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Old 05-22-2009, 03:08 AM   #31
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If I could post a picture, it would be of my odometer, which just went over 100K miles. At 12K, the shop replaced a noisy fuel pump (with a louder one). At 45K, the rear shock started leaking (replaced with a used one for $200), Two weeks ago I had a fuel line split open on me (aftermarket POS). Now, I thinkmy plug wires are going bad. All in all,
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:45 AM   #32
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Love mine.

This is a great thread started, the love seems to be alive and well. I have had my GS for a little over a year, bought it used with 15,000 miles. GSwannabee and I are going exploring into Canada this summer with TKC's for lot's of offroad. My new Zumo 660 will be here today which will help my farkle list:) Ride often and ride safe.

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Old 05-22-2009, 05:46 AM   #33
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:55 AM   #34
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I have the 1200,but I always thought the 1150 was a better looking bike...something about the shape of the tank. My problem is I like em all!
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:57 AM   #35
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Love my 1150gsa,just gets better the more i ride,off to spain in a week.12s are nice but im gonna grow old with my 1150.......
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:08 AM   #36
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02 GSA Still very much my bike of choice regardless of what else is in the garage. Most of my riding buddies have now ditched their jap 4's and have 12GSA's They're a good looking bike ( love the way mine looks though ) and sure they can pull away a bit on acceleration, but other than that nothing in it. I had the chance to upgrade recently but the urge just wasn't that strong, I like my 1150 too much it would appear
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:34 AM   #37
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Love It!

57510 miles on my 04 1150 Adventure, no issues at all.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:25 AM   #38
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My 1150 Adventure will be mine until I die. Even when I am unable to ride it.

Bone stock, never wet or dirty & only about 1,200 miles per year.

This bike will go down in history as the defacto adventure touring machine.

My guess is mine will have about 40K on it when I take the big dirt nap (hopefully sometime after 2040)

My 1200 Adventure?

It is an awesome machine. Much much better in many ways (but not nearly as good looking as the 1150) My plan is to wear it out ASAP to make room for the 1250 Adventure in 2012.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:43 PM   #39
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Got my 04 1150 GS late last year and hadn't really had a chance to put a lot of miles under the tires until now. First boxer engine I've ever had and I'm still not used to the sound of it. Keeps making me think I'm running it with no oil.
Every time I start it up it sounds like R2D2 have an orgasm and won't go into first gear until I've squeezed the clutch a couple of times. It's got character.
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:13 PM   #40
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Feel the love

My 2000 R1150GS and I just completed an Iron Butt SaddleSore 1,000 (1,000 miles in 24 hours) two days ago. What a great bike! A few problems over its 41,000 mile history. Still I love this bike.
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:59 PM   #41
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This bike has definitely been the single best bike ownership experience I have had since I started riding 14 years ago.

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The GS series of BMW motorcycles has been my best ownership experience since I bought my 1st one in 1991; a new 1990 R100 GS which I still have and which is still mint. I have since added a used 1986 R80 G/S Paris Dakar and a new 2003 and new 2004 R1150 GS Adventure to the stables.

And all that after coming off a 1986 Suzuki RG 500 Gamma, a piddly 4 cylinder, 500cc, 2-stroke that can outbrake and run circles around the 1200...more than 20 years later.
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:01 PM   #42
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I hate mine. It keeps luring me in and making me go do goofy things. Lunch in northern Wisconsin? No sweat, see you there. Go to DC for a day, done. Ride it down the dirt trails locally? What a hoot! Moab for a three day adventure? Done. It's been whispering in my ear that we need to see the west coast, so come September, we'll be out there.

It was purchased 2 years and 40k miles ago. At 77k miles, it's just getting broken in.

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Old 05-22-2009, 03:03 PM   #43
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I thought long and hard about trading in my 1150 for a 1200 when it came out.
And I ran out and bought a 2004 R1150 GS Adventure as a spare, once I saw what the R1200 GS was like.

Plus our models have real gas tanks.
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:12 PM   #44
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Good enough for Mr. Pitt

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Calgary Ride - this Sat - High Noon




Hey Brad.... we know you're in town. We know you can buy grocieries on that thing - but how are you on frozen mud???
Meet us for a real ride.....Westhills Tim Hortons at high noon.
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:20 PM   #45
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Iono about 1150's but I like my 8 fitty!

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