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    New R1200GS TE Exclusive ordered

    Hi all,

    Just ordered my brand new R1200GS TE Exclusive so I thought I'd look around for a UK forum to hang around in.

    I've always like the GS since Charlie and Ewan did their thing but I've always had mainly sports bikes for the last 25 or so years. I commute on my current bike (an old fireblade) but the wind noise has been affecting my tinnitus. I arranged a test ride on a GS and within 10 mins, knew I was going to have one. I was going to go for the GSA, but after sitting on one in the showroom after my test ride, I realised that my short legs would not let me safely filter in the city and get both feet firmly down inbetween cars if needed. Sensibly, I went for the lower GS which I can handle much easier in tight situations.

    I have never been so impressed with a bike as the GS. I loved the wind protection on the motorway. The handling on the back roads was perfect. The comfort was better than anything I've ever ridden after 1 hour. Performance was plenty (even after owning a fireblade and a hayabusa). Slow speed manoeuvres a doddle. TFT was beautiful This bike ticks every box for me.

    So with the TFT, Vario panniers and the nav5 all thrown in the deal for no extra cost, I signed on the dotted line and can't wait to pick it up.

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    Welcome. Good choice of bike.

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    Good choice, enjoy


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    Sound like a great deal - congratulations. Anything after a sports bike will be mega comfortable for hour plus rides

    James
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    Greetings & welcome to the forum....
    Bounce

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    Well, after 1 month of ownership and 1500 miles, I'm loving it. I thought I better post a picture.

    So many mods I want to do but not sure which one first

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    Check that all the spokes go "ting". Any "tongs" and you're doomed

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    Quote Originally Posted by bristolsaint View Post
    Check that all the spokes go "ting". Any "tongs" and you're doomed
    Checking them now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Well, after 1 month of ownership and 1500 miles, I'm loving it. I thought I better post a picture.

    So many mods I want to do but not sure which one first
    Give us your list and we will help you decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Marshall View Post
    Give us your list and we will help you decide.
    Protection for front of engine, so mudguard extender or engine cover (or both)
    Engine bars I like the Wunderlich ones with the tank bars too
    Akrapovic Titanium collectors
    Hilltopped
    Rear shock protection - Hugger possibly
    Tracker fitted
    Charger with can-bus compatibility so I can plug into the aux socket for ease

    They are the immediate ones that I can think of

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    Charger Optimate 4 dual is what I use
    Wunderlich engine bars good choice I have them.
    get yourself a Roadlok for the front wheel, better than a disc lock.
    Rainguard cover size L keeps prying eyes away, sometimes.

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