Originally Posted by allonsye
that in many if not all respects with the exception of the often chain maintenance, it's actually a more friendly bike to ride than the Beemer. There will come a time Mike when you'll be off road with the GS and find yourself wishing you were on the 100+lbs lighter Strom instead I hate to say.
I must disagree, (although my strom was a DL1000) it had more power than my GS but never felt right off pavement. My GS feels like a big dual sport, lots of suspension and the boxer keeps the weight down low. I have long legs, and I could see how a GS would seem awkward without them.
Originally Posted by achesley
DL1000 I had for 14 months and 18000 miles. Had an engine stumble that sucked at times in low speed situations
Again , Thanks for the ride report.
Mine had the same problem, sold it a 30,000 miles. My GS has 40,000 miles without a single hiccup. And I've never oiled the chain once!