Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: New Advenure Rider

  1. #1
    Registered User MedicMikey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2021
    Location
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Posts
    26

    New Advenure Rider

    All,

    So, I broke down and bought a 2018 BMW GS Adventure. It came with all 3 OEM aluminum hard cases, about $2,000 plus...

    Clearwater Super Sevina LED Lights 10,000 lumens
    $ 1,434.00

    Billie Brake Light
    $ 149.00

    Super Sevina Slip on cover, clear and yellow lenses $40.00

    SoundBomb™ Original Dual-Tone Air Horn - Wiring Adapter - SoundBomb to BMW OEM Harness
    $82.98

    AltRider Headlight Guard Kit $183.97

    Wunderlich Guard Concept CamRack $158.95

    RICOCHET Powder Coated ALUMINUM CRASH BAR ENGINE GUARDS $ 145.70

    BMW Nav 6, $700

    2,894.6 accessories
    2,000 OEM panniers, top case

    That's 19,000 retail price plus $4900 in additional accessories, for total retail $23,900 and I ended up paying $16,999 out the door.

    HOPEFULLY this is a good buy.

    Any suggestions are VERY welcome!

    Mike

    BMW-R1200GSA.jpgBMW-R1200GSA2.jpgBMW-R1200GSA3.jpgBMW-R1200GSA4.jpgBMW-R1200GSA5.jpgBMW-R1200GSA6.jpgBMW-R1200GSA7.jpg

  2. #2
    Registered User 88bmwjeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Walnut Creek, CA
    Posts
    3,529
    Nice looking bike. Congrats. I hope you have many happy miles/smiles.
    Jeff
    1988 R100 RT (the other woman)
    2018 R1200 GS (the other other woman or the mistress?)
    "I got my motorcycle jacket but I'm walking all the time." Joe Strummer

  3. #3
    Registered User MedicMikey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2021
    Location
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Posts
    26
    Thanks Jeff! Hope you are staying upright on two wheels.

  4. #4
    slave to gravity skibum69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    New Melbourne, NL
    Posts
    4,886
    Ride it! And be careful how deep you go Offroad until you're used to it. Welcome from Newfoundland.
    http://beerthief.ca
    ITSteve: ride in peace my friend
    save $5 on a new SmugMug account, use this coupon 7frrnSRiTt9Fk

  5. #5
    Nick Kennedy
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Telluride Colorado
    Posts
    679
    Ok
    Look on You Tube for vids on how to pick it up by yourself when you drop it, because drop it you will.

    I think the safest way to avoid blowing out your back, is the back up to the bike with your butt against it, legs bent back straight as possible.

    Check it out

    Don't just get pissed and grab it facing it and try to wrestle it up, bad idea.
    I fractured my L2 doing this pissed off method 2 years ago, that really hurt.

    Then I had to ride home the next day 300 miles. That was the worst.

    Nick

  6. #6
    Registered User MedicMikey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2021
    Location
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Posts
    26
    Nick,
    Much appreciated! I know I will go down sometime on the bike. That is why I didn't want to buy a brand new GSA. I ridden full dress bikes for many years, and bit dropped one, I will remember to use my legs and bit my back.

    Quote Originally Posted by nickrides View Post
    Ok
    Look on You Tube for vids on how to pick it up by yourself when you drop it, because drop it you will.

    I think the safest way to avoid blowing out your back, is the back up to the bike with your butt against it, legs bent back straight as possible.

    Check it out

    Don't just get pissed and grab it facing it and try to wrestle it up, bad idea.
    I fractured my L2 doing this pissed off method 2 years ago, that really hurt.

    Then I had to ride home the next day 300 miles. That was the worst.

    Nick

  7. #7
    slave to gravity skibum69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    New Melbourne, NL
    Posts
    4,886
    It's not bad once you get the hang of it. I was able to pick up my fully loaded 640 Adventure that way being very thankful of not having to unload it first. One should be careful stopping in parking lots!
    http://beerthief.ca
    ITSteve: ride in peace my friend
    save $5 on a new SmugMug account, use this coupon 7frrnSRiTt9Fk

Similar Threads

  1. New Rider, new to BMW and new Bike
    By dimsum07 in forum New Members
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 11-22-2019, 07:55 PM
  2. New Member, New Rider, New (to me) F650GS
    By jmeg8237 in forum New Members
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-02-2019, 03:51 PM
  3. Rider helping Rider. Community.
    By oldhway in forum Best of the Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-14-2009, 03:13 PM
  4. Lone Rider / Group Rider: Who Are You?
    By tourunigo in forum Campfire
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 02-11-2009, 01:31 AM
  5. New member, new owner, new rider - new problem
    By jlervine in forum Airheads
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-01-2007, 01:56 AM

Posting Permissions

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