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« on: September 06, 2020, 11:09:21 pm »

Holy Crap! What a nice bike. I sold my Yamaha RD350 and Triumph Tiger 800 XC on Cycle trader and bought a new R1250GS from Cycle Werks in Barrington Illinois. I rode it home Aug 29th. Yesterday my good riding buddy, on his Honda ST1300, and I went for a long ride though western Wisconsin's driftless area (531 miles). We went through numerous small towns and through Wildcat Mountain, down to Rockton for lunch. The rode back trough New Glarus (stopped for refreshments) and back home.

I am really impressed with the GS. Comfortable, great handling, good gas milage (for the way were were riding 46.5 mpg), and this sucker is fast. Like FJR fast. Damn. Plus I love all he gizmos. It connected my Cardo, Samsung S9 together and I could select music or make calls effortlessly. I could see the real-time weather and traffic conditions. It was amazing. This is, without a doubt, the best bike I ever owned.

But the seat does blow goats, though.

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 02:23:53 am »

And people call it the "BMW koolaide". The idolization exists for a reason: they are damn fine bikes!  Bigok
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2020, 07:30:00 am »

Do not put....  well.. you know by now  Lol Bigsmile
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2020, 08:50:08 am »

He will, guaranteed. It's part of the Kool Aid.   Lol
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2020, 12:04:28 pm »

Congrats on getting one of the best all around bikes the planet has to offer. If I could have only one bike, that would be it.

I currently have a 2007 R1200GS, with a full set of the vario cases (for Raj), and often think about selling it off. But every time I ride it I realize how good of a bike it is. Mine is a road version with alloy wheels and I run 705 tires. Smooth pavement and gravel/dirt roads are all in its element. When I find myself over in the Ozarks, I am amazed at how well it goes around the curves quickly with no drama. The motor took me some getting used to but now I understand how many owners love the wide torque band and how easily it spins up.

My seat kind of sucks for me too, but I use an airhawk that solves that problem and makes it easily tolerable for 500+ miles days, especially how comfortable it is to ride standing up even at elevated highway speeds.
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2020, 02:37:42 pm »


He will, guaranteed. It's part of the Kool Aid.   Lol


You can’t mess a nice German engineered machine up by attaching cardboard boxes to it.  Lol Bigsmile

At least it looks like FJ works on his own bikes ...   no 240$ oil changes at the BMW shop
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2020, 07:12:45 pm »

Nice!
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2020, 07:41:14 pm »




You can’t mess a nice German engineered machine up by attaching cardboard boxes to it.  Lol Bigsmile

At least it looks like FJ works on his own bikes ...   no 240$ oil changes at the BMW shop


The Farkling has begun. No aluminum panniers. Moskomoto Backcountry 25/35 set from the Triumph. Pannier rack, lower crash bars, and a lockable top box for when I am commuting. Next, is a new seat and a small tank bag.

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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2020, 08:11:51 pm »

Whatever makes you happy  Bigsmile
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2020, 09:01:03 am »

Nope. I remember you selling your FJR1300 here because you were getting out of bikes!
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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2020, 11:21:47 am »


Nope. I remember you selling your FJR1300here because you were getting out of bikes!


I wasn't getting out of bikes - just multiple bikes. I wanted one bike to serve several purposes - touring, offroad, camping. I thought my Tiger could fulfill all of these purposes.  After a long ride I realized that it wouldn't. So my search narrowed down to the KTM Super Adventure or the GS. The GS won.
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2020, 11:31:09 am »

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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2020, 01:03:34 pm »


The Farkling has begun. No aluminum panniers. Moskomoto Backcountry 25/35


Those are good bags. If I were to start over and go "soft", I'd be having a close look at them.
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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2020, 06:52:49 pm »




Those are good bags. If I were to start over and go "soft", I'd been having a close look at them.



The quality and craftsmanship is outstanding.
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2020, 05:59:34 pm »

This will likely be my final bike in the next few years. The H2SX was my last blast before slowing down (relatively) in old age. Lol

A GS has been on the backburner for a long time, and it's getting close.

Have fun on the new scoot! Thumbsup
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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2020, 10:07:35 pm »




Those are good bags. If I were to start over and go "soft", I'd be having a close look at them.



Soft?  I didn’t see .....  oh..   never mind  Lol
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2020, 10:28:45 am »


This will likely be my final bike in the next few years. The H2SX was my last blast before slowing down (relatively) in old age. Lol

A GS has been on the backburner for a long time, and it's getting close.

Have fun on the new scoot! Thumbsup


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