Originally Posted by alekkas
Are there any fairly common things that come up ... Other than replacing wear items.
Some but certainly not all R1200GS/GSAs have had issues with final drives and some with driveshaft u-joints, and those are well documented on numerous threads. My bike has been very reliable, and I find it easier and more satisfying to work on than other brands I've owned. Even removing my DRZ's seized swingarm pivot bolt was more aggravating than anything I've ever done on my GSA. For reference, my GSA's maintenance history is detailed at the links at the bottom of my post. Good luck with your decision!