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Old 02-25-2014, 06:21 AM   #8146
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Let's see your 1200GS/A

Checking out the "mule ears" down in Big Bend last week:


I like it down there!

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Old 02-25-2014, 06:38 AM   #8147
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...may I ask you how do you maintain / protect your panniers?

To be honest, they haven't done a whole lot of work. But, I clean them thoroughly after each trip to remove bugs and the like and then give them a wipe down with Plexus. Even though Plexus is a plastic cleaner, it seems to put a nice finish on the aluminum panniers. Inside, I have lined all of the boxes with thin marine carpet so I don't have any issues with packed items rubbing and getting covered in black. This also seems to aid in insulation so if I pack any water/food in to the panniers it does seem to stay cooler for longer, not to mention that it also results in less rattling of items inside the cases.
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:52 PM   #8148
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just picked up this 09 with 4000 miles!

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Old 02-25-2014, 05:12 PM   #8149
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Looks like it's in great shape. Good luck with it. Guess the previous owner didn't ride much. Nice find!
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:38 PM   #8150
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Nice find. Looks like Max BMW. I noticed it doesn't have the adventure luggage rack, or bags, which is great as it opens up options. If you want a great deal on some vario cases PM I have a set in my basement from my old 06. They should pop right on. I'm stoked for you. You'll love that girl
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:12 PM   #8151
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Nice find. Looks like Max BMW. I noticed it doesn't have the adventure luggage rack, or bags, which is great as it opens up options. If you want a great deal on some vario cases PM I have a set in my basement from my old 06. They should pop right on. I'm stoked for you. You'll love that girl
Thanks, yup Max bmw in Albany. Actually it came with a set of the various cases. Would of liked the aluminum panniers but got a great deal anyway.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:59 PM   #8152
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These are some pictures of my 2004 1200GS on a three week trip that I have just completed. I purchased the bike back in April. Since I got it I have spent some time getting used to it, making a few changes, setting it up for how I want it, etc. I was also without it for two months after hitting a kangaroo the first time I took it away for a weekend camping trip. Finally, after all of the work and hassles, I got to do a really nice trip and the bike ran faultlessly, I was really happy with it. I think it has come up looking pretty nice




Was that around Lake Pedder?
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:43 PM   #8153
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Was that around Lake Pedder?
Yep, it sure was.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:07 AM   #8154
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...I clean them thoroughly after each trip to remove bugs and the like and then give them a wipe down with Plexus...
Thank you Trekka, I thought that you protected them with an adhesive transparent film. Very nice cleaning job then.
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:07 AM   #8155
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Here some pics of my baby called Nikita

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Old 03-02-2014, 08:31 PM   #8156
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My first BMW. 2011 R1200GSA with 31,400 miles. It was taken in trade at one of the local Honda dealers.
They were asking $15,999 on Craigslist and CycleTrader. I've been using SearchTempest (Craigslist search engine)
every day for 10 months trying to find a GS/GSA in good condition with 30,000 miles or less. That's how I found it.
I called and started asking a few questions...he interrupted saying he wants it out of his inventory and would take $14,000.
I sold one of my bikes that night and arranged financing the next day. Called him with an offer of $13,000 and he said "come and get it".



Pulled off the boxes to do a little cleaning and found this.



It has an extra power port for heated vest/coat. And a OptiMate hard wired pig tail. I pulled the seats
to look things over and found this.



Honda dealer installed a new Heidenau rear tire. Front was a little worn so I ordered a Heidenau for it.
It has an LED brake light below the tag that flashes a few times before going full on red.




Has the BMW NAV 4 Garmin GPS.



I drove it to BMW of Tulsa on Friday to pick up a few oil filters, a set of bar risers and order an extra key. They told me a guy from
OKC owned the bike and BMW of Tulsa did all the service on the bike. They said I got a good deal on the bike.
I thought I got a smoking HOT deal. Now it's time to set it up to fit me.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:31 PM   #8157
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I went for a ride today up PCH from Laguna beach to Malibu stopping at Neptune's Net for lunch. Before the ride I added some goodies.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:40 PM   #8158
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Southeastern Colorado Ride

Great ride in Southeastern Colorado!
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:53 AM   #8159
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I went for a ride today up PCH from Laguna beach to Malibu stopping at Neptune's Net for lunch. Before the ride I added some goodies.
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I don't often see two roto packs on a GSA. What's the situation where you need so much fuel capacity?
I did the run to Deadhorse last summer with the stock GSA tank (08) without a issue.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:00 AM   #8160
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