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Old 08-23-2011, 12:32 PM   #21
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read/watch The Long Way Around and or The Long Way Down
Actually read Totally awesome adventure on a beamer

They are unsupported and have been on the road since 2009. Currently in Africa. I know they are on a '98 1100GS, but it will show you what these bikes are capable of. Oh, and amazing world photography to boot.
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They are not pretty but they are fantastic bikes, and have a huge world wide following of very loyal supporters, and that says something
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Actually read Totally awesome adventure on a beamer

They are unsupported and have been on the road since 2009. Currently in Africa. I know they are on a '98 1100GS, but it will show you what these bikes are capable of. Oh, and amazing world photography to boot.
amazing stuff right there. I'd like to see just a fraction of what they have
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My brother lives in San Diego so I just keep it there and go riding as many times as I can. I also keep a KTM 530 over there to go ride the dunes and Baja. Ocotillo is a fantastic place if you like off road and a big bike like the 530 feels awesome. I had it here for a while and it was miserable. Mike's Ranch in Baja is absolutely awesome also if you like off road and a great place to take the family as the ranch has a pool and grill and lots of place for the kids (if you have them like I do) to play around.

I went about a month ago with the GSA to Palm Desert.

Here is a video in SD ... I am riding 2 up with a buddy of mine from there and in front is my brother and his MV Agusta 312. Pretty sporty riding if you ask me, at least for the size of that thing

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We rode past Mikes Sky Ranch in 08 when riding up Baja and I'd love to go back someday...
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We rode past Mikes Sky Ranch in 08 when riding up Baja and I'd love to go back someday...
What about Big Bend next month?
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I have no vacation left and just got back today from a 3 sisters/6th street trip so there's no way I'm bringing up another bike trip if I want any booty...
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LOL, someone gets a ducati and they suddenly start ragging on other bikes....
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We (Ducati owners) have a reputation to uphold
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I sent in my fan club card that came with the bike, but I still haven't got my matching set of leathers, helmet, and chicken strips. They are all hand made in italy!
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Try picking that up from a dirt nap.
When you ride an adult bike, you learn how to pick them up the right way - or better yet, you learn how not to fall over in the first place.

All kidding aside though, it only weighs ~500lbs. Really not that heavy of a bike. Its also meant to be able to do a lot more than the bikes you mentioned. Not one of them comes close to the capabilities of the R1200GS.

Yeah, its ugly as sin, but there's just something about it that makes people want to ride them till the wheels fall off, and then go get another one.
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When you ride an adult bike, you learn how to pick them up the right way - or better yet, you learn how not to fall over in the first place.
All kidding aside though, it only weighs ~500lbs. Really not that heavy of a bike.
LOL, adult bike. It is definitely an adult bike and I don't care how adult you are riding or lifting 500lb all day in this is going to get tiring.

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Its also meant to be able to do a lot more than the bikes you mentioned. Not one of them comes close to the capabilities of the R1200GS.
Oh, I know. No way could you do two up fully loaded RTW on the bikes I listed, but my dilly dallying on the other hand you could. Even if I was to do a RTW I would go for a 800GS not the 1200. Mainly 'cause I know my babe would never do two up around this planet.

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Yeah, its ugly as sin, but there's just something about it that makes people want to ride them till the wheels fall off, and then go get another one.
Actually, I like its looks.
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Try picking that up from a dirt nap.
The boxer heads sticking out the sides make it a little easier to pick up.
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