Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: GS Adventure yay or nay

  1. #1
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Chester
    Posts
    3

    GS Adventure yay or nay

    Hi guys
    New member here looking for some advice on purchasing a 2014 r1200gsa.

    I’ve seen a bike on fleabay (item 273833283513) it has touratech tractive extreme suspension fitted which is manually adjustable, my riding is always with a pillion and luggage & Road use only so the suspension would be set & left alone.

    I have owned a Gs long ago 04 I think, only kept it for six months as seat was very uncomfortable for rider & passenger on long distance touring.

    Any feedback about the said suspension will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Tony....

  2. #2
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,849
    Why not go for a long test ride on one with your pillion and see what you think?
    People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs

    2008 R1200 GSA {R.I.P}
    2009 R1200 GSA
    2013 F800 GS
    2018 R1200 GSA Rallye

  3. #3
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Chester
    Posts
    3
    Well I’ve pulled the pin, it’s getting delivered on Friday. I’m the kind who worry’s before it’s broke so I’m happy it’s got Tractive shocks front & rear, wouldn’t like to have the esa shocks start leaking when touring Europe that would put a big dampener on the trip.
    Looking for a used navigator 5 to complete the package.
    The last bike we toured on was a Triumph Trophy se, The best & most comfortable tourer we’ve ever had, wish I never sold it!
    Thanks guys...
    Tony....

  4. #4
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    N.E.D. England
    Posts
    8,260
    Quote Originally Posted by Tony toolbox View Post
    Well I’ve pulled the pin, it’s getting delivered on Friday. I’m the kind who worry’s before it’s broke so I’m happy it’s got Tractive shocks front & rear, wouldn’t like to have the esa shocks start leaking when touring Europe that would put a big dampener on the trip.
    Looking for a used navigator 5 to complete the package.
    The last bike we toured on was a Triumph Trophy se, The best & most comfortable tourer we’ve ever had, wish I never sold it!
    Thanks guys...
    Tony....
    Your starting from a bad place already; comparing it to the best bike you've ever had; and wishing you'd never sold. Hope it goes well for you.

  5. #5
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Yorkshire / Creuse, France
    Posts
    3,371
    It looks like someones pride and joy and more time and money was spent making it just right than actually riding it (7800 miles in 5 years) Best of luck with it but I'd get a decent test tide in with wife before fully committing. Any GSA 14-18 will do...it could be a pricey mistake if the Mrs hates it

  6. #6
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Lincoln,well near it!
    Posts
    177

    FWIW

    My advice FWIW is initially as above try it, but if it’s not Uber comfortable then don’t give up. My 05 GS was rubbish comfortwise with the standard seat and then I discovered Corbin seats.
    That GS went on to do another 30k miles with me before I p/exd it against a New Triumph Explorer in 12. That has also had a Corbin after the first 12 months as it would try to cripple me after more than an hour on the standard comfort seat.
    Undoubtedly I will end up getting Corbin seats for the new 1250GS that is on its way. Don’t forget that OEM seats are made for an ‘average’ person and who ever he is they are probably comfortable for, certainly for me I haven’t found a standard seat that I could tolerate for more than an hour. I had a run on Trophy and it was OK but still nowhere in the same league as a Corbin.
    If it ain't broke.....customise it!

  7. #7
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Chester
    Posts
    3
    We’ll see how we get on with the seats touring Europe this summer & go from there.
    Wow them Corbin seats are expensive! but if needs must!
    Thanks guys....
    Tony...

  8. #8
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Lincoln,well near it!
    Posts
    177
    Quote Originally Posted by Tony toolbox View Post
    We’ll see how we get on with the seats touring Europe this summer & go from there.
    Wow them Corbin seats are expensive! but if needs must!
    Thanks guys....
    Tony...
    They are expensive Tony, although often come up 2nd hand but they go quick! I wouldn’t have a bike (that I am going to be on for more than an hour) without one now, even to the point I will limit what new bikes I look at based around availability of seats for them.
    There are that good, they seem quite hard when you first sit on them but after a couple hours (or more) you will be thinking ‘OMG I am not uncomfortable!’....
    Longest Ride I have done on one is Munich to Dunkirk Ferry terminal with stops for fuel and lunch, my mate at the time riding a KTM IIRC was almost unable to walk when we got off and he didn’t have Artritis in his hips as I do (although I have now had one replaced!).
    If it ain't broke.....customise it!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Anyone attending a Ride Out or Event organised through the UKGSer Forums does so at their own risk.
UKGSer.com or anyone organising an event posted here will not be held responsible in any way for damage or personal injury sustained while attending any such events.

Members attending any such event do so at their own risk.

The text, images, graphics, sound files, animation files, video files, and their arrangement on this Website are all subject to copyright and other intellectual property protection. These objects may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may these objects be modified or reposted to other sites without prior written permission.

Disclaimer: Use or depiction of the BMW logo or trademark throughout this web site is for illustrative and editorial purposes only, and to the benefit of the trademark owner, with no intention of infringement of the trademark.

The UKGSer Forums may include adult content for which it cannot be held responsible. Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of the UKGSER network privacy policy



"Its about being a grown up hooligan - and if that means a dark visor, remus open pipe and a bit of speeding out of town then all well and good" Kaister 2005

"I have always known this community is full good people even if most of you cover it up with piss n vinegar" Chad 2018