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post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-11-2018, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Does the GSA like speed over 80 mph,my RS 1100 really liked over 80 but a tad of possible visit from the Texas DPS.
Unlike my ST1100, it was happy at any speed,way over 100 was as stable as below,the tone of the motor never changed all the way to max speed.
Miss it a lot but like John,it got to hurt my back after a long ride.
i'll say that the GSA is stable up to 80mph, I don't think we did much over that on the way home in the rain and I haven't been on the expressway since

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last weekend I put the new sargent seat ( standard height ) with heat on the GSA, I didn't wire it up because I don't know where I want to mount the controller. it was 51f so I went for a test ride
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I grew up riding Honda CB/CL and SL models. Was always happy with them. After children grew up, I got back to riding with a Goldwing. I get the dual use and Touring aspects.
I just cant get my head around a dirt bike with hard bags on it . I guess thats my hangup though.

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I get the dual use and Touring aspects.
I just cant get my head around a dirt bike with hard bags on it . I guess thats my hangup though.

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Get yourself a copy of the "Long Way Round" and "Long Way Down" documentaries. They sort of define the GS mission.

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last weekend I put the new sargent seat ( standard height ) with heat on the GSA, I didn't wire it up because I don't know where I want to mount the controller. it was 51f so I went for a test ride
Picture 5 looks like Lake St Claire and your bike looks like is in Grosse Pointe Farms. but im sure other developments around there look like that.
As I said before :good looking bike. How many do you own now doc?Still have the Goldwing?

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Picture 5 looks like Lake St Claire and your bike looks like is in Grosse Pointe Farms. but im sure other developments around there look like that.
As I said before :good looking bike. How many do you own now doc?Still have the Goldwing?
pic's taken about a mile south of grosse point farms. yes I still have the 1500 Goldwing along with the other bikes in my sig. it was 60f yesterday so I went for a ride. being too lazy to put a battery in the wing or the Mighty ST 1300 I had no choice but to take the GSA. made it out to wayne, mi but forgot about the plate so I headed back home. oh got a new heated standard height sargent seat back on December first, what a big improvement!! to lower the height I re adjusted the suspension some but i'm still not flat footing the GSA
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Finally went for a ride on an adventure bike, 2018 800 Triumph Tiger, my friends bike. It was an interesting ride. Had to get used to the weight difference between the Triumph and my 1500. Hit every bump I could find and the suspension just absorbed it. There was no jolting up thru the front suspension or from the rear when riding over speed bumps. Lots of power, and a comfortable seat for the short distance I did. Like the 6 speed and speed shifting. For two up riding I would prefer the 1200 Tiger with the shaft drive. Was not used to having so much wind coming at me. This one had all the bells and whistles afforded the 800. Understand now why so many are being ridden.

Riding this bike reminded me of the early days, back in the '70s when a 750 was a huge bike and rode every where, and were not known as a city bike.

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I looked at the tiger 800 but my adv group all ride 1200 GSA's and I didn't want to be the reason we had to stop. we all have 8.6 gallon fuel tanks

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Hadn't thought of the fuel capacity. Checked the specs - 5 USG for 800/1200. The additional 3 USG that you have is significant. Represents an additional 200 Km range for the Beemer - 600 versus 400 - heavy handed throttle person not considered. Cheers

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