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« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2014, 07:32:25 pm »
Ek lewe vir die rides met my vark 1150 GSA 2004.  Ek speel saam die motocross outjies op naweke op enkelspoor paadjies. Ek speel saam sulerbikes op teer en hou redelik by. Ek gooi powerslides om draai op stof. Ek klim bulte en berge asof dit niks is nie. As ek val met my fiets dan tel ek hom op en ry verder en worry nie laat daar skade is nie. Nou vra jy hoekom 1150? Ek se eerder hoekom nie?

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Re: R1200GS VS R1150GS
« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2015, 09:12:08 pm »
I am also playing with the idea of selling my 1150 Gs and buying a 2006 or 2007GS Adventure. Not that my pig is giving problems. It is a 2001 1150 GS with 67 000kilos kilos on.  Dont ride much about 6000 kilos a year.  I just like that particular Bm. Iam 62 and think I should rather perhaps looking at different makes of wheel chairs.  My knees are stuffed and supposed to go for knee replacements. But the money the op costs I rather spend on another bike and suffer in silence.  Or perhaps just scratch my arse and get it over with. 
 

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Re: R1200GS VS R1150GS
« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2015, 06:42:01 am »
I am also playing with the idea of selling my 1150 Gs and buying a 2006 or 2007GS Adventure. Not that my pig is giving problems. It is a 2001 1150 GS with 67 000kilos kilos on.  Dont ride much about 6000 kilos a year.  I just like that particular Bm. Iam 62 and think I should rather perhaps looking at different makes of wheel chairs.  My knees are stuffed and supposed to go for knee replacements. But the money the op costs I rather spend on another bike and suffer in silence.  Or perhaps just scratch my arse and get it over with. 
Just be aware that that particular model year -2006 (and the 1st 3 months or so production of 2007) was prone to ABS failure -not all, but enough bikes to be of concern.

If you need clarity, then speak to Jughead - he repairs them, and knows the failure rate.
Around R5k for a repair, which is then better than the original, etc.

After 2006, BMW changed the ABS unit.
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Re: R1200GS VS R1150GS
« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2015, 07:43:43 am »
I am also playing with the idea of selling my 1150 Gs and buying a 2006 or 2007GS Adventure. Not that my pig is giving problems. It is a 2001 1150 GS with 67 000kilos kilos on.  Dont ride much about 6000 kilos a year.  I just like that particular Bm. Iam 62 and think I should rather perhaps looking at different makes of wheel chairs.  My knees are stuffed and supposed to go for knee replacements. But the money the op costs I rather spend on another bike and suffer in silence.  Or perhaps just scratch my arse and get it over with. 
Just be aware that that particular model year -2006 (and the 1st 3 months or so production of 2007) was prone to ABS failure -not all, but enough bikes to be of concern.

If you need clarity, then speak to Jughead - he repairs them, and knows the failure rate.
Around R5k for a repair, which is then better than the original, etc.

After 2006, BMW changed the ABS unit.
Cheers
Chris

Thanks Chris

Note however that the 2006 model had servo assisted ABS. Not nearly as prone to faults as the non-servo pumps.

Pump was changed in 2007, so 2007 and early 2008 were the pumps affected. I have however noticed a slow increase in the failure rate of even later bikes, and have even repaired one from a 2010 model.
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« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2015, 09:01:34 pm »
Thanks for words of wisdom.  If I decide to buy which year model do you suggest I look at. BUDGET R 75 000. GS or GSA
 

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« Reply #45 on: May 08, 2015, 12:24:38 pm »
Finally, I understand the BMW technology development cycle!

R1100GS  + billions in research and development steps down to the R1150GS.

R1150GS  + billions in research and development steps down to the R1200GS.

R1200GS  + billions in research and development steps down to the R1200GS LC.

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« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2015, 02:38:20 pm »
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Re: R1200GS VS R1150GS
« Reply #47 on: May 09, 2015, 04:43:52 pm »
Finally, I understand the BMW technology development cycle!

R1100GS  + billions in research and development steps down to the R1150GS.

R1150GS  + billions in research and development steps down to the R1200GS.

R1200GS  + billions in research and development steps down to the R1200GS LC.

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As ek hier lees hoe die ouens die tankers boost lyk dit vir my dis waar.

Ek weet nie so mooi nie, ek het 'n GSA 1150 en 'n 1200 GSA al in sand gery en die 1150 was maar 'n moeilike kerel gewees om bo te bly teenoor die 1200.
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« Reply #48 on: May 09, 2015, 05:27:26 pm »

As ek hier lees hoe die ouens die tankers boost lyk dit vir my dis waar.

Ek weet nie so mooi nie, ek het 'n GSA 1150 en 'n 1200 GSA al in sand gery en die 1150 was maar 'n moeilike kerel gewees om bo te bly teenoor die 1150.

Die 1150 was moeiliker as die 1150?  Jy van daai taai Gouda vleis in te veel rooiwyn laat lê om sag te word?  :imaposer:
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Re: R1200GS VS R1150GS
« Reply #49 on: May 09, 2015, 05:30:11 pm »

As ek hier lees hoe die ouens die tankers boost lyk dit vir my dis waar.

Ek weet nie so mooi nie, ek het 'n GSA 1150 en 'n 1200 GSA al in sand gery en die 1150 was maar 'n moeilike kerel gewees om bo te bly teenoor die 1150.

Die 1150 was moeiliker as die 1150?  Jy van daai taai Gouda vleis in te veel rooiwyn laat lê om sag te word?  :imaposer:

Foutjie reg gestel,  :imaposer: :imaposer:
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