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« Reply #60 on: May 10, 2007, 11:11:31 pm »
LS I enjoyed reading your initial report and certainly enjoyed reading your follow-up. I have two comments to add, firstly the ABS breaks really do work and the newer models did away with the servo's that irritated many. Secondly, I am on headlight no. 3. Yes, the first developed a crack all on it's own after two days, replaced under warranty and the second was also replaced under warranty as it leaked water, never noticed it myself but the tech. at the dealer did. I tell you this as you may be interested to know that I looked through the paper work and saw the cost price on the headlight, R 2080.00. Thought you might like to know. Never did ask the retail price, no need to scare myself. The dealer supplied a perspex protector with the bike but as I prefer not to ride in other bikers dust have never had occasion to test its strength.

Thanks for the report. Seriously submit this article to a mag and see what they say, far better than anything I have read in any of the local mags, but then what would I know?
 

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« Reply #61 on: May 11, 2007, 09:45:39 am »
LS you must be the only person in the world that works in the garage wearing a cardigan!  

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Re: LuckyStriker?s R1200GS Adventure Report and Pimp Guide
« Reply #62 on: February 18, 2008, 10:34:09 am »
LuckyStriker, just chanced on this rather excellent report.

Of course the software doesn't want me to revive it...
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Do you still have the GSA (notice you rprofiel lists Zundapp...)? If so, any chance for an updated, long-term report in the same vein? Just to help those who might be looking to pick up one of these now that the new 1200GSA and the 800GS are out...
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« Reply #63 on: February 18, 2008, 10:36:57 am »
Do you still have the GSA

nope, sold
I'll consider it (at the moment I'm too lazy to type up such a report ;) )
 

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« Reply #64 on: February 18, 2008, 10:47:17 am »
Ah well, had to try! :)

Thanks. Will hope that schedule clears up... :D
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« Reply #65 on: June 17, 2009, 03:31:54 pm »
Excellent! Excellent report. Even as an amateur, I do understand the write up. ;D
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« Reply #66 on: August 18, 2009, 02:15:58 pm »
bobnob, you must be the only person in the world that calls a jersey a cardigan!
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« Reply #67 on: August 18, 2009, 02:19:03 pm »
bobnob, you must be the only person in the world that calls a jersey a cardigan!

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« Reply #68 on: August 18, 2009, 02:19:41 pm »
bobnob, you must be the only person in the world that calls a jersey a cardigan!

LOL. You revived an ancient thread just to say that?
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« Reply #69 on: August 18, 2009, 02:29:54 pm »
OK, while we are at it, any further comments LS.  ;)
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« Reply #70 on: August 18, 2009, 02:30:45 pm »
bobnob, you must be the only person in the world that calls a jersey a cardigan!

Definitions of cardigan on the Web:

    * knitted jacket that is fastened up the front with buttons or a zipper

a jersey is a jersey and a cardi is a cardi - luckystrikers cardigan has those big old round wooden buttons with patterns engraved on them  >:D
 

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« Reply #71 on: August 18, 2009, 02:34:37 pm »
luckystrikers cardigan has those big old round wooden buttons with patterns engraved on them  >:D

it most certainly does not
 

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« Reply #72 on: August 18, 2009, 02:40:35 pm »
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« Reply #73 on: August 19, 2009, 11:44:21 am »
LS I was not on the forum when you wrote the original report . I think it was very informative.

As you know I have a XC which I bought after reading one of your threads in January this year.I love the bike and am almost complete with the bling exercise , and I will attempt a report with pic'c.

I have owned the following GS bikes in this sequence R80GS/PD , R1100GS , R1150GS , R1200GS(X2) and now a R 1200GS ADV.

I have had my adventure for about 3 months and have done 7000 km's roughly half on dirt. I love the bike , the electronic suspension is fantastic , and I also beleive that it is more stable than a standard GS 1200.

I was wondering if you have ridden the new 1200 adv with the asc and electronic suspension and what your thoughts on the bike were.

I guess I am trying to entice you to write another report.
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« Reply #74 on: August 19, 2009, 12:53:45 pm »
I was wondering if you have ridden the new 1200 adv with the asc and electronic suspension and what your thoughts on the bike were.

not yet, though I must admit I'm curious to feel what it does.
perhaps I'll visit my dealer some time and take out a demo
 

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« Reply #75 on: August 20, 2009, 03:28:42 pm »
Take your cheque book with you. Its addictive. Look forward to your comments.
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« Reply #76 on: August 22, 2009, 08:59:11 am »
LS that was a great report on the GSA,  :thumleft:I am now more confused than before, I enjoy my 800GS on dirt however I ride with guys on 1200 GS's and GSA's which is not so cool on tar as the wind really get to me. But maybe one day the GSA will come allong.