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Old 11-12-2012, 12:10 PM   #16
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Thanks for the additional feedback and offers from everyone. Sorry I hadn't responded, but I have been incommunicado for a week. Just got back from a ride from Milton Florida to Spencer West VA with an unexpected detour on a rollback flatbed to Athens Ohio when the rear shock on my 2010 GSA decided to go TU and pump oil all over the rear tire.

The dealer in Baton Rouge emailed that Karen's bike will be in this week. I think I will plane down some boards to match the various amounts of lowering available and try a combination of different boards and different seats to see what will work the best. Primitive, but hopefully it will give us what we need to shoot for.

PCHarry
Thanks for the offer to let her swing a leg over your bike. If her bike wasn't arriving this week we would gladly take you up on it. Maybe we will run into each other somewhere on the Redneck Riviera.

Thanks again to everyone.
John
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:51 AM   #17
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I'm also interested in ordering low suspension for my 2008 GS. Does any one know how many centimeters BMW lowers the suspension ( not including the lowered seat). Also I understand replacing the center stand but it seems the side stand would still work since the standard bike leans over quite a bit on the side stand.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:13 AM   #18
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also can someone clarify this for me.found it from official bmw-mottorad.com
Seat height, unladen weight 850 / 870 mm (low seat* 820 / 840 mm, lowered suspension* 790 / 810 mm) *OE

so with low seat and lowered suspension is 790 or 810 mm ?
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:47 AM   #19
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also can someone clarify this for me.found it from official bmw-mottorad.com
Seat height, unladen weight 850 / 870 mm (low seat* 820 / 840 mm, lowered suspension* 790 / 810 mm) *OE

so with low seat and lowered suspension is 790 or 810 mm ?
But how much is it for just the suspension?
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:04 PM   #20
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But how much is it for just the suspension?
well if the lower seat lowers by 30mm
then
with just the suspension lowered is 820/840 mm(with normal seat)

if you add the low seat is -30mm which is what the bmw-mottorad says {790 /810}

I believe its that but dont take my word on it Im only assuming. If thats what you are asking.

My question is why do they say 790 /810(I mean 2 numbers which one it is). if someone could answer that.also what the OE stands for

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Old 11-14-2012, 09:32 AM   #21
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Low OE suspension

The (OE) low suspension GS comes with low seat. Please note that low seat is NOT-adjustable; it only has one height setting of 790 mm (31.1"). If you decide to use a standard seat with low suspension bike you'd be looking at about 32.1"/33.1" (low/high setting). The regular GS with low seat is 32.3". The regular GS with regular seat is 33.5"/34.3". I hope this helps. Also, please see below:

http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/...Comparison.pdf
http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/...tour_main.html
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