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Old 07-25-2006, 06:16 AM   #871
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Lookin' good Whitey!! I like the rondel in the frame hole.
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:20 PM   #872
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:43 PM   #873
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Thank's Durtrider,
Were you at the Top of the Rockies Rally in Paonia? I think i saw a bike that looked just like yours, with that sticker on FWD side panel.
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:52 PM   #874
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Thumbs down Congrats on new GS1200.. but..

Hey, nice bike, same yellow as I rented in Las Vegas last weekend. But.... got to say, I'd never trade my '03 Adventure for the new bike. I've been jones'n to ride the new bikes since they came out, the RT, too. Was just afraid I'd buy one right away so decided to keep my bike another year. I rented a new RT and a GS (no, not by myself, with my brother) for a ride into the mountains, desert, whatever in Las Vegas last week. Both bikes had less than 2500 miles on them, I think the RS has about 1250, the GS 2300. To say the least, you can keep both of them. The RS went flat (going downhill) (not the tire, the engine)at about 95, right about when I'm shifting my Adventure and hitting 110 in a heartbeat. The new GS would walk away from the RT, dealer said computer must need remapping? I was trying to introduce my Harley riding brother to this sophisticated ride, he wasn't impressed. I've never liked the look of the plastic on the GS1200 or the RT, much prefer the steel tank on my 1150 Adventure. But where's the big power difference? I can wheelie my 1150 with relative ease, the 1200 didn't seem to want to come up nearly as easy, maybe just takes getting used to the bike? My brother in law's Triumph Rocket III wheelied easier (he wasn't too happy about that though, as the front end slams down pretty hard, unlike the GS's). At 90 mph, I didn't see a lot of "zip" when I nailed the throttle on the new GS (could the 118 degree weather have anything to do with it?). I routinely cruise my Adventure between 92 and 100 and have no hesitation. Maybe the new bike needs a pipe on it? ( I have the Staintune on mine) As far as smoothness, I didn't see much of a difference at all, maybe just slightly. I switched out my knobbies for the same type of tire (michelins) on the the GS but will be going back to the knobbies 'cause the look is worth a little bit of vibration at high speed. Anyway, once again, congrats on your new bikes, but I'm glad I didn't take the 8 or 9 thousand the dealer offered me for my bike in trade. I think I've got the last of the "real thing!".
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Old 07-26-2006, 04:22 PM   #875
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Hey, nice bike, same yellow as I rented in Las Vegas last weekend. But.... got to say, I'd never trade my '03 Adventure for the new bike. I've been jones'n to ride the new bikes since they came out, the RT, too. Was just afraid I'd buy one right away so decided to keep my bike another year. I rented a new RT and a GS (no, not by myself, with my brother) for a ride into the mountains, desert, whatever in Las Vegas last week. Both bikes had less than 2500 miles on them, I think the RS has about 1250, the GS 2300. To say the least, you can keep both of them. The RS went flat (going downhill) (not the tire, the engine)at about 95, right about when I'm shifting my Adventure and hitting 110 in a heartbeat. The new GS would walk away from the RT, dealer said computer must need remapping? I was trying to introduce my Harley riding brother to this sophisticated ride, he wasn't impressed. I've never liked the look of the plastic on the GS1200 or the RT, much prefer the steel tank on my 1150 Adventure. But where's the big power difference? I can wheelie my 1150 with relative ease, the 1200 didn't seem to want to come up nearly as easy, maybe just takes getting used to the bike? My brother in law's Triumph Rocket III wheelied easier (he wasn't too happy about that though, as the front end slams down pretty hard, unlike the GS's). At 90 mph, I didn't see a lot of "zip" when I nailed the throttle on the new GS (could the 118 degree weather have anything to do with it?). I routinely cruise my Adventure between 92 and 100 and have no hesitation. Maybe the new bike needs a pipe on it? ( I have the Staintune on mine) As far as smoothness, I didn't see much of a difference at all, maybe just slightly. I switched out my knobbies for the same type of tire (michelins) on the the GS but will be going back to the knobbies 'cause the look is worth a little bit of vibration at high speed. Anyway, once again, congrats on your new bikes, but I'm glad I didn't take the 8 or 9 thousand the dealer offered me for my bike in trade. I think I've got the last of the "real thing!".
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Thanks for your opinion. I just bought an 06 R1200GS a couple of months ago and was a little concerned about some of the same things that you mentioned before I purchased. I'd ridden a few 1150GSs before and liked the "intustrial look" and "tank like" presence of the bikes. However, every review I've read about the new 12GS has given overwhelming praise for the bike. The increase in power, the light weight and better feel at speed and on and on. I have to say that after a few months and 9000km in the saddle, that I'm not dissapointed in any way. Don't get me wrong, I still love the looks of the older GSs but feel the same way about the new 12GS, and understand the need to reduce weight and improve materials. As you know, pipes can make a big difference in performance, as well as how a bike is setup and maintained. My 12GS pulls smoothly higher than I care to go, at the speeds you've mentioned and it's stock. The gearing is also different on the 12GS compared to your 1150 Adventure, so I'm sure that has a lot to do with both feel and the wheelie concern. Not to go on and on, but I wouldn't put down the 12GS so quickly... I trust BMW and their engineers know what they are doing far better than you or I and the industry seems to agree overall. I've heard people call the R80GS, then the R100GS etc.. the "last real thing", but change happens and you either like it or not. I'm interested to see how I feel about my 12GS in a few years when the next generation GS comes out.

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Old 07-26-2006, 06:28 PM   #876
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Old 07-28-2006, 06:44 AM   #877
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Thank's Durtrider,
Were you at the Top of the Rockies Rally in Paonia? I think i saw a bike that looked just like yours, with that sticker on FWD side panel.
Naw, that wasn't me. I gaurantee if I would have seen your bike I would have been over there to look at it. It was probably some "rick danger wanna" be you saw. There are a few of them phoneys like that out there I hear!
(btw, thanks Rich!)
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Old 07-28-2006, 08:42 PM   #878
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I'm liking this one. Chatfield Reservoir early Sunday morning with the hot air balloons.

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Old 07-29-2006, 04:06 AM   #879
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Old 07-29-2006, 04:50 AM   #880
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Its a beautiful machine, In my opinion.
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Old 07-30-2006, 04:30 AM   #881
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Mine beast in Lithuanian forest.
Got it 1 week ago.
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Old 07-30-2006, 09:36 PM   #882
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:37 PM   #883
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The bike and the "boss"

Day 9 after purchase. ODO about 2000 miles. My favorite picture (for personal reasons ) Taken about 35 miles from Moab...



This would be the sign for the really pissed off RED BULL crossing



Day 3 after purchase. California Redwoods. ODO about 800 miles.

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Old 08-02-2006, 01:52 AM   #884
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don't shoot me but I must say I agree.
shame on me.
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:57 AM   #885
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Day 2 after purchase. California Redwoods. ODO about 800 miles.
You caught a UFO in that last pic. (I know, between the bike and the girl, how did I notice??? )
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