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Old 03-14-2013, 06:03 PM   #91
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Very nice looking bike mrjon.

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Makes me want to see that combo in person. Might have to do some financial digging now that I see that.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:57 PM   #92
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available all the way out on the west coast of Canada now, but I will wait for a GSA in a few years.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:20 PM   #93
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Dang. Three recalls already? But none on the motor?
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:38 PM   #94
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Feedback on it?
The low seat is very comfortable... usually I switch to a TT seat, but this time I think I will keep the OEM seat. Same with the regular seat of my friend. They are a little less soft than previous seats, which provides more comfort on longer trips.

I have made 250 km one day and it was still good.

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Old 03-15-2013, 01:06 AM   #95
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Snowdonia, Wales.

The thunder grey really matches the bleak scenery and threatening skies.

That's a great picture
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:18 AM   #96
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Ta, a couple more from the same location, I did think about not leaving my gloves on the luggage rack,but never mind.


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Old 03-15-2013, 02:15 AM   #97
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I am waiting on the adventure version. I am a big fan of the big gas tank, spoke wheels, and longer travel suspension. Plus being a big guy it fits me better. Gonna be hard to part with a paid for 08GSA with only 31K miles and fully, I mean Fully farkled.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:15 AM   #98
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I'm also waiting for the adventure version, I've got my name on my dealers waiting list for when it shows up.
It may seem extravagant, but keeping my 2 year old GS triple black and paying for an extended warranty plus tyres etc , it works out cheaper to have the new LC for a year on finance. Plus this time next year when I hope the GSA is out there'll be a wash of used R12GSs on the market and used prices might drop, whereas I'm hoping there won't be many used LCs for sale so should get a good trade in.
Who knows, I'm rubbish at financial things, but its worth a punt.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:31 AM   #99
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So you owners with a closed garage can show us how the automatic day light works?

A video would be better.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:29 AM   #100
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Thanks mrjon, your awesome photos helped me pick the color I'm going to order. Thunder gray!
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:34 AM   #101
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Good choice, that should look good in the Pacific Northwest.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:32 AM   #102
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I hope when they do the GSA they make use of some of the colours they use on the 800GS. It gets way better colours.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:41 AM   #103
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So you owners with a closed garage can show us how the automatic day light works?

A video would be better.
No video I'm afraid but I had a test ride today. Pouring down with rain and quite a few diesel spills to contend with. I travelled through a 1 mile tunnel in Liverpool and can report that the automatic day light works as described

What did I think of the bike? Well, I gave the dealer my 2012 R1200GS in early January. In return he has loaned me a few bikes because I could not be without for 2 to 3 months. I have mainly been riding an F800ST and for a tall person like me, rather cramped. I expected the GS to feel rather strange initially - it did, but not for long. Considering the weather was bad, I was delighted with my ride. The bike is quick (even in rain mode) and also quick to steer. With ESA it is a little taller than the previous GS with ESA, the seat is a lot more comfortable to the point where I am wondering if I need the high seat I have ordered? But then, you can't have too much leg room for touring and this bike is going to be one brilliant touring bike. Quite quiet as RichBMW has already pointed out but undecided about an Akrapovic at the moment.

So, what did I not like? Funny indicator switch but soon got used to it. Trying hard now for the next big issue . . .

. . . ah, yes - giving the bike back

AND ALSO, TODAY, I was told my bike has been shipped from Germany and is on its way at last
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:47 AM   #104
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No video I'm afraid but I had a test ride today. Pouring down with rain and quite a few diesel spills to contend with. I travelled through a 1 mile tunnel in Liverpool and can report that the automatic day light works as described

What did I think of the bike? Well, I gave the dealer my 2012 R1200GS in early January. In return he has loaned me a few bikes because I could not be without for 2 to 3 months. I have mainly been riding an F800ST and for a tall person like me, rather cramped. I expected the GS to feel rather strange initially - it did, but not for long. Considering the weather was bad, I was delighted with my ride. The bike is quick (even in rain mode) and also quick to steer. With ESA it is a little taller than the previous GS with ESA, the seat is a lot more comfortable to the point where I am wondering if I need the high seat I have ordered? But then, you can't have too much leg room for touring and this bike is going to be one brilliant touring bike. Quite quiet as RichBMW has already pointed out but undecided about an Akrapovic at the moment.

So, what did I not like? Funny indicator switch but soon got used to it. Trying hard now for the next big issue . . .

. . . ah, yes - giving the bike back

AND ALSO, TODAY, I was told my bike has been shipped from Germany and is on its way at last
It's an awesome bike, isn't it My negatives are the indicator switch, and the small digits on the speedo. But I've set up the current speed on the CP, so that's that problem sorted. I'll not use the indicators, then the bike is perfect
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:04 AM   #105
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It's an awesome bike, isn't it My negatives are the indicator switch, and the small digits on the speedo. But I've set up the current speed on the CP, so that's that problem sorted. I'll not use the indicators, then the bike is perfect
Yes the digital readout of speed is good - set that myself when I was riding (only because I had looked in the riders manual PDF earlier, haha). Very handy for when you are in speed limits. An awesome bike it is, even after less than 3 hours riding. As others have said, go and test ride one and you won't be disappointed.
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