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post #1 of 8 Old May 14th, 2019, 10:42 pm Thread Starter
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After all I may be sticking around!

Just on a neighboring forum (GS Series Forum)...
Tomorrow's dealer visit will determine that.

I miss my RT and I'll always will...

Ride safe all,

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post #2 of 8 Old May 15th, 2019, 5:35 am
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Re: After all I may be sticking around!

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Just on a neighboring forum (GS Series Forum)...
Tomorrow's dealer visit will determine that.

I miss my RT and I'll always will...

Ride safe all,
Go for the 1250 GS!

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Re: After all I may be sticking around!

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Just on a neighboring forum (GS Series Forum)...
Tomorrow's dealer visit will determine that.

I miss my RT and I'll always will...

Ride safe all,
I've been away for a bit - what happened to your RT, Capt.?

EDIT: I see by your sig file that you sold it - any particular reason?

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I've been away for a bit - what happened to your RT, Capt.?

EDIT: I see by your sig file that you sold it - any particular reason?
Yeah SOLD it... Well it was kind of financial since I bought that one brand new and paid all those excessive amount of fees and other crap... You know the story.

Plus few surgeries coming up. Didn't want that expensive bike sit in the garage. Also riding style-wise, I missed the careless Jeep-like riding on a GSA rather than a Mercedes-like riding style of RT.

I wanted something I won't mind banging around. That's all..

Oh and since "no more brand new bikes" is my new motto in life (unless I hit the lotto jackpot) R1200GSA will be a used one.

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Alot of sweet used bikes with low mileage and few problems. Save $$$ Gives you a chance to know history of model years and problems.... and what to watch for or avoid. In my price range used, I chose to avoid Fuel strip Issues and servo brakes.... Wet Head was beyond my wallet. So Camhead for me. I bought 2012 about a year ago with 13k Mi, and added that much in my first year. First 13K Mi cost someone (22k-8k) = $ 14k $2 K for same Better ! I paid $8k and could get $6k ,with the same Mileage ...
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From a cadillac to a jeep, ah? sort of fulfilling the need to bang your bike around some, ah? as in sleep in the dirt instead of a bed, ride standing instead of sitting, bumpy instead of smooth, getting wet and dirty instead of wind-protected and clean...I can't say I get it!
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From a cadillac to a jeep, ah? sort of fulfilling the need to bang your bike around some, ah? as in sleep in the dirt instead of a bed, ride standing instead of sitting, bumpy instead of smooth, getting wet and dirty instead of wind-protected and clean...I can't say I get it!
Well not really, but I understand your confusion because I am confused too or a better word probably will be "conflicted"!

I guess both Cadillac and Hummer has their own places of being useful or ideal so to say.

Don't get me wrong, I never preferred sleeping in the dirt instead of a bed, or crossing knee deep rivers, ride on sand dunes like Paris-Dakar... Nooo way Jose!

BUT, I'd like the idea to have a bike that I won't be scared to scratch it when I tie down something on the back seat.

GSA is a different beast. Doesn't do anything best but it does is all. RT on the other hand is not a tool for all trades but as for what it does, it does the best.

Like I said before. If I had all the money I ever wished, I'll have both bikes.

This year or next my plans include a 2 or 3 week long Alaska trip. Now, I don't think I'll be comfortable to take an RT there. Not impossible probably but, no thanks... That's where GSA comes.

But even if I had 10 GSA I'll still miss my RT

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Cpt. Davis,

I know I am hackling you, and I can tell you get my non-sense in jest.

But hey, you are right there where you should be: following your heart and intuition as to how you wanna ride.

If you pass me on the road I 'll salute you even if you are on one of them GS dirt bikes...ha! see, there I go again hackling you.
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