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Old 02-11-2014, 07:58 AM   #91
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And congrats to you, this is my second GS and what amazing machine it is... ;)
Thanks! Pulled all the plastic off yesterday to start installing electrical stuff (fuse box, heated controllers, autocom, gmrs, etc). I'll take some photos and have a post for it eventually. There is not much space in there...
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:30 PM   #92
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Now of course Manhattan, likely the most famous of New York City's boroughs, OR, Manhattan, KS?

I just recently purchased the 2014 WCGS with Nav 5, installed the TT panniers, but was a bit stymied by your NAV 5 weather comment. In addition to the NAV 5 I also have the Garmin 478 plus GXM30 with a subscription to XM's 'Master Mariner' weather pkg, which includes NEXRAD radar and a host of other 'stuff' for meteorologists.

What weather are you speaking about on the Nav 5? Good luck with your new ADV.
Garmin Express prompts you during setup to subscribe to advanced weather for the weather radar application. It cost $3.99 with no expiration that I can see. Without this app, you still get weather without the radar. The app is bluetoothed from your phone once downloaded. Do you know of another app that works better?

I live in the Little Apple (home of Kansas State University) where I am free to roam the Flint Hills on my KTM or GSs without seeing another person for hours. Quite different from the Big Apple.

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You just have to watch out for these....

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Old 02-11-2014, 01:44 PM   #93
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Got in my locks today. Here is some pics of the cases.



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Old 02-11-2014, 01:48 PM   #94
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I live in the Little Apple (home of Kansas State University) where I am free to roam the Flint Hills on my KTM or GSs without seeing another person for hours. Quite different from the Big Apple.

My backyard.....
I am jealous, can I come over and ride with you? Doesn't have to be the GS

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Old 02-11-2014, 02:01 PM   #95
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I am jealous, can I come over and ride with you? Doesn't have to be the GS

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This riding area is incredibly large. From Manhattan, I can easily ride a 300 mile days without getting out of the Flints Hill. They continue for 200 miles to the border of Oklahoma. I rode across an old section line a few years ago and stopped to talk to a rancher. His ranch was 100 square miles. Nothing lives on it except cattle, bison and a couple ranchers.

Should be a good home for the new GSA. All of the ranch trails are on the Garmin NAV V. I really don't need it for this area since I ridden these trails for many years.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:08 PM   #96
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Nice Bike

I just ordered one from Peter. Got blue too. Wanted black but cest la vie. Enjoy your new ride! Maybe I'll see you out on the prairie!
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:22 PM   #97
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[Is that a crease in near the bottom of the left pannier?



QUOTE=Manhattan Rider;23441594]Last summer, Engle Motors in Kansas City started a list for the 2014 R1200GSA. I added my name to the list as the second name. Fortunately,#1 cancelled and I purchased this bike on Saturday. I've rode by 2004 GS 112,000 miles with two trips to Inuvik and Alaska. Combined with my other two BMWs, I ridden a combined 430,000 miles on them and they are still running strong, burning no oil, and have had no drive problems. I'm hoping the new 2014 is as reliable.

After 39 years of street riding, I finally broke down and purchased the GPS. The selling point wasn't the navigation. I've travelling over 30,000 miles of dirt on my GS and have never been lost. Temporarily misoriented...maybe. I enjoy travelling with maps. I bought it because it's wired to the bike and is an information system with live weather radar. It's also has a touchscreen and maps detailed to include all the trails.

This bike also needs additional protection that should be standard on any GS. There is no protection on the two radiators (see photo). I purchased a pair of radiator guards from Tourtech. The front cover on the headlight is plastic. However, it's not shatterproof and cannot be purchased separately from the complete $1500 headlight assembly. I purchased the Tourtech headlight guard. The side stand is also too narrow for parking in dirt. I purchased a Tourtech flatfoot. I also don't care for trunks and prefer to strap on waterproof bags. However, the mount is narrow and needs an additional flat surface. To date, nobody makes one. I'm sure I will be buying this from Tourtech as soon as its available. The tool kit is pathetic. I purchased the ADV Design kit. Very good quality with enough tools to disassemble the bike. http://www.advdesigns.com/ulcobmwr1gsg.html. All of the new GSAW are coming to the states loaded. However, side bags are an extra $1000. I also purchased the small tank bag for my maps, bag liners by RKA, and a pair of bluetooth headsets.

What is very good is the front and rear adjustment on the front seat. I have a 34 inseam. On low, my feet are flat on the floor and my knees are even slightly bent. Very comfortable.




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Old 02-11-2014, 04:51 PM   #98
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Also BMW pegs.
Spring loaded rubber

They are in the lowest setting and feel quite nice. My knees like them a lot.


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Old 02-11-2014, 05:03 PM   #99
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Also BMW pegs.
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They are in the lowest setting and feel quite nice. My knees like them a lot.


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Those do look nice.

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Old 02-11-2014, 05:05 PM   #100
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Bout 300. Didn't want to pay for them till I saw them in person. One of the better made pieces they sell.


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Old 02-11-2014, 05:08 PM   #101
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Wow those are sharp looking! Dig all the colors. I Have a 2013 myself. Congrats to the new owners. The cold snowy weather owners must be dying for spring!
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:30 PM   #102
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No. That's just the angle of the photo. Here's another photo.

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Old 02-11-2014, 08:47 PM   #103
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:15 AM   #104
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Nice pic....makes me think WHITE might be the best color...at least until I see another pic of a BLUE one.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:21 AM   #105
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Wow those are sharp looking! Dig all the colors. I Have a 2013 myself. Congrats to the new owners. The cold snowy weather owners must be dying for spring!
It was almost spring and then a knee deep snow dump ... now raining outside - go figure!
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