Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: New Castle, DE, United States
Re: Moving to a gs
I went from a '15 RT (San Marino blue, what a pretty bike) to a '16 GSA Low (OEM) because I was spooked about range going to Alaska and didn't want to carry extra gas. That turned out not to be an issue, during tourist season if your bike can go 150 miles you can go pretty much anywhere, so either the RT (250+ miles) or GSA (300+ miles) will do the job - as will the GS, with good planning. Also my knees didn't like the RT even though I have short legs (28" inseam). The third reason was that I figured that I can layer up in the cold better than I can layer down in the heat (I'm ATTGATT), and Texas in August is hot no matter what.
The GSA has been good to me, the only issue was at 97K miles: a leaking FD seal that was easily repaired (user error - the tiniest bit of rain will turn downtown Carlsbad NM into several inches of gritty water which dried out and did the seal no good). Looking forward to a new 1250 GSA next week!
2020 R1250 GSAW Low
2016 R1200 GSAW Low (traded)
2015 R1200 RT (traded)
2012 K1600 GTL (traded)
2012 R1200 RT (totaled, RIP)
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