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    Has the GS-Lust The_Veg's Avatar
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    Want to borrow R12GS bags- Dallas area

    Anybody near Dallas own a set of R1200GS bags that I can borrow for the trip to Gillette? Maybe you're not going, or maybe you've got a set gathering dust in the garage after you upgraded to Jesses...In any case, I want to borrow them for a couple of weeks and a few thousand miles. I promise to take good care of them and not bash them about too much. For this favour I shall owe you greatly- maybe I'll mow your lawn for a month, or wash your bikes, or something- we can work it out.
    Thanks in advance if anybody responds.
    2012 R1200GS

    "If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's electrical." -somebody's dad

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    I'm afraid that my Varios are on and pulling trunk duty full time.


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    I enjoyed our little Hwy 75 ride back from Bo's Oklahoma breakfast. Hope I was easy to follow. And sorry about missing that right turn from OK Hwy70. I just didn't see than darn Stagecoach Bar until I was right next to it!

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    Grant, you were very easy to follow! No worries about that turn- once we made the U-ey I understood completely and knew that had I been in the lead, I would have missed it too.
    I've just about given up on finding some bags to use, so at this point I'm getting creative with ideas on strapping stuff to the bike but I think it will work out well.

    Now if I can just find a replacement seat before the trip...that homemade-custom job I was running on Sunday *SUCKED* and I was miserable within fifty miles. Sent you PM with questions about the design of the Sargent.
    2012 R1200GS

    "If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's electrical." -somebody's dad

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    If you're using a large duffel bag or something like it, I suggest Rok-Straps for tying it down. Great product. I found a Rok-Strap stand at the Int'l Motorcycle Show a few years ago in Ft. Worth and bought a pair. They work great. They're available online (here's Aerostich's Rok Strap page) and I think MotoLiberty has them, too.

    Can't help you too much with the seat as I'm sure you know all the options as well as I. But if I were looking for a cheaper and fast option I'd get some beads. Something like Bead Rider. My Sargent is a huge improvement over stock, but I still get some discomfort after a few hundred miles and I've been considering beads for longer rides.

    Good luck, and enjoy the rally!


    EDIT: BTW, I PM'd this to you but thought you might be more likely to see it in this thread. I'm on my bike commuting to work today and tomorrow. I go straight up and down 75 from McKinney to downtown Dallas and back. If you want to take a closer look at the Sargent or take a spin around the block to check it out before buying one just let me know and I'll be happy to meet you. I don't know where its convenient for you, but maybe at the N. Dallas BMW dealership during afternoon rush hour?
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    I managed to reverse the work I did on the seat- I was able to remove the added padding without tearing up the stock foam, and the original cover went back on very easily. I can throw some beads or something on and survive the Rally trip.

    Quote Originally Posted by mistercindy View Post
    EDIT: BTW, I PM'd this to you but thought you might be more likely to see it in this thread. I'm on my bike commuting to work today and tomorrow. I go straight up and down 75 from McKinney to downtown Dallas and back. If you want to take a closer look at the Sargent or take a spin around the block to check it out before buying one just let me know and I'll be happy to meet you. I don't know where its convenient for you, but maybe at the N. Dallas BMW dealership during afternoon rush hour?
    OK, sent one PM about this then another with a correction, now I'm gonna send a third one that should tie up all the loose ends.
    2012 R1200GS

    "If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's electrical." -somebody's dad

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Veg View Post
    OK, sent one PM about this then another with a correction, now I'm gonna send a third one that should tie up all the loose ends.
    PM sent.
    Grant
    '05 R1200GS
    Former owner of an '03 R1150R
    BMWMOA #113847

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