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Old 03-06-2012, 08:45 PM   #7186
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Best—Bike—Ever.

I picked it her up in July of 2011. The last 2011 available in the US I was told. Flew down to LA and rode back up to SF. Perfect way to break it in

At the dealership July 2011:


And then in Death Valley Jan 2012:


I've put about 6k miles on it so far and it is easily the best bike I've ever owned. Easy favorite and I've had a few BMWs.

Additions so far:

• Pivot Pegz MKII (I like the II's better than the III's myself). I'm amazed someone didn't design these sooner. Crucial kit.
• BMW "tall" screen and "winglets". At $175 it's likely the only "bargain" in the entire BMW catalogue. Pefect fit and a really good addition for the occasional highway-haul.
• Metal cylidar guards: came with the bike for some reason. I didn't kick 'em out of bed
• Hepco bars. Good 'nuff for me. And cheap
• BMW Touratech luggage: yeah, these are pricey, but they just totally work. And I *hate* side-opening cases. I don't really use these for off road so much as touring. They are fantastic and rugged in that regard. And I dropped the bike fully on the right side and wow, there was barely a scratch Truth is, the racks alone work great with my Kriega 30L bags on top and on the sides and they help stiffen up the rear and protect muffler, etc.
• Rox risers. Love 'em.
• I've added little bits: gerbings permanent controller, caterpillar O-Ring / ghetto cruise control, pazzo levers
• oh, and I got rid of the canister. If you've ever over-filled one of these things, you'll know why...

I'll probably replace the shocks with Hyperpros or Ohlins around 30k.

This bike is perfect in so many ways. We have a long relationship ahead of us
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:57 PM   #7187
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I picked it her up in July of 2011. The last 2011 available in the US I was told.
I bought a 2011 in October of 2011. Maybe mine was the last one?
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:44 AM   #7188
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I bought a 2011 in October of 2011. Maybe mine was the last one?

Perhaps the OP meant the last Triple Black model? I don't know how an individual dealer could legitimately claim they knew they had the last bike in the country. Seems like there would be too many unknowns.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:48 AM   #7189
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I don't know how an individual dealer could legitimately claim they knew they had the last bike in the country.
They might know if they had the last one built for the 2011 season and shipped to the U.S., but they certainly couldn't know if it was the last one in the U.S. sitting in a showroom.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:41 AM   #7190
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that sounds right.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:16 AM   #7191
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I think the dealer meant to say "last one close enough for you to fly-n-ride so your ass is mine!" In truth, I think it was the last one in California or something at the time. Either way, I was perfectly happy to do a fly-n-ride to LA.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:03 AM   #7192
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Perhaps the OP meant the last Triple Black model? I don't know how an individual dealer could legitimately claim they knew they had the last bike in the country. Seems like there would be too many unknowns.
OPs is not a triple black just black which might be correct.I bought my triple black in august but was looking for just a black model. I was told there were none available in SoCal to dealer trade for.....
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:47 PM   #7193
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Perhaps the OP meant the last Triple Black model? I don't know how an individual dealer could legitimately claim they knew they had the last bike in the country. Seems like there would be too many unknowns.
Don't forget the sales factor! I'm sure that more than one dealer is guilty of fibbing a bit just to make a sale!
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:15 AM   #7194
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Just finished winter maintenance and spooned on some fresh tires. Ready to start the spring season this weekend

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:29 AM   #7195
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Would any of you guys be interested in purchasing the only Beach Front property available in Scottsdale?
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:32 AM   #7196
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Would any of you guys be interested in purchasing the only Beach Front property available in Scottsdale?
All the property out here is beach front. We just don't have an ocean to go with it :)
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #7197
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That was quick, 2 funny
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:43 AM   #7198
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Last week I had to attend the Motorola Expo and ICWE in Las Vegas. Once the conventions were over, I rented a 1200GS and toured Nevada and Northern California. Nice bike!

















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Old 03-11-2012, 09:56 AM   #7199
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I don't know why I am subscribed to this thread. Every day it seems I get another slap in the face telling me why did you ever sell your GSA (Twice). Talk about sellers remorse...
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:13 PM   #7200
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I don't know why I am subscribed to this thread. Every day it seems I get another slap in the face telling me why did you ever sell your GSA (Twice). Talk about sellers remorse...
Do what I did, sell your GS like an idiot (yes, I was), then go buy another to fix the mistake.
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