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Old 02-28-2013, 10:54 AM   #46
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Hey , I just wanted to throw this in. I have owned both a gs 06 and a GSA 2010. 80,000 on the gs and 35000 on the GSA before I sold it back to BMW. You said your wife liked the gs then u better let her try the GSA because my wife loves the gs but hated the GSA the back seat is alot thinner on the GSA
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:07 AM   #47
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I also hate the spoked wheels , the tires will wear faster and their harder to clean and yes I bent one of my alloy wheels , but it took a hard hit. I had a spoked wheel start wobbling going down the super slab. For me I liked both but the gs is my favorite and my wife's , that's why I still have it and going on 80,000 miles and its been through every state , Can and Alaska. Everyone's got their own opinion and for me the gs is best all around especially two up
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:34 AM   #48
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your supposed to clean the wire wheels?
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:40 PM   #49
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:34 PM   #50
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:52 PM   #51
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Lol, a hippie fight.

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In Vermont all the hippies are concentrated in Burlington and Middlebury. They tend to not last long in the rural areas unless they are certifiably looney and get adopted by the locals as pets.

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:13 PM   #52
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I also hate the spoked wheels , the tires will wear faster and their harder to clean and yes I bent one of my alloy wheels , but it took a hard hit. I had a spoked wheel start wobbling going down the super slab. For me I liked both but the gs is my favorite and my wife's , that's why I still have it and going on 80,000 miles and its been through every state , Can and Alaska. Everyone's got their own opinion and for me the gs is best all around especially two up
Yeah, if there is one thing I hate about my spoked wheels it is how fast the tires wear on them...
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:22 AM   #53
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Yeah, if there is one thing I hate about my spoked wheels it is how fast the tires wear on them...
What would make the wheels wear out faster on spokes? Never heard this before and don't understand why it would.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:30 AM   #54
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What would make the wheels wear out faster on spokes? Never heard this before and don't understand why it would.
Might possibly have been tongue in cheek.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:05 AM   #55
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the oil cooler wears out my oil faster too!
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:32 AM   #56
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I have enjoyed reading the thread. Aside from the moron KTM troll, the feedback seems well intentioned and informative.

I bought the GSA for a variety of reasons (most all of them mentioned throughout the thread), but thought I would add another one.

I have never been asked, "Why didn't you get the GS?", but I have several friends who ride a GS and we often joke about their hating always being asked, "Why didn't you get the Adventure?"

I think the OP made a later comment that regardless of which he picks it will be a 'win - win'. Wise and true words.

Go with what you like, happily direct the lips of those who disparage your choice to either the left or the right buttock :P
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:14 AM   #57
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and I love the mule low first gear. It is really about cost. If you shorter, then the adventure will be a challenge, but all the stuff you add will just eat up the difference.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:56 AM   #58
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I agree - 6-4, I know people with shorter legs can ride a GSA but even with long legs I have almost tipped the beast over on loose gravel and lost all my cool points for the day
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:24 AM   #59
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You know as much as 'height' has come into the conversation on the GSA, I wonder why BMW hasn't offered an option for the suspension set-up; one with the original GSA suspension and another with the regular GS version to lower it a smudge?

Then we'll see what criteria comes up after that...

I've got a '11 GSA which I use for two up touring and I love it. Having said that lowering that beast an inch or so would do wonders.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:03 PM   #60
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You know as much as 'height' has come into the conversation on the GSA, I wonder why BMW hasn't offered an option for the suspension set-up; one with the original GSA suspension and another with the regular GS version to lower it a smudge?

Then we'll see what criteria comes up after that...

I've got a '11 GSA which I use for two up touring and I love it. Having said that lowering that beast an inch or so would do wonders.
You could just let some air out of your tires.
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