2017: R1200GS Rallye Standard Exclusive

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Loutre, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. svtride

    svtride Been here awhile

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    +1. Same combo.
    No interference. Though one side is slightly tighter than the other which I put to build variation.
  2. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    I have the new ones, with bumpers. Yes they touch. No pressure though.
  3. Applecrate

    Applecrate Smell It First

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    I have to think BMW enlarged the crash bar bumpers to provide a larger contact point to disperse energy in a crash. That would suggest that BMW assumes there will be contact in a crash, no?
    One option I am considering is to remove the rubber bumpers and add either the touratech or Altrider support bars for these particular crash bars. No touching and more support.
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  4. grace

    grace Been here awhile

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    i had both on my 2013 gs lc and they didn't touch.
  5. Doug Fremder

    Doug Fremder 2017 BMW R1200GS Triple Black

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    I personally like the look w/o the stickers. Congrats on your new GS!
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  6. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    No. They are the Brooks Auto Sports. Worked well.
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  7. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Rode some of the worst washboard I have seen in Death Valley in years. It just about rattled the Jeeps into a thousand pieces!!!

    But I hardly noticed it on my Rallye with Dynamic ESA. I could see my front forks moving extremely rapidly up and down but I hardly felt anything through the foot pegs are handlebars. That dynamic ESA works amazingly well. Best bike suspension I have ever been on Offroad.
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  8. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Thanks
  9. misanthropic

    misanthropic Long timer

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    Just picked up a new 17 Rallye today. I got a NAV 6, Vario side cases and a bigger BMW skid plate in what I think is a pretty good deal. I said I wouldn’t get another Telelever bike but here I am. The ride home from the dealer was cold but fantastic. Back to a GS after an 11 year hiatus.
  10. diegosaenz

    diegosaenz Been here awhile

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    Congratulations! Try riding at 20F, that's cold... ha!
  11. misanthropic

    misanthropic Long timer

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    Hey it was 32 on the way up to the dealer on the old bike. That’s cold for here. Much better on the way home with better wind protection and heated grips.
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  12. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    I have just taken the hand guards off my new GS as they are too hot.....:D
  13. grace

    grace Been here awhile

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    congrats.
    1. how come you swore off telever?
    2. what motivated you to change your mind and return to telever?
  14. misanthropic

    misanthropic Long timer

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    I didn’t really swear it off I just thought it felt a little vague compared to a conventional fork. I came close to buying a 1290 SAS but in the end despite its higher cost I felt the GS was a better value. I got a good deal and I don’t have to add much to it. With the KTM you have to add the quick shifter, heated grips and this bike has all that. My last GS was an 1150 and this engine is light years ahead of that. Edit. Shaft drive sold me as well.
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  15. misanthropic

    misanthropic Long timer

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    What windscreen is that?
  16. slow24

    slow24 Adventurer

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    Ztehnik Vstream sheild
  17. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Vstream medium height. Works great. Makes the ride much quieter. I have used them on all of my GS and RT’s. Even used one on my 2012 Goldwing.


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  18. misanthropic

    misanthropic Long timer

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    How tall are you?
  19. MoodyGS

    MoodyGS Going round the bend

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    What oil did you put in it?



  20. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    If anyone in the UK is about to buy one of these bikes, shoot me a PM, as I’m selling mine.