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Old 06-29-2012, 12:51 PM   #2957
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Originally Posted by Happy Wanderer View Post
Interesting that the reason people buy the newer 1200GS bikes is because they don't have surging issues, they don't have the snatchy throttle issues nor do they have roll on and roll off throttle issues that the 1150 and 1100 models are so notorious for. With the new controllers and dual O2 sensors, independant cylinder management and even anti knock sensors I have to wonder why you think you need an air temp spoofer for such a machine? This is fixing a problem that IMO, does not exist.

Have you ridden a 1200 yet? Or just feel a need to join the cult?
I've ridden a few 1200s, yes, and recently rode the 2012, and definitely fell in lust. That being said, my 1150 (120K miles on it) never really had a surging issue. I find the ICE Air has made the bike peppier and more responsive, and can imagine that adding that to the 1200. I wouldn't add it to the 1200 until I got some time on it. Since I want to ride the (as yet unpurchased) 1200 for a while, I was just wondering if I could buy an Air later, or should buy one now. (If I do get the 1200, I still plan to keep the 1150)

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