ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > GS Boxers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #16
hammick
Beastly Adventurer
 
hammick's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Oddometer: 1,352
Quote:
Originally Posted by 10Cup View Post
I have owned several Goldwings and as far as comfort and pavement eating it is the best period. However I wanted to be able to hit some gravel and dirt too so I sold the Wing and bought the R1200GS. It now has a Russell Day Long seat on it so it is comfortable for long trips too. Is it as comfortable as the Wing, not even close. Just depends on what you want and how you plan to ride. I am very happy with my 2012 R1200GS Triple Black but it would never replace the Goldwing for touring, not that it can't do it, its just no as comfortable. BUT it is also 350lbs+ lighter. I like that part a bunch.

Here is my wing and new Triple black.

Take this for what it is worth as I have never owned a Gold Wing but I cannot wrap my arms around how the Gold Wing only has a 200 mile range.
__________________
2015 R1200 GSA (on order)
2014 S1000R
2013 KTM 500 XC-W
hammick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 05:39 PM   #17
treg OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Mt. Vernon, IL
Oddometer: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by hammick View Post
Take this for what it is worth as I have never owned a Gold Wing but I cannot wrap my arms around how the Gold Wing only has a 200 mile range.
Yes it only gets about 35mpg
treg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 05:46 PM   #18
Nitzo
Beastly Adventurer
 
Nitzo's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Daytona
Oddometer: 4,852
this wing...................yes

Nitzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 06:08 PM   #19
bemiiten
League of Adventures
 
bemiiten's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Hamilton NJ.
Oddometer: 4,824
I usually ride a GS, My uncle has a Goldwing. When we switch bikes, I find the Wings ergonomics feel cramped. The handelbars feel like they're in my lap. Sitting in the still air pocket of the Wing is no fun in warm weather either. For comfort, at anything other then a long cool stretch of interstate, My pic is the GS by a mile.
bemiiten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 06:24 PM   #20
treg OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Mt. Vernon, IL
Oddometer: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by bemiiten View Post
I usually ride a GS, My uncle has a Goldwing. When we switch bikes, I find the Wings ergonomics feel cramped. The handelbars feel like they're in my lap. Sitting in the still air pocket of the Wing is no fun in warm weather either. For comfort, at anything other then a long cool stretch of interstate, My pic is the GS by a mile.
And also being 6'1" the pegs are to high for me. You can't lower them cause you will drag to easily.
treg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 07:38 PM   #21
joenuclear
Planning.....
 
joenuclear's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Oddometer: 6,125
I've got a Wing and a GSA. The wife prefers the Wing and I prefer the GSA unless its cross country interstate.
__________________
"They bought me a box of tin soldiers. I threw all the Generals away. I smashed up the Sergeants and Majors. Now I play with my Privates all day."
joenuclear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 07:49 PM   #22
Racegun
Single Track Mind!
 
Racegun's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: 40ft above sea level
Oddometer: 2,547
Quote:
Originally Posted by bemiiten View Post
I usually ride a GS, My uncle has a Goldwing. When we switch bikes, I find the Wings ergonomics feel cramped. The handelbars feel like they're in my lap. Sitting in the still air pocket of the Wing is no fun in warm weather either. For comfort, at anything other then a long cool stretch of interstate, My pic is the GS by a mile.
+1 & +1 or more... and..
I road a GW for a day. I did not like the way the wind came off of the faring and whipping around to hit me in the back of my helmet... as if the passenger was pushing on my helmet from behind.

I found with a russell day long saddle, the right helmet and riding gear, I could ride 700 mile + days... forever ! That was on a 1998 R1100GS, the R1200GS are even better and I am betting the new R12ooWGS will be better yet ( save the new bike problems that seem to bother the new models for a year or so)

You should be able to ride or even rent a GS and get some good feedback to answer your questions.
__________________
Cheers!
Dave
Racegun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #23
hammick
Beastly Adventurer
 
hammick's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Oddometer: 1,352
Quote:
Originally Posted by Racegun View Post
+1 & +1 or more... and..
I road a GW for a day. I did not like the way the wind came off of the faring and whipping around to hit me in the back of my helmet... as if the passenger was pushing on my helmet from behind.

