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Old 09-24-2013, 04:53 PM   #31
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A 46er eh?
Most of these mugs don't know what that is.
Did someone say 46? I know what that is....


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Old 09-26-2013, 05:59 PM   #32
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I put a deposit down on a 2014 Racing Red R1200GS. The bike is still in Germany but I got an e-mail with a link that tracks the cargo ship that is going to pick it up and bring it back. Pretty wild!

The BMW salesman said it should be "in port" on October 13..whatever that means. I just hope I can put some miles on it before winter. Part of me wonders if I should wait until spring to get it. That way I won't be drooling over the bike while it sits in my garage all winter long.

I finalize the sale of my Tiger next week so I'll be bikeless for a while. That will be tough as fall is such a great riding season around here.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:53 PM   #33
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I put a deposit down on a 2014 Racing Red R1200GS. The bike is still in Germany but I got an e-mail with a link that tracks the cargo ship that is going to pick it up and bring it back. Pretty wild!

The BMW salesman said it should be "in port" on October 13..whatever that means. I just hope I can put some miles on it before winter. Part of me wonders if I should wait until spring to get it. That way I won't be drooling over the bike while it sits in my garage all winter long.

I finalize the sale of my Tiger next week so I'll be bikeless for a while. That will be tough as fall is such a great riding season around here.
That means add another week to 10 days for the bike to get to your dealer. That was the case for mine. I lived in Ithaca NY for 2 years and if memory serves me right, the winter will be there before the bike arrives!

On the bright side though, Racing Red GS is certainly faster than those sporting other colors.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:29 AM   #34
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Did someone say 46? I know what that is....



Old H-47, that was back in the real Navy, now it's all F-18's and H-60's.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:04 AM   #35
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Old H-47, that was back in the real Navy, now it's all F-18's and H-60's.
That's not an H-47. The Navy never had them. It's an HH-46D Sea Knight.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:28 AM   #36
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Old H-47, that was back in the real Navy, now it's all F-18's and H-60's.
Yes! Pensacola '69 ...don't forget the T-28s and 32s for quals on the Lex.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:12 AM   #37
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Yep, not a good idea to ride it unless you have the support / wherewithal to take it home. I had no plans to purchase until I rode it ... now history.
Same here...
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:53 AM   #38
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As a Tiger 800 (roadie) owner I am looking for something else and have test rode the WC. I found it to be a really well done motorcycle. to BMW for greatly improving on the model without ruining the character. Whether it's the bike for me remains to be seen.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:40 PM   #39
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Thumb Actually, it's a '14

Test rode one today. First impressions:

Wind protection is significantly better than my 990 Adventure with the windscreen in the high AND low position. No surprise there.
Engine is fun. Powerful.
LED head light is cool.
Seating position and seat are comfortable.
Others have mentioned rough shifting. It seemed more or less smooth to me. Shifting is comparable to the 990, which is smooth.
No trouble finding neutral, no trouble from the little knob on the side stand while shifting.
The bike lugs well and is easy to turn tightly and maneuver at low speed.
I like the 19" front wheel.
Handling and suspension are excellent... Left it in "Road" and "Normal".
Speedo and RPM are difficult to read, especially with the GPS mount.
Bike feels much lighter than it is. The bike is smaller than I expected.
Every thing feels very natural, well thought out, well executed.

I'm very impressed with the bike. I wish I could have spent more time on it. I'm planning on waiting for the Adventure version, but the bike is so good as is... It's got me thinking. In fact, can't stop thinking about it.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:30 AM   #40
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It's got me thinking. In fact, can't stop thinking about it.
Yep, they get to you like that!
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:14 AM   #41
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Test rode one today. ... the bike is so good as is... It's got me thinking. In fact, can't stop thinking about it.
...good luck trying to not think about it ... got me, too!
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:21 AM   #42
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That's not an H-47. The Navy never had them. It's an HH-46D Sea Knight.
I knew that and have several cohorts that came from the old HC squadrons, just a typo.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:41 PM   #43
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Test rode a demo yesterday. Really enjoyed the bike. Had all the options and I like all the different modes. Feels lighter then it should and turns in great and plenty of power. But I am waiting to test ride the 1190 adventure r and see what comes on the adventure water cooled before I say which one I want more.
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:54 PM   #44
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went to my local dealer (where i had previously purchased two new BMW bikes) to test ride the GSW. was asked for the typical DL and insurance card, no problem. then i was asked to call my insurance company to ask if they would assume primary coverage on a "loaner/rental" (dealer wants to waive primary position if the customer crashes the bike), my policy only would allow for secondary coverage in this instance. to make a long story short, no test ride.

on to the next dealer i suppose.

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Old 10-05-2013, 03:05 PM   #45
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went to my local dealer (where i had previously purchased two new BMW bikes) to test ride the GSW. was asked for the typical DL and insurance card, no problem. then i was asked to call my insurance company to ask if they would assume primary coverage on a "loaner/rental" (dealer wants to waive primary position if the customer crashes the bike), my policy only would allow for secondary coverage in this instance. to make a long story short, no test ride.

on to the next dealer i suppose.

that dealership you mentioned is run by morons
never buy from them again
that's why i started buying bikes at my bmw dealer years ago... they let me test ride them, unlike dealers for japanese bikes.

i'm not buying ANYTHING with a motor without being able to ride it first
a new GS all farkled up with tax can be 25K
your dealer just lost a big sale
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