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Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« on: October 27, 2011, 09:01:33 pm »
Bought a BMW 1150 GS to replace my 800 GS, which I sold last week, so one week without a bike - not too bad!

133,000km on the clock, in very good condition, and needs a few things doing for my riding comfort:
wide footpegs - those skinny 'Boudoir Biscuits' are laughable!
the seat is a real LOW seat, so I need to either swap it out (any interest, Dogs?), or else get it built-up - I am only 6 foot, but it feels like I'm on a Monkey Bike!
Rear tire needs replacing in next couple of thou...
got to remove a heap of extra BMW decals, I think it has 4 or 5 extra on it that do NOT belong!
possible bar raisers, but they can wait a while, whilst I sort out my seating position.

Here she is: p-r-o-v-i-s-i-o-n-a-l-l-y called Zebra-Blue.

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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 09:08:30 pm »
Congrats Zebra - may she bring you many miles of smiles.

That's also my favourate colour scheme on the GS - very neat bike indeed!
 

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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 09:09:56 pm »
Looks good  :thumleft:
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 09:10:55 pm »
Wow she is pretty!!
Just say the word.
I have those wider footpegs. :mwink:
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011, 09:11:04 pm »
Congratulations just curious why the change a comparision of the two would be great?
 

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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2011, 09:18:51 pm »
Lekker man! Daai blou-en wit lyk nice, dit was my tweede keuse naas die Sonnengelb wat myne is. Nou kan jy lekker op die 1150 thread gaan kyk watse veranderinge jy kan aanbring, is jy baie in Pooratech in of glad nie? Kyk ook op Mogas se thread oor sy 1150. Daar is ook idees, as jy bv jou eie wye pegs wil maak kan jy dit doen deur flatbar op die standaard pegs vas te sweis, 'n stel LED spots sal dalk ook nice lyk en jou baie meer sigbaar maak - en hulle trek baie min krag.
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011, 09:28:08 pm »
Nice bike... that bike is a good nine odd years old and looking mint. Seems to be the case many a time: owners of GS 1150's look after them meticulously it seems. Mine had a couple of scratches on the panniers but otherwise I doubt if it had even seen gravel in its life. Couple of farkles you can do of which two I definitely recommend: boosterplug/accelerator module and HID for dims, and oh yes...airhawk!  enjoy. I find this to be a great touring bike; just eats up the miles
« Last Edit: October 27, 2011, 09:29:30 pm by volroom »
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2011, 09:51:11 pm »
@DirtRebel - yup, nice colour, although I prefer the mono-colours of the 1100's, funny enough, especailly the royal blue!
@ ChrisL - will bear you in mind!
@redtiger: 1. I needed to put some cash into my business, so sold the 800 for R70K, bought this for R37K.  2. I promised my pillion a more comfortable seat vs. my 800, and now she has a gomma-gomma! 3. I honestly wanted to own a less expensive bike, the 800 just felt too ---- showroom!
@Gypsybaron:I AM into Pooratech, but am no expert: will post my pooratech panniers shortly on the thread on the 800 I just sold...  Will check out the threads you mention, and I built in Ultra-Bright LED's into my Barkbuster handguards ont he 800!
@Volroom: will read up on boosterplug; and I know the lights are not brilliant, so maybe HID, but AIRHAWK???? Seriously!
After my 800, the seat LOOKS comfortable, though I will go to leather-tek in Parow and get the seat raised, since it seems to be a low seat? keen to hear why you say Airhawk!

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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2011, 10:06:36 pm »
Looks awesome ... CONGRATS!!! We must make a plan to go ride some time!!!
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2011, 10:07:48 pm »
ride we will!

now get some shut eye for your early start to JHB to collect YOUR bike!
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2011, 10:17:27 pm »
Congrats looks ready for the road  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2011, 10:26:17 pm »
Whaaaattttttttttt!!! You bought that for R37k !!!??? Man...I paid R58 500. You sir, got a BARGAIN. What is the mileage and year model? Nothing is wrong with it, right? My front shock legs are different color. Airhawk...yes. Two hour straight stretch and your buttocks will be begging for a pit stop. Well, at least mine did. Definitely getting the airhawk and pillion is sharing same sentiment. But go for trip and see for yourself, i'm quite hefty  - 110kg.

I should have added this farkle: a proper screen. I experienced a lot of buffeting at highway speeds (with stock screen) - seriously irritating and tiring; to the point that i'd rather not ride.. Can't see precisely; have you got the adventure screen fitted? Know that it comes recommended. I recently bought a second hand Z-technik screen. Have also got other ideas to reduce buffeting further. I believe it's worth it.

The pig as she is so eloquently known has got a few rough edges that you can smooth out, once that is done and you know how to handle her I believe this bike is one of the great touring bikes out there (granted: tar orientated touring).
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2011, 06:59:36 am »
Whaaaattttttttttt!!! You bought that for R37k !!!??? Man...I paid R58 500. You sir, got a BARGAIN. What is the mileage and year model? Nothing is wrong with it, right? My front shock legs are different color. Airhawk...yes. Two hour straight stretch and your buttocks will be begging for a pit stop. Well, at least mine did. Definitely getting the airhawk and pillion is sharing same sentiment. But go for trip and see for yourself, i'm quite hefty  - 110kg.

I should have added this farkle: a proper screen. I experienced a lot of buffeting at highway speeds (with stock screen) - seriously irritating and tiring; to the point that i'd rather not ride.. Can't see precisely; have you got the adventure screen fitted? Know that it comes recommended. I recently bought a second hand Z-technik screen. Have also got other ideas to reduce buffeting further. I believe it's worth it.

The pig as she is so eloquently known has got a few rough edges that you can smooth out, once that is done and you know how to handle her I believe this bike is one of the great touring bikes out there (granted: tar orientated touring).
December 2000 (he'd advertised it as a 2001 - no problemo), and 133,000km. Engine was rebuilt at 80K, I suspect due to a faulty oil pump, since that was replaced, along with many other items.
Coming of an 800, the seat LOOKS comfortable on the 1150, but it is W-A-Y too low for me, so next post is to swap it for a height-challenged rider's 'regular' seat. I'm 6"1.
Screen: It has the Kappa tall screen on, which I think gives better protection.
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2011, 07:04:48 am »
That a recent photo??
133000km and still a beauty. These BM's are made to last. The more I read about them here,the more I like them.
Congrats! Awesome looking bike :thumleft:
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2011, 07:19:33 am »
Congrats Zebra, many happy miles and smiles. You will love that bike.
 

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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2011, 07:28:33 am »
Baie geluk en baie mooi :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2011, 08:08:28 am »
Mis na 9 jaar nog steeds my 1150 (net so 'n bloue soos joue). Vrou se ook dis die lekkerste fiets wat ons gehad het. Geniet haar!
 

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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2011, 08:33:06 am »
I don't understand. I'm 6"3 and seat is perfect on higher setting. It's got two height settings. AFAIK these bikes are quite tall and not suitable for very short people.
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2011, 09:01:31 am »
Baie geluk!!! Daai fiets lyk nog perfek! Kan nie glo hyt al soveel kilo's op nie! Pas mekaar mooi op! Dis 'n bevange upgrade wat jy nou gemaak het! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2011, 09:09:57 am »
zebra, Congratulations!
Check the seat setting. It has two height settings.
Enjoy
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