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Old 12-25-2010, 03:17 PM   #46
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Did it come with the special color-matched BMW Rally IV suit?
No 'Twat Suit' I still have an original grey Rallye 2 which i'm happy to keep and a grey Santiago suit for touring....!

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Old 12-25-2010, 04:18 PM   #47
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Brussels 30th Anniversary Edition

I'm a Yank posted to Brussels for a couple of years. I took delivery of my GSA on July 1, VIN # 5331, loaded up with luggage and options. She's been to France, UK, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. The perfect 2-up ride for me and my wife! The only way to see Europe, imo! we have 8K km on the rig so far, looking forward to another great year in '11.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:18 AM   #48
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:38 AM   #49
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WTF is a "TWAT SUIT"?
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:03 AM   #50
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Bought in November 2010 to my Birthday, picked it up one day before my birthday (Friday the 13th of November ), really good timing at Michel Zweiräder :)


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Old 12-27-2010, 05:29 AM   #51
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Twat Suits!

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WTF is a "TWAT SUIT"?
Since Long Way Round in 2004 with Ewan Mcgregor and Charlie Boorman wearing their matching grey and red BMW Rallye 2 suits these have been known in the UK as 'Twat Suits' because they were worn by.........

'a right pair of twats'!

www.UKGSer.com GS riders are also known as.......TOSSERS!

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Old 12-27-2010, 01:07 PM   #52
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I pick mine up tomorrow, I'm in Sydney, Australia. Fully speced with boxes! Couldn't sell my '05 GS prior to pick up so will have both in garage, wife not happy. Sorry to you northern hemispherites but I am looking forward to some summer riding!
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:00 PM   #53
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Question Black or Silver Panels

At first I liked the silver panels for two reasons:
1) original marketing photos set my mind up
2) it looked almost white and made the tank look unified

But I have begun to like the black better because:
1) shows more contrast with the white tank and red seat
2) seems somehow more appropriate as GS w/ other black parts
3) is not confused with white
4) it's what I've got

Anybody else have an opinion? Seems random as to what bikes were black or silver paneled. Some are US and some are not...any ideas as to why? Was it just what they were using in the regular production line that week?

Thoughts?
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:32 PM   #54
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One is the Rennsport version, the other is the limited edition.
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:32 AM   #55
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At first I liked the silver panels for two reasons:
1) original marketing photos set my mind up
2) it looked almost white and made the tank look unified

But I have begun to like the black better because:
1) shows more contrast with the white tank and red seat
2) seems somehow more appropriate as GS w/ other black parts
3) is not confused with white
4) it's what I've got

Anybody else have an opinion? Seems random as to what bikes were black or silver paneled. Some are US and some are not...any ideas as to why? Was it just what they were using in the regular production line that week?

Thoughts?
I read somewhere that the early GSA30s had the black panels as seen in some of the promo shots but it was a mistake and they should have had silver ones!

I really like the black panels but my 'factory order' september delivery GSA30 came to Scotland with the silver panels.

Guess i'm only a 'rattle can' away from the darkside if I decided to change.

but then again 'you can't polish a turd'.............!

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Old 12-30-2010, 09:58 AM   #56
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I am still partial to the silver ones, but I would like to buy a black set and have both.
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:38 AM   #57
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Yo...Yo... Happy Birthday Farmer Palmer!!!!! Thanks for the link to the UK Tosser site.
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:53 AM   #58
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Yo...Yo... Happy Birthday Farmer Palmer!!!!! Thanks for the link to the UK Tosser site.
Thanks and happy new year. Have a we dram on me!!

Enjoy the GSA30 in 2011, any trips planned?

You can even get a TOSSER sticker for your bike from UKGSer.com(i've not got one myself though!)

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Old 01-01-2011, 06:04 AM   #59
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Sold my truck. Sold my '05 GS. Packed my office bits. Then she who must be obeyed realized I was serious about going to AF/PAK.. Unpacked my office bits. Ordered the GSA. She who must be obeyed is riding pillion. Taliban will have to wait. Probably will pass on the TWAT Suit.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:15 AM   #60
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Bike Week in Daytona Beach in March. BMW Off Road School and riding the Dragon in April. One of my mates is trying to talk me into a ride to Inuvik this summer.
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