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Old February 5th, 2007, 08:38 PM
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2005 Bmw R1200 Gs

I bought this bad boy last summer for a cross county trip and was planning to go to Alaska and South America with it, but I just changed jobs and I won't have the vacation time to do so.
I only put 1900 miles on it, and all are great miles. It does great on the twisties, in fact, my buddies with sport bikes were amazed that I was right on their tail doing some high speed canyon carving, it's as comfortable as a cruiser, and it goes off road.
The bimmer has ABS, heated grips, spoke wheels, hand guards, BMW alarm system, engine crash bars, and rear trunk with back rest. I have all keys, books, and records. It is also set up for a saddle bags.
I will include a new top of the line jacket, heated under liner, riding pants, and heated jacket out let that plugs into the battery.

I really really hate to sell it, but I have no use for it. This bike will cost you over $18K out of the door when new, and I'm selling it for $13.9K. I will consider a trade for an old school bobber with ape hangers, but it must be a Triumph from late 60's to early 70's.
I have the title in hand but didn't have the chance to go to the DMV to register it under my name; I will go this week and get it done.

This is an old picture, and I will get a new one when I get my bike back from the dealer.

BTW I never done a wheelie with this bike

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Old February 5th, 2007, 09:11 PM
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Oh, I want one of those so bad. I ride an R1200C, but the GS is so much better as an all around bike. This is not a good time for me otherwise I'd buy it in a hot minute.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 09:44 PM
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Come on Jim, buy it, and you don't even have to pay for shipping. I'm sure we can get Hippert to ride it to Cali, just slap some training wheels on it and he'll be on his way

What is the R1200C? I just can't figure out which one that is.
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I think the C models are more street oriented, right?

I'd love a 1200GS but don't have the money right now.

BTW, I plan on shipping my dualsport back home and riding down to Tierra del Fuego over a two week period. I'll probably leave the bike there and go back months later. Just a thought.

Good luck with the sale.

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Old February 5th, 2007, 10:13 PM
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I looked it up and I now I know what the 1200C is.

I love those saddle bags on the yellow GS, when I bought my GS the dealer didn't have them in stock, but if the GS doesn't sell then I'm getting a pair of those bags.

That yellow GS looks like an 06 right?
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I bought this bad boy last summer for a cross county trip and was planning to go to Alaska and South America with it, but I just changed jobs and I won't have the vacation time to do so.
I only put 1900 miles on it, and all are great miles. It does great on the twisties, in fact, my buddies with sport bikes were amazed that I was right on their tail doing some high speed canyon carving, it's as comfortable as a cruiser, and it goes off road.
The bimmer has ABS, heated grips, spoke wheels, hand guards, BMW alarm system, engine crash bars, and rear trunk with back rest. I have all keys, books, and records. It is also set up for a saddle bags.
I will include a new top of the line jacket, heated under liner, riding pants, and heated jacket out let that plugs into the battery.

I really really hate to sell it, but I have no use for it. This bike will cost you over $18K out of the door when new, and I'm selling it for $13.9K. I will consider a trade for an old school bobber with ape hangers, but it must be a Triumph from late 60's to early 70's.
I have the title in hand but didn't have the chance to go to the DMV to register it under my name; I will go this week and get it done.

This is an old picture, and I will get a new one when I get my bike back from the dealer.

BTW I never done a wheelie with this bike

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2...e/DSCN0030.jpg
You can't do this! We had a deal! ;-)
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Old February 6th, 2007, 11:04 AM
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The deal is still on
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Old February 6th, 2007, 01:46 PM
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Shiat man...I'm going for the Buell XB12X as I need something "easier" to start with...the GS will be my "final" bike one day, after I feel more comfy on the 2 wheelers...

Its kinda the Suzuki to Unimog ordeal :D
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Old February 6th, 2007, 01:48 PM
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Try posting on www.advrider.com
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Old February 6th, 2007, 02:52 PM
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Nadim, you would be surprised how well and easy the GS rides. That Buell you getting is it the lighting or Firebolt? I love the lighting, especially with the race kit. I test rode one and I looked like a monkey humping a football, the bike is so tiny and I'm 6'2" 240 lbs. After I saw the Triumph Speed Triple I knew that's what I wanted, I got it, and never looked back.

Peter, thanks for the link.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 04:08 PM
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Nadim - I dont know how big you are, but I'm 5'10" and actually need the lowered seat for the 1200GS - BMW will usually just swap it for you.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 06:28 PM
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That's a good point Jim. I have my seat set at the lowest position and with the rear suspension setup at max I touch the ground with my tip toes and I'm 6'2" with legs
I didn't know BMW will swap seats.... Normally short people with GS's go with after market low seats. I know a girl with a GS just like mine and she is 5'6", she modified her seat and she barely touches the ground, but she knows how to ride though.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 09:15 PM
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I'm 6' 2" as well so both the Ullysses (that's the XB12 I'm going for Youssef) and the GS are good for me, but after lots of talks with MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) dudes and after sitting on both these bikes I felt much more comfortable on the Buell...after I get comfy on 2 wheels, with extra weight in the form of my wife and gear, and with some more seat time, I'll definitely get a GS in 2-3 years' time...

I just can't afford any mistakes on a GS with a passenger with me...and the Buell is appearently known to be more mercifull than the GS...
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Old February 6th, 2007, 09:58 PM
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Duh I'm such an air head with black hair though
I was reading the Motor Cyclist magazine when I asked what Buell you're going to get. Anyway, they had the XB12X, GS adventure, and KTM adventure test and the XB12X was the lightest. Few pages down the GS rider did a wheelie and dropped it, that must have sucked
Good choice on the bike, most importantly is you being comfortable on what ever bike you ride.

Where in the Middle East are you going to ride? I have hard time figuring out where you live. Lebanon or UAE.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 12:06 AM
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Hey Youssef...I PMed ya as I didn't wanna hi-jack your sale post!
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 09:32 AM
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Ok so after spending some quality time last weekend with the GS I decided to keep her. Nadim, get your Ullysses and let's plan to ride together sometime.
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 06:44 PM
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Dude...i was thinking of PMing you today...

Signed my contract today, Visa should be done in 2-3 weeks, and Memorial day weekend seems to be on two wheels!

I'll keep ya posted...good decision on keeping the GS...

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