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Old 06-12-2006, 07:13 AM   #21
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Well Crap, that's where my bike went.



I bought one and paid a deposit in April, with an allocation for a May build and June delivery, my dealer told me. I stopped in Saturday to check, and oh, no, I didn't have a May build allocation, I found out. I didn't have any allocation at all. He's going to try to get me one in August, for a late September delivery.



By the way, glad you liked Sedona, Jerome and the Canyon. This land is covered with gravel and dirt roads, most of which are perfect for GS/KLR/KTM business.



Oh, and it will be a 2007, so we don't know what the price will be.



Geez, BMW-NA, can you make it a little harder to get these damned things?



Of course the one benefit of a 2007 is that it might have the new, non-integrated brakes that are rumored. But I'm guessing I'll get the last 2007 with the old, flaky brakes.
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:14 AM   #22
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Default Re: 2006 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Well Crap, that's where my bike went.



I bought one and paid a deposit in April, with an allocation for a May build and June delivery, my dealer told me. I stopped in Saturday to check, and oh, no, I didn't have a May build allocation, I found out. I didn't have any allocation at all. He's going to try to get me one in August, for a late September delivery.



Oh, and it will be a 2007, so we don't know what the price will be.



Geez, BMW-NA, can you make it a little harder to get these damned things?



Of course the one benefit of a 2007 is that it might have the new, non-integrated brakes that are rumored. But I'm guessing I'll get the last 2007 with the old, flaky brakes.



By the way, glad you liked Sedona, Jerome and the Canyon. This land is covered with gravel and dirt roads, most of which are perfect for GS/KLR/KTM business.



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Old 06-12-2006, 07:17 AM   #23
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Excellent story Pete and great pictures.. All of that sagebrush and rocks made me home sick..On a rainy day in Seattle it is sometimes hard to remember that it is almost summer for the rest of the country. The BMW GS looks like lots of fun.. I think I would lean towards the cheaper KTM, which won last years shoot out, or the the much cheaper but ancient Kawasaki...Definitely not the Buell though, which flunks the kpaul's price performance index.*



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Old 06-12-2006, 07:20 AM   #24
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How does the Uly flunk the index when it's cheaper and makes just as much power as the Beemer with less maintenance costs?
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:36 AM   #25
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You miss the HUGE advantage of living here. The roads, scenery, traffic, and weather suck, so when I head out it all gets better. Make sense?? LOL
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:40 AM   #26
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Since he never rode any of the bikes he mentioned, how the hell would he possibly know?
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:45 AM   #27
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kpaul's price performance index is strictly a numbers based index.. i.e. like NFL Quarterback rating.. I will publish the index today for you..it's fun..
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:57 AM   #28
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Meaning it's totally indecipherable by anyone but a geek and has nothing to do with reality (like winning games)?



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Old 06-12-2006, 07:59 AM   #29
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Nice work Pete. Jesus god 8.7 gallon fuel tank? have Bashley bring it to Elsinore, i can take her on that thing i betcha...
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:16 AM   #30
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"or the much cheaper but ancient Kawasaki..."





Perfect, then you will have two cheap, ancient bikes.



(ps. I just put 120 miles of hwy 1 on my '06 KLR yesterday)
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