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« on: April 12, 2007, 09:30:20 am »
Not sure if this tread belongs here....?  Anyhow, my gat jeuk, and I'm convinced that the only way to scratch it will be with a GSA's key.  For the past month or so I'm convinced I should have acquired the GSA instead of the GS and is consequently planning a trade-in.

Are there any WD's that upgraded from the GS - GSA? that can enlighten me if it is worth the effort, (seeing that the GSA's are not readily available) besides the eye-catching looks.
 

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007, 09:49:05 am »


Nuff said :D
"Stercus accidit..."
 

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2007, 11:31:08 am »
Notwithstanding the occasional snide remark about this bike on this forum, this is an awesome machine. Seen here with a very wet Mrs. Steady at the top of Naude's Nek on route to Rhodes this Easter week-end. In my wildest dreams my abilities will exceed this bikes capabilities. Very heavily loaded, two up, Metzler Tourance's on some slick surfaces - no problems. Oh... and a bonus, the best looking bike on the road, not because I said so, because wherever it goes it gets plenty of looks.

 

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007, 01:22:40 pm »
I moved over from the 1200GS to the 1200GSA
there were several reasons for me to do so

1. my old GS12 had a clutch issue that was eventually resolved but I had to push it up the street for 3km first
2. I always wanted a GSA and went to the shop with the money to buy a 1150GSA - the salesperson convinced me to get the 1200. When the 1200GSA was finally announced, I fell in love with the picture!
3. I wanted an ABS-less bike. My GS12 had it, I didn't want it.
4. I sold my GS12 at a relatively small loss and could get a new 12GSA (without ABS) at the same price I paid for my GS12 almost two years earlier!

the numbers were right so I went for it

These are the things I was lead to believe about the GSA before I signed the cheque:
It has better ground clearance - yes, a centimetre or two
It's heavier - bad
It's nicer - debatable (but I like to think yes)
It's more comfortable - lies!!
It has great range - yes, but it's also less economical than the GS
It's tougher - lies!!
It's a better tourer - yes, but so is a Goldwing
Supermodels will flock to me - still waiting

I reckon a GS12 is better than a GSA on technical stuff. Is it better overall? My head says no but my heart screams yes.
Will I trade back to a GS12? No

Go buy the GSA - you know you want to
it has nothing to with logic anyway so there is no point in discussing it - just do it
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2007, 02:40:15 pm »
Do it.
Do it now.
 

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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2007, 03:39:47 pm »
ja. and mow your lawn later.
 

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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2007, 04:17:37 pm »
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ja. and mow your lawn later.
Maybe this Smiley may be of use?
 

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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2007, 04:46:04 pm »
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ja. and mow your lawn later.
Maybe this Smiley may be of use?


love it Watty.. check my amended signature!  :D
 

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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2007, 04:58:58 pm »
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Quote from: "Watty"
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ja. and mow your lawn later.
Maybe this Smiley may be of use?


love it Watty.. check my amended signature!  :D


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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2007, 06:11:14 pm »
You could always upgrade your 12GS to look like this :D  :D  :D



 

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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2007, 08:56:28 pm »

"Just Do It"
My doctor said that I should stop riding because of all my injuries...
At the moment I'm looking for a new doctor...
 

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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2007, 09:30:07 pm »
First of all: I HATE THIS THREAT!!
Secondly: thanks for this thread :D

Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
I moved over from the 1200GS to the 1200GSA
there were several reasons for me to do so

1. my old GS12 had a clutch issue that was eventually resolved but I had to push it up the street for 3km first
2. I always wanted a GSA and went to the shop with the money to buy a 1150GSA - the salesperson convinced me to get the 1200. When the 1200GSA was finally announced, I fell in love with the picture!
3. I wanted an ABS-less bike. My GS12 had it, I didn't want it.
4. I sold my GS12 at a relatively small loss and could get a new 12GSA (without ABS) at the same price I paid for my GS12 almost two years earlier!

