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Old 05-25-2009, 09:02 AM   #76
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I got more love....

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Vern,
I recognize a few places there, including the Jericho rock...
Welshman, I wish I could claim my GSA had been to South Africa, but all the above pictures where taken near Ridgecrest, CA. What's the story behind Jericho rock?

As for the 1150 love I got, here's some more..... Central CA











These guys love the 1150

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Old 05-25-2009, 09:54 AM   #77
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These guys love the 1150
What is it about little kids a big shiny GS?

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Old 05-25-2009, 10:41 AM   #78
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:56 PM   #79
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:13 AM   #80
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:15 PM   #81
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Last year I bought the latest new model 2008 12GSA(as a 4100 mile dealer demo)..............did a further 3500 miles and sold it.......Hated it

Sooo glad I kept my 2005 20,000 mile 1150GSA - that is the definitive Adv Tourer

What did I buy to replace the 12GSA...............a 21,000 mile 1996 R1100RT - another very fine and overlooked bike and so much better than the 12GSA

Now my BMW stable is complete
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:05 PM   #82
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I just turned 73,000 miles on my 04' GSA. And look forword to many more miles and trips. My BLUE MULE is set up for me and it all works. No other bike i've owned over the years can I make that claim.



There are still many years left in my 04' 1150 GSA. I've added and made many farkles for my bike. To the point I feel i've run out of things to add but we all know that isn't true with a GS,theirs alway's that one more thing.
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:20 AM   #83
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I'm afraid I dont own an 1150, mines is an 1100 and its great.
Low mileage at 48,000 its took me from my home in Scotland to the South of France and back with out any worries, apart from needing new rear pads in Germany. Which I fitted myself outside the dealers. Try that on a 1200 and you'd need a computer to reset the ABS/Servo doodah

Its currently sitting in my garage needing a brake overhaul as I ran it through the winter and the only maintanence it got was a hose down with cold water to keep the salt at bay.

Most of my ridings done on my own, as my biking mates don't get the thing with the big GS and they'd rather wizz off to the horizon at warp speed on their multis.

I've also got a ZZR1100 (ZX1100) which I take out for a blast now and then, but you can't beat the GS for long hauls
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:04 PM   #84
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Two days ago...not home yet...

4th GSA, 6 1150's total plus 2 1100's...

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Old 05-30-2009, 04:08 PM   #85
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Bought this bad boy at 40 000 (km that is), it's a 2001 R 1150 GS with an ADV tank and other beauty accessories. I've wanted it soooooo bad I'm still workin on the photo attachment....
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:38 AM   #86
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:51 PM   #87
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I've had my 1150 for a year now. I mostly do 650miles each week of rural roads. This bike is perfect for me. I often carry heavy vintage car engine components. She brings me home after very long 15hr days often arriving home late at night.
At 6.30 one morning in the pouring rain of winter, I lost the front when returning in front of the car I was overtaking.........my fault completely.
The bike slid for a hundred or so metres then mounted a low kerb sending it spinning. I picked it up , with the aid of the understanding car driver and got to work 3 minutes late. The bike was so unharmed, scuffs on one head and on the GIVI plastic pannier boxes, also bent pannier frame, that was it!!
I was fine too, i just slid down the road in a lounging position, jumping up at the end shouting like John Cleese " I'M fine, I'm fine.. didn't hurt, didn't hurt".
Did the next day tho..ha.
Mechanically she has been 100% reliable.
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:44 PM   #88
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I've had my 1150 for a year now. I mostly do 650miles each week of rural roads. This bike is perfect for me. I often carry heavy vintage car engine components. She brings me home after very long 15hr days often arriving home late at night.
At 6.30 one morning in the pouring rain of winter, I lost the front when returning in front of the car I was overtaking.........my fault completely.
The bike slid for a hundred or so metres then mounted a low kerb sending it spinning. I picked it up , with the aid of the understanding car driver and got to work 3 minutes late. The bike was so unharmed, scuffs on one head and on the GIVI plastic pannier boxes, also bent pannier frame, that was it!!
I was fine too, i just slid down the road in a lounging position, jumping up at the end shouting like John Cleese " I'M fine, I'm fine.. didn't hurt, didn't hurt".
Did the next day tho..ha.
Mechanically she has been 100% reliable.
Street Rod guys in the U.S. used to call a car that would go the distance and get you home a "reacher". Sounds like you have one, there.

(Glad you lived through it.)
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:28 PM   #89
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I just test rode the 1200 GSA for the first time at the Hiawatha Rally in Minnesota. Definitely more power and smoother shifting. But in the 40 minutes I had her I identified a few things I like better on my 1150 GSA.

The stock seat on the 1200 had me sliding toward the tank, scrunching the err...boys.

Stock adventure windscreen on the 1200 seemed to direct the wind a bit lower than on the 1150, with too much wind hitting me in the visor.

I don't know if anyone else does this, but on my 1150 I can throw a leg up on the guards above the jug just to stretch out for a minute when going long distances. I don't do that for long but it's nice when you start getting cramped. Didn't look possible on the 1200.

When I got back on my bike, it just felt good. I was almost afraid to test drive the 1200 for fear that I would suddenly become obsessed with getting one. While I wouldn't kick it out of my garage, I didn't have any urge to go out and buy one either.
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:11 PM   #90
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Just returned from a brief overnight campout during our 'summer' here in the PNW. I always look forward to the first ride of the year over the North Cascades Highway (Hwy 20) and I'm again amazed at how well the 1150GS performs in the twisties!! I've owned her for just over a year and we're looking forward to many many more fun times together.
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