My first GS??
I am eyeing an R80GS on ebay:
Never owned a BMW, and am lookign to satisfy a little curiousity while giving the girlfriend a more comfortable mount than my KLR. I have contacted the seller of the above bike and he was able to give a long positive history, assure there are zero outsanding mechanical issues and no oil-buring etc,
What do you think of this bike? I am looking for a reliable, not-too-costly long haul machine for 90% asphalt riding. Have a concern that being 6'6" I might fare better witha larger bike.
What do you think it is worth? How much would you pay? Any known issues with this model that I should look out for?
Any tips would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance
You might actually find the GS a bit short - you'd better try one first. I changed from an F650 to an R100GSPD and found that the seat was lower and the footrests higher, hence bent legs, which took a while to get used to. There is a footrest lowering kit available from Touratech, but if you want to fit this, then make sure that you don't have a non-standard side stand fitted (the original will seem quite far forward).
It's something that causes me problems on long stretches, and i'm only 5'7".
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