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got a new bike

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sold the ST 1100 I had been working on, rode down and bought a 2011 BMW R1200 GSA from BMW of Cleveland today. keeping my wing and the Mighty ST 1300
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You must, please, tell us about this bike. I heard it is top heavy. Does the boxer twin have the zip it is reputed to ha ve? How does it feel after an hour on the interstate?

Thanks

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Re: got a new bike

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Wow, the ST1100 is history! Sure hope you took the time to ride through the Cuyahoga Valley, that's right next door to that BMW shop, and is some fine, twisty, hilly riding. It's about 15 minutes from my house, fortunately. :)

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eklimek wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:12 am
You must, please, tell us about this bike. I heard it is top heavy. Does the boxer twin have the zip it is reputed to ha ve? How does it feel after an hour on the interstate?

Thanks
the top heavy feel is due to how tall the bike is, weight wise it's about 530lbs. as for zip I'll have to get back with you next weekend when I bring it home, remember I rode the Mighty ST 1300 down to look at it
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'06 ST1300a
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WingAdmin wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:28 pm
Wow, the ST1100 is history! Sure hope you took the time to ride through the Cuyahoga Valley, that's right next door to that BMW shop, and is some fine, twisty, hilly riding. It's about 15 minutes from my house, fortunately. :)
well the weather wasn't so good yesterday and it was even worse going home so all I did was hop back on I-480 and run into constantly changing weather on the ride home on the Mighty ST 1300
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Re: got a new bike

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detdrbuzzard wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:31 pm
WingAdmin wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:28 pm
Wow, the ST1100 is history! Sure hope you took the time to ride through the Cuyahoga Valley, that's right next door to that BMW shop, and is some fine, twisty, hilly riding. It's about 15 minutes from my house, fortunately. :)
well the weather wasn't so good yesterday and it was even worse going home so all I did was hop back on I-480 and run into constantly changing weather on the ride home on the Mighty ST 1300
It was great in the morning! Sunny and beautiful, 60 degrees! You just chose the wrong time to come! :)

Hopefully it will be better for you next weekend...

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54º and dropping when I arrived and the wind and rain were close behind. I knew we would most likely have bad weather once I got back in Michigan, the weather guessers had been talking about it most of last week
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another cold ( 41º ), windy, rainy ride but the 1200GSA is home
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well the GSA has plenty of power but the gearing is on the short side even with the 6speed trans. like an 1000 - 1200 wing the big GSA likes to be reved up. took a few miles to get a feel for it but it actually handles quite well, right now the limiting factor is the seat but I plan on getting a sargent seat for it by spring. bought a wolfman exploterlite tank bag for the GSA and sprayed it down with camp dry so it's waterproof now and the bag installed today, my first farkle
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'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
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first mural with the GSA, taken last sunday
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'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
.... william

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got a late start but managed to get out for some puttzing around the city, even took it off road
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'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
.... william

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out on the town sunday
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'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
.... william

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went and voted then dot out for a ride, just a little rain
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'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
.... william

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November, out on the GSA
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'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
.... william

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it had arrived, a new heated sargent seat for the GSA, they sent a couple of baseball caps too
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'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
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'06 ST1300a
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yesterday I installed the seat, I didn't wire it up because I don't know where I want to put the controller
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'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
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testing out the new seat
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cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
.... william

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How is the bike on power? It runs the seat with no problem?

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the alternator is plenty big to run the heated seat, a friend has the same seat on his GSA
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I mounted the Piaa's sunday but didn't wire them up because i'm waiting on the aux fuse block to be delivered. didn't notice the left light was tilted, took a look and re mounted the light today then installed the black dog rack
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'06 ST1300a
.... william

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a pic of the Piaa's
got the Mighty ST1300 out of hibernation Thursday
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'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
.... william

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did a little riding Tuesday, over to mom's with a stop on the way there
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'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
.... william

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a couple stops on my way back home from mom's
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'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
.... william

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yesterday while out and about
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'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
.... william

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had to go get some spare keys for the GSA so I stopped and got this one on the way
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'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
.... william

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