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Old 06-22-2006, 07:15 PM   #796
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Old 06-22-2006, 07:47 PM   #797
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Old 06-22-2006, 08:57 PM   #798
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Very nice, I often thought doing the same-thing. But never did
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Old 06-22-2006, 09:41 PM   #799
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Old 06-23-2006, 07:54 AM   #800
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Adventure Tank

This is my first attempt to submit a message to the thread. But here goes. Yesterday I installed the Adventure tank I received from Hammersley. I was shocked to find out about Frank's tragic accident. I don't know the details but it sure reminds us how dangerous it is out there. Anyway here is the scoop on my bike. 2005 R12 GS, wire spoke wheels, Jesse bags, Touratech tank bag with side panniers, Air Dams, CeeBailey tall and wide windshield, Garmin 396 with Xrad weather radar annd XM radio, Valentine detector. The only thing I want to add before setting off the Alaska to visit my daughter and son-in-law is a more comfortable seat.

Tank installation went pretty well. Had a bit of a difficult time figuring out the hardware. Having access to lots of aircraft hardware didn't hurt. Total time to install was 7 hours. But I usually take about three times as long as the average mechanic. Fuel guage seems to work fine. \

I took a number of pictures but seem to be able to attach only one. Maybe someone can tell me how to attach the rest of them.
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Old 06-23-2006, 02:30 PM   #801
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The Moose

These are pics of "Moose", my '05 GS, just prior to an 11,300 miler through 25 states and six Canadian provinces. He was flawless throughout the trip.


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Old 06-24-2006, 10:48 AM   #802
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New guy , first post. Two day old 06 12GS. Picture taken at Lands End near Grand Juinction Co.

JSD screwed with this post 10-19-2006 at 05:31 PM
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Old 06-24-2006, 08:14 PM   #803
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Old 06-25-2006, 03:33 PM   #804
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Eyore,

Is that Bentonville BMW in the photos? My GS came from there originally. Now it lives in the Great White North.
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Old 06-25-2006, 06:59 PM   #805
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Yep...Bentonville BMW. It has to be one of the quirkiest BMW shops in the country but I love their attitiude and they have always treated me well.
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Old 06-25-2006, 10:00 PM   #806
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Yep...Bentonville BMW. It has to be one of the quirkiest BMW shops in the country but I love their attitiude and they have always treated me well.
Eeyore, what happened to the Ulysses? Anyway, we have similar tastes.
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Old 06-26-2006, 05:59 AM   #807
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Hiya Komet...nice color.

The Ulysses is a fun bike but after recent experiences droning along on a freeway for several hours and taking it off road I decided it just wasn't the touring or off pavement bike I hoped it would be. I view it as a comfortable sportbike and realized I wasn't happy unless I was riding it as such. I was also getting weary of its minor issues as well as becoming concerned about some larger problems others have been reporting recently. I have a great dealership available to me [unlike many Buell owners] but it's a 350 mile round trip. I was getting a little tired of that as well. It was time to move on and try something else.

I decided to go for a "bulk" rotation of the stable, the goal of which was to end up with two bikes that appeal to my divergent tastes but were all-day comfortable. After hurting my back on a dual sport ride last fall, off pavement capability is less a factor than it used to be. I've got two good BMW dealers and 3-4 adequate H-D dealers within 100 miles so a trip for service is more an afternoon than an all-day event.

I traded the Ulysses in and sold my Dyna Superglide Sport to an individual....which just about paid for a new ElectraGlide Classic. I have finally come to grips with my inner Geezer Unless someone shows up and pays cash for my Dakar before Wednesday or Thursday when I pick up the GS, I'm taking advantage of my $500 BMW customer loyalty voucher and the resultant generous trade-in offer. The GS and the Geezer Glide should have me well covered, bike wise and the wife has her own F650GS when she wants to ride solo.

I've gotten a little bored riding locally and am ready to venture out now. As soon as I get my latest disc flare-up under control, I'll be hittin' the road and hope to finally make some gatherings.
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:00 AM   #808
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...The GS and the Geezer Glide should have me well covered, bike wise...
OK, so the GS covers the two lane twisties, in-town commuting, gravel and dirt roads, long distance super-slabbing, one- and two-up touring and camping...

Hmmm... what will you use the Electra Glide for?

(I will admit, it is much better at triggering traffic lights.)
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Old 06-26-2006, 12:35 PM   #809
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Wow, all nice pictures.

But the roundish lights you put on as extension I guess not fit to the face of the new 1200s anymore. It realy looks ugly- if you go for the look. Maybe another shape for the lights?
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Old 06-26-2006, 03:18 PM   #810
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OK, so the GS covers the two lane twisties, in-town commuting, gravel and dirt roads, long distance super-slabbing, one- and two-up touring and camping...

Hmmm... what will you use the Electra Glide for? ....)
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