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I now have just a few thousand miles on my 2017 GSA and was wondering about taking off from a stoplight or just in general in 1st gear.

Does it seem like 1st gear is really drawn out to anyone else? i mean again my background is sport bikes so maybe this is perfectly normal but I just wanted a little input so i know I'm not crazy or maybe i'm doing it wrong are you guys popping the clutch :grin2:
 

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My R1150RT and R1150GS were the same. The bikes, including the R1200GS, are not happy at all under 12-13 km/hr.
 

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It's just fine for me when off road riding, on road I blast through first so fast it isn't an issue there either.
 

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On my 1999 K1200LT, first gear was good to 65 MPH! It was always fun getting that beast rolling with full luggage! I still don't understand why BMW didn't just use the KRS engine/tranny and add a longer swing arm! Oh well, German engineering at its finest.

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On my 1999 K1200LT, first gear was good to 65 MPH! It was always fun getting that beast rolling with full luggage! I still don't understand why BMW didn't just use the KRS engine/tranny and add a longer swing arm! Oh well, German engineering at its finest.

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65 :surprise::surprise::surprise:
 

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I have a 2013 R1200GS that supposedly has the "light" flywheel. I have no other GS experience to compare to, and yes, I did stall it a few times the first day of riding. I attribute it more to the hydraulic clutch and adjustable levers, though. It was so smooth it was a little challenging at first to really feel the engagement point. But coming off dirtbikes and small displacement bikes, I'm so used to slipping first I don't really notice any trouble with first now.
 

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I have a 2013 R1200GS that supposedly has the "light" flywheel. I have no other GS experience to compare to, and yes, I did stall it a few times the first day of riding. I attribute it more to the hydraulic clutch and adjustable levers, though. It was so smooth it was a little challenging at first to really feel the engagement point. But coming off dirtbikes and small displacement bikes, I'm so used to slipping first I don't really notice any trouble with first now.
Guess i'll just drop the clutch and wheelie from now on!!

:D:D:D:D
 
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