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View Results: Current age of GS/GS ADV. Owners
16 - 25 24 1.92%
26 - 35 133 10.67%
36 - 45 354 28.39%
46 - 55 420 33.68%
56 - 65 262 21.01%
66 - too senile to remember my own name - let alone my age! 54 4.33%
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:42 AM   #106
Beemerlover OP
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Thumb Yay!!

Now that it's December, I can say that I'm getting my new Adv THIS MONTH!!!

Hoooo-raaaay!
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:33 PM   #107
JohnWa
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Joined: Oct 2011
Location: MN
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Started when I was about 8 on a Honda CT70. Been on two wheels every year since; from dirt bikes to Harleys. Just picked up my 12GS in September.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #108
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Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Oddometer: 6
Another old fart

I'm 62, and just bought my first GS - a 2002 Blue & White R1150GS with 27K miles. I've had many bikes since my first one - a 1968 Honda CL160 that I bought when I was 20 and first left home - my parents would not allow me to have a bike, so I had to leave :-). Always had one or more motorcyles until I was hit from behind by a young girl talking on her cellphone 3 years ago - totalled my R850R and my left shoulder rotator cup. I thought maybe it was time to be safer and more mature, and just have fun with fast cars. That just didn't work for me...

So now I'm back on a bike and loving it! I may be growing older, but I refuse to "grow up"!
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:10 PM   #109
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Joined: Jun 2004
Location: West of Waco, Texas
Oddometer: 8,133
55 chronological (but mid 80s in hours awake and body abuse). Been riding since I was nine and owning since I was 11. I don't think I could add up how many bikes. This is my second GS variant and 3rd BMW.

I'll have a GS Adventure in the barn the day I take my dirtnap. I love the Big Ugly whore and I swear............she loves me, too. Or pretends well enough for me. Whatever. Good to go.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:24 PM   #110
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Joined: Nov 2011
Location: N. ILL.
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I am kind of new to BMW had many, no lots of bikes before, then bought a F650 GS, used. While it was at the dealers I rode a R1200 GSA and fell in love again. Bought a new one and have been sneaking rides after work and a few weekends. Never took a long trip on a bike, but the way I like this GSA it will be happening come spring. Been riding over 60 years mostly off road, and back roads. Not to crazy about being in traffic, with people not paying any attention to a motorcycle rider, or much of anything else. I have been reading of all the trips and travels and looks like I have to do some planning, or just wing it, and go where the wind blows me to.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:17 PM   #111
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Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Kuopio, Finland
Oddometer: 37
I am 50. I bought my first MC in 1972. It was a 50 cc moped called Otto. 1.5 hp, two gears which had to be changed by the right hand. I owned it together with my brother. We made it go 50 miles/hour, what a speed! I live in Finland where there is snow about half of the year. Now riding on R1200 GSA from the year 2006. The best (though not most reliable) bike I have had. It is my third BMW. Time to time I go to other brands but always come back on two opposite cylinders. This is a non curable disease I will ride until I can't get my leg over the bike.

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Old 12-10-2011, 04:57 PM   #112
Dracula
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Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Fuquay Varina
Oddometer: 562
Will be turning 50 next year. Had few others, faster, more powerful, sportier, etc. but the current 2007 GS is the only bike I had owned for over 4 years, has most miles 62,000 and am still satisfied and never bored with it every ride. To celebrate, next summer I plan riding it to Deadhorse, Alaska and back to NY. Love the comfort and handling on/off road. Put Hyperpro custom shocks, HID bulb upgrades, LED running lights and few other small electrical mods. All maintenance done by myself including tire changes which I think is the hardest part.

Cheers!
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:46 PM   #113
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Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Athens, Greece
Oddometer: 7
50, riding a 2007 1200GS (1st owner) every day. My first bimmer, plan to keep it forever ! Into bikes from 1978.. :)
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:29 AM   #114
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Location: Cheese Head Country
Oddometer: 874
57 years old.On my 2nd GS.Been riding Motorcycles since I was15 years old.I've owned alot of bikes...
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:38 AM   #115
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Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Star City of the South
Oddometer: 264
I'm 43 and only have 4 years of riding under my belt. However, in that time I've got ridden nearly 55,000 miles on 3 different beemers (a naked airhead and 2 K's -- an LT and an RS) -- the GS was the next logical progression. If the gods are smiling, I'll be riding a new-to-me 11GS home on Sunday. Looking forward the "new" daily rider.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:49 AM   #116
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Joined: Apr 2005
Location: So. Ca.
Oddometer: 365
46 and finally found a bike I've owned over 5 years. (05 GS 1200)
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:06 AM   #117
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Joined: Aug 2009
Location: NE PA
Oddometer: 105
50. 1990 R100GS PD, and 2010 GSA (which followed an 06 GS). You might say I'm a fan ;-)
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:21 AM   #118
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Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Indian Wells, CA
Oddometer: 202
I'll be 70 next month

. . . and I'm riding my sixth GS, my 2nd RT and my first R1200R. All have the new four-cam engine and all are awesome. My friends say that I have a small, medium and large.

I ride 20,000 miles a year.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:26 PM   #119
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Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Brazil
Oddometer: 244
Lost a lot of time with cars. Bought my first bike with 44, a dirt bike that I rode for two years and learned how to fall off a bike and survive! Then a Yamaha MT-03 followed, soon replaced for a Kawasaki Z750. Too fast for me! When some friends mentioned a 20,000km trip to Patagonia I sold the Z and got myself a 2003 R1150GSA. What a machine! I feel this is going to be a long term relationship.

I am 47 and getting younger every time I ride!
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:56 AM   #120
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Location: Aussie expat in Switzerland half way RTW
Oddometer: 184
31, had the bike for 4 years. Is my first BMW on which I've covered 44 countries and over 80,000kms together with my fiancé on the back... 2up all the way!!
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