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Larger capacity battery 462 40.46%
Do away with, or make imobiliser ignition a option w/ alarm 474 41.51%
Independent non linked ABS brakes,deactivae on the fly 347 30.39%
Current semi linked ABS brakes, deactivate on the fly 367 32.14%
Lower first gear on Adventure model 586 51.31%
Raise the air intake for safer water crossing 505 44.22%
Include a functional 1150 style helmet lock. 528 46.23%
Longer or adjustable sidestand 356 31.17%
Large automotive size gps screen in place of guages 357 31.26%
Water cooling 157 13.75%
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:31 PM   #1
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:22 PM   #2
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Can't add an option for electronic cruise control??????
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:28 PM   #3
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Wet clutch, Lower gear ratio. Fix everything that is covering the gas tank. I'd like to be able to sit more forward. It would make off road riding easier.

this is a great bike. But it can be improved.
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:55 PM   #4
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Increase the plain-jane GS fuel capacity to 6 (or 6.2) gal.
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:57 PM   #5
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Either a wet clutch like Hair says or a ceramic one that isn't going to blow. I am good with clutches and don't burn them up, but a good clutch is a good clutch. Lower first gear, just a smidge. I am ok with the rest of them (there are three total, right?)

Electric cruise is nice but pah on the price. Just make a mechanical one (they are $100 and don't break).

Independent turney-offable ABS would be nice; that way, unlike the present linked braking system, you might have a better chance on ice or pavement sand.

I have had linked brakes on a Honda CBR1000F and also rode a linked Guzzi for a little bit, but opted not to have same on my present stripped version GS. It's nice to finger brake the front going into corners but hey, I really don' miss them.

The windshield could be a little better in making an airstream envelope for yer knoggin.

Oh--Oh yeah, it needs a mini expresso machine that you can clamp to the exhaust system for a heat source... and a nice gel and leather seatpad, and gel handgrips, and..... a DVD player and iPod rack! A color printer shelf! oh, yeah, pink, purple, or black fuzzy fur for the handlebars! And a spot for the dashboard statue of your favorite Jesus/saint!
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:49 PM   #6
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Why not enjoy what you have, I think its a great bike. Not perfect, but I think it just adds to the character.
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:55 PM   #7
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After $850 and change, I would like to see a higher air intake.
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:44 PM   #8
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Give me an Ohlins upgrade option just like the R1200S.

Set of extra wheels at time of purchase at a "reasonable" cost. BMW did it for the HP2 supermoto, no reason they can't put a package together for the regular GS.

A few more ponies wouldn't hurt either.

Oops, forgot to mention. Put water cooling on it and I'm out. No thanks.
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:30 PM   #9
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ESA would be nice. Cruise control. Yes a K1200GS Adventure.
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:57 AM   #10
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Cup holder?
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:22 AM   #11
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Well...

1- Cruise Control,
2- Bigger Standard Tank, (much bigger than 19 liters)
3- Better windshield,
4- Wet Clutch,
5- Ohlins option
6- 18" rear wheel, 21" Front, at least as an available option ... Otherwise stop pretenting being a dual sport ...
7- No more Telelever and no more paralever. Good for paved road, but an handicap for gravel.

That's it ...

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Old 05-09-2007, 10:38 AM   #12
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You guys crack me up - folks scream - get rid of the hi-tech stuff but give us a flat panel display GPS and cruise control ???


PS. The 07's ABS can be switched on the fly without the key drill.
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:03 AM   #13
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Really I love this bike!
BUT
I'm ditching the seat
and I wish I could toggle through the trip meters with the info button

I'd say these are both very minor gripes and one is fixable with $$$

So I'm happy
Here's to BMW and a pretty well sorted out bike

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Old 05-09-2007, 12:56 PM   #14
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ESA and electronic cruise would be first on my list. I think its just about perfect in every other respect.
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:07 PM   #15
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I wish the GSA came with.

Inverted forks
Steering Stab
21” Front Wheel
18” Rear Wheel
Piggy Back Shock
Cruise Control
Heated Seat
More Power

I’ll still buy one but this is just a wish list of things that were not listed above.
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