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|14-Jul-2019 02:42 AM (321)|
Originally Posted by Maturerider View Post
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)|
Originally Posted by Slijkmoto View Post
|13-Jul-2019 02:39 AM (318)|
Also read on this forum ;
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)|
Originally Posted by sixfive View Post
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)|
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 . . .
Originally Posted by jaba01 View Post
|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)|
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)|
Originally Posted by Jarrell View Post
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.
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