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Not the only one to do things that make no sense, that is...

Case in point:

Some of you know that I went out and bought a new BMW R1200GS. I had one last year that I found a good deal on, and then sold it a few months later. Well, I've decided to give it another try... but that's not the real subject of this post.

This time, I picked the color scheme I wanted.. which was the special edition "Triple Black" theme. Blacked out frame, forks, engine case, wheels, etc...






Well, there weren't any "Triple Black" models close by... so I had to get it in VA. I completed all of the arrangements by email & phone with the dealer, sight unseen, as I was already familiar with the bike. Same bike as I had.. just different color and 2 years newer. (ok, a new dual overhead cam design head, but not germane to the subject)

Imagine my surprise when I drove down there, walked into the dealership, and saw the following:






Are you kidding me??? BMW put all kinds of marketing into this thing as the special edition Triple Black... and then installed WHITE COIL SPRINGS on it???

I'm just flabbergasted that BMW would do something like this without a reason. I know that my '09 model had black springs, so I had no reason to even suspect a problem like this.

Well, it wasn't a deal breaker... and I ended up bring the bike back to NY. But I swear, I don't understand why these guys do stuff like this. :shrug:

 

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Good post! Nice Bike, even with that shiny white spring!
 

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That GS is so pretty, I promise you, no one will complain about the white spring. It adds a little contrast to it. That's a beauty.
 

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Looks like a piece of junk. For a small fee I will come to your home and take that thing off your hands so you will never have to think of it again. No need to thank me. Just doing my part.
 

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:thumbup:Nice looking bike....you could rattle can it black :joke: ps, my bud wants a raptor bad..will have to share this post !!!
 

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i think white springs are far superior to black :joke:

nice bike ! :thumbup:
 

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I like the white shock spring also
Bike looks good in black
 

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BEWARE!!
Its morphing from black to white. In a couple of months you will have a bike that is drained of all color.
 

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At least you have a great truck...:congrats:.

Dennis

05 dtg KAF
07 dtg Dubai
08 dtg Home for good!
 

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Man, you could get a speeding ticket standing still, with that bad-a$$ machine!
 

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:coffee1: Be careful as many know the white spring is faster...years ago I put a white spring in my Kawasaki 440 snowmobile clutch and it was scary fast...just a word of warning
 

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I LIKE the white springs!:thumbup: Mine are Yellow....

 

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You didn't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Good Grief! What the hell is this thing??? Does BMW really have the balls to call "THIS" a MOTORCYCLE??? What is that "Thingy" hanging out under the wind screen??? OMG, my eyes are burning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP!!! HELP!!! HELP!!! Call 911!!!
 

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Are you kidding me??? BMW put all kinds of marketing into this thing as the special edition Triple Black... and then installed WHITE COIL SPRINGS on it???
Among the GS owners I know the color of the bike and/or individual bits isn't that much of a consideration, since you're supposed to go out and get it dirty anyway. :cool: Just stick some Ohlins' or Wilburs' on it and be done with it.

And get some panniers on that thing. Sheesh. ;)
 

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Where you going to haul that chili if you get it back? LOL Charley
 
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