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    Improved comfort

    Bike R1200r 2011 classic.

    I have always felt a bit cramped on the bike. ( 6ft 32" inside leg ) Previous bike was a 2015 GS. So I treated myself to a foot peg lowering kit and a bar riser kit. NN supplied the goods and I fitted them this weekend. The foot peg kit came with a brake line extension. It said probably not needed. Well I thought I would try and persuade the brake line to accept its lower position. It seemed a bit much so I fitted the extension piece supplied. So it meant of course a bleed of the rear brake system. As its a none abs I did a complete flush, seeing I had to break the seal on the fluid I did the front as well.

    It didn't take long to flush the front, the discolouration in the front circuit was more pronounce then the rear. A ride out today provide the benefit of the mods.

    http://cycle-ergo.com

    The above link is a tool I found useful in deciding what route to take to improve my riding comfort. Hope you may find it useful as well.

    Just had another fuel strip fitted last week( warranty ) thats the third one. I think the R1200r is good value when you compare it against some of the other models with almost identical spec.

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    useful link

    Thanks for the link quite useful.

    Clive

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    Will look into that. I'm 33" inside leg and do find it a bit tight but have added a sheepskin cover to raise the seat a bit. Are you sure non ABS thought all Classics came standard with ABS?
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    Hi Ted, Yes no abs, no magic suspension, tyre pressure monitors etc. It has heated grips onboard computer the list stops there. I thought of the raised comfort seat, extra 30mm but the option of the foot peg lowering kit was less than half the price. If you want I can pm you a few photos.

    I got the idea of the bar risers from you some months back. Nice easy fit and no mods for the cables.

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    Thanks Steve, got some bar raisers. Its my wifes bike so although I take it out to give it a run now and then. She is shorter than me so need to be sure she doesn't have any problems. Will have a look at the lower pegs and do some measuring.. Spent a few bob, as you do, swapping to alloys as wires a pain when punctured. So promised not to spend any more..
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