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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-10-2017, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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I've been lurking here for awhile but bite the bullet today and put a deposit on the first 310GS received by the dealer but won't take delivery until spring, that's a long wait around here.
I've been riding a long time, currently riding a Cagiva Alazzurra and a Cagiva Elefant 650, the Elefant is more than I want to handle height and weight wise in my advancing years, hence the 310. I thought the gs might also be too tall but a sit test shows that it is tall for me but doable with the reduced weight. Roll on spring.
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'Oldtimer' sounds so 1900's
You are as young as you feel (sometimes I feel like I'm 90 years old ;-)) but ..............................
Once I get on my G310R I feel very young again like the time I started riding motorcycles.

Back then I drove my side stand into the tarmac but on my latest BMW (F800ST) I didn't dare.
Now I'm getting back closer to the tarmac again and I know the beamer can.

The G310R is the bike for those who are young or for those who feel young again so 'oldtimer', welcome to the forum !
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congrats thats a long wait but the winter comes in who cares
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I've been lurking here for awhile but bite the bullet today and put a deposit on the first 310GS received by the dealer but won't take delivery until spring, that's a long wait around here.
I've been riding a long time, currently riding a Cagiva Alazzurra and a Cagiva Elefant 650, the Elefant is more than I want to handle height and weight wise in my advancing years, hence the 310. I thought the gs might also be too tall but a sit test shows that it is tall for me but doable with the reduced weight. Roll on spring.
How tall are you sir? Also placed my deposit on the gs but no definite delivery date yet from the supplier.
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How tall are you sir? Also placed my deposit on the gs but no definite delivery date yet from the supplier.
I'm about 5'7", it's definitely not flat footing but doable. I did ask about the lower seat but it is about $500 and only gets you 15mm. If necessary I plan to cut the seat down myself but I don't think I will need too. I did try the 310R and I can pretty much flat foot that but it is not what I want, I already have a bike with the same mission.
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exactly the lower seat is a waste of money i learn the hard way
or wait for corbin seats for something
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Hello from Ontario Canada
Congrats on the first step to your purchase! I am considering getting 310GS as well. Did they tell you why the delivery is gonna be taking so long? Where are you purchasing it from?
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Congrats on the first step to your purchase! I am considering getting 310GS as well. Did they tell you why the delivery is gonna be taking so long? Where are you purchasing it from?
I'm getting it from the dealer here in Edmonton, I could take delivery today if I wanted too It's sitting in the showroom right now. It's -16 here today, I will leave it there till spring.
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