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Old 12-29-2012, 12:46 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by Domromer View Post
I started this thread to talk myself into a BMW. It's having the opposite effect.
The only detractors from modern 1150 and 1200 GS models seem to be junk yard mechanics who long for the days of "they don't make 'em like that any more" refering to machines that require constant tinkering and only last 20k miles before needing some kind of major overhual...appearently thinking easy overhaul gives bragging rights over 100k+ trouble free miles.
I, for one, am glad they don't make them like that any more! I have absolutely no interest in bikes that have been obsolete for a decade or more, even if you can rebuild them on the road side. I'm a gas and go kinda guy, and that's how I've treated my '07 GS for 5 1/2 years. I wouldn't own a bike that required a lot of fiddling.
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