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Old 05-09-2014, 11:09 PM   #1
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I almost fell out of love with the 800...

I saw Max BMW now has the 2014 R1200 GSA... Then I calculated the payments to be over $400. That made my 800 look so much sexier all of a sudden!! So svelte and sleek and easy to pick up. You can build a hell of an 800 for that kind of money.

I think I may buy the poor girl a gift to apologize for even thinking of trading her in. But what do you get the bike who has it all? Decisions, decisions...
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:28 PM   #2
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I saw Max BMW now has the 2014 R1200 GSA... Then I calculated the payments to be over $400. That made my 800 look so much sexier all of a sudden!! So svelte and sleek and easy to pick up. You can build a hell of an 800 for that kind of money.

I think I may buy the poor girl a gift to apologize for even thinking of trading her in. But what do you get the bike who has it all? Decisions, decisions...
Same thing happened to me at the ktm dealer with an 1190. A few gifts for the 800 makes a lot more sense.
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:54 AM   #3
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:05 AM   #4
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Let me tell you that R1200GSA is absolutely fantastic. It really rides like a dream. It really is the nicest bike I have ever ridden. It is a all day comfortable, nimble (like a magic trick) turns at low speed better than an 800, smooth, powerful, etc etc.

I still bought and 800 though. Money does matter. The 800 is still a fine machine and I enjoy it every day I ride it.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:12 AM   #5
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Let me tell you that R1200GSA is absolutely fantastic. It really rides like a dream. It really is the nicest bike I have ever ridden. It is a all day comfortable, nimble (like a magic trick) turns at low speed better than an 800, smooth, powerful, etc etc.
It is a dream. That's what it is. It's not reality, passing no road feel back to you. If "nice" means a cushy, numb and dreamlike ride, you hit the nail on the head.

Since you like the effect of the 19" front wheel, you would probably be happier on a G650XCountry. I want one, but something would have to go first.

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Old 05-10-2014, 05:32 AM   #6
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Since you like the effect of the 19" front wheel, you would probably be happier on a G650XCountry. I want one, but something would have to go first.

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Old 05-10-2014, 07:28 AM   #7
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It is a dream. That's what it is. It's not reality, passing no road feel back to you. If "nice" means a cushy, numb and dreamlike ride, you hit the nail on the head.

Since you like the effect of the 19" front wheel, you would probably be happier on a G650XCountry. I want one, but something would have to go first.

Fred
Well to each his own. I rode our demo for what it was worth and came back completely impressed. Have you take ridden the 2014 GSA more than just a short test ride?
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:16 AM   #8
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Who the hell can get 60mpg out of their F8?!?!?!

I'm lucky to get 43...
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:21 AM   #9
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Who the hell can get 60mpg out of their F8?!?!?!

I'm lucky to get 43...
well before installing the cameltank I was at 4.4l/100kms, now I'm more like 5-5.5 eventhough I can't find a relation between that (don't think that that extra 10kg would affect mpg or anything). maybe I should do that valve check sometimes
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:27 AM   #10
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Have you take ridden the 2014 GSA more than just a short test ride?
Yes, on dirt, gravel and pavement in the Pennsylvania Appalachian Mountains.

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Old 05-10-2014, 08:39 AM   #11
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Who the hell can get 60mpg out of their F8?!?!?!

I'm lucky to get 43...
Imperial Gallons?

I average about 50mpg in TN, in CO it was up to 55mpg.

and I'm not a speed demon
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:04 AM   #12
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Who the hell can get 60mpg out of their F8?!?!?!

I'm lucky to get 43...
I do, regularly! at the moment, the average mpg on the click says 61.
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:59 AM   #13
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I'm thinking yacagur shock, springs for the front, steering dampner, Clearwater darlas and a 19" wheel for touring. Put the 21 back on around here. Oh and a spoiler for my mirage 2 fairing. It never ends. But if I sell the bike for $13000, and put it toward a $18000 ktm, I will still have to respring it, probably get a new seat and windscreen, new panniers, crash bars etc... Probably be $9000 out of pocket pretty quick.
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:23 PM   #14
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I do, regularly! at the moment, the average mpg on the click says 61.
How?!?!? That's no tiny discrepancy. I don't see how it can be such a lare disparity between some of these numbers.
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:44 PM   #15
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How?!?!? That's no tiny discrepancy. I don't see how it can be such a lare disparity between some of these numbers.
I wondered the same when I saw low 40's! Maybe something to do with the fuel? I do like look at the scenery; this might have something to with it !
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