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Old 09-04-2014, 04:23 AM   #1
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2007 r1200gs vs 2005

Hi there. Can anyone point out differences between the 2005 R1200GS and 2007 R1200GS. I know that the engine got a bit more oomph, but in terms of long term, what are important considerations? I like to do basic maintenance myself
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:53 AM   #2
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Have two buddy's with the 05'... one the biggest difference in normal maintenance might be the lack of a proper fill and drain bolt on the final drive of the 05'.

You can still change the final drive fluid (180 mL not 220 mL), but it takes an extra 30 minutes, dropping the rear tire and a few extra tools. On the plus side, my buddies with with the 05' lube their final drive splines more frequently since they get a good look at them

The above issue is not a deal breaker in my opinion, hopefully others can add more info to this.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:53 AM   #3
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Hi there. Can anyone point out differences between the 2005 R1200GS and 2007 R1200GS. I know that the engine got a bit more oomph, but in terms of long term, what are important considerations? I like to do basic maintenance myself
no more brake servo
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:07 AM   #4
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Depending on the production time, the very early 05 GS had a weaker final drive flange. Also, as mentioned the 05-06 had servo-ABS. Some do not like the power brakes, and they do require more maintenance, but they have proven no less reliable than the 07+ brakes. If the brake module does go out, however, the repair is required or you have to use a lot more pressure to stop the bike.

The final drive fill plug is really not a big deal, and it gives you the chance to lube the FD splines: http://www.jvbproductions.com/R1200_Final_Drive.html

Other than that, there are few significant differences.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:38 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info, all. It's helpful
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:41 AM   #6
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Has anyone tried to replace the older brake servo with a 07 or newer one??
Is that possible??
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:16 AM   #7
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Has anyone tried to replace the older brake servo with a 07 or newer one??
Is that possible??
It is possible I suppose. But you would have to change the wiring harness, ZFE computer, most of the brake lines and two master cylinders, along with the ABS unit. Then you would have to find a dealer willing to try to figure out how to reflash the computer.

Better off buying a new unit or removing it altogether.

Other than the fact that the servos boost brake power, they are no more likely to go bad than the newer ABS units, maybe less so.
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Old 10-26-2014, 03:50 PM   #8
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2007 FTW.
No servo brakes, everything on it "version 1.1" or "1.5".
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2005 everything 1.0 and some 0.9.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:04 PM   #9
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Some of the earlier '07's (like mine) still have the drain plug underneath the shaft. It was moved to the rear during that year's production run.
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