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Old 11-19-2013, 09:02 PM   #1246
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Shit. I want to buy it, just so I have one when this one is gone.

http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2...-GSA-111287442
Johnny this was on ebay. Highest bid was 11,100. Reserve 12,500. For what its worth I paid $12k for mine and thought that was "all the money".
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:22 AM   #1247
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Hi everyone

I am now on the train between Montreal and Toronto, about to pick-up Brent's 2006 GSA # 530, which I just bought. That's a bit under 700km away from home and the return trip in the cold and night will be an "epic adventure" by itself. I have my two-piece BMW Rallye 2 Pro jacket and pants, which can be quite warm, and also brought ski pants if my legs get cold.

I am also carying with me a BMW low seat as I am not sure how comfortable I will be driving that tall bike in the cold at night on the first trip ;-)

I am glad I am going with an 1150GS over a 1200GS. No fuel strip problem. No EWS problem. No plastic, all metal. I wanted a seductive farm girl, not a downtown hipster ;-)

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Old 11-20-2013, 10:57 PM   #1248
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Hi everyone

I am now on the train between Montreal and Toronto, about to pick-up Brent's 2006 GSA # 530, which I just bought. That's a bit under 700km away from home and the return trip in the cold and night will be an "epic adventure" by itself. I have my two-piece BMW Rallye 2 Pro jacket and pants, which can be quite warm, and also brought ski pants if my legs get cold.

I am also carying with me a BMW low seat as I am not sure how comfortable I will be driving that tall bike in the cold at night on the first trip ;-)

I am glad I am going with an 1150GS over a 1200GS. No fuel strip problem. No EWS problem. No plastic, all metal. I wanted a seductive farm girl, not a downtown hipster ;-)

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Looking forward to a ride report Lee, take many pics...
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #1249
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But, the chicks all dig the Silver ones most!

Tell me why? My wife only searched for the silver ones when she searched 4 me on the net.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:37 PM   #1250
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Looking forward to a ride report Lee, take many pics...
That was a long return home. It started too late in the afternoon, meaning that I crossed Toronto early in the evening in full rush hour. And it got colder and colder (well below freezing point), so around 10PM I decided to sleep in a Motel 6 in Kingston. Then continued safely in the morning.

The day after, I registered the bike and started to do some maintenance. Here's my little "workshop" on i-BMW.com where you can follow the little developments on that 100,000 mile workhorse. I am still glad I picked a 2006 GSA.

http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=47379


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Old 12-12-2013, 03:33 PM   #1251
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Recover seat

I have a low sargent seat on my bike. I like the seat but i would like to have it recovered in the blue of the stock saddle. Has anyone done this? Is it just as expensive as building a new one?
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:44 PM   #1252
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I have a low sargent seat on my bike. I like the seat but i would like to have it recovered in the blue of the stock saddle. Has anyone done this? Is it just as expensive as building a new one?
Sargent will make you a custom seat out of a BMW pan for $200.00... So I heard.
Maybe ask them for a custom design and pay a bit more. Somebody was selling a used Adventure pan for $50.00 in the classifieds.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:16 PM   #1253
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Sargent will make you a custom seat out of a BMW pan for $200.00... So I heard.
Maybe ask them for a custom design and pay a bit more. Somebody was selling a used Adventure pan for $50.00 in the classifieds.
Lee,

I just posted a response to your post in I-BMW.com, let me know if I can help.

Thanks,
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:06 AM   #1254
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Sargent will make you a custom seat out of a BMW pan for $200.00... So I heard.
Maybe ask them for a custom design and pay a bit more. Somebody was selling a used Adventure pan for $50.00 in the classifieds.
Lee

It's my understanding that Sargent uses their own pan. I have sent them an email inquiry regarding the cost of recovering my Sargent using some of the stock blue colour on the seat. On their website it appears they offer recovering for worn or damaged seats for under the 200 mark. I'll keep you posted. I read your posts on reconditioning of the 1150…mad skills
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:19 PM   #1255
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Hi Jick

You are 100% correct when mentioning that Sargent uses their own pans in their products. The reason is that SHAD, the supplier for BMW, wouldn't sell them any. Sargent had no choice but to do their own. Supply them with your SHAD/BMW pan and they'll do a custom seat for you.

I think it is a great idea to have them do a low seat with the same look as the original two-tone. Let us know how it works out.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:42 AM   #1256
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Massive Lee

It's so nice you have one of these bikes now. Your's has 60,000 miles more than mine. But sadly, I have no chance of mastering your engineering skills in that time I'd need to match mileage. But, since you like to share, and I like to ask questions, there will be harmony. I liked your I-BMW re-furb thread very much, didn't understand most of it but I hope, over time, something will seep in there. Very glad you bought at 06. I am VERY happy in the 30k miles I"ve ridden mine.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:42 AM   #1257
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100k miles wow and still that nice in shape? Gives me kinda hope for a 1150 GSA 06 I'm looking at with 70k kms on the clock.
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:34 AM   #1258
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Well after hounting the Parallel Universe I'm finally able to say that I own the whole GSpot :o). Bought this week end my very first boxer, and not just any:

1150 GS SE VIN: 093

It has 84000 kms on odo and just one previous owner who was at least twice a year at BMWs to get it serviced. Last service did cost him 1392€ where the bike had the clutch replaced and a ton of other things. Well except for the worn out tires, front discs that are a bit worn imo, and the side stand that seems to have a waaaaaayyyy to great leaning angle, the bike is in amazingly good shape (knock on wood ).

Let's have some fun, shall we

Pics to come!
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:54 AM   #1259
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Congratulations, Loutre.
As one of the few, you'll love her. And she'll be there, for you.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:00 AM   #1260
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But, the chicks all dig the Silver ones most!

What he said!
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