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Old 07-12-2013, 08:20 AM   #361
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A hard hit to those crash bars will transfer straight to the engine case.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:54 PM   #362
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Well for BMW the OEM aluminium bashplate is a "real bashplate", otherwise you've to keep the plastic one... I agree with you that it doesn't look like it could take much. It sure is fine for sand but not for rocks...

But I have to say other than the tank I like the foglights. Well integrated... but I don't think that the windshield alone would be sufficient. Seems like it would generate more buffing than before.
In some of the BMW launch pictures of the bike it is outfittet with a bigger alu bashplate. Looks like the same as BMW offers for the standard 800gs.

Ok just checked out bmw-motorrad.de. Its 3mm alu and weighs 1.6kg this bashplate.

And on TTs german page it looks like the only parts for this bike are parts that fit directly from the 800gs....... For now.

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:24 PM   #363
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Question Does the GSA rides any differente than GS??

Hey guys, I was wondering, from who have ridden both bikes, how different is the ride on this bikes, if any? Can you really tell the difference while riding on the suspension modes?? I am sure the windshield on GSA is the biggest difference when riding... anything else???
Thanks !!!
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:57 AM   #364
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Just curious if you're finding the short seat to make a big difference? I am similar inseam and thinking the short set will better for in town riding. Looks like there is a 1.2 inch difference which doesn't sound like a lot but perhaps it is? Cheers!
The dealer gave me the stock seat too. Just for laughs I put it on and it would be dangerous for me to ride with the tall seat on. Being able to just get a "Toe" down on a stop or dab situation would be folly on a bike this size and weight.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:12 AM   #365
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How long will it be before one of the big companies makes a tank crashbar like the one on the 1200 gsa?? Will TT be first?



Went to a BMW dealer yesterday... Im totally in love with this bike... for reference Im 6' and 207 pounds (184cm 94kg)


You look photoshopped
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:38 PM   #366
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You look photoshopped
Excuse my poor english but what does that mean???
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:14 PM   #367
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Excuse my poor english but what does that mean???
To me, your body especially your head doesn't match the photo, which in most cases is doctored/ photoshopped. I'm pretty sure you were sitting on this fine machine and was just teasing
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:47 PM   #368
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How long will it be before one of the big companies makes a tank crashbar like the one on the 1200 gsa?? Will TT be first?
Agreed why would you not produce a GSA 800 with the same type of protection you give the 1200 GSA. And how about a real bashplate. These would been two things I would have put on it. The rest other than the bigger gas can is just fluff.
the aluminum one is a real bash plate, took a pounding on my f650 twin, it dented a little but would of been expensive if i didn't have it on..
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:50 PM   #369
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Hey guys, I was wondering, from who have ridden both bikes, how different is the ride on this bikes, if any? Can you really tell the difference while riding on the suspension modes?? I am sure the windshield on GSA is the biggest difference when riding... anything else???
Thanks !!!
I rode the f800 gs with ESA and I can tell you, you can feel a difference in switching through corners on twisties.. it doesn't bob like it does in comfort..

As far as the windshield, ill let someone else answer that on experience..
But from what I've read, it does the job and leaves your helmet in a buffer free zone..
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:33 PM   #370
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The dealer gave me the stock seat too. Just for laughs I put it on and it would be dangerous for me to ride with the tall seat on. Being able to just get a "Toe" down on a stop or dab situation would be folly on a bike this size and weight.
Thanks for the reply and info! I've been getting used to the stock seat but have had a few very close calls and embarrassing moments where I am about to fall over but manage to catch myself by jumping to one side or the other, hahaha. Anyway, I finally ordered the lower seat and it sounds like I will be very happy with it! Thanks again!
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:13 AM   #371
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Has anyone calculated the real world fuel range?

I'd like to know if anyone has the new adventure with actual real world kilometers on it (broken in) and how far they are averaging on a tank of fuel? My 2009 averages about 290-310 kilometers of highway riding before the warning light comes on For my kind of riding I'd love another 8 liters of fuel capacity without strapping on a gas can or bolting on a farkle.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:58 AM   #372
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Thanks for the reply and info! I've been getting used to the stock seat but have had a few very close calls and embarrassing moments where I am about to fall over but manage to catch myself by jumping to one side or the other, hahaha. Anyway, I finally ordered the lower seat and it sounds like I will be very happy with it! Thanks again!
Strange - my dealer swapped in a low seat as a n/c change when I bought my 2013 GS...
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:51 PM   #373
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Still no report on the windshield?

I thought someone would be able to give a real world report on the screen. I'm about to purchase a tall screen and would love to know if the bmw one is a viable option, as I may be able to get it sooner than an aftermarket one. All the reports I have read about their previous touring screen was that it was terrible.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:15 PM   #374
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Read my posts in this thread and my other one. I'm not impressed by the stock GSA screen. Lots of buffeting.


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Old 07-20-2013, 09:02 AM   #375
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Read my posts in this thread and my other one. I'm not impressed by the stock GSA screen. Lots of buffeting.


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I've had the exact opposite experience with the 800GSA shield. Best wind protection I've experienced from a stocker. I'm 5' 10" and wore an off-road helmet during my time on it.
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