I found with a russell day long saddle, the right helmet and riding gear, I could ride 700 mile + days... forever ! That was on a 1998 R1100GS, the R1200GS are even better and I am betting the new R12ooWGS will be better yet ( save the new bike problems that seem to bother the new models for a year or so)

You should be able to ride or even rent a GS and get some good feedback to answer your questions.
I am hopeful that BMW got the new GS right from the start. It is their best selling bike. I don't recall the 2004 GS having any major problems.

I am used to riding GSAs and for my 5'9" body the windshield was great.

The windshield on the new GS is even better than the GSA for me. The air on the new GS is very clean. Less wind protection overall for the legs and shoulders than the GSA but very clean air. It's clean in in the lowest and highest position and all points in between. BMW did their homework on the design. For taller folk or people wanting a barn door, I predict there will be scores of aftermarket options. The shield comes off with four torx screws like the RT.
__________________
2015 R1200 GSA (on order)
2014 S1000R
2013 KTM 500 XC-W

hammick screwed with this post 04-26-2013 at 08:55 PM
hammick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 09:38 PM   #24
GSABest
El Adventurero
 
GSABest's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Manzanillo, Mexico
Oddometer: 320
I have a 2008 GSA. All my research led me pick the GSA over the GS. In my opinion I'd suggest waiting for the 2014 GSA if you can. You will surely be able to farkle it to comfortably handle all the touring you want and when the road ends you will not have to turn around ;). It should be (at least) as sporty as a wing. It's just soooo much more versatile for a "big" bike. Good luck in your decision. Your wing is beautiful BTW!
__________________
Current Ride: 2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure (Mi Gran Esperanza Roja)

Past Rides: 1990 VFR 750 (2007 - sold to my son), 2000 RC51 (2000 - 2003), 1990 VFR 750 (1996 - 1999), 1989 Yamaha TDR250 (1998 - 1999), 1989 NT650 Hawk GT x 2 (1998 - 1999), 1982 Honda Interstate (1982 - 1983), 1981 Honda CB900F (1981 - 1982), 1980 Honda CB900 Custom (1980 - 1981), 1978 Kawasaki KZ650 C2 Custom (1978), 1974 Kawasaki 400 Triple, 1976 Honda XL 250
GSABest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 11:58 PM   #25
268
Gnarly Adventurer
 
268's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Belgium, de koekestad.
Oddometer: 167
Your heart has already made up its mind, you should just listen to it
268 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 12:13 AM   #26
RichBMW
Beastly Adventurer
 
RichBMW's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Surrey, UK
Oddometer: 1,797
Without a shadow of a doubt, ditch the Wing and get the GS. Riding a bike is all about FUN, and this new GS has it by the bucket load.
__________________
2015 BMW S1000R Sport
2015 BMW R1200GSAW
RichBMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 06:40 AM   #27
srpuywa
Big 'G'
 
srpuywa's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Puget Sound, WA
Oddometer: 423
I went from a R1150 GS ADV to ST1300's to K1200LT and back to 09 GSA.

The LT and the GW aren't very accommodating if you're tall, the seat locks you in one position with no wiggle room. I can do 500+ miles a day on the GSA easily. And those weird tiller handlebars on the LT!
__________________
IBA 53683
09 R1200 GS ADV
srpuywa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 07:05 AM   #28
treg OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Mt. Vernon, IL
Oddometer: 39
Thanks for all the replies. I've decided to sell the wing and put down my deposit on the new GSW

Now have to wait till June for it to arrive

Anyone know of anyone looking a mint 12 Goldwing with 2100 miles, let them know.
treg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 01:57 PM   #29
ultane
sqeezin the bag
 
ultane's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: The dry side of the blood brain barrier
Oddometer: 1,099
Quote:
Originally Posted by treg View Post
Would it be worth waiting for the GS ADV watercooled next year? What is the advantage or disadvantage of the GS and the ADV?
I own a 2007 GS Adventure, and a 2011 GS Adventure. I've ridden both an 03 GS, and an 05 GS....

Since you're coming from a Goldwing, WAIT for the Adventure.







Sent from my party line rotary dial iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
I might be wrong, just ask my X...

If a man speaks, and there is no woman present to hear him,..
Is he still wrong?
ultane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 03:03 PM   #30
Ridestrong
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Oddometer: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by joenuclear View Post
I've got a Wing and a GSA. The wife prefers the Wing and I prefer the GSA unless its cross country interstate.
...and then she prefers the GSA?
Ridestrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014