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nevada72
05-03-2009, 02:57 AM
After renting one in Vancouver a while back I was intrigued. I ended up buying a R1100R to hold me over for awhile. It was great and sufficient to keep me in the BMW fold. Recently I decided to sell the RR and get the GS I've always wanted. It's a 2005 and in great shape. I bought it from the original owner who kept meticulous records and stayed on top of maintainance. Not much as far as extras, but what it does have counts - Day Long seat and Jesse panniers.:heart Next up -either a Cal-Sci or Aero-Flow.


http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/9559/gstogether.jpg (http://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gstogether.jpg)

marchyman
05-03-2009, 03:35 AM
Congrats. You may find that with GS windshields less is better.

http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gs/windscreen/p-20060523-112406.jpg

I've also an '05 in blue with silver panels.

// marc

Polarbear
05-03-2009, 06:40 PM
I've had a long line of them, with Jesse's on all and those are good bags, beyond most others, imo....'07 GSA1200 today with yes, Jesse's again:) Best wishes with yours. Randy:thumb

LONERANGER
05-03-2009, 11:09 PM
I have a CalSci on my RT and it is the best aftermarket windscreen that I have bought to date. Absolutely love it......:dance

ksrob
05-04-2009, 01:33 AM
You may want to look into the new BMW shield. $115. and loads better than the stock one.

Best,

Rob

nevada72
05-04-2009, 02:13 AM
I have a CalSci on my RT and it is the best aftermarket windscreen that I have bought to date. Absolutely love it......:dance


I've heard only good things from people who have the CalSci. I'll look into the new GS screen as mentioned by Ksrob, but The CalSci really appeals to my inner scientist.:laugh It's not cheap at $260, but my other contender, the Aero Flow is now $500. You get what you pay for I guess, and people rave about the AF, but I just can't see my way clear to cough up 5 bills for a sheet of plastic (yes-gross over simplification). Two sixty I can rationalize.

I put a hundred or so miles on today and the GS screen wasn't terrible I guess. I set it on the 3rd notch which reduced the turbulence quite a bit and placed my helmet in the clean air. Still, I like doing that visor up thing on the highway so it's got to go.

akbeemer
05-04-2009, 05:48 AM
Hmmm, I'm more intrested in the 64 Dream I caught a glimpse of. Tell us more about that.

cnjones3
05-04-2009, 10:21 AM
I've heard only good things from people who have the CalSci. I'll look into the new GS screen as mentioned by Ksrob, but The CalSci really appeals to my inner scientist.:laugh It's not cheap at $260, but my other contender, the Aero Flow is now $500. You get what you pay for I guess, and people rave about the AF, but I just can't see my way clear to cough up 5 bills for a sheet of plastic (yes-gross over simplification). Two sixty I can rationalize.

I put a hundred or so miles on today and the GS screen wasn't terrible I guess. I set it on the 3rd notch which reduced the turbulence quite a bit and placed my helmet in the clean air. Still, I like doing that visor up thing on the highway so it's got to go.


I did the same as you, rented one and the R 1200 ST was out the door. Purchased a 2006 GS. It has a Cee Bailey windscreen and GSA winglets. I think these make a bid difference. They were already on the bike, so I don't know how much they cost. It was a huge difference over the stock set up that I rented. Good luck

nevada72
05-04-2009, 12:23 PM
Hmmm, I'm more intrested in the 64 Dream I caught a glimpse of.

Most people are. The 1st day I had the GS home I had it in the driveway cleaning it up. I had the white bike in the pic outside too. Had about 12 people walk up my driveway (some actually stop their cars and come over), not even look at the GS, and quiz me on the Honda!

However, the white bike is not a 64 Dream (yes, the sig was misleading). It's actually my wife's 66 Benly, which is a 150 cc, smaller version of the Honda Dream. The Dream in my sig is actually the Red bike pictured below with the Benly. It's an original, unrestored 300cc bike that had been sitting in the store front of a Schwinn store in Ohio for years. Slow as the day is long and you have to make an appointment to stop once up to speed (50mph max). Lets just say they draw loads of attention everywhere we go on them. Now that I added a black 67 Touring (looks like the Benly) to the fold, we practically draw a crowd on bike wash day.

If you are starved for attention, you have 2 good options -

-Take a puppy to the park on a sunny weekend

- Ride an old Honda

The big difference is that one attracts 20 something year old girls and the other attracts 60 something year old men. Guess which draws which. :)

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/2730/redwht.jpg (http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=redwht.jpg)

JANMILLER
05-04-2009, 01:38 PM
Most people are. The 1st day I had the GS home I had it in the driveway cleaning it up. I had the white bike in the pic outside too. Had about 12 people walk up my driveway (some actually stop their cars and come over), not even look at the GS, and quiz me on the Honda!

However, the white bike is not a 64 Dream (yes, the sig was misleading). It's actually my wife's 66 Benly, which is a 150 cc, smaller version of the Honda Dream. The Dream in my sig is actually the Red bike pictured below with the Benly. It's an original, unrestored 300cc bike that had been sitting in the store front of a Schwinn store in Ohio for years. Slow as the day is long and you have to make an appointment to stop once up to speed (50mph max). Lets just say they draw loads of attention everywhere we go on them. Now that I added a black 67 Touring (looks like the Benly) to the fold, we practically draw a crowd on bike wash day.

If you are starved for attention, you have 2 good options -

-Take a puppy to the park on a sunny weekend

- Ride an old Honda

The big difference is that one attracts 20 something year old girls and the other attracts 60 something year old men. Guess which draws which. :)

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/2730/redwht.jpg (http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=redwht.jpg)

My FIRST BIKE was a Benly Touring.. OH!, the memories.. Took it off-raod, everywhere, no on told me 'you can't take a road bike like that in the swamp'.. not that it was easy, the front wheel used to load up with mud and stick in that HUGE front fender, so I 'bobbed' it... Pic attached, me on her in 1969.. Wonder where she is now...
Thanks man!
Jan..

20715
05-04-2009, 05:46 PM
Nice bike. Congrats ! Excellent choice on the color. All you need now are some flames.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c304/55hyena/flames005.jpg

I went with the Aeroflow. I love it. But beware - it does such a good job it can be too much of a good thing on a hot day.