View Poll Results: Replace my older RT or just add a new GSA to the garage?

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  • Replace my 2002 RT with a 2014 RT

    3 27.27%
  • Keep my 2002 RT and add a new 2014 GS1200 Adventure to the garage

    8 72.73%
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Thread: Older RT - replace with a new RT or just add a new GSA to the garage?

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    Older RT - replace with a new RT or just add a new GSA to the garage?

    I have a 2002 R1150RT and I love it, but I also know that keeping it running really good will require big bucks, especially if I ever have to do an input shaft, clutch hub and slave cylinder upgrade after it fails.

    So, do I replace it with new 2014 RT, or keep it and add a 2014 GS1200 Adventure to the garage?

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    Only you can answer that. Take them both for a test ride then decide. Your choice will be right for you, whatever your reasons are.

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    And adding a 2014 RT or GS won't require big bucks?

    Mark

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    Either will be big bucks but the advantage is starting out with zero miles on the clock and a new warranty, along with all the upgrades and gadgets on the '14 models.

    On the other hand, I've heard of FD problems and clutch separation issues on some GS/GSA's, and the 2014 RT will likely show up in dealers without any improvements to those two systems since its getting the same engine and I believe the same driveline. Correct me if I'm wrong.


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    Replace or Add

    Can't have too many Beemers.
    Gear Up and Ride Safe
    Jim Rogers
    2010 R12GSA aka Heidi
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    Registered User RINTY's Avatar
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    BW:

    It sounds like you have the resources to own two bikes, so adding the GSA might be the choice that is more satisfying for you. The most important thing for you to consider would be what you are going to do with it. If your plans are to ride pavement only, the RT would provide better weather protection.
    Rinty

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    Just double the Amasol and Marvel Mystery Oil in the 2002 and you will have a better bike than a 2014.

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    For me! It would come down to, do I have a need & or a desire for the GS ? {IOW} do I currently go off road enough to need a GS or do I want to begin enough off road riding to want / then need a GS ?....either /or where the GS might be better suited ? Of course....nothing like a new motorcycle But as for $$ probably less of it required to keep the RT...but then no new bike thrill

    And if other opinions matter ? The new motorcycles are just getting to darn complex & gimmicky automatic, sensor / computer controlled this & that....just a-bit much...again in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GKman View Post
    Just double the Amasol and Marvel Mystery Oil in the 2002 and you will have a better bike than a 2014.
    keep it light enough to travel.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GKman View Post
    Just double the Amasol and Marvel Mystery Oil in the 2002 and you will have a better bike than a 2014.
    That's just comically cruel...

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