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Ok, so heres the deal. Ive been bike less for way to long and its time for a GS1200.

But, now my question is: What year model and what km would be a good number taking the following into consideration.

The reason for asking is because the bike would be a toy as I would not  be using it for commuting purposes and see myself doing 3000-4000km max per year ......if it was a good year of biking taking my current circumstances into consideration in regards to time.

Therefore the advice needed.......do I buy a newish GS with low km’s for +-R115k or one an older one with higher km for +-R85k and upgrade later when I’ve got more time?

So final conclusion:

What is the oldest model I should look at?

What is the highest km I should look at? BMW FSH is an obvious must for me
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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 06:23:02 am »
I have an 07 GSA with 80k km on and it has not given me an ounce of trouble. Services done correctly etc etc. Very happy with mine. This is still the SOHC version. Perhaps look for a DOHC version if going for an older model.

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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 08:15:45 am »
The last model before the twin cam engine. 2009.
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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 08:20:28 am »
The last model before the twin cam engine. 2009.

So ek moet + 2010 koop?
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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2019, 08:31:43 am »
The last model before the twin cam engine. 2009.

So ek moet + 2010 koop?

Nee die laaste SOHC. Was gebou tot 2009 maar jy sal modelle kry wat 2010 geregistreer is. Die probleme met vorige modelle se engines is uitge-tweak en jy het hom ook in a basic model gekry sonder eletric paraphanalia. Ek reken daai sal jou beste waarde vir geld wees. Kilo's maak nie rerig saak as hy opgepas is nie.
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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2019, 08:34:33 am »
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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2019, 09:37:59 am »
This price wont bother me standing in the garage - Sure he would take R70K

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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2019, 09:52:10 am »
This price wont bother me standing in the garage - Sure he would take R70K

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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2019, 05:40:22 pm »
2007 GS1200 Adventure, 82000km on the clock, FSH, very neat with all bells and whistles........R75k

What is your opinion?

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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2019, 08:59:20 pm »
Or......a 2012 GS 1200 LC with 45,000 km on the clock , FSH but no bells and whistles for R95k?
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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2019, 09:09:51 pm »
If you are looking at this:
Or......a 2012 GS 1200 LC with 45,000 km on the clock , FSH but no bells and whistles for R95k?
Then you should seriously take a good look at this:
Or just go for the 2010.....  >:D

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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2019, 09:22:56 pm »
If you are looking at this:
Or......a 2012 GS 1200 LC with 45,000 km on the clock , FSH but no bells and whistles for R95k?
Then you should seriously take a good look at this:
Or just go for the 2010.....  >:D

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=233182.0

 

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There are just so many options!!! And theres not a real big price difference between them all.....new vs old, low km vs high km.

Its just a pity Climbing Turtle is in the big smoke......its far from PE
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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2019, 09:25:58 pm »
If you are looking at this:
Or......a 2012 GS 1200 LC with 45,000 km on the clock , FSH but no bells and whistles for R95k?
Then you should seriously take a good look at this:
Or just go for the 2010.....  >:D

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=233182.0

 

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There are just so many options!!! And theres not a real big price difference between them all.....new vs old, low km vs high km.

Its just a pity Climbing Turtle is in the big smoke......its far from PE
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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2019, 07:23:55 am »
If you are looking at this:
Or......a 2012 GS 1200 LC with 45,000 km on the clock , FSH but no bells and whistles for R95k?
Then you should seriously take a good look at this:
Or just go for the 2010.....  >:D

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=233182.0

 

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Don't you worry...... I am looking

There are just so many options!!! And theres not a real big price difference between them all.....new vs old, low km vs high km.

Its just a pity Climbing Turtle is in the big smoke......its far from PE

I will also do the service thats due now (annual, not km), and add a new rear tyre (Mitas or Scout), or deduct the difference....
« Last Edit: September 04, 2019, 08:38:19 am by ClimbingTurtle »
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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2019, 08:30:10 am »
If you want my 2 cents, these are very reliable bikes and km's is not the only thing you should look at. A bike with all the "farkles" is a better buy because you are going to want those at some stage, and the money and time it takes to acquire them is substantial. And  service history is a guarantee that it has been looked after. I would look seriously at Climbing Turtle's bike, even if you have to make a plan to get it to PE. An excuse for a road trip, or you could have it sent down for a couple of grand.
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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2019, 09:13:12 am »
If you want my 2 cents, these are very reliable bikes and km's is not the only thing you should look at. A bike with all the "farkles" is a better buy because you are going to want those at some stage, and the money and time it takes to acquire them is substantial. And  service history is a guarantee that it has been looked after. I would look seriously at Climbing Turtle's bike, even if you have to make a plan to get it to PE. An excuse for a road trip, or you could have it sent down for a couple of grand.

Good advice regarding the farkles on a bike.  :thumleft: I bought my bike "naked", and thus far have pimped the bike with all imaginable farkles and bling  >:D , I just can't help myself.
 

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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2019, 09:39:34 am »
Buy from someone that is honest and looks after his crap or you will end up spending alot of money doing repairs . I have had to almost rebuild my 2012 has .  Sounds like the turtle is a stand up guy that won't do you in .
 

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Re: Its time for a GS 1200.....but what year and what would be high km?
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2019, 11:14:19 am »
Buy from someone that is honest and looks after his crap or you will end up spending alot of money doing repairs . I have had to almost rebuild my 2012 has .  Sounds like the turtle is a stand up guy that won't do you in .

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