the numbers were right so I went for it

These are the things I was lead to believe about the GSA before I signed the cheque:
It has better ground clearance - yes, a centimetre or two
It's heavier - bad
It's nicer - debatable (but I like to think yes)
It's more comfortable - lies!!
It has great range - yes, but it's also less economical than the GS
It's tougher - lies!!
It's a better tourer - yes, but so is a Goldwing
Supermodels will flock to me - still waiting

I reckon a GS12 is better than a GSA on technical stuff. Is it better overall? My head says no but my heart screams yes.
Will I trade back to a GS12? No

Go buy the GSA - you know you want to
it has nothing to with logic anyway so there is no point in discussing it - just do it


Thanks LS, This is exactly what I wanted to hear!! :)
I, also fell for the looks of the GSA and the hipe over it's capabilities.
But lately came to realise that maybe it is not worth all that money.
Therefore, I started looking at 1200GS's as my solotion.
In conclusion, I would say that I will stick to the GA and maybe get my a MX bike later, for serious playing :D
Be careful of the words you say.
And keep them soft and sweet.
For you never know from day to day.
Which ones you'll have to eat.
 

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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2007, 09:57:33 pm »
This morning I got up at 06h15 and made myself a cup of coffee. After a few sips I proceeded to shave the stubble off my chin. Almost immediately after I began, I cut myself. As I glanced down at the droplet of blood on the white enamel of the basin I noticed that it was no longer red...but certain tint of orange. What does this mean?
 

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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2007, 10:18:52 pm »
Use the moola to bling the GS :D  :D

 

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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2007, 11:49:14 pm »
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This morning I got up at 06h15 and made myself a cup of coffee. After a few sips I proceeded to shave the stubble off my chin. Almost immediately after I began, I cut myself. As I glanced down at the droplet of blood on the white enamel of the basin I noticed that it was no longer red...but certain tint of orange. What does this mean?


OOooooooooo someone is coming to the darkside !!!!!!!!1 :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2007, 06:59:18 am »
I had the same dilemma, Blinged GS or GSA, if you work out what is going to cost you to bling the GS then is just is to expensive, you get more bling with the GSA standard.

And to add to LS points, the wind protection is better due to the wider tank, screen etc

GSA, Just DO IT  :D
 

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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2007, 10:16:28 am »
Quote from: "koplamp"
This morning I got up at 06h15 and made myself a cup of coffee. After a few sips I proceeded to shave the stubble off my chin. Almost immediately after I began, I cut myself. As I glanced down at the droplet of blood on the white enamel of the basin I noticed that it was no longer red...but certain tint of orange. What does this mean?


The Orange Glow is more contagious than HIV Who's been biting your neck...Errr Katoom , you have anything to add :shock:  :twisted:
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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2007, 10:20:49 am »
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This morning I got up at 06h15 and made myself a cup of coffee. After a few sips I proceeded to shave the stubble off my chin. Almost immediately after I began, I cut myself. As I glanced down at the droplet of blood on the white enamel of the basin I noticed that it was no longer red...but certain tint of orange. What does this mean?


Sounds very serious. I would recommend you go see a doctor ASAP. Rumour has it is a sure sign of dark times to come. :shock:
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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2007, 10:39:06 am »
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This morning I got up at 06h15 and made myself a cup of coffee. After a few sips I proceeded to shave the stubble off my chin. Almost immediately after I began, I cut myself. As I glanced down at the droplet of blood on the white enamel of the basin I noticed that it was no longer red...but certain tint of orange. What does this mean?


Sounds very serious. I would recommend you go see a doctor ASAP. Rumour has it is a sure sign of dark times to come. :shock:


and the dark times are GOOD... :twisted:  :twisted:  cross over to the darkside, she makes you smile :twisted:  :twisted:
 

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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2007, 09:34:01 am »
Is it ok to just say:  :D