, when everything and every issue is taken into consideration, is difficult to match, let alone beat as an all-around ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,362
Posted By Conrad
If you are buying new, get the OEM Low Suspension...

If you are buying new, get the OEM Low Suspension option. I have had it on my last and current GS. Very satisfactory.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,688
Posted By Conrad
Certainly cosmetics are from a personal...

Certainly cosmetics are from a personal perspective -- to me, this is not a good-looking bike....maybe I'll warm up to it.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,935
Posted By Conrad
The GS and GSA: essentially the same bike with...

The GS and GSA: essentially the same bike with differing missions. Each equipped, adjusted and tuned by its mother, BMW, to meet one's unique riding needs and objectives. That's the beauty of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 74,190
Posted By Conrad
Don't know about the 2011 but have been told by a...

Don't know about the 2011 but have been told by a BMW dealer that the 2012 GS does have the more traditional "float" type fuel gauge/sending unit set-up. Explains why my '12 works well, perhaps.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 74,190
Posted By Conrad
I was so excited when I picked up my brand new...

I was so excited when I picked up my brand new '08 R1200 GS....unlike my '95 GS I finally had a fuel guage!
Well, on the first tank of fuel I ran out of gas with the gauge showing 3/8 tank (dumb me,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,935
Posted By Conrad
The right size does matter, always has, always...

The right size does matter, always has, always will...the GS is the right size for me. In my case, at least, the larger GSA is not better. Never owned a GSA but have had the good fortune of riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,733
Posted By Conrad
I also tried several seats through the last three...

I also tried several seats through the last three bikes....finally wound up with what has become for me, the less expensive, most flexible and most effective seat adaptation----the Airhawk cushion.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,733
Posted By Conrad
Rear main seal leak at ~3,300 miles. ...

Rear main seal leak at ~3,300 miles. Replaced/fixed under warranty. No further problems odo is at 7,000 miles. Good mpg, better than the '08 GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,423
Posted By Conrad
Take a deep breath....exhale slowly. Take another...

Take a deep breath....exhale slowly. Take another deep breath....exhale slowly. Today is
your birthday, and you are alive and healthy. Things could be worse...

It took a whole day to replace the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,342
Posted By Conrad
2012 R1200 GS. Rear main seal leak at...

2012 R1200 GS. Rear main seal leak at approximaely 3,300 miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,202
Posted By Conrad
All around use: GS

All around use: GS
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,423
Posted By Conrad
For me, part of the issue is not the...

For me, part of the issue is not the understanding of the fact that something significant failed (in this case a rear main seal) in what is essentially a brand new machine, but an issue of being,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,896
Posted By Conrad
Criteria for purchase happiness: if you think...

Criteria for purchase happiness: if you think it's good, it's good.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,813
Posted By Conrad
Bought my 2012 GS new. "Broke In" according to...

Bought my 2012 GS new. "Broke In" according to owner's manual rpm recommendations...used no oil first 600 miles...at 600 miles, had its first service. Taking bike in this Saturday for 6,000 mile...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,086
Posted By Conrad
Frankly, the GS gives me a much more comfortable...

Frankly, the GS gives me a much more comfortable riding position than did the GT. Similar to some other comments in this thread, the GT, to me (other than the absolute power), was a bit...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,086
Posted By Conrad
Traded my 2008 R1200 GS last September for a new...

Traded my 2008 R1200 GS last September for a new K1600 GT....and, got rid of the GT in January....and, am now back on a new 2012 R1200 GS.

The GT bristles with power and is quite flickable given...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,203
Posted By Conrad
Sad, sad commentary on BMW Motorrad :ken. If they...

Sad, sad commentary on BMW Motorrad :ken. If they are going to stick by some decision made by a person no one knows exists, and that you cannot call to discuss, and that you cannot appeal to, then...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,423
Posted By Conrad
As the one who started this thread, I'm sorry to...

As the one who started this thread, I'm sorry to hear of your mis-fortune. Has the BMW dealer changed-out the
seal(s) each time it fails? If so, did they warranty any of their work on the later...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-29-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,203
Posted By Conrad
So....lemme see...Foothills BMW tells you that if...

So....lemme see...Foothills BMW tells you that if you lay over a GS then the BMW Warranty is voided AND they tell you that your fuel pump is also not covered under the BMW Warranty because your fuel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-28-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,203
Posted By Conrad
Hey Bigalow, any updates?

Hey Bigalow, any updates?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,378
Posted By Conrad
Call Denver BMW. Call the Better Business Bureau....

Call Denver BMW. Call the Better Business Bureau. Call a lawyer. Write a formal letter of complaint to BMW Motorrad. Call the local TV station(s). Call the local newspaper citizen-complaint division....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,378
Posted By Conrad
Sounds as if you have a less-than-competent...

Sounds as if you have a less-than-competent dealer and/or one who is not customer-oriented. You should file a complaint with BMW Motorrad against this dealer....perhaps that will get their attention,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,423
Posted By Conrad
Hopefully BMW, particularly on the bikes under...

Hopefully BMW, particularly on the bikes under warranty, investigates the build specifics on those bikes, thus, pinpointing the culprit offenders, I.e., faulty seal, error at assembly period, weak...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,786
Posted By Conrad
I would like to ask a similar question: what is...

I would like to ask a similar question: what is best for 70/30 dual on-off road use? I'm about a 70/30 on-off road rider. I tried a set of Heidenau last fall....the road noise seemed very high, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By Conrad
And I believe barometric air pressure as well.

And I believe barometric air pressure as well.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,912
Posted By Conrad
Drive to Sinzig....it is not that far!

Drive to Sinzig....it is not that far!
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