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Old 12-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #46
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Seriously, though...LostViking shows why the typical GS owner really belongs on a R. If you want a little more torso wind protection, the Scout fairing will do the trick, but you're still out in the open on a real motorbike.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:26 AM   #47
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Seriously, though...LostViking shows why the typical GS owner really belongs on a R. If you want a little more torso wind protection, the Scout fairing will do the trick, but you're still out in the open on a real motorbike.
My sentiments as well. Maybe that's a reason there are so many used GS's for sale out there. Too much bike for most jobs.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:05 PM   #48
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Maybe that's a reason there are so many used GS's for sale out there. Too much bike for most jobs.
I think the reason is very simple: there are so many more GS sold in the US than R bikes that the used market reflects that probably very closely.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:21 PM   #49
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GS better for taller folks and ones that think the adventure depends on the name of the bike.

It can be an adventure on any bike.

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:14 PM   #50
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It can be an adventure on any bike.
Adventure is taking inappropriate equipment into far away places ...
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:31 PM   #51
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You want adventure? Ride across North Dakota as Rt. 2 submerges before your eyes.



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Old 12-01-2012, 02:12 PM   #52
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I'll chime in with the first "Classic" of this thread.
LOVE the bike! So versatile, good for touring yet very fun in the twisties.









Did I mention how much I love this bike?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:21 PM   #53
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I was at the dealership today throwing my leg over nearly everything I saw. Out of all of the uprights the 1200R fit me best, actually, it felt perfect. A test ride might be in my future. Is it at all possible to do some 2-up touring with these things?
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:13 PM   #54
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Every ride is an Adventure for me,just climb on and head out where ever the raod takes you. This pic is just coming back from an early Thanksgiving morning ride, did not want to miss dinner

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:17 PM   #55
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Laugh

According to my girlfriend the passenger seat is great.

Almost as much room for two as my RT

She does not like the wind from my Parabellum windshield. It suites me OK.

There may or may not be better, LIke I said last bike was an RT



We returned from Bradford PA to Medina NY in a day taking all back roads like this one. It rode like a dream.

Much easier for me to handle than the RT two up.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:49 PM   #56
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I was at the dealership today throwing my leg over nearly everything I saw. Out of all of the uprights the 1200R fit me best, actually, it felt perfect. A test ride might be in my future. Is it at all possible to do some 2-up touring with these things?
Definitely yes. Plenty of power and torque. Take your check when you do the test ride.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:52 PM   #57
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According to my girlfriend the passenger seat is great.

Almost as much room for two as my RT

She does not like the wind from my Parabellum windshield. It suites me OK.

There may or may not be better, LIke I said last bike was an RT



We returned from Bradford PA to Medina NY in a day taking all back roads like this one. It rode like a dream.

Much easier for me to handle than the RT two up.
You've got some serious windshield. Where did you get it?
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:19 PM   #58
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Hoop71, Thats a great looking 12r! very nicely done with the black headers,rims,mirrors, and tinted screen! love that bike! did you have the wheels powdercoated or did it come like that? Man i'm diggin these bikes lately. I can really see one in my future. I want to see more pix guys!!
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:16 PM   #59
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Hoop71, Thats a great looking 12r! very nicely done with the black headers,rims,mirrors, and tinted screen! love that bike! did you have the wheels powdercoated or did it come like that? Man i'm diggin these bikes lately. I can really see one in my future. I want to see more pix guys!!
I had the wheels powder coated myself. I think it makes a dramatic difference in the look of the bike.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:41 PM   #60
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I had the wheels powder coated myself. I think it makes a dramatic difference in the look of the bike.
Well next summer, if you think about selling her a I'd like to call dibs now. I'm gonna sell my 10' Road glide and I'll be looking for my next obsession. I usually head to B.C every summer for a few weeks of riding in my favorite province so your in the perfect area for a fly an ride for me:)
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