Thread: NEW (TO ME) 1200 GS

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    Talking NEW (TO ME) 1200 GS

    Got a 2010 1200 GS with 18K miles the other day. Luggage things are big enough to rent out for wedding receptions, and lots of driving lights, airhorns, etc. Only weighs about 14,000 pounds.

    Great bike to ride around town - smooth, fairly quiet, very technical-looking...
    "You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but can you pick your friends' noses?"

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    2010 BMW 1200GS with luggage, led lights, air horns

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    Enjoy the new scoot.. How about some pictures?
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    Yeah, some photos would be great.

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    I'd love to take pics but I've got both hands full figuring out what all these switches do...
    "You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but can you pick your friends' noses?"

    1994 4x4 Chev 1.5 ton flatbed, 6.5 turbo diesel, 90 gal. fuel tanks, Ranch Hand bumper, tool boxes, extra lights, neutron collider, etc. etc.

    1997 Toyota CE Land Cruiser, lifted and built, etc. etc.

    1994 Chinook 4x4 on Ford E-350 Dana 60s, 460, E4OD

    2010 BMW 1200GS with luggage, led lights, air horns

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    Default They are a lot of bke

    Mo and I just got back from Las Vegas. While there, we looked at the new 1200 GSA. That is a whole lot of bike, especially when compared to my 2011 KLR. I have not gotten to ride on but a friend and I are going to rent a couple for two days as soon as it cools off. There definitely is a whole lot of switches, controls and lights on that bike.
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    You meet some great folks on GSs. I saw a ton of those at those at the Expo last year and the folks that rode them where a real nice bunch!
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    Looking at this thing, it kind of reminds me of one of those complex and expensive Italian cappuchino machines with all the levers, valves,etc. This one has driving lights, fog lights, even side-facing leds.

    I just need to figure out where the coffee grounds go...
    "You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but can you pick your friends' noses?"

    1994 4x4 Chev 1.5 ton flatbed, 6.5 turbo diesel, 90 gal. fuel tanks, Ranch Hand bumper, tool boxes, extra lights, neutron collider, etc. etc.

    1997 Toyota CE Land Cruiser, lifted and built, etc. etc.

    1994 Chinook 4x4 on Ford E-350 Dana 60s, 460, E4OD

    2010 BMW 1200GS with luggage, led lights, air horns

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    Haha...love it! I bought a new 1200 GSA a few weeks ago after 2 months trouncing around the Yukon and Alaska adventuring with my wife. I to was surprised by the amount of switches, controls but the overall performance of the Moto...damn impressive! I use all the switches and got it figured out pretty quick...best switch is the Navigation mouse on the left grip...roll forward and it zooms in, roll backwards and it zooms out, push left and new screen, hahah it's awesome. I've been riding Motos my entire life and rode everyday for work for 6 years and the 1200 GSA is an amazing ride. I'm riding every few days now and getting ready for some big trips. Our Alaska / Yukon trip was 12,745 miles so we'll keep the Moto trips under a few thousand to start.

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    Congrats on your new scoot

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