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Old 04-10-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Differences in Triple Black

Besides the black rims, what is difference between a Triple Black GS and a Sapphire black GS?
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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The non-Triple Black has silver engine cases, silver subframe, wheels and final drive plus the forks are gold. All of that is dark on the TB.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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Thanks. What;s the general consensus of the Triple Black look on the forum? Like or no like?
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:12 PM   #4
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I reallly wanted one. When I went to buy it the last one on hand had just been sold. I could have waited for a '12 but they had a left over sapphire '11 on hand that I saved $2500+ on so I bought it.

IMO the TB is great looking.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:14 PM   #5
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Dunno, I dont exactly look at my final drive as Im driving...
If you like it, buy it, but if theres a reg gs/gsa for less, why pay more for different paint?

I think its alright, cant justify the mark-up.........So with that said, I no like.....
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
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Gettin ready to pull the trigger this week on a GS / TB. I obsessed over the color combo for a week or so and I really like it. IMHO, it makes the silver forks and engine look old. The black rims just add to the look.

If I got the 'normal' with Sapphire Black, I'd end up taping the fork legs and blacking out a few items anyway. I'd think that after adding spoked wheels to a regular GS, the cost difference may be nominal or within a few hundy.

I only hope the camhead engine ends up being as smooth as my hexhead after a few thousand miles.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:35 PM   #7
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I have to think it over. Don't know of I can see one in the flesh.

Btw, the camhead engine is significantly smoother and torquier than the hexhead.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:55 PM   #8
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:04 AM   #9
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if you really want a nice looking GS get the Rallye one and forget about the black/blackish/silverish mess BMW did with the TB or get a sapphire black and save some $$$ for gas or a brake in trip

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Old 04-11-2012, 05:45 AM   #10
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The oem TB is ok to me but I prefer the standard black. Darth Vader/murdered out ones look a mess to me, I don't like them that way.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:34 AM   #11
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:37 AM   #12
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The oem TB is ok to me but I prefer the standard black. Darth Vader/murdered out ones look a mess to me, I don't like them that way.
What??? You don't like my bike Obie?? I think she's a beauty and someone set it up perfectly.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:14 AM   #13
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The oem TB is ok to me but I prefer the standard black. Darth Vader/murdered out ones look a mess to me, I don't like them that way.
Any GS is as attractive as an unmade bed.

I just think that the warm yellowy forks (now with black yokes), magnesium valve heads, silver frame and drivetrain look even more scrambled on the standard version of the GS. Oddly enough, the Ostra grey version works as a middle ground for all those random colors.

The Rallye takes that to a different level as if they just had red paint lying around, but it does draw attention to the frame and I understand why.

The TB is maybe a tad much, but at least things harmonize. I sure wish the side panels were more attractive though. It's like a child's Lego collection with a metal lid thrown in.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:42 AM   #14
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You forgot the black forks and GS lettering on the seat.....
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:04 PM   #15
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I like the fact that more aspects of the bike are subdued in color. The non-triple black had to much silver for me. I really like mine. To include that more after market manufacturers are making black pieces for the bike. I'm glad I got the T-blk GSA.
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