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    Bought an r1200r
    on: May 25, 2023, 11:00:25 am
    May 25, 2023, 11:00:25 am
    Keeping the XR, but bought this for bimbling about with the missis.. :028:



    Catching a train from Leeds to Christchurch tomorrow morning and rding back..  :015: :001:

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    Re: Bought an r1200r
    Reply #1 on: May 25, 2023, 01:51:37 pm
    May 25, 2023, 01:51:37 pm
    And they are great too
    So long as you can keep the XR  :020:

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    Re: Bought an r1200r
    Reply #2 on: May 25, 2023, 02:16:42 pm
    May 25, 2023, 02:16:42 pm
    *Originally Posted by Warree [+]
    And they are great too
    So long as you can keep the XR  :020:

    The XR is staying..  :046:

    The r1200r has after market suspension, some carbon fibre goodies and is absolutely immaculate.. I watch a HD video of it and the guy had a hard time finding anything to point out, one tiny chip on the fork leg, a tiny chip on the cylinder head and a very fine scratch on the can.. 28k miles 2011.. Lovely, I just had to have it.. It's my first time as a 2 bike dad..  :008:

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    Re: Bought an r1200r
    Reply #3 on: May 25, 2023, 05:09:38 pm
    May 25, 2023, 05:09:38 pm
    Underrated bike!

    You’ll probably end up getting luggage for it and using it for weekends away

    And before you know it - you will be doing 2wk tours on it.

    6 months after that - you will wonder what happened !?!?!?!

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    Re: Bought an r1200r
    Reply #4 on: May 25, 2023, 05:17:04 pm
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    Spoked wheels !   That is unusual on that model.


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    Re: Bought an r1200r
    Reply #5 on: May 25, 2023, 07:32:35 pm
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    That’s a good combo to swap between an XR and R1200 but the after market sus really will be the thick end of the edge,the only bike I run that hasn’t got got aftermarket is my KTMGT and Jeeze is their a difference :003:

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    Re: Bought an r1200r
    Reply #6 on: May 27, 2023, 09:19:07 am
    May 27, 2023, 09:19:07 am
    06:30hr start, 4 trains, 6 if you include the tube.. while wearing my bike gear  :012: 267 mile ride home.. arrived on my drive 19:15hr but I did stop to help a damsel in destress, can you still say that?  :034: changed a wheel for her.  :028:

    Loved every mile, what a simple but engaging ride, like the olden days but with decent brakes and suspension..  :015:



     

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    Re: Bought an r1200r
    Reply #7 on: May 30, 2023, 06:13:12 am
    May 30, 2023, 06:13:12 am
    I'm happy for you and know the feeling of finding such a minter and then rocking up at home on it!  :047:
    A nice find and a nice looking bike.