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1Back to top Go down    Dropping in on Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:49 pm

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Well it has been a month or so since I changed bikes from my beloved brick to this, a R1200GS.

I thought I would share some observations and advice if anyone is thinking of getting an adventure style bike.

It is a totally different feel, the ride position, the low rev torque, the bulk, it is very different from my old K100RS.

The low rev of the airhead takes a while to get used to, I keep riding in a gear to low.

The sheer size of the thing also takes a little getting used to. It is great on the open road but I keep thinking twice about cutting through traffic, but I am getting there.

They do share some unique qualities. They are both superbly built and feel like they will go forever. They both have ground breaking design that uses cutting edge technology. The lack of frame on the GS is astounding. They both will go down as bike classics.

I am starting to love my new bike and the memory of my RS is fading, so I will say goodby and thank you to the great people who hang out here. This forum is a tremendous resource and a friendly place to be. I hope the new owner of my bike joins soon.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Dropping in on Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:56 pm

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Good to see you haven't forgotten us.
I'm gonna seed the idea here.
How about we have a border run where we meet at that tiny tinpot town on the WA SA border and find out what each other look like. I'll be the one with the Gorilla Mask on


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Dropping in on Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:20 pm

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@RicK G wrote:Giday
Good to see you haven't forgotten us.
I'm gonna seed the idea here.
How about we have a border run where we meet at that tiny tinpot town on the WA SA border and find out what each other look like. I'll be the one with the Gorilla Mask on

Haha, I am moving to the north of Western Australia, to Broome (the main reason for swapping bikes, to handle dirt roads) so it might be easier to meet on the NT border:D


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Dropping in on Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:08 pm

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Sounds like a good move except for the heat. Hope you have fun exploring that corner.



Last edited by RicK G on Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:31 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Cant spell for nuts)


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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." from Mencken's 1919 Prejudices

Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Dropping in on Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:17 am

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Well that was my story too, changing to a GS. But now I'm back with a K again. The true resolution is to have both, or more...


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Dropping in on Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:32 am

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@club_c wrote:Well that was my story too, changing to a GS. But now I'm back with a K again. The true resolution is to have both, or more...
Now that's the bit I like cheers


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