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Offline Billbob

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Re: A choice
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2010, 07:49:38 am »
Don't envy you having to make this choice ??? I was lucky enough to be given an S10 to test on a weekend ride. Very nice bike all round, but I wouldn't swop my GS for one. Would like to have both in my garage though. Good luck with the choice :thumleft:
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Re: A choice
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2010, 08:54:12 am »
Maybe the S10 is smoother? Contact Adventurer(Kurt)- he has ridden/tested both, and would give you a decent and straightforward answer.
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Re: A choice
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2010, 09:10:15 am »
Maybe the S10 is smoother? Contact Adventurer(Kurt)- he has ridden/tested both, and would give you a decent and straightforward answer.

 :laughing4: Jy weet hy love die S10......
 

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Re: A choice
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2010, 09:11:31 am »
Was in the market for GS and had it for two days on test.
Had the S10 for a test and after 5000 km I'm glad I didnt bought the GS.
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Re: A choice
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2010, 02:41:40 pm »
Thanx Jakkals  :thumleft:
Don't pick a fight with an old man.If he is too old to fight,he'll just kill you.
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Re: A choice
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2010, 03:11:03 pm »
Don't envy you having to make this choice ??? I was lucky enough to be given an S10 to test on a weekend ride. Very nice bike all round, but I wouldn't swop my GS for one. Would like to have both in my garage though. Good luck with the choice :thumleft:

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S10 lekker smooth, if a little heavy and characterless. ( just my perception and not saying it's a bad bike, so please just my opinion)
Opted for GS in the end, but that was me, you on the other hand  have to test both to make up your own mind regardless what other might have said...

I felt that the GS was nicely balanced with it's low center of gravity, this to me was really nice to experience both off- road and through the twisties. I know it has it's limitations when doing single track technical riding, however that's not what I would use my bike for.
I Like the character of the boxer engine, some might call it agricultural; moer fast tractor I say.


Nice dilemma to have...
 

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Re: A choice
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2010, 03:16:14 pm »
GS for sure...for what I use my scooter for.
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Re: A choice
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2010, 03:17:25 pm »
Between the normal GS and S10 I would take the S10, both tubeliss and good service from dealers. And mechanically sound.

The GS Adventure is in my opinion better than both for touring and offroading, big fuel tank and super standard extras.

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Re: A choice
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2010, 03:53:27 pm »
You okes are compounding my dilemma I have been riding my Pig for years I therefore have no beef with BM. But boy do both make me moist  >:D
Don't pick a fight with an old man.If he is too old to fight,he'll just kill you.
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Re: A choice
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2010, 04:11:58 pm »
Why a new adventure piggy when you've already got an old piggy  :biggrin: A change is always good; super piggy S10 gets my vote  :thumleft:
 

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Re: A choice
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2010, 04:29:53 pm »
I would take the S10, just for the fun of it. As long as I keep my adventure as well.... :mwink:
 

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Re: A choice
« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2010, 05:24:42 pm »
Padrone ................ take the S10 for a demo ride and make your own decision. Do not listen to the "heavy and big bike" stories about the S10. Operator is not a big guy (in statute) and he sat on mine and he was very much surprised.

But as I said .................... test drive the S10 to compare him against the BM and then you buy the bike on your decision .................... it's after all you who are going to pay for it and drive it  ;)
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Re: A choice
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2010, 05:50:28 pm »
Dankie Oom Foe-rie dit is presies wat ek gaan doen  :thumleft: Ek is baie dankbaar vir almal se input want dit is 'n groot besluit. Hierdie goed kos nie sakgeld nie  >:D
Don't pick a fight with an old man.If he is too old to fight,he'll just kill you.
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous. If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for"
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Re: A choice
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2010, 05:51:28 pm »
 :mwink: Go for the Japanese perfection bloodline - S10, or wait a bit for the V4 1200 Honda.
 

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Re: A choice
« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2010, 08:17:19 pm »
Blond or brunette ???
 

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Re: A choice
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2010, 08:33:00 pm »
GS, i think there after market service is better ...no one from yammiew gonna come fetch you an loan you a car in the middle of nowhere...

the 2 bikes are close ,i would look other areas and the support would be the clincher for me
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Re: A choice
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2010, 12:43:03 pm »
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Re: A choice
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2010, 12:48:33 pm »
Glad I do not have to make the choice, but if I did not have a GS and could buy either new, I would buy the S-Ten.

Don't ask me why, there is no logic in it, it is plain and simple "what you like and want at that moment in time".
 

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Re: A choice
« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2010, 12:50:57 pm »
You okes are compounding my dilemma I have been riding my Pig for years I therefore have no beef with BM. But boy do both make me moist  >:D

moist, mmmmm yes
 

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Re: A choice
« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2010, 01:37:23 pm »
GS no question in My mind, as the anniversary addition magazine that came out with the british bike mag says, if you want a bike similar to a GS get another GS
I think if I actually found My mind, I probably wouldn't know what to do with it,