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Wild Will Wild Will is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mendocino Coast, Ca.
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I have 81,000 miles on my 1100GS. It still runs like new, no - better.
I am starting to think about a 1200 GS, but it's not that much different than my bike. I've ridden one with Ohlins. It's a fantastic back road bike, which is where I live, but it's not a good offroad machine. Too heavy. It's all I can do to lift it without getting hurt. It's the best road bike, all around, I've had over 40+ years. The 1150 is geared "taller" and seems made for the Autobahn. A good used 1100 will run you about $7K and they're good for many, many miles if they've been maintained.

I'm riding 4 days in the Sierras this weekend in the dirt and on dirt roads, and will take my XR 650 L. One bike will not do it all, alas.

San Jose BMW is making a chain drive kit for the 800's.
Old 06-03-2007, 05:50 PM
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