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Thread: GS vs. GSA? Why did you chose one over the other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carockwell View Post
    I notice a lot of people buy the GSA for the extra wind protection of the larger tank. Is there really a significant difference? I could care less about off road performance, but I would like the best bike for the freeway. I was thinking a GS with an aeroflow shield would be just as comfy as a GSA with an aeroflow shield.
    I suspect the answer is yes, there is a significant difference. I say that having never ridden the Adventure model. I notice a significant difference when I put tank panniers on my standard GS. Which, by the way, is another reason why the standard GS is my preference. I like using tank panniers and feel they'd be too much on the adventure model. That said, I know folks who use them on the adventure and are quite happy with the results.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post
    By all means! The RT is a hands down better road bike.

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    I have a nasty habit of dropping bikes once or twice a year, though only when they are not moving.. I would tire of paying for the RT's body work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carockwell View Post
    I have a nasty habit of dropping bikes once or twice a year, though only when they are not moving.. I would tire of paying for the RT's body work.
    Get engine guards.
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    Off topic, but are there any RT engine guards that really protect the plastic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carockwell View Post
    Off topic, but are there any RT engine guards that really protect the plastic?
    If you attach a set to the side cases

    Only damage I ever had on the RT was scratched paint on the case lids
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    Quote Originally Posted by carockwell View Post
    Off topic, but are there any RT engine guards that really protect the plastic?
    Engine guards??? I thought that's what the cylinders did.

    Oh, wait, that was an oilhead RT. Never Mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carockwell View Post
    Off topic, but are there any RT engine guards that really protect the plastic?

    Yes you cant get metal ones that fully protect the Cylinders and the bike but, here is the but if you ride with panniers those will get scuffed

    Back to the GS vs GSA debate

    It's been round the block a few times but this video shows you how the RT falls and how the panniers will always get slammed

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPrCvXLlcyo
    Last edited by Semper_Fi; 03-30-2011 at 05:43 PM. Reason: Added drop video
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    Quote Originally Posted by carockwell View Post
    I have a nasty habit of dropping bikes once or twice a year, though only when they are not moving.. I would tire of paying for the RT's body work.
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