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Old 12-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #11251
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I couldn't help myself! Talked to the dealer and it just HAPPENED that he had a red 1200 GSW coming in about the middle of March with exactly everything I wanted on it.....

Sending in a deposit Monday.....

I don't wannabe a wannabe any longer!

Farkles have already been mostly thought out with a great deal of help from all on ADVRider! THANKS!!
You should be very happy, and the correct color to boot.
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:17 PM   #11252
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I'd rather watch the road, than the tach!
I run a smaller Montana on the same location. It does cover the top of the tach but the needle appears on the rs before the redline.

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Old 12-15-2013, 01:08 AM   #11253
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Guess being close to Germany has it's advantages after all. You get 2014 springs while the Canadians get 2013 leftovers...
Fast delivery is another benefit, as my bike was built on December 5th, and arrived at my dealer on the 12th!
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:21 AM   #11254
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Did find this, not shure if it has been posted before, anyway...



http://www.insella.it/video/come-nas...ella-r-1200-gs
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:57 PM   #11255
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Fast delivery is another benefit, as my bike was built on December 5th, and arrived at my dealer on the 12th!
Congratulations! Post a pic when you get a chance!
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:46 PM   #11256
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Congratulations! Post a pic when you get a chance!
Damn forgot to look when mine was built.

I ordered it on Nov 13 and dealer said they had one on order for 10 Dec delivery. Picked it up, with the rack/bag installed exactly a month later on 13 Dec 13 :-)

Done 965km so far and loving it. First service on Thurs to get rid of the run in oil and away we go!
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:55 AM   #11257
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I cannot recall if this info was verified and posted before, but here is my question to Castrol on Facebook regarding the recommended oil for our GSWs, based on what I have been able to find and purchase vs the oil BMW says to use in the manual:



Ths is the link they offered above, not that their FB page is any great source of info: https://www.facebook.com/CastrolMoto
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:36 PM   #11258
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Oh my god I need to bathe in sin after reading that email—that is one happy castol man... Reaching out?

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Old 01-16-2014, 03:39 PM   #11259
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Damn forgot to look when mine was built.

I ordered it on Nov 13 and dealer said they had one on order for 10 Dec delivery. Picked it up, with the rack/bag installed exactly a month later on 13 Dec 13 :-)

Done 965km so far and loving it. First service on Thurs to get rid of the run in oil and away we go!
Nearly 1000km in 3 days on a new bike?? That’s impressive - glad to hear it’s going well!
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:01 PM   #11260
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Nearly 1000km in 3 days on a new bike?? That’s impressive - glad to hear it’s going well!
Mine is 1 week shy of 4 months old, and has 8,000 miles on it. The rear tire is near the wear bars. No problems to speak of, still having a blast.
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:18 PM   #11261
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Nearly 1000km in 3 days on a new bike?? That’s impressive - glad to hear it’s going well!


Wife picked up her R1200R on a Saturday, we were out Saturday and Sunday, had to work Monday, so no riding, Tuesday I dropped it off with 1000km on the clock.



Pretty common here - I got my GS and within three days I also were at about 600 miles.
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:19 PM   #11262
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Mine is 1 week shy of 4 months old, and has 8,000 miles on it. The rear tire is near the wear bars. No problems to speak of, still having a blast.

Nice one, mine goes under the knife for a new exhaust flap actuator - at my last service the technician noted it was 'louder than it should be' when opening and closing the flap... although it functions correctly. Otherwise, good as gold.
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:21 PM   #11263
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Wife picked up her R1200R on a Saturday, we were out Saturday and Sunday, had to work Monday, so no riding, Tuesday I dropped it off with 1000km on the clock.







Pretty common here - I got my GS and within three days I also were at about 600 miles.

Aww she is looking very pleased!
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:52 PM   #11264
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She's super happy with the bike. As am I ...

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Old 01-16-2014, 09:33 PM   #11265
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Nice one, mine goes under the knife for a new exhaust flap actuator - at my last service the technician noted it was 'louder than it should be' when opening and closing the flap... although it functions correctly.
Sounds like you got a good one, why fix what's not broken...
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