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Old 04-14-2007, 12:10 PM   #1681
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My 1200GS B1090 Cambridgeshire, England.
The Licence disc location is like a wart on a Supermodel's nose.. I know UK law requires it, but I feel your pain...
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:24 PM   #1682
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You can mount them much less conspicuous than that!

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Old 04-15-2007, 03:29 PM   #1683
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3 weeks and 2000 miles later.....

I collected my 1200 from a very nice guy not too far away from where I live, it's my 3rd GS in 5 yrs, previous models I've had were the 1100 & 1150. The 1200 beats the shit out of the other two by a country mile!!!!!

I was in Northern Ireland last week, some fantastic roads and amazing people, I can't wait to return there

Some pics from Thursday afternoon on the Antrim Coast road.......

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Old 04-15-2007, 03:34 PM   #1684
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You can mount them much less conspicuous than that!
Tax Disc on the beak is not a problem for me, but seems to upset others - soooooooo I have moved it to the frame just above the exhaust heat guard - I now have an excuse to post another pic of my bike in a day or two.
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:39 PM   #1685
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Nice, now you have clean lines again.


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Tax Disc on the beak is not a problem for me, but seems to upset others - soooooooo I have moved it to the frame just above the exhaust heat guard - I now have an excuse to post another pic of my bike in a day or two.
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:40 PM   #1686
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Tax Disc on the beak is not a problem for me, but seems to upset others - soooooooo I have moved it to the frame just above the exhaust heat guard - I now have an excuse to post another pic of my bike in a day or two.
Cheers mate,, didn't mean to apply so much Peer pressure.
I am South African born and raised, and we had the same system there which I hated all my life. I now live in Germany where all of that stuff goes on your licence plate. Much nicer !! (Added bonus.. the Autobahn,, no speed limits)
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:55 PM   #1687
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Care to explain? I used to have an 1150GS and am contemplating a 1200GS.
I have an 04 & 07 Adventure as well. I loved my 1150 so much I thought I would own it forever & ever. Now I am having a hard time even riding it a little. The 1200 is so much better in every respect. OK, well the 1150 is better looking, but that is it. EVERYTHING works better on the 1200.
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:29 AM   #1688
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:56 AM   #1689
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Hey There, new to the forum and thought I'd share a pic or two of my own. I took a trip down around the South of Ireland (Kerry) recently. Hint: if your ever in Ireland take spin around the 'Gap of Dunloe', some of the nicest biking I've done in a long time!




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Old 04-16-2007, 07:47 PM   #1690
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I have an 04 & 07 Adventure as well. I loved my 1150 so much I thought I would own it forever & ever. Now I am having a hard time even riding it a little. The 1200 is so much better in every respect. OK, well the 1150 is better looking, but that is it. EVERYTHING works better on the 1200.
1150GSA : +Better build, engine smoother even at high rpm, stock seat more comfy, better stability when running, shorter first gear, looks slightly better than the 12 IMHO.

-heavy, accelerates sluggishly compared to the 12, noise observed from windscreen and instrument area when in gravel, pillion comfort is terrible.

1200GSA : +Powerful engine, excellent acceleration and trottle response, feels 100kg lighter than the 1150, good wind protection, very nimble, very good lighting power, comfy pillion seat.

-engine vibey at high rpm, build not as good as the 1150, CANBUS limits your options on what electrical accesories to attach, tall first gear, stability lacking if compared to the 1150, rider seat is terrible.

Overall: but I love them both.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:18 AM   #1691
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[quote=ricochet]1150GSA : +Better build, engine smoother even at high rpm, stock seat more comfy, better stability when running, shorter first gear, looks slightly better than the 12 IMHO.

-heavy, accelerates sluggishly compared to the 12, noise observed from windscreen and instrument area when in gravel, pillion comfort is terrible.




Would agree with you there. I never owned an 1150 but a buddy of mine bought one last year. He loves it (and rightly so as it is an exceptional bike) but the weight difference is noticable. The build quality between the two is also noticable. The 1150 just feels so much STRONGER than the 1200. But as Ricochet says it is really down to a matter of taste and rider preference methinks Still though... wouldn't change mine for the world...

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Old 04-17-2007, 02:57 PM   #1692
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Okay.
Here's my GS all rigged up for the 07 season.
That's 140+ liters of hard, lockable storage, folks!
Full tool set, camping gear, kitchen, clothing and mobile office ready to roll.
By April 30th I'll be a vagabond again!
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:50 PM   #1693
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Hey There, new to the forum and thought I'd share a pic or two of my own. I took a trip down around the South of Ireland (Kerry) recently. Hint: if your ever in Ireland take spin around the 'Gap of Dunloe', some of the nicest biking I've done in a long time!
Wonderful Pics there,, My question is, How did you organize a cloudless day in Ireland ??
Looks like something i'd love to try...
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:20 AM   #1694
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Wonderful Pics there,, My question is, How did you organize a cloudless day in Ireland ??
Looks like something i'd love to try...
My pics are from a cloudless day in Northern Ireland, a change compared to the last time I was there, no rain this time!!!!
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:27 AM   #1695
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Hi Questor,

Very nice looking bags in a very nice looking bike. What seat is that? I'm on hunt for a replacement of my OEM seat that I find uncomfy? How do you find yours? Thanks

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Okay.
Here's my GS all rigged up for the 07 season.
That's 140+ liters of hard, lockable storage, folks!
Full tool set, camping gear, kitchen, clothing and mobile office ready to roll.
By April 30th I'll be a vagabond again!
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