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RS after 1 year and 16000km

Discussion in 'BMW R1200RS Reviews' started by Joakim Chmelnik, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Joakim Chmelnik

    Joakim Chmelnik New Member

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    Hi,
    I have had my RS since June 2016. It has now gone 16000km. A wonderful driving machine, fun, sporty, top brakes and suspension.

    In the beginning, I got back pain, so I mounted the bars raiser, it turned out good. This year when I took it out after the winter and started driving, I got back pain again, especially when driving longer stretches. