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Old 05-06-2013, 03:47 AM   #16231
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Congrats! are you a new rider, like never been on the road before? That 1200GS Rallye is a lot of bike. Just take it slow and ride within your comfort level. Great bike and chosing ADVRider to hang out is a premium choice!

See you out there sometime.

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All previous riding experience has been minor and in parking lots. The 1200GS Rallye is a lot of bike from a power perspective, and I'm mindful of that, but from a size perspective at 6'3" it fit me well. A lot of experienced riders, including people who have known me and people who had just met me, told me to go ahead and start with the 1200 based on their interaction with me, so it should work out.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:58 AM   #16232
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Education and training are certainly evil in every way, shape, and form. No matter what the task. Mostly because everyone already knows everything.
Yep, tried to get them to send a few guys to the MSF dirtbike school or one of those other ones taught by ex-motocross guys or something coo, but they didnt go for it. I was being sarcastic with moymuffs because he knows exactly what I'm talking about. They send us to the basic course at TCC before we can ride a 250cc on the street regardless of our experience and prior taking of the same type course. Get some TW's and now say we need special off-road training, but they have a guy teaching it that has never ridden off-road.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:29 AM   #16233
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Very Nice, we'll do that at Twin Valley rally
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:08 AM   #16234
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Very Nice, we'll do that at Twin Valley rally
thats what I was thinking
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:22 PM   #16235
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:49 PM   #16236
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Just got back from a four day trip out to western Virginia, at Hungry Mother State Park and all the awsome roads around there.

Hey, get away from my bike!

I know where that is. Got my fair share of pictures with that beastie.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:56 PM   #16237
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Hey, get away from my bike!

We just saw that guys cousins!





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Old 05-06-2013, 04:50 PM   #16238
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Very Nice, we'll do that at Twin Valley rally
We did it last year.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:01 PM   #16239
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So, I'm going to ride the bike home tomorrow despite the rain. How bad an idea is this? It's a 2012 R1200GS, so that means metzeler tourance tires. I plan to take Cedar Rd to 13 to 58 to the James River Bridge, so no interstate to worry about (doing that route for engine bed in purposes).
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:43 PM   #16240
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So, I'm going to ride the bike home tomorrow despite the rain. How bad an idea is this? It's a 2012 R1200GS, so that means metzeler tourance tires. I plan to take Cedar Rd to 13 to 58 to the James River Bridge, so no interstate to worry about (doing that route for engine bed in purposes).
Tourances aren't bad at all in the rain. Brand new Tourances, like all motorcycle tires, are slick as snot, especially in the rain.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:48 PM   #16241
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Tourances aren't bad at all in the rain. Brand new Tourances, like all motorcycle tires, are slick as snot, especially in the rain.
In my experience, high performance car tires are slick in the wet when new too (heck, they can be short on grip in the dry when brand new). As long as I'm mindful of that, any serious worry on the roads I mentioned?
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:58 PM   #16242
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So, I'm going to ride the bike home tomorrow despite the rain. How bad an idea is this? It's a 2012 R1200GS, so that means metzeler tourance tires. I plan to take Cedar Rd to 13 to 58 to the James River Bridge, so no interstate to worry about (doing that route for engine bed in purposes).
have them deliver the bike to your house as a courtesy. new rider, new bike, new tires...pick a better day for your intro ride.

as the poon said, Tourances are a great tire, but should be scuffed in.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:01 PM   #16243
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have them deliver the bike to your house as a courtesy. new rider, new bike, new tires...pick a better day for your intro ride.

as the poon said, Tourances are a great tire, but should be scuffed in.
Eh, from a philosophical standpoint I'm opposed to a vehicle being put on a trailer. The dealer's attitude, and one I like, is the new rider courtesy is spending a couple of hours with me when I pick it up going over the bike and riding techniques. I might wait for a better day, but I think I'll at least go down there and try riding it around the empty-ish road behind the shop and see how it feels.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:17 PM   #16244
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When I got my new Wee last year, it was getting ready to rain buckets and the idea of riding a new bike with new tires in the rain didn't sound like a good way to get acquainted. I grabbed a Uhaul trailer to bring it home.

It would really suck to lay down a brand new bike, and remember no matter how careful you are, a situation could come up where you need to grab some serious brake and you don't want to be afraid to do so, regardless of ABS.

Enjoy your GS, I'm sure it will be awesome! Do post some pics when you get it.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:51 PM   #16245
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Personally, I'd go pick it up and ride the interstate home. It's a short ride, it won't affect the engine bed in purpose. I'd avoid the back roads with the new tires, but even then if you take your time and behave yourself you shouldn't have a problem. Don't overthink the whole thing, just behave yourself.

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So, I'm going to ride the bike home tomorrow despite the rain. How bad an idea is this? It's a 2012 R1200GS, so that means metzeler tourance tires. I plan to take Cedar Rd to 13 to 58 to the James River Bridge, so no interstate to worry about (doing that route for engine bed in purposes).
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