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Old 04-22-2013, 01:18 PM   #586
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I'm geting a bit tired of the "quirks" of my '10 K1300S and am considering trading the K-bike in on a '13 R1200R. I use the K-bike primarily as a commuter and it just does not seem hold up well to crappy weather and stop-n-go traffic.

1) Has anybody made a similar switch and regretted it?

2) Will the BMW sport panniers that I have for the K-bike work on the R1200R?

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I went from a GS, RT, and an F800ST to the R and am very happy. So easy to get around town. Also, have ridden a few rides exceeding 200 miles and very comfortable. Of course not as much protection from the elements, but that's what I wanted.

Yes on the cases (edit - but no for the sport cases), but you might need the side rails added as an option. Not very $$.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:55 PM   #587
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Will the BMW sport panniers that I have for the K-bike work on the R1200R?
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Yes on the cases, but you might need the side rails added as an option. Not very $$.
Actually, I don't think they will - if they're the sport cases (reference), I believe they use a different mounting setup. The K1200/1300S bikes use those weird expandable sport cases, while the GT uses the same hard bags as on the R/RTs.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:09 PM   #588
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Yep, I've got the "weird" expanable side cases on my K1300S. The dealer says they won't work on the the R1200R. But I don't want the big cases that BMW sells for the R1200R, so I'll have to take a look at aftermarket cases.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:24 PM   #589
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Yep, I've got the "weird" expanable side cases on my K1300S. The dealer says they won't work on the the R1200R. But I don't want the big cases that BMW sells for the R1200R, so I'll have to take a look at aftermarket cases.
Didn't mean to offend. I've just always thought those were sorta funky.

There are a bunch of different ways to go - Givi, Touratech, etc... or if you are just worried about width, put the City Lids on the stock cases.

If you are just worried about width, though - split lanes all day long here in CA even with the big stock cases, no problems. They're no wider than the bars.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:34 PM   #590
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Currently riding a GS and have an opportunity to get a R12R so here's a couple questions:

1. Has anyone put dual sport tires on the R12R?

2. Does the GS have the same size wheels as the R12R?

3. How complicated would it be to put a R12R headlight on a GS / has this been done?

Thanks guys
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:36 PM   #591
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Didn't mean to offend. I've just always thought those were sorta funky.

There are a bunch of different ways to go - Givi, Touratech, etc... or if you are just worried about width, put the City Lids on the stock cases.

If you are just worried about width, though - split lanes all day long here in CA even with the big stock cases, no problems. They're no wider than the bars.
No offense taken. I spent $800 on those funky cases and I know I won't get anything near that if I trade them in with the bike.

But it gets me thinking. I recently bought an R1150R Rockster that came with BMW side cases. If those cases will work on a new R1200R, then maybe I can just stick with swaping the big cases between the R's as the need arises.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:56 PM   #592
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Currently riding a GS and have an opportunity to get a R12R so here's a couple questions:
1. Has anyone put dual sport tires on the R12R?
Why not, I'd say maybe Trail Attacks would be perfect!

2. Does the GS have the same size wheels as the R12R?
No, R12R has 17" front and rear.

3. How complicated would it be to put a R12R headlight on a GS / has this been done?
...mmmm...show us how. It would be a helluva Google search....
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:02 PM   #593
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Currently riding a GS and have an opportunity to get a R12R so here's a couple questions:

1. Has anyone put dual sport tires on the R12R?

2. Does the GS have the same size wheels as the R12R?

3. How complicated would it be to put a R12R headlight on a GS / has this been done?

Thanks guys
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:05 PM   #594
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No offense taken. I spent $800 on those funky cases and I know I won't get anything near that if I trade them in with the bike.

But it gets me thinking. I recently bought an R1150R Rockster that came with BMW side cases. If those cases will work on a new R1200R, then maybe I can just stick with swaping the big cases between the R's as the need arises.
Unfortunately, they won't. Also a different mounting setup.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:56 PM   #595
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Yep, I've got the "weird" expanable side cases on my K1300S. The dealer says they won't work on the the R1200R. But I don't want the big cases that BMW sells for the R1200R, so I'll have to take a look at aftermarket cases.
Sorry, I read right past the "sport" and went simply to "cases." Correct, they won't fit.

The BMW side cases that you reference (too big) are nice for touring and are so easy to take off I like 'em. Ride 90% without, but when I need them they are great (I just don't look at the back of the bike too much).
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:58 PM   #596
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Yep, they are real floating rotors. Suppose to do that...
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:22 PM   #597
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:32 PM   #598
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Just thought I'd jump in with the windscreen discussion. My 04 came with a MRA Vario screen from twisted throttle. I was just recently able to read the name on the shield, and see found out they're made in Germany, and sold here by twisted throttle (No association) It's a small two piece, adjustable unit, and has a wind channel between the two pieces that shoots air up over my head. (I'm only 5'9" or so, so YMMV). It amazes me how quiet and adjustable this thing is, especially for it's size. I'm curious if anyone else has one?


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Think I posted here earlier about my screen. I have a BMW touring, sport and MRA screen with the adjustable lip for my '04 r1150r. The MRA is by far the best for me. I'm 5'10" about 170#. Used for a 735 mile day mix of slab and secondary roads. Great around town and on the slab. It's been wind test to 110 mph. You'll like it I think.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:49 PM   #599
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hi everyone,

first post on this forum. i am from germany (so please excuse my bad english), but somehow we don't have such a good german motorbike-board. just found this forum, and i think it's great. spent hours since yesterday just reading threads about well, everything. :) especially all 36 pages of this R1200R-thread (better than a book).

just bought a 1 year old R1200R in light grey. it's still at the dealer, i'll pick it up next weekend. can't wait until i finally get it. so all i can do until then is readreadread about the greatest bike ever made and look at the photos you posted. thank god i already bought an R, otherwise i'd have to buy one now, because this thread is making my fingers itch. ;)

of course i'll provide you with pictures as soon as i have my own BMW.
until then, thanks for this great piece of internet. :)

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