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Old 08-20-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
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'06 1150 GSA Thread

Clearly there needs to be a thread for those of us die hard 1150 GSA owners who were clever enough to have purchased the last of the breed. There seems to be quite a few ADV-ers that ended up with them.

So many and so passionate are we '06ers that we (okay, Eric Bertram from Ericsyn Motors) have started our own directory. Check it out: http://www.ericsyn.com/2006bmwr1150gsadv.html. Thanks Eric!

The 2006 R 1150 GS Adventure Special Edition Model. Some say 100 were made and some say the number is more like 300. Some say 475 were made for the whole world. Some say these bikes are the result of a Law Enforecement Agency deal that went south and these are the progeny of that deal. All I know is that they are great looking, run well, and I love mine. Here it is soon after I bought it.

Okay guys (and maybe gals), Post 'em up. And if anyone knows the real story on these beauties, please share.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:02 PM   #2
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You guys are making me think twice about selling my GS! I have had some great rides on it.

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Old 08-20-2008, 06:08 PM   #3
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Wasn't that just an 05 model that they called an 06, or were there any actual differences between the 05 and 06? It was always a bit confusing, 06 being an R1200GS ADV model year as well
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:34 PM   #4
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Laugh

Not to be miss construed but the white ones are the BEST
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:51 PM   #5
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Oh yea?

The black one is faster!!!!!!

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Old 08-20-2008, 06:53 PM   #6
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Well, maybe..

But, the chicks all dig the Silver ones most!

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Old 08-20-2008, 07:08 PM   #7
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You guys are making me think twice about selling my GS! I have had some great rides on it.
i wouldnt sell it...especially living in Reno. you would be crazy.
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:22 PM   #8
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It started it all...

The earlier 1150 GSA model was what essentially inspired me to get into dualsport bikes. While I ended up on a series of KTMs through the auspices of ebay, Craigslist and a trip back east conspired last year to finally seat my on my initial dream ride ...

Cross-country to purchase an '06 1150 GSA
































Couple other '06 1150 GSA rides:
Baja w/street tires
Offroad ride with "dirtbikes"
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:54 PM   #9
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finally, the thread it deserves.























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Old 08-20-2008, 08:20 PM   #10
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I'm going to have to figure out more places to put bags.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:16 AM   #11
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If anyone knows the real story on these beauties, please share.
From the looks of it, it appears to only be paint and trim color differences...as usual with any of these "special edition models".
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:18 AM   #12
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Here's mine doing what it does best......

Had a bit of a debate with the service manager at the local dealership when I asked a question about a spec. He told me an "06 1150 GS did not exist. After a polite exchange he new what I was talking about. There is some confusion as they made both the 1150 and 1200 in '06.

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Old 08-24-2008, 11:50 AM   #13
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Registry

Thanks for your interest in the registry! I am going to host it as a page on my website www.ericsyn.com at first, and if it takes off we'll start a whole new site. When you get a chance, please PM or email me the last three of your VIN, the production month and year on your sticker, your name, location, and any short comment you might want to add that the public will see (email address, trips, farkles, etc.). I should have the page up in a couple of days.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:42 PM   #14
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Here's mine doing what it does best......

Had a bit of a debate with the service manager at the local dealership when I asked a question about a spec. He told me an "06 1150 GS did not exist. After a polite exchange he new what I was talking about. There is some confusion as they made both the 1150 and 1200 in '06.

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Haha I've gone through that a few times, too. Usually when I say "the white one" they realize what bike I have.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:49 PM   #15
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Here's mine doing what it does best......

Had a bit of a debate with the service manager at the local dealership when I asked a question about a spec. He told me an "06 1150 GS did not exist. After a polite exchange he new what I was talking about. There is some confusion as they made both the 1150 and 1200 in '06.

-Terry

I had an even worse time with the insurance company. As a matter of fact, this registry might help, down the road, if anybody suffers any losses. Might be a good idea to track purchase prices, if possible.
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