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Old 09-14-2008, 04:08 PM   #151
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I agree 100%. I think the System Cases look great on this bike. Welcome!
Though I've never seen them on the '06, the system cases do look great on the bike. Weren't all these bikes delivered with the aluminum cases on them?

What REALLY surprises me is how many pictures show the stock seat still on these bikes? The agony for me was so bad, I swapped it out for a Sargent at 1,500 miles. I put the stock one back on a couple of times since - just to see if my first impressions of the stocker were wrong - and haven't looked back since. They have got to be the most painful seat on any BMW!
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:10 PM   #152
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Though I've never seen them on the '06, the system cases do look great on the bike. Weren't all these bikes delivered with the aluminum cases on them?

What REALLY surprises me is how many pictures show the stock seat still on these bikes? The agony for me was so bad, I swapped it out for a Sargent at 1,500 miles. I put the stock one back on a couple of times since - just to see if my first impressions of the stocker were wrong - and haven't looked back since. They have got to be the most painful seat on any BMW!
The bikes did not come with bags of any sort. If you added all three bags and the racks and mounts, the retail total was over $1500.
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Old 09-15-2008, 02:27 PM   #153
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the "super taker" heading across a water crossing.







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Old 09-15-2008, 07:33 PM   #154
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Wow. You can almost hear the soundtrack from Jaws as the pictures tell the story....
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:58 PM   #155
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First of all, a tip o' the visor to Radioman for that inspirational water crossing

Brief history lesson. Renoflyboy's posting of his 06 is the seed that starts this thread. I read his post, followed the link to this thread, read this thread, and then drove to Reno and bought his bike. I got my plates on Sept 4 and just finished the first 1,000 miles. About 100 miles was hi-way ( that's when the road is smooth and straight enough to wave at oncoming bikers.........) 850 secondary and sub-secondary roads, and 50 off road. The 50 off road had some washboard, rock outcrops, deep pea gravel, and the funkiest, silty, powder that was finer than flour. That leaves, water, slippery rock, sand, snow, mud, and skree still on my dance card.

I like EVERYTHING about the bike except the lights, they suck. Coming from an RT, I didn't know how I'd feel about the tall saddle but it seems right for the bike. I'm sure I'll have some extreme pucker moments as I do more off road, but overall, it's not an issue. Here's a few shots from my first 1k............ I think........never posted pix on Advrider before......

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Old 09-16-2008, 06:06 AM   #156
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I like EVERYTHING about the bike except the lights, they suck.
Just put an HID conversion kit in the low beam and it will be quite an improvement. All those 'special' bulbs are a waste of money IMHO.
I converted my PIAA 910's as well and I can melt the back windows of cars...
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:42 PM   #157
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That bottom pic was taken on Loop Road in S Florida??

Yes it sure was
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:14 PM   #158
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Oh im now rolling with a corbin, only pic I could find right now. Plus my bike didn't come with the cases, but I scored these off of fleabay for a deal.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:10 PM   #159
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The bikes did not come with bags of any sort. If you added all three bags and the racks and mounts, the retail total was over $1500.

You were very lucky. They were $2,700 over here
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:38 PM   #160
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Oh im now rolling with a corbin, only pic I could find right now. Plus my bike didn't come with the cases, but I scored these off of fleabay for a deal.
How do you like the Corbin? How much did you pay? I am up in the air if I wanna go with a Sargeant or Corbin. 45,000 miles on the stock seat is enough...
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:10 PM   #161
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Corbin v. Sargent.

Corbin v. Sargent.
I have the Corbin on the '06 and the Sarge on the '02.
I like them both about the same. The Corbin locks you into basically two positions. Seated and standing. But it's not a bad seated position. I did 700 miles the second day I owned the bike. The Sarge allows more moving around because the seat pan is not so deep. Sargent makes a one piece for the ADV but the drivers portion seems to be about the same as on my '02.
The Corbin does have the advantage of having a pretty nice backrest post built in and, when connected, mine has a heater. Just about the last thing my bum needs is a heater, but one never knows when a chilly arctic wind might blow into Southern California and I'll feel the need to ride somewhere.


Maybe that's not so helpful. If you need a backrest though, the Corbin is a good deal as it can be changed from driver to passenger.
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:03 AM   #162
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How is the Sargent for passenger comfort? Is there an issue with sliding forward under braking?
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:38 PM   #163
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I went with the Corbin because it has more front to back room for the rider. And my GF loves the passenger seat. I paid $530 delivered and beleive it or not I got fantastic customer service from them, I had missed something, they caught it and called me and walked me thru.
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:22 AM   #164
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Don't think the Corbin would work for me as I need a lower seat (the corbin is lower but wider also)
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:03 PM   #165
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What's the big diff between the 06 1150 and the 06 1200? Looking at both and need to know what the big diff bewteen the 2 are?
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