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Old 01-25-2012, 04:40 PM   #76
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I think it's just a shame that nobody builds this (it's a photoshop job):




(in Jim Von Baden's PhotoBucket account)

I don't think it would be that hard for a good shop ... yeah, likely between $1000 and $2000, but I guess it would still sell quite some. I plain love the looks.
I met this fellow at at a rally in N. Ga. a couple of years ago. He did the customizing all himself.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:08 PM   #77
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I met this fellow at at a rally in N. Ga. a couple of years ago. He did the customizing all himself.
Wow. Love it! But if it's not available anywhere - it doesn't help. I have neither the skills, nor the tools, nor the time to do this myself. I could probably get the skills and time (have worked in a car shop when I was young, and don't have to left hands), but tools is a problem, space to build this, patience to do it and so on.

Let's put it that way: I have more money than time for something like this ...
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:03 PM   #78
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That photoshop R1200R/S would have been a great successor to the R1100/1150RS...
Too bad they never made it...
Nice job on the homemade R1200R with the RS fairing...much cleaner looking than their own R1200ST...
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:13 PM   #79
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Beautiful work for sure

What did it come off of? Looks like maybe a 1150RS? Maybe not as modern looking as the earlier photoshop job, which I love, but still clean , nice and timeless looking. It might be easier to do than you think. Not cheap for sure, but maybe not so difficult. If one had orders for 20 or 30 of em, you could find a way to engineer it right and get er done. It surly looks way better than the Parabellum scouts you see people adding from time to time.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:17 PM   #80
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Why not add some flair to it?

[QUOTE=Borrego;17814629]
NICEEEE! Really cool.
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:41 PM   #81
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Reading last 1-2 pages.. I take it you guys didn't get, or didn't like the R1200ST?

I'll agree that it's a WTF design, but I liked it when I saw it in person, made
the already bulky 1200r look huge..

..and then it whizzed away sounding very much like a 250cc.

Seriously, I could live with that thing, I don't look much better either.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:32 AM   #82
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[QUOTE=Cortez;17836084]Reading last 1-2 pages.. I take it you guys didn't get, or didn't like the R1200ST?


I think I've only seen one advertised for sale a couple times and sat on one in a dealer once. It was a beautiful looking bike, gorgeous color scheme as I recall too, but I'm pretty much done with BMW ergos on a lot of their sportier bikes. Just wanna sit more upright these days on long rides. I had two K1200RS's and it was in my mind one of the most beautifully designed and engineered machines ever, but it killed the back of my neck even with bar backs and footpeg lowering, Sargent and Corbin seats etc. I still put on 55K between the two of them, but bought my GSA in 07 and the problem was gone. I may yet pick up a mint 1999-2000 K1200RS just to look at in the garage some day if I see a deal out there!

I have owned lots of hardcore sportbikes, and never had the problem riding them. I think though that the ST would have been too much for my wife to reach comfortably as well as she is 5'7" and the pretty R that started this thread is hers and fits her perfectly :-)
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #83
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Reading last 1-2 pages.. I take it you guys didn't get, or didn't like the R1200ST?
I got them, still want one if I could find the right one for the right price.

I had a shot at a red and graphite '07 that Atlanta BMW had that was used with like 450 miles on it when I was down there for work but timing was bad and I couldn't pull the trigger. I bought my RR a couple months later.

The sexiest one I've seen was the elusive all black. Chicago BMW had one when I stopped in once. They'd ordered it in for a guy from Minneapolis I think, very good looking scoot.
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Cool, yeah, they're very rare, even here in EU.. but I also like the R12R better..
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:25 PM   #85
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Best looking bike BMW makes in my opinion.

Love the white!


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Old 03-16-2012, 04:13 AM   #86
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Trade Black for white tank and panels

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Love the white!



Yep, my wfe wants white now for hers instead of black, so if anyone has a whte one and wants to swap tanks and panels, I's be happy to do the trade.
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R1200R Update

My wife's R1200R was successfully ridden 8200 miles to the Dust to Dawson gathering where (5) total R1200Rs were present. 4 were ridden by fearless females. All had a great time and the 1200R's proved themselves quite capable of the Yukon and AK. And no we did not go of roading with it, but a few rocks did bounce off the GSA skidplate we'd attached prior to the trip. Only problem with it was it needs a serious fender extender to prevent mud form plugging the oil cooler. Someone needs to find a way to reposition the dang cooler! Seemed to me earlier 1100 and 1150 R's both had coolers up high along the sides of the gas tank!
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:25 PM   #88
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I made a mistake visiting BMW dealership last spring.
After riding DL-1000 for seven years i took r1200r for a spin around block (20miles) and i was hooked on this bike.
Week later i became owner of 09 black r1200r with farkels such as:
Sergant seat (love M stripes)
Cee bailes tall windscreen
Highway foot pegs (they are awesome on long runs)
Clear water aux light (V-strom had way better lights than oryginal BMW)
All hard lugage (top case little to small only 27 liters)
Over all great bike for travel, around city and for qucik runs for groceries.
So how do you like the Sargent seat as opposed to the stock one?
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:25 AM   #89
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Tires for the R1200R

Any inmates found a suitable tire that fits the R and is OK for some light off-road and gravel use? The stock tires seem pretty slick to go into any mud,. I have heard that the TKC tire will be available in the sizes to fit her, but that is too knobbly IMHO for a lot of road use. Except for the hard seat, this bike rocks. No desire to go for a GS instead.

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Old 08-17-2012, 02:05 PM   #90
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Having a little challenge with the Bestem CF front fender

I have noticed some delamination on one edge of our new CF front fender by Bestem. Everyone makes a mistake and ships a defective part once in a while. This part has been on the bike for 4 months now, and I first saw the problem 2 months after install. I suspect it was there when I installed it and I just missed it due to smalll size of the initial defect. I have submitted a warranty request and will update everyone on how it goes. This is one of those times where a company can either step up and take responsibility or tell the customer to pound salt, of course loosing 1000 other customers in the internet age in the process....
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