Let's see your 1200GS/A

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by darmahman, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    I 've been getting alot of complaints about not posting pics of my slick GS here lately.:huh '.so here's some shots of it in it's stripped down ,hooliganish.streetfighter trim
  2. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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  3. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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  4. LXDDLE

    LXDDLE ROBBXR

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    Rick,

    Tell us about the GPS mount.
  5. mrmaico

    mrmaico Long timer

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    What brand tailbag is that Rick?

    Thanks.........Barry
  6. Headinwest

    Headinwest Headinwest

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    Thanks, i'll check it out. Did you consider HID?


  7. Dr MOJO

    Dr MOJO n00b

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    Here's my bike with new black powder coated wheels, tank side panels, bars and instrument panel mount. As my wife says, "it is less of an old guy bike now!" Whatever! Three weeks of driving to work just about killed me!
  8. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    That is the stock mount that came with the gps. I made a piece of metal to bolt it to and then made a shroud out of plastic to house it. I had the margins around the gps much tighter, but the unit needs to be angled to get it in and out so I had to give it a little more room. For all you guys that thin k a vibration isolating mount is necessary, I had (and still have) a street pilot three mounted on its stock garmin mount on my KLR for months now with no ill effects. I even beat the street pilot on a picnic table when it quit working and I thought it bit the dust, and it still works fine
  9. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    Thats a marsee bavarian tail bag. I love it. It holds alot of crap. I go away on week long trips with what it and a 15 litre tank bag can hold. The tail bag expands to 44litres
  10. blackbirdzach

    blackbirdzach Daily Adventurer

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    After veiwing this thread I have come to a conclusion. The 1200GS is the nastiest, ugliest, bulldog chewing a wasp looking bike of all time...and god willing, it will be my next bike. Thanks for posting all the great pictures guys! I hope I can join your GS ranks soon!

    bbz
  11. mistercindy

    mistercindy In a state of equilibrium

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    Ain't it the truth!:rofl
  12. mmmpies

    mmmpies 101 in a 55

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    I think the old 1150 was more gnarly looking. The 12GS is more like the less ugly, annoying little brother that says "anything you can do I can do better"

  13. Howzit

    Howzit DoubleTrouble

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    Rick Danger, I love that console setup - Great job.
  14. 761

    761 Been here awhile

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    Liked the looks, would've liked the mount for the 1150 as well, but it wouldn't work, and I have no fabrication skills or equipment. So for now, I just bolted the thing on there. And of course BMW makes the rear rack with an arc, so you can't put anything on it! A few rubber washers, carriage bolts, locknuts, oversized washers and SHAZAAM!
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    from the back
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    it covers the passenger pillion a little, but not bad. I may remove the old mounting points and put on a back pad, so if wife ever shocks me and asks to go for a ride - I'll be ready!
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  15. 761

    761 Been here awhile

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  16. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    nicely done. :clap
  17. 761

    761 Been here awhile

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    thx
  18. FREDO RIDER

    FREDO RIDER I'm enjoying the route !

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    Very nice, I often thought doing the same-thing. But never did
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  19. gpothoven

    gpothoven whatever

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  20. RV7A/GS Pilot

    RV7A/GS Pilot GS pilot

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    This is my first attempt to submit a message to the thread. But here goes. Yesterday I installed the Adventure tank I received from Hammersley. I was shocked to find out about Frank's tragic accident. I don't know the details but it sure reminds us how dangerous it is out there. Anyway here is the scoop on my bike. 2005 R12 GS, wire spoke wheels, Jesse bags, Touratech tank bag with side panniers, Air Dams, CeeBailey tall and wide windshield, Garmin 396 with Xrad weather radar annd XM radio, Valentine detector. The only thing I want to add before setting off the Alaska to visit my daughter and son-in-law is a more comfortable seat.

    Tank installation went pretty well. Had a bit of a difficult time figuring out the hardware. Having access to lots of aircraft hardware didn't hurt. Total time to install was 7 hours. But I usually take about three times as long as the average mechanic. Fuel guage seems to work fine. \

    I took a number of pictures but seem to be able to attach only one. Maybe someone can tell me how to attach the rest of them.