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Old 01-09-2012, 05:50 AM   #31
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The R is probably the only boxer BMW I would consider owning. GS bikes are way too huge for my tastes.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:04 AM   #32
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I have 3.5" risers on my R1200R, along with a Russell day-long seat, which sits pretty high. I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam and it's a pretty good triangle for me. I also have the Illiumworks highway pegs for longer rides. But, as you said, even with a bigger shield (and the tilt block), there's still quite a bit of wind vibration at the helmut at higher speeds. Cee Bailey is working on a new screen for it, so we'll see how that works out.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:59 AM   #33
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One of my favorite bikes. Maybe someday I will buy it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:26 AM   #34
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:51 PM   #35
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[QUOTE=nielsm;17702983]I have a 2007 R1200R & added a 2012 R1200GSA to the stable a couple weeks ago.

I would agree completely with your assessment. I have drag raced the two and the R walks away from the GSA pretty consistently at all speeds. I cannot believe it is simply the weight; perhaps wind resistance and more likely a different state of engine tuning (cams profile?) is what makes the difference. The other thing is the GSA is so tall it does not corner as well as the R, and one usually has less stick rubber on it than the R. On our bikes we are runing tourances on the GSA and Bridgestone BT016's on the R. It is very common for my wife to run along in the tight stuff at 5mph over what I am comfortable on the loaded GSA. The R is a sportbike in disguise :-)
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:05 PM   #36
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I like mine...
Dude, that is going to give me nightmares!
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:36 PM   #37
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After a serious list of farkles, this bike is pretty dang nice.

The goodies:

Rick Mayer seat
One of a kind cut down ZTechnik windshield (look mom, no more helmet buffeting)
Carbon fiber front fender (Bestom) and rear hugger (Ilmberger)
Leo Vince full titanium pipe (5.8 pound reduction). I hate PC. It's too quiet!!!!
Rizoma mirrors (totally effective, improved clarity)
Wunderlich Vario levers, and center stand lift gizmo
Kaoko throttle Lock
Micro flooter driving Lights sold by Wunderlich
Integrated rear brake light flasher unit
Hyper lights for even more flashing action
Tank and side plastic protector
Raised tank bag mount for scratchless little tank bag (tank bags suck IMHO)

Have you got any more pictures of that cut down Z Technic windscreen?
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:41 PM   #38
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I read everything I see about R1200R's in hope I'll see enough of a down side to the machine to prevent me from buying one....
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:38 PM   #39
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Great comments/photos guys! Note the blued header with the Akra pipe. I really wanted the Akra, but given its my wife's bike she chose the Leo. I cannot imagine it leaning the bike out enough to blue the header , as it seems pretty tame for an aftermarket can. BTW, the 1150s all turn blue where even with stock exhaust but this is the first 1200 I've seen blued. Its a 2010or 2011 perhaps?
My bike is a 2011, and the headers blued up with the stock can. They tend to go that way after a few hundred miles.

I got knocked off a few months after buying it, and can report that the bike crashes well.

The Akrapovic was fitted because the original was a bit dented and scratched in the off.

Incidentally, my farkles are the high comfort seat, the smoked BMW fly screen, the HP aluminium billet leavers, and the polycarbonate head protectors (one of which fell off when I did, so I'm not too impressed with them). I'm not planning on adding anything else to it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:54 PM   #40
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Have you got any more pictures of that cut down Z Technic windscreen?

Shoot me your email address to ed.motobiker@gmail.com and I will get you a few fresh shots. I can also sent you a total height measurement to help you if you intend to cut one down. Apparently lots of people have found questionable wind protection despite multiple windshields tried on the R1200. Remember the GS1150? Impossible to tame the wind on one per about 90% of the guys riding them. The cut down Z tech was the only thing we found that worked, but we did not buy it thinking we'd cut it in half :-)

Too bad, cause the R1150R we owned previously had none of the buffeting BS the R1200 had. Something was just different enough in the riding position to piss you off over 50mph on the R1200 until you solve the buffeting problem! And it was non discriminating- noticible by both my wife and I when we rode it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:00 PM   #41
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My bike is a 2011, and the headers blued up with the stock can. anything else to it.

I have a theory... sometime about 2010 or 2011 they changed the fuel mapping and the stock headers blued. Or they changed the manufacturing process on the pipe header. The 07/08 bikes did not seem to blue, even after many thousand miles. Or maybe all the ones I've seen did not do enough slow traffic riding to get that hot. I kind of like the blue myself...

Does anyone have a pic of a blued '07?
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:15 AM   #42
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Dude, that is going to give me nightmares!
That photo was taken just before we decided to turn around, back down the hill, and just deal with with the freezing rain...
It was taken at the top of "Yarnell hill" on Hwy 89, north of Phoenix.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:43 AM   #43
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Favorite Snow Rides

We had a similar ride in the Poudre Canyon outside Ft. Collins in CO one year. We were still 35 miles or more from town, and snow was over an inch deep on the road. We pulled into a state campground of some sort and began to set up when our neighbors, who had packed for a week stay with at least 7 kids decided the snow was going to be too much to manage and decided to abruptly head home to Denver. They said "please help yourself to everything in the ice chests and our supplies. Consider it all yours as we won't be back to pack up until next Saturday".

Contents included:

-well secured canopy over picnic table for a totally dry evening
-half a cord of firewood, that made for a nice warm evening
-ice chest full of good beer, which made for a typical evening
-steaks, and other good foods we dream of on camp outs
-eggs and bacon for breakfast
-all kinds of camp gear and cooking equipment as needed
-candy
-two pellet guns on the table, pointed towards beer cans in the tree, and a video titled "How to teach your kids to Shoot Safely". State campgrounds are always my first choice for shooting practice. Most campers like ventilated tents anyway.

My friend apply proclaimed : "It's like manna from Heaven".
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:06 AM   #44
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And they can be highly farkled (like anything else). I would have loved to upgrade to the R1200R but it had welded on footpeg mounts and one of the accomodations I made to mine to accomodate my 6'-2" frame was to put R1150GS rear suspension, footpeg mounts, etc. on it to provide longer leg extension and enough cornering clearance for the Jesse bags. Wasn't possible with the R1200 unfortunately.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:44 AM   #45
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Where the hell is boxerlust? He usually never misses a roadster reacharound thread.
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