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Old 06-01-2007, 12:41 PM
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...is is not you who picked upa GS and now wants to sell the "S", Randy?
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:51 PM
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...eggxactly...I'm jus' gettin' a kick outta this thread...it seems to be a very common, um, thread among some of us more "senior" riders...I know I'vebeen leaning thisaway for some time.
It's all good! I am GUILTY!
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...eggxactly...I'm jus' gettin' a kick outta this thread...it seems to be a very common, um, thread among some of us more "senior" riders...I know I'vebeen leaning thisaway for some time.
It's all good!
Describe "senior"? I'm 38. MY buddy made the switch from an S (he is the one that got me hooked on an S to begin with) about two years ago and has never looked back.
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...lighten up 914 dude, it's true, there are scads more yout' GS riders than oldsters , after all it's easier for you young lions to pick the damned GS Monster up...it takes two of my kind.
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...I've been tempted... more than once... but I'll have to get rid of either the Harley or the Duc to do that... with my knees, the Duc is going soon anyway, the seating position is not very supportive of my health anymore...

GS, here I come... slowly, but I will!
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:37 PM
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...I'm waiting intil they get HRO's (Hydraulic Retractable Outriggerpickeruppers) as an option.

Either that or just wait and hope they make the perfect F650 or F800 Adventure...
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...lighten up 914 dude, it's true, there are scads more yout' GS riders than oldsters , after all it's easier for you young lions to pick the damned GS Monster up...it takes two of my kind.
Dude! I wasn't offended. I was just wondering if you were about my age. Thats all. There are a lot of young ones doing the dual sport thing these days. In my area I get mostly squids though.
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duuuuuude....hey ya know, (since you axed me to define), 38 is gettin' pretty close to the peak...then it's a slippery slope from there on.
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duuuuuude....hey ya know, (since you axed me to define), 38 is gettin' pretty close to the peak...then it's a slippery slope from there on.
dang.....38 at the lip of the slope. I must be in a valley now. But....that's when the second childhood starts...right?
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The only downside I remember about riding a GS was in the quality of women who booby flashed me on the strip after a Saturday ride gas up. They were generally meatier and older than the gals who flash me when I'm on the S with my leathers and silver spectra shield...

It's definitely another thing to consider.
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Please, don't all of you GS gonna/wanna be's dump your S's on the market at once. It'll drive the resale values to rock bottom. Just look what the H-D posers did to the H-D resale market. I think that you all need to drink a beer, smoke a cigar and take two advil. When you wake up maybe the GS fever will have passed unless you have a real case of swap bikeitis.
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...no worries, Bubba... I won't drop the S... if any, I'll pick up another one in said craze... but I am looking GS!
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:36 PM
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I did some shopping today:

'07 KLR - $5,000 (386lbs)
'08 KLR - $5,300 (386lbs)
KTM 640 Adventure - $8,898 (340lbs)
'07 GS - $15,300 (439lbs)

The KTM would be the easiest to pick up. The GS would be the fastest if rapid transit was ever needed, and the KLR is definitely the cheapest (and I've seen barely used ones for $3-$4K)...the KTM looked the funnest of the three...but with 5K valve adjustment intervals.
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Quality of women is always a concern. When I'm riding downtown I want the girls to point and say "hey, that things a classic" and mean the bike and not me.
Perhaps then they'll flash.

So I'm still leaning toward the R....
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"hey, that things a classic" and mean the bike and not me.
Perhaps then they'll flash.

So I'm still leaning toward the R....
...that made me laugh so hard... that classic bit...

...if you really want to be "flashed"... you need a Duc! Trust me on that one... the most recognized bike among chicks... weirdly enough, to them Ducati means a lot more that it does to me, it seems.

To me it's one of my bikes... to the girls it seems to prove that I am hot, rich and fast... I am never stupid enough to argue.... of course, it all disolves as soon as the helmet comes off!
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Mo Dog you omitted pr5haps intentionally the F650 GS $7990 at Max BMW

Not gonna perfom like that 1150

I did get up to an indicated 105 MPH

I remember a Fundoro having hard time getting to 95 on the Kanamangus a few years ago

My R65s liked running close to redline, don't think any of this is pure ergonomics and mechanics, I would like a deal on a used speed triple or Triumphs new adveture bike.

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The dualie bug hit me, first a DRz400, then an ugly KLR, then the little GS, then a better looking KLR (the ugly one could leave anytime). The S has always been strickly a weekend ride, though my kid has probably put more miles on it this year than I have. I'm just going to do the zen thing and wait for a good deal on a big GS. Unsure if the S will stay when that happens.
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