I'm selling my 07' R1200R.

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Re: I'm selling my 07' R1200R.

Postby Buckster » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:44 am

The more I see it, the more I want it! Congrats on the new wheels!!
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Re: I'm selling my 07' R1200R.

Postby pistonbroke » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:18 pm

Hi
Been almost two years since I sold my 1200r
Missed it .rode a ktm superduke daily for the whole time.ordered a r 9t in oct.
4 weeks left to wait now..
I see that some have already got theirs.
In the suspence of waiting I purchased a 13 plate r1200 anniversary , what a great bike.
Roll on to april .
Lost rider I see you done 100,000 , thats a serious mileage .I'll rack up 20000 a year shared between a couple of bikes.
Hows the 9t..?
Must be good.
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Re: I'm selling my 07' R1200R.

Postby badbs101 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:45 pm

Is it just me or does the RnineT look about 2/3 scale when compared to the R1200R in the first pic of you at the dealer? I'm sure it's just an optical illusion but kinda funny.

I went and sat on one today at the local dealer and the RnineT is better looking than the R1200R and feels a little lighter with more of the weight lower. I really like the front forks and feel the telelever setup is not necessary any longer on a quality modern conventional front fork.

I did not find it more comfortable than the R1200R however. I felt the riding position was less upright, a little more leaned in to the wind and the seat was not necessarily better either being a tad narrower than the comfort seat. The differences were subtle but if I had to chose one as more comfortable, for me it would be the R1200R. Probably not a problem for you but for me, a bit on the heavy side (5'9" 225lbs), every square inch of seat I can get helps.

Congratulations. Bike looks great in your garage.
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Re: I'm selling my 07' R1200R.

Postby pistonbroke » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:54 am

Hi lost rider
Just seen on your 9t you have the rocker cover gaurds attached, please these the bmw ones
, are they plastic or blacked metal?
I used touratech on last 09 r.
For my newer bikes looking for something else.
I also see you gone for the normal indicators, wise move as I have had three now got broke .
One by me , brushed past in garage, two while parked.people walking past.
Old type are rounded off nice.
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Re: I'm selling my 07' R1200R.

Postby Sander Abernathy » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:46 am

Finn,

In the photo of Nancy's new bike on the R1200R photo thread, it looks like you've mounted a black box in place of the passenger seat on the R9T. Am I seeing things? If not, what is it and how did you mount it?

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Re: I'm selling my 07' R1200R.

Postby Lost Rider » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:51 am

That box is a HPRC 2200 case.
I have a wide variety of these cases and you'll see different ones mounted on my bike at different times.Makes for an everything-proof tail box that I don't think looks out of place on the 9T at all... sometimes function over fashion takes precedence. ;)
It's mounted using bolts that go into the threaded bits that hold the tail section to the subframe. Very sturdy, easy to remove and I can get my seat off still with it on.






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And a few more photos, my 9T is broken in now with the first service done last night.... now it's time to have some fun!

I will post up some thoughts and comparisons soon.

Need. More. Seat. Time.



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Re: I'm selling my 07' R1200R.

Postby Sander Abernathy » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:45 am

I thought it looked really good until I googled it and saw the price. Now I think it looks fantastic.
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Re: I'm selling my 07' R1200R.

Postby atractaspis » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:03 pm

Bike looks like a lot of fun... can't wait to hear your report about your first longer trip with it! And I really like Nancy's bike too ;) ... glad she gets to play with the R1200R now... how does she like it so far? Has she had a chance to ride the 9T yet?
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Re: I'm selling my 07' R1200R.

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:35 am

Good luck w the new steed, Joe, but, man! That center stand is going to be a bear to carry. :)
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Re: I'm selling my 07' R1200R.

Postby Acpantera » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:22 pm

I've noticed that the final drive ratio in the R9T is the GS' 2.91 vs the R12R's 2.75. With the R9T's low weight and lower gearing it must be pretty snappy.
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