My BMW 1200GS Adventure was purchased from MAX BMW in New Hampshire in late April 2010. So yes, I had very little history with this bike before I planned on leaving. However, given the legendary reliability of the boxers, I figured I could work out the kinks and do a bit of learning on the road before I hit the likes of Mexico and beyond. The bike itself had a little over 9000 miles on it when I got it and it came equipped with a host of options including fog lights, new Continental TwinDuro tires, ABS, ESA, Tire pressure sensors, etc.
Given all the research done on ADVRider and other sites, I compiled a list of upgrades or additional equipment for the bike. They are as follows:
– Micatech Pilot panniers (thanks to Ben Slavin for endorsing them)
– Metzeler Tourance tires
– EZ Touring bike cover
– 2 gallon Peg Packers from BestRest Products (many thanks to Dave Petersen for his advice)
– Grille guard from BestRest Products
– Bash plate and center stand guard from BestRest Products
– Odyssey PC625 battery from Amazon
– Fastway F5 footpegs from ProMotoBillet
– High intensity fog bulbs from BestRest Products
– Kaoko throttle control from Adventurers Workshop
– XL Windshield from CalSci
– Headlight guard from BestRest Products
– PC-8 and 50 amp relay from Eastern Beaver Co.
– SPOT II Satellite messenger from Best Buy
– Garmin Zumo 660 GPS from Amazon
– Cockpit cover, gear lever extension, brake lever extension and handlebar risers from Touratech
So this is the 2008 BMW 1200GS Adventure right after I bought it.