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14-Jul-2019 02:42 AM (321)
Slijkmoto
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Originally Posted by Maturerider View Post
What does a PLOP-ing noise sound like? The mind boggles!
Imagine pulling a cork out of a wine bottle x 100 = the reported plopping sound (new, unexpected and... of course, totally harmless according to BMW...pfffffff).

My GS still not has it yet, but the other strange noise is ever increasing in volume and frequency... so I am not too hopeful...
13-Jul-2019 10:30 AM (646)
[email protected] As I was the one who started this thread, I can tell you I pulled the plug and bought the 1250 Exclusive GSA 2 weeks ago. The bike is a lot more spunky than my 2009. The acceleration is superb, shifting quite smooth and overall handling exceptional. Hopping on the new bike I felt right at home, but found myself getting a little too quick in town as it seems somewhat quicker. The 2009 seems mechanical and the 2019 seems a lot freer and modern as far as acceleration and reving go. I'm not quite comfortable with all the electronics yet and the electronics is my main concern. I'm in Mexico and travel central America and remote areas where a BMW dealer could be 500 hundred mile away. My 2009 had very little electronics compared to the 2019 and I'm hoping this won't be an issue. My buddy who has the KTM 1290 Adventure traded bikes with me while out for a ride and tried it and was impressed with the power and pull. I felt the KTM kept on pulling more than the 1250 but I am still breaking it in and have kept the revs below 7K until my first service. All in all quite happy with the purchase and am liking the color (Kalamata) more that I thought I would. Also was looking at the low suspension and am glad I didn't go that route.
13-Jul-2019 07:19 AM (513)
Maturerider
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Originally Posted by Slijkmoto View Post
Also read on this forum ;

https://www.r1200gs.info/forum/2-gen...tml#post291389

New strange noises are awaiting us, BTW : R1250GS with some mileage on them (+10.000 kms) also start making PLOP-ing noises , coming from the shiftcams...

If you want a bike that is reasonably free from parasite noises, steer away from the 1250...
What does a PLOP-ing noise sound like? The mind boggles!
13-Jul-2019 02:39 AM (318)
Slijkmoto Also read on this forum ;

https://www.r1200gs.info/forum/2-gen...tml#post291389

New strange noises are awaiting us, BTW : R1250GS with some mileage on them (+10.000 kms) also start making PLOP-ing noises , coming from the shiftcams...

If you want a bike that is reasonably free from parasite noises, steer away from the 1250...
12-Jul-2019 10:41 PM (153)
Mark_M
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Originally Posted by sixfive View Post
I'm curious to hear more about the 2-up with full luggage opinion as I just picked up a '19 GSA about a week ago and I'm curious to find out whether the stock suspension is sufficient for 2 up riding with luggage or if there will be mods necessary!
In regards to the bike, I just came off of a '16 Pikes Peak that was dialed in for me and I'm rather impressed on a variety of aspects on the GSA! Except the seat . . .

I don't ride two up but I load mine up when I travel. It has taken me 6 months and 6000 miles to decipher the manual and play with the bike. Read page 151 of the manual. Put your Dynamic ESA on "Auto". It will auto level what ever you put on the bike.
12-Jul-2019 09:28 PM (103)
sixfive I'm curious to hear more about the 2-up with full luggage opinion as I just picked up a '19 GSA about a week ago and I'm curious to find out whether the stock suspension is sufficient for 2 up riding with luggage or if there will be mods necessary!
In regards to the bike, I just came off of a '16 Pikes Peak that was dialed in for me and I'm rather impressed on a variety of aspects on the GSA! Except the seat . . .



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Originally Posted by jaba01 View Post
I have the 1250gs hp. It is 2 weeks old and now has 1400km on it. This is my first bmw, coming off a Yamaha xtz1200 super tenere ES. The 1250 is just great, I have just done a day 2 up with full luggage and it just eats the kms! It is getting better as it is starting to free up. Such a torquie engine. You won't be disappointed with the 1250, a very refined bike!

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12-Jul-2019 04:52 PM (911)
fdbm17 Not an R1250GS owner. Spent 4-5 hours on one a few weekends ago doing some asphalt, but mostly packed and loose dirt, moderate sand and easy single track. I thought the extra power / shiftcam was noticeable on the pavement, though not a huge difference. If anything got me to trade in my 2016 R1200GS, it would be the TFT screen.
12-Jul-2019 10:01 AM (625)
Clymer Moving toward 5K miles on my new 1250 GSA. Love the bike.
Pros: Flawless ride and handling, reliable and comfortable transport, torque, TFT display, panniers carry a full size pizza.
Cons: All nit picks: Only getting 42 mph due to riding style, shift assist down requires a real stomp in lower gears, with panniers bike is somewhat difficult to lane split with here in NorCal, stock tires are noisy, other riders constantly asking what it cost and what it weighs.
09-Feb-2019 11:12 AM (716)
enzo5000 I can only review the motor as I got a 1250RT as a loaner the other day while my GS was being serviced. The increased horsepower and torque are noticeable, but not dramatic. Running in 'NORMAL' mode is like 'DYNA" mode on my 1200GS. It's punchier and has more low end power. It did seem smoother and quieter running.
07-Feb-2019 08:20 AM (597)
boxter
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Originally Posted by Jarrell View Post
I finally road tested a 2019 GS 1250 after hearing and reading multiple options. First off the bike feels lower when sitting on the standard model. I have a 2016 1200 GS exclusive low model. The engine is more responsive both in torque and horsepower sort of a well tuned boxer engine. It still has the boxer vibration at 4800 RPM you can feel in the bars, footpegs and seat. The TFT and suspension upgrades are worth the price of admission. Shifting to me is the same not bad at all but not buttery smooth. Windscreen will need to be replaced as well as the seat, bar end weights will be added as well as better footpegs. Brakes are better than mine especially the front brake lever feel, mine has always felt like air in the system. Overall BMW did a great job on the new 1250 GS, but to trade or sell mine to upgrade not a chance.
The 2016 model GS had the pre- eur5 set up, the compromises that BMW have had to make to meet emissions has meant a less responsive throttle by position, they are a different machine and not really comparable.
I ran a 15 1200rs and moved to a 2017 1200rs and was shocked at first but i soon got into the swing of the new bike and once you get some miles behind you you really appreciate it.

Ged
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