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Old 02-05-2010, 10:06 AM   #196
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:06 AM   #197
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:09 AM   #198
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:41 AM   #199
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:50 AM   #200
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You know, I've looked at the new 1200 GS and GSA and I think I'm sticking with the 1150. It just looks better. The fuel tank on the 1200 just makes the bike ugly, all that plastic. But, that's just my opinion, and opinions are like a$$ holes, we all have one.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:02 PM   #201
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You know, I've looked at the new 1200 GS and GSA and I think I'm sticking with the 1150. It just looks better. The fuel tank on the 1200 just makes the bike ugly, all that plastic. But, that's just my opinion, and opinions are like a$$ holes, we all have one.
I've dumped a lot of coin into my R1100 which I bought for $4500, now that the gear box is getting rebuilt with custom gearing and the final drive is now going to be 3.2 up from 3.0 I have everyday the bike I want more and more. I am still into it for less than $10.000 - a lot less and can do everything a R1200 can do... twice as good as I could buy two of my modded bikes for the price of new stock 1200.

Oh yeah, the R1100/1150 looks much better than the R1200 - simple deliberate lines unlike the spaceship modeling of the 1200
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:17 AM   #202
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1150 GS during offroad

Here is my old 2003 1150 GS during an offroad ride in western Turkey, stuck in the mud. I used to do lots of offroading with the 1150's I had, heavy but cool bikes on dirt.

Now I have a 1200 GSA.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:45 AM   #203
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I used to do lots of offroading with the 1150's I had, heavy but cool bikes on dirt.

Now I have a 1200 GSA.
Which is just as heavy in the world of off roading and just as useless for that purpose.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:16 AM   #204
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Which is just as heavy in the world of off roading and just as useless for that purpose.
Who cares? it's fun anyways
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:37 AM   #205
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Who cares? it's fun anyways
Right until you have to step off the footpegs into deep mud up to your knees; been there, done that. I looked just like you in that pic wondering what to do next. But having been on a 250, I just got mad and yanked the bike out of the mud onto the firmer surface nearby.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:53 AM   #206
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Which is just as heavy in the world of off roading and just as useless for that purpose.
Funny choice of threads to say the GS is "useless" for off roading.

"Not as good as...." maybe, but I see a lot of pictures here, mine included, that completely disprove the "useless" argument.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:11 AM   #207
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Global Rider]Right until you have to step off the footpegs into deep mud up to your knees; been there, done that. I looked just like you in that pic wondering what to do next. But having been on a 250, I just got mad and yanked the bike out of the mud onto the firmer surface nearby.
By the way, speaking of the smaller bikes; here is a small bike in our party who got stuck in the same place as my GS and we're five guys trying to pull it off the mud. It took us ages, longer than pulling out the GS. At least, I could get off the mud riding on my GS after some try, meanwhile the small bike had to be pulled out by five people on to the firm ground first.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:39 AM   #208
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By the way, speaking of the smaller bikes; here is a small bike in our party who got stuck in the same place as my GS and we're five guys trying to pull it off the mud. It took us ages, longer than pulling out the GS.
I doubt it, if you tried equally. Just lift each of them and tell me what is easier.

You guys must be whimps over there. I got mine out of that same condition on my own.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:00 AM   #209
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Probabily it depends on the mud type. We had a very sticky mud there, not just a regular mud, immagine that our boots got almost stuck in there out of our feet, damn.

Of course I agree that the GS is much much heavier than this bike, so we never tried to lift my GS off, I just kept giving the gas all the way to the end.. The good thing is that the GS has so much power that you can drag it off the ground or from any (almost any) surface if you try hard. Meanwhile small bikes don't have much power. If you "fly" over the dirt, mud or soft sand with the small bike then you're fine, but if you stop in the middle and be buried into the mud, chances against a GS are the same I think (at least in my opinion).
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:35 AM   #210
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Which is just as heavy in the world of off roading and just as useless for that purpose.
True the GS/A is not the best choice for riding in the dirt....

but can you do this on your 250cc....

In pure comfort, ride 300 miles on Tarmac with 40 lbs of gear...



Then 100 miles of dirt with 40 lbs of gear....



Set up camp...



Drop the side bags and gear, and go ride with a buddy on his 250cc he that trailered out to the desert...













Head back to camp...






And ride back to the world the next day...



GSA, Jack of all trades, Master of none.

Now... what was this thread called again? Something about pictures of R1150's???

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