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Old 10-13-2014, 09:59 AM   #1
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2015 gsa lowered

I was at the San Jose BMW dealership this weekend and saw a factory lowered 2015 GSA. Seat hight was about 32". Has anyone else seen one of these?
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:00 PM   #2
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A friend bought one about two weeks ago and is very happy with it. They are hard to find as BMW doesnt make a lot of them.
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:33 PM   #3
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I have a little over 650 miles on mine.

I have about a 29" inseam and I can sit the high/high seat position just fine. Low/low puts me firmly on the balls of my feet. This is with the standard Adventure seat and not the low seat.

I like it so far

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Old 10-13-2014, 09:01 PM   #4
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Can anyone post a pic of a lowered gsa? Normally I don't like the look of a lowered adv bike cuz it defeats the purpose...but I'm short and would never consider a gsa so this might work for me
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:42 PM   #5
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can anyone post a pic of a lowered gsa? Normally i don't like the look of a lowered adv bike cuz it defeats the purpose...but i'm short and would never consider a gsa so this might work for me
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:12 PM   #6
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:07 PM   #7
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I have a little over 650 miles on mine.

I have about a 29" inseam and I can sit the high/high seat position just fine. Low/low puts me firmly on the balls of my feet. This is with the standard Adventure seat and not the low seat.

I like it so far

-jeff
I've got the same inseam. I've been wondering about handling this bike. Have you tried the low seat option? I'm thinking that would really be the best option for me, but there are none around to try. I might order one, but would hate to not feel good on the bike after ordering it. I've tried the lowered standard gs with the regular seat and my feet are flat on that one.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:13 PM   #8
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No issues with reach at all, standard GSA with a BMW Rally Seat!
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:15 PM   #9
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So Jim, that's not a lowered bike you're on? How can that be? The seat height is supposed to be 35". Your feet should be flapping around trying to find the ground.
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:23 AM   #10
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So Jim, that's not a lowered bike you're on? How can that be? The seat height is supposed to be 35". Your feet should be flapping around trying to find the ground.
Because Jim has 3 position adjustable legs.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:08 AM   #11
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I've got the same inseam. I've been wondering about handling this bike. Have you tried the low seat option? I'm thinking that would really be the best option for me, but there are none around to try. I might order one, but would hate to not feel good on the bike after ordering it. I've tried the lowered standard gs with the regular seat and my feet are flat on that one.
I have a 28 inseam and just got the low BMW seat installed on a '14 GSA. When in the one helmet and no luggage position and the low seat in the low position I can get both feet firmly on the ground with my BMW ALLRound boots.

With the STD seat I am on tippy toes.

just my .02 cents.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:56 AM   #12
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I have had my 2015 GSA with lowered suspension for a month and 2,000 miles. All I can say is this bike is fantastic.
I had an 04 GSA and put 50,000 miles and then a 09 and I put 131,000 on it so I think I can give an honest opinion. Parked side by side on the center stand the 09 looks much bigger than the 15. I have a 32" inseam and to be able to completely flat foot it is very nice. On my 09 I would have to plan my stops because if I was off-camber or on a steep hill It was very difficult to keep it up. I ride a lot 2-up so that was also a consideration.
My 15 with lowered suspension has 6.5 inches of ground clearance ( about the same as a GS), the 09 has 8. That is a big difference and it is easier to drag pegs.
I am so happy I got what I did. This bike is a keeper.
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:30 PM   #13
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So Jim, that's not a lowered bike you're on? How can that be? The seat height is supposed to be 35". Your feet should be flapping around trying to find the ground.
That bike has the BMW Rally seat on it, but I sat on the stock seat as well. On my toes. Remember, the suspension compresses when you get on, but the spec is unloaded. I can get a toe down on an HP2 as well.
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Old 12-17-2014, 04:10 AM   #14
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So Jim, that's not a lowered bike you're on? How can that be? The seat height is supposed to be 35". Your feet should be flapping around trying to find the ground.
Jim seems to be quite heavy. With the Ralley seat I can touch the ground more easily than with the normal seat due to it's shape.

Since I only have a 27" inseam and don't have that much weight to compress the suspension this is my solution.




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Old 12-17-2014, 04:36 AM   #15
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Jim, does having knobbies like tkc80 change the ride height at all?
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