Whoa- R1200r custom

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Speed King, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Been here awhile

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    Love it. All motorcycle.

    Cakeeater
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  2. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    BMW /2 fuel tank.
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  3. Detroit Steve

    Detroit Steve Homely Adventurer

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    The fuel tank, if an actual BMW tank looks to from a pre-1955 single.
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  4. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Tires are Avon Distanzia. Great tires IMHO . They stick, last a long time and have a rugged look. What's not to love ?
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  5. scrannel

    scrannel Scrannel

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    Shit, I thought they were a set of period Wehrmacht tires pulled off a BMW shot dead on it's way to Stalingrad.
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  6. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    Did the single have the compartment on top. I was guessing the 6 gallon /2 tank.
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  7. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    They are dual sport tires, good ones, but don't stick as well as pure pavement tires. And that bike seems very unlikely to ever see dirt?
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  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Excellent tires, great in all weather, and stick like glue. I haven't rund a set of tires short of super stickey Pilot Power that stuck as well. For the look, that was a great choice!

    Jim :brow
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  9. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    It would if I owned it. :deal

    It's crude looking, obnoxious, and loud. Everything a motorcycle should be. :thumb
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  10. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    It's beastly and antisocial, in the way that Harleys want to be but aren't. Coolest bike I've seen in a long, long time.
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  11. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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    Trust me - I'd have no problem ridin' the livin' piss out of that thing.
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  12. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    It's a custom, brand doesn't matter. For example, what brand is this?
    [​IMG]
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  13. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Bajaharley and the dirtster look pretty darn antisocial and I doubt they're quiet...:deal
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  14. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Broken Link brand?

    Izzat one of the new Chinese companies?

    :dunno
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  15. mogu83

    mogu83 Adventurer

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    What a great example of what a creative mind can do with what is supposed to be BMWs most boring bike.
    Someone should move that picture to the BMWMOA forum, I'm sure it would give someone a heart attack.
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  16. badbs101

    badbs101 Adventurer

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    I don't think any of their bikes are "supposed" to be boring. In fact the R1200R is quicker and corners better than any GS/A or RT due to its much lighter weight.
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  17. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    I've owned a R1200R for about 6k miles of riding and traveling. Great bike. Boring...? Compared to other naked bike options, most definitely. A Monster 1100, a Speed Triple,....those are its naked-bike brethren. And the choice becomes clear...if I have to tolerate the wind blast from a naked bike, that bike needs to be a hooligan.

    The R1200R is nice, don't get me wrong. It's nice, like your elderly aunt is nice.
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  18. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    :clap:clap:clap

    I like it
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  19. Marcin

    Marcin Adventurer

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    Great looking custom, and what i like the most is that footpegs are still in original place and no fat tire in the back.
    When i get bored of my r1200r who knows :evil
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  20. celticus

    celticus Been here awhile

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    Can someone please more closely define for me what is boring about an R1200R? I don&#8217;t want to argue but I want to know what you find boring. I&#8217;ve owned mine since 2006 and the bike will keep up with Ducati Monsters (850? Only one I&#8217;ve tried) and Triumph 1050 Tigers just fine. All while wearing the big boring hard bags. I believe I was carrying the discarded cold weather the Duck rider had no more use for. By boring do you mean practical? I&#8217;ve never ridden a Triumph hooligan bike but I think I&#8217;d like it. I&#8217;ve looked at other bikes (never ridden) but for one reason or other (fuel capacity, camping, gear capacity, rear seat for the wife) always just bought a new farkle for the R and stayed with it. It could be that I am just boring and so the R suits me just fine. I would however love to have an R with the gold plated upside down front forks. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Mark
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