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Old 08-26-2008, 08:10 AM   #46
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This thread makes it really hard to concentrate on paperwork. I took the extreme long way to work this morning... I just didn't want to get off the bike!
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:12 AM   #47
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Laugh Mine.

Thanks to Bill for turning me onto this thread.



James Baie, July 2006



At the end of the Route du Nord in July 2008.



Being taken through a serious mud hole (thats not me riding it - I was skeered of the 12 inch+ deep mud) at the Central ADV Rally this past weekend.



Hmm. Strange company. However, my GS hung right in there, single track, and no track was ridden this day and sure, I went down a couple times in the deep sand but, she made it through everything that the smaller bikes did.



Trailside repairs of an old R80 (IIRC), with my GS in the background....again, 08 Central Rally.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:19 AM   #48
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one more, just cuz.



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Old 08-26-2008, 12:54 PM   #49
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Here's Mine

These pics are all from my trip to Alaska in '07.

At the Canadian Border




On a mountain pass in the Canadian Rockies:




Me at the Yukon border:




Dropped bike outside of Tok. I had stopped to take some pictures of the mountains. I got off the bike, turned around to see the view, and as I was getting out my camera I heard a big clunk! I turned around to see my bike on the ground. So, as long as I had my camera out, I thought I would immortalize the moment!




Me at the Arctic Circle:




Bike on top of the hill right above the treeline:





Bike on the Dalton Hwy:





Bike all dirtied up in Deadhorse:



That's all for now. Someday I'll get around to posting my ride report on here. But as I am so lazy, you might just want to look at it online (http://www.adambertram.com)

Later dudes!
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:23 PM   #50
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Dropped bike outside of Tok. I had stopped to take some pictures of the mountains. I got off the bike, turned around to see the view, and as I was getting out my camera I heard a big clunk! I turned around to see my bike on the ground. So, as long as I had my camera out, I thought I would immortalize the moment!
Thats one shit-ton of stuff you've got packed on there.

Wowzers.

How big of a crane did they bring to help lift that thing?

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Old 08-26-2008, 01:49 PM   #51
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Thats one shit-ton of stuff you've got packed on there.

Wowzers.

How big of a crane did they bring to help lift that thing?


Probably as big as the one that was needed here...



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Old 08-26-2008, 02:12 PM   #52
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Probably as big as the one that was needed here...

Funny, I picked mine up 3X on Saturday (not loaded tho) and wasn't as sore as I have been picking it up once, in the past....
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:17 PM   #53
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Funny, I picked mine up 3X on Saturday (not loaded tho) and wasn't as sore as I have been picking it up once, in the past....

that pic there was after riding some long hours. It never felt as heavy as it did that day.
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:42 PM   #54
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Don't care how many were brought into the US. I still think that these are better built than the 1200's. Hence why I bought the "old style" when there were new 1200's at the stealership. Never hear of FD failure on the 1150's, or the key thingy or etc. etc. etc.......











Just some pics of my little trip in Utah.




That is my favorite pic of the bike. Sitting in the Valley of the Gods!





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Old 08-26-2008, 08:04 PM   #55
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Don't care how many were brought into the US. I still think that these are better built than the 1200's. Hence why I bought the "old style" when there were new 1200's at the stealership. Never hear of FD failure on the 1150's, or the key thingy or etc. etc. etc.......
Actually FD failures a somewhat common on 1150s, just not as bad as early 1200s.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:58 PM   #56
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Oweeeeee!!!!

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Thats one shit-ton of stuff you've got packed on there.

Wowzers.

How big of a crane did they bring to help lift that thing?

Man that hurts, and I've been there! I found a solution to the lean angle (via the wise folks on ADV rider). A hocky puck bolted as a foot to the sidestand. Works good and cheap!
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:04 PM   #57
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HB Crash bars may keep it from being quite so sideways once it does fall over. Don't ask me how I know, but since no one had a camera, it may not have happened. Kildala2000 has a little side plate that seems to fit pretty well.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:59 PM   #58
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Don't care how many were brought into the US. I still think that these are better built than the 1200's. Hence why I bought the "old style" when there were new 1200's at the stealership.
You're the only other person that I've heard say that...me being the first in 2004 when I bought a spare R1150 GS Adventure to station in Europe. I wasn't too impressed with what I saw in the R1200 GS..and still not.


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Never hear of FD failure on the 1150's, or the key thingy or etc. etc. etc.......
Not from experience, but they do fail and in numbers. Now I hardly ever heard of R100 GS FDs failing; those had driveshaft issues.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:34 PM   #59
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When did this turn into a Final Drive thread?

Meh.

Lets get back to the urban legends of how this model came about and how many are existant world wide?
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:40 PM   #60
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I too sought out the '06 1150 after test riding a 1200. Nothing against the 1200 but it just didn't call to me like the 1150 did. I must be weird,....I like the extra weight.

Plus it gives my 1200 friends something to tease me about.

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