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Offline gawiedan

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Re: New R1200gs Liquid cooled Test Ride
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2013, 05:34:37 am »
Dont fall on new GS, radiators get damaged at huge cost to repair. NEEDS protection like tankbars on GSA. But impressive technology at good price.

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Re: New R1200gs Liquid cooled Test Ride
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2013, 06:26:06 am »
I rode one all day long and liked it very much.
It's an improvement on the previous model in every way I can think of.
Had the best fly-by-wire throttle I have ever felt, although I still dont love the technology

It was truly a pleasure to ride

Coming from Luckystricker, it must be true that the bike is lekker.  :lol8: :thumleft:
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Re: New R1200gs Liquid cooled Test Ride
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2013, 04:06:36 pm »
I saw three guys on them just as we were entering Cullinan on Sunday morning.  They were quite windgat though.  Cut into the safe space between me and a car and then did not stop at the railway crossing  :eek7:  Very naughty. :patch:
I started biking as an under achiever and it went downhill from there...

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Re: New R1200gs Liquid cooled Test Ride
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2013, 02:50:47 pm »
I only popped in to the spares counter to enquire the price of an air filter. Whilst still in a state of shock, I staggered dazedly over to the new bikes, and the salesman jumped me. I said "Where's the new liquid cooled job?" He said the only one had gone out to a customer that morning, but insisted on taking my phone no. and e-mail, and promised to call me for a test ride as soon as one became available. I said "Oh, well........all right then."
Surely he must be able to tell just by looking that I couldn't even afford the air in the tyres!
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