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Longer term review - Youtube

Discussion in 'BMW R1200RS Reviews' started by Peter Burridge, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Peter Burridge

    Peter Burridge Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I was bored and threw this together. It's missing the Clearwater lights demo. I'll do that now.




    And the missing end light demo:


     
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  2. Dave

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    Hi Peter,
    good review but I think my youtube may be faulty, whole movie was grey and black, never saw any colour, especially blue! (one red door?)
    Not quite up to your mileage yet, 2015rs had over 8000 when I px'd for the 2017 in march, now over 4000 miles.
    Like the additional kit, just realised my list is getting longer!
    AVG is good, also the wider rear mudguard, it does keep the rear lights clear for longer. I had to check many times across Europe that the older bike still had clean lights behind me. The wet tunnels in Norway seemed to throw quite a lot of dirty, sandy muck over the bike despite a wunderlich hugger.
    Dave
     
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    Peter Burridge Well-Known Member Contributor

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    It's all grey oop North. Or it has been lately :)
     
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    Dave Well-Known Member

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    Steaming hot here in sunny southwest devon, Torquay so hot I left the bike alone. One ride on the RS and the ST this week but needed a shower on my return as after 100 miles across Dartmoor.
    Dave
     
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    We have had a really shite summer up this way :(
     
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    Hi Peter, my tablet is telling me your above link is broken, would you be able to check I would like to see your reviews. Probably a fault at my end!
     
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    Peter Burridge Well-Known Member Contributor

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    It should be good to go Willy, just checked it out and it's fine.

    Peter
     
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    Thanks for sharing your videos Peter. Nice quality and bike looks great. Once it gets cooler I will be doing a long term review as well.
     
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    A couple of things, I discovered that the Pyramid Fenda Extenda was ungluing on one side so I redid that. I also tidied the wiring that I was going to live with :)

    Today, while having some fun, I discovered that the HP footrests in the mid position with the suspension set to one helmet and a 160lb rider do touch before the tyre gets to it very edge. I checked half a dozen times and yes they do it quite easily :D

    I've also started using dynamic suspension even on bumpy roads as it's more controlled, better damped.
     
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    Wow, you've spent a lot of money, Peter. Care to enlighten us?
     
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    I suppose that I have, getting the RS to the point where it suits my purpose. I part exchanged my Pan European (ST1300) and my KTM 690 Enduro R to fund the RS. Both were similarly farkled and the bits funded a lot of the RS add ons. I've not itemised the cost (and I prefer not to) but the Clearwater lights were very significant. The basic bike is right though and would do the job just fine. The bike is well protected from the weather, it's comfortable, I'm more visible on it than I would otherwise be and it's my office when I'm training. A lot of money was spent on it over the course of some months. What could I do without on reflection?

    The Fender Extenda because the MachineArtMoto Avant does such a good job.

    The GPS mount because standard is okay for me (I do like it's enhanced appearance though)

    The stainless bar ends are bling only but again look better than black imo.

    The HP Footrests are mainly bling to be honest. I no longer use the lower position but again I like the look.

    Exhaust can is also cosmetic and I'm not sure I could live with the chrome lump.

    Peter
     
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    Now that I have the crash bars I think that aux lights are next year's upgrade. Of your upgrades this is probably the most important / functional. :)
     
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    Graham Lewis Active Member Contributor

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    Peter
    I am really interested how and where you have fitted your camera. I will pm you and see if you would be ok if I pop over some time. Was in Kendal last week to friends who were ex bikers (ill health)
     
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    Peter Burridge Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Apologies for not getting back to you Graham. I've been away. You are welcome to pop over. Please to pm me.

    Peter
     
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    thank you have done that conversation thingy which I presume is pm!
     

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