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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-11-2018, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Farewell to all

Well after trying to "bond" with the GS, I have decided to sell it and move on to another style.
Great little bike, but just not for me.
Perhaps it was just too much of a difference from what I had before (K1200GT). I knew it
was a big change and thought this was what I needed.
Life is too short not to be happy, so I made a change to a cruiser style.
All the best to the members here, a very good bunch indeed.
Safe riding!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-11-2018, 11:57 AM
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Sorry to see you go Rick, all the best to you.
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Life is short. Eat dessert first!
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Rick, All the best.
Maby, when you get older ..........you come back to a 310 😜
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Life is too short not to be happy, so I made a change to a cruiser style.
And you thought that the change to the Baby GS was a style shock!

But yeah - if you're not smiling while riding it, it's the wrong bike.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-11-2018, 10:47 PM
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Sad to hear you are selling your GS but get it's not what you need. When you go to sell it, shoot me a email to hlutsch at platinum dot ca
My son likes my GS bike and might want it. We are down in Calgary but Alberta is not THAT big :-)

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Sorry to hear that it didn't work out for you. What was it in particular that turned you off?
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Sad to hear you are selling your GS but get it's not what you need. When you go to sell it, shoot me a email to hlutsch at platinum dot ca
My son likes my GS bike and might want it. We are down in Calgary but Alberta is not THAT big :-)

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Hans, bike is on the showroom floor at Argyll Motorsports in Edmonton.
They are asking $5800, bike has about $1200 in accessories and only 1500 kms.

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Sorry to hear that it didn't work out for you. What was it in particular that turned you off?
Turns out a few things but no one thing in particular, if that makes any sense.
1) Off-roading was not for my aging body as I thought I would be able to enjoy it more.
2) Being only 5'8" and only able to get on my toes at a stop was not a relaxing feeling.
3) From 160 hp down to 34hp was just too big of an adjustment, although a sensible one.
4) The few issues some were having and the recall were starting to annoy me. (Though I know
every thing has its faults.)
5) Lastly my plan was to go to a "Cruiser" style when I sold my "Sport Touring" bike, but I deviated
from that and bought the GS when I saw it. So after realizing I was not going to be a GS style rider
I have returned to my plan and bought a used 2011 Yamaha V Star 950 with 7000kms. Very nice
and well kept, comfortable ride.

Cheers all.
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