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Old 01-15-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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GSA or standard GS ?

can you tell from the vin?

looking at a bike that the fellow claims is a GSA

WB10495AX4ZL20984
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:04 PM   #2
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From http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html it appears to be a standard GS.

I take that back. They referred to my GSA as a "GS".

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Daten für die Fahrgestellnummer: WB10495AX4ZL20984
Modellbezeichnung: R1150GS
Ausführung: USA
Typschlüssel: 0495
E-Code: R21
Motor: 2-ZYL - 1,10l (62kW)
Getriebe: manuell
Außenfarbe: GRAPHITAN-MATT MET.
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Produktionsdatum: 15.07.2003
Werk: Berlin
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ridewv screwed with this post 01-15-2013 at 05:10 PM
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:10 PM   #3
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thought so...

....as it has:

yellow standard GS tank
Graphitan beak with NO extender
silver wheels and cylinder heads
standard GS tailpiece
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:30 PM   #4
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Standard... The GSA has purple-ish wheels, valve covers, factory crash bars with BMW fog lights, purple-ish frt forks, non chrome center shock and a big-ass gas tank
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:42 PM   #5
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here it is....

if it is an Adventure, someone went to great pains to remove all the ADV stuff and make it into a standard.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...TQ:MOTORS:1123
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:51 PM   #6
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07/2003 R21 R 1150 GS 00 (0415,0495) USA

So GS, not GSA.

Source: realoem.com (use the last 7 characters of the VIN = serial number).
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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Fuel Tank

I am no expert, but the fuel tank looks just like the one on my 2000 GS. Right down to the decals. May want to be careful this bike may have been pieced together or repaired.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:33 AM   #8
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seat and rear subframe are GS also.

Looks like it has GSA fork tubes?
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:06 AM   #9
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Rear fender is grey like the front fender, gas tank is yellow.

Probably was a grey bike and had the gas tank changed for some reason.

Still looks clean but too expensive
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:36 PM   #10
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< 52k miles is low miles? Not as advertised (not GSA). Seems overpriced (to me) for either GS or GSA.

But yes, it looks clean!
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:50 PM   #11
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This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:58 PM   #12
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I know it no longer matters, but the term GSA actually refers to GS with ABS. A GS Adventure may or may not be a GSA, depending on if it has ABS or not.

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:10 PM   #13
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I know it no longer matters, but the term GSA actually refers to GS with ABS. A GS Adventure may or may not be a GSA, depending on if it has ABS or not.

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Jim, I understand, but I think people know when I was saying GSA, I was saying R1150 Gelände/Straße Adventure.

If you did not, my most sincere apologies.

The advert did say R1150 GS Adventure.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:16 PM   #14
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Jim, I understand, but I think people know when I was saying GSA, I was saying R1150 Gelände/Straße Adventure.

If you did not, my most sincere apologies.

The advert did say R1150 GS Adventure.
No problem, I wasn't confused. I was just saying that the term is often improperly used, and that BMW uses the term GSA to mean GS with ABS. This sometimes confuses people when placing an add. I didn't see the add.

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:21 PM   #15
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No problem, I wasn't confused. I was just saying that the term is often improperly used, and that BMW uses the term GSA to mean GS with ABS. This sometimes confuses people when placing an add. I didn't see the add.

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