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Old 06-23-2012, 09:53 PM   #16
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Nice report thanks, it is reassuring to read reports like yours.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:17 AM   #17
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It's easy to post up when you have a problem and complain about your bike or a manufacturer so it's nice to hear a positive story about your faithful machine. I have the feeling there are a lot more stories like this that people just don't mention. Congrats and safe journeys.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:24 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Litespeed602 View Post
Good to hear you are home and well. Sounds like a great trip, Lisa must be as tough as you

More photos ----more photos
Not sure how tough either of us are, but my wife's a great sport and the best passenger one could hope to have on the back of a bike. She loved our low-level flying through Deal's Gap two years ago, even waving to the roadside photographers like Killboy while heeled way over in the corners. And when the going gets interesting (like the below pics from a West (By God) Virginia camping trip when the road went from two-lane pavement to single lane pavement to dirt and water), she has no problem taking a hike while I navigate the bike through. A real trooper, and I'm a really lucky guy!

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Old 06-24-2012, 05:24 AM   #19
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100k since 2008 isn't sitting at home reading forums. It sure is great to read stuff like this, and contrats on the rollover.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:36 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Davis53 View Post
What kind of seat for 100,000 miles? Looks like a Sargent?
I've tried eight different seats on this bike, including Corbin, Rick Mayer, Russell, Touratech, etc., and have settled on this Sargent as best for my all-around uses. I used an Airhawk on top of the Sargent for the first few days of the trip dead-heading west, but then stowed the Airhawk once I hit Colorado. Moving around a lot while riding is a key for me to stay comfy.

I honestly think the Sargent finally broke in during this trip (I've put probably 25k miles on this one, and bought it used on the Flea Market last year). I tried another Sargent on this bike previously, and ended one 775 mile day in extreme pain on it - it was sold the next day. Just like everyone's butt is different, I guess all seats are different too.

My wife has also tried Sargent, Rick Mayer and Corbin passenger seats, and her final/favorite set-up is an OEM standard GS (not-GSA) seat with an Airhawk pad wrapped with non-slip shelf liner. She's good for 200 mile stints with this set-up, before we both need get off and stretch our legs.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:24 PM   #21
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Great Post

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Old 07-13-2012, 07:36 PM   #22
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Nicely Done !!
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:46 PM   #23
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Yes, encouraging.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:40 PM   #24
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Great to hear stories like this. Wish I had the time to ride as much as you do. :-)
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:34 PM   #25
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great read..well documented history. Makes me feel very confident of my next purchase. If all goes as planned I will have new to me a BMW demo bike with less than a 1000miles(1600kms for my canadian folk)..fully loaded with a price that keep the bank from breaking. stay tuned for pics.

I also currently do all maintenance and tire changes on my 2007 M109R LE and its has been a rock solid bullet proof bike.

I am so ready for the GSA experience.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:57 PM   #26
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Great! Very nice post. I just rolled 55,000 this morning on my 07 GSA. I can appreciate what nearly doubling my miles means.
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:06 PM   #27
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Great bike, amazing reliability. Enjoy the next 100k. BMW's make amazing machines.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #28
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Yours is impeccable, I can tell by your record keeping. Bought my first GSA in June, 7000 on the clock and loving it.
"Do today what other's won't, so you can do tomorrow what other's can't." Jody Sears-West Point
It is not enough to want to make the effort. Its in the doing, not just the thinking, that we accomplish our goals."
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:48 PM   #29
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Always a treat to read this type of post. Congratulations!
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:48 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by mtwillyman View Post
More posts like these could restore my faith in the marque. Post brightened my morning.
+1 on that!

I've got a '13 coming in about a month. It'll either be great or it'll suck. That seems to be the way it goes with these bikes - take it or leave it.
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