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Offline GS TRV

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Today I pulled the trigger on a DCT CT!
« on: September 12, 2012, 04:07:12 PM »
Trading in an 03 GS 1150 and an 11 S1000RR

A back injury means the S1K is no longer viable so I was looking for a bike that would give me the best of both worlds and after a demo on a DCT I was hooked  :046:

Delivery of a black bike will be 10days and will have heated grips,Givi bars,fogs and trekker top box and panniers as well as Akra slip on - I can't wait !

Other contenders were GS twin cam and Explorer. Will do a review of those in due course but for now thanks for all the valuable info gleaned so far.

Trev  :158:
« Last Edit: September 12, 2012, 05:33:50 PM by GS TRV »

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Re: Today I pulled the trigger on a DCT CT!
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 04:18:26 PM »
Congratulations  :047:  :062:
Did you go for the 33l panniers or the 45 l ?

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Re: Today I pulled the trigger on a DCT CT!
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 04:38:33 PM »
Good to hear and best of luck :821:
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Re: Today I pulled the trigger on a DCT CT!
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 04:54:35 PM »
Congratulations on the bike Trev.

Its amazing how many of us GS owners are converting over to what has to be the underdog if you read all the mags.

Looking forward to your comparison between the bikes you tested, may well be a theme going on here!

All the best

Mika  :031:

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Re: Today I pulled the trigger on a DCT CT!
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 05:34:45 PM »
thanks guys

went for the 46L all round. i Had a V46 on a V Strom and loved it  :152:

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Re: Today I pulled the trigger on a DCT CT!
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 06:36:17 PM »
After 7 years on 2 Suzuki 650 Burgmans and 18 months on a twin-cam GS,  I bought a black dct a month ago. I could have easily stayed with the super smooth, surprisingly powerful and comfortable scooter but gave into that urge to change. The GS is an excellent bike which again I would have been more than happy to keep but was looking forward to the dct since it was rumoured 2 years ago? A test ride convinced me it was for me, possibly because I was already an auto fan. I mainly use the D mode but personally used S and manual modes a lot for running in, enabling  me to vary engine revs easier as mileage increased. I rarely look at what the auto-box is doing now, it's very clever.

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Re: Today I pulled the trigger on a DCT CT!
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 07:36:25 PM »
Congratulations!
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Re: Today I pulled the trigger on a DCT CT!
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2012, 11:55:23 PM »
 :046: :152: :046: another GS man see's the light good luck Trev
I'm hoping to have the rest of my Givi parts this weekend Engine bars / spot lamps and top box plate. Hope to get them fitted at first service on Tuesday.
*Originally Posted by GS TRV [+]
Trading in an 03 GS 1150 and an 11 S1000RR

A back injury means the S1K is no longer viable so I was looking for a bike that would give me the best of both worlds and after a demo on a DCT I was hooked  :046:

Delivery of a black bike will be 10days and will have heated grips,Givi bars,fogs and trekker top box and panniers as well as Akra slip on - I can't wait !

Other contenders were GS twin cam and Explorer. Will do a review of those in due course but for now thanks for all the valuable info gleaned so far.

Trev  :158:


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« Last Edit: September 13, 2012, 12:03:05 AM by Siwal »
Ah the joy of open road on a dry day.. Priceless!!