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Old 02-08-2011, 02:21 PM   #31
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By the way,

Today i have ordered a 2011 GS1200 ADV. They gave me a good value for the MM ,a great price on the adv, and a good renting proposal, so i did not think twice.

The MM is alrady on the dealer, my GSA wil arrive within 5 weeks, end of march.

2011 1200 GSA, with the security package and the touring package and Enduro first gear. That means fully geared except for the alarm and the cases.

so literally i finally jumped on the GSA.....again.
Congrats chap!!!
I look forward to seeing you in this picture
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:27 PM   #32
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Congrats chap!!!
I look forward to seeing you in this picture
Thank you Mav,

Be sure ill try, so someone could take similar pic of me.

By the way............Which tires are mounted on your bikes on this picture?

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Old 02-08-2011, 02:50 PM   #33
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Thank you Mav,

Be sure ill try, so someone could take similar pic of me.

By the way............Which tires are mounted on your bikes on this picture?


TKC's on the GSA - use these year round for commuting, trails etc. They're a great all round tyre, surprisingly good on the road (no chicken strips left) but they don't last long on the rear - not much more than 3k miles.

On the HP - I'm not sure! I normally run MT21 on the front on my DS wheels and Michelin Deserts on my more dirt focused wheels. The wheels in this pic are the DS wheels... but they don't look like MT21's...
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:03 PM   #34
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TKC's on the GSA - use these year round for commuting, trails etc. They're a great all round tyre, surprisingly good on the road (no chicken strips left) but they don't last long on the rear - not much more than 3k miles.

On the HP - I'm not sure! I normally run MT21 on the front on my DS wheels and Michelin Deserts on my more dirt focused wheels. The wheels in this pic are the DS wheels... but they don't look like MT21's...
I see, thank you.

I am mounting on the HP2 front karooT, rear TKC 130 but i have already ordered a pair of Mefos for my second set of wheels.

On the ADV i am keeping the tourances for the moment unless i go for the dark side and i mount tkcs too. gotta new front one on 19" on my garage so ill just have to purchase the rear.

Talking about accessories ill just install on the ADV the touratech hard part. already have injection protectors from former GSA.
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:04 PM   #35
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By the way,

Today i have ordered a 2011 GS1200 ADV. They gave me a good value for the MM ,a great price on the adv, and a good renting proposal, so i did not think twice.

The MM is alrady on the dealer, my GSA wil arrive within 5 weeks, end of march.

2011 1200 GSA, with the security package and the touring package and Enduro first gear. That means fully geared except for the alarm and the cases.

so literally i finally jumped on the GSA.....again.
Congrats! Great motorcycle. It will be my next BMW as well - no particular timeline. Probably when the 1200GS is no longer serviceable. I will probably end up lowering it slightly.
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:27 PM   #36
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Congrats! Great motorcycle. It will be my next BMW as well - no particular timeline. Probably when the 1200GS is no longer serviceable. I will probably end up lowering it slightly.
Thank you Tmex,

Ill keep thread updated when i have the GSA. Ill like to take a pic of both bikes together on my garage and upload on this thread as a happy epilog
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:36 PM   #37
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........Frankly, I have not found much use for the HP2...........
Well then....I think it COULD become useful to hold down a pallet being shipped...to say, hmmm, let me think here...an inmate in Colorado? Just think of all that garage space you would have...


Alfaris...that is one sic picture..
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:08 PM   #38
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Alfaris...that is one sic picture..
Yes it is, a bit sick as we advriders are............

that pic is one of my favourites when talking about what freedom of riding is about.

there are also other pics i like of GSAs flying










as well as i like HP2 flying




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Old 02-08-2011, 07:42 PM   #39
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X2 on the GSA

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X2 on the GSA
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thank you,

countdown has already begun......

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Old 03-13-2011, 12:07 PM   #41
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Eh? Waiting for the ADV

looks like the ADV i ordered more than a month ago, arrives next week..........

Should i be nervous

no , because i have the HP2, but these days when i ride it on road i am starting wondering how much confortable would be the ADV, maybe a lot more. Its been 3 years since i traded my first ADV for the HP2...........

I also wonder what would be to have a fuel range of at least 600k, now that i have only 190k and i start getting worried about fuel at 150k.......

And overall now i can stop dreaming about some long trips and start planning them..........: Alps, Carpatia, Urals

off road there is no question, of course that is why i think ill better take the HP2 to Morocco leaving the ADv for a more "civilized" trips.

i wonder what would be to have the ESA.......changing setups anytime, and the ASC and the ABS on wet streets traps, ......

i wonder what would be to have a seat two times or more wider than the HP2 one.

i wonder how would i feel looking both bikes on my garage.........

i wonder many things these days...........and in the meantime........ I RIDE

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hi,

looks like it makes sense.............

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good read... I also have an 07 GSA and an 06 HP2. I think when i got the GSA, I stopped riding the HP2 as often but fuel range was never an issue after I got the big HPN tank. Now I think I'll get rid of the big HPN tank and ride the HP2 as it was meant to ridden...unfortunately there is not much great offroad riding here in South Florida. Cheers!
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good read... I also have an 07 GSA and an 06 HP2. I think when i got the GSA, I stopped riding the HP2 as often but fuel range was never an issue after I got the big HPN tank. Now I think I'll get rid of the big HPN tank and ride the HP2 as it was meant to ridden...unfortunately there is not much great offroad riding here in South Florida. Cheers!
hi,

i agree with you, now i intend to leave the HP2 on stock, but geared with pure knobbies tires as the MEFOs are, just to enjoy it on its pure off road spirit.

The ADV will be for everything else, maybe some off road but on touring purposes, no sport dirt riding intended as on the HP2 will be.

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there are other advriders who have same fleet on this forum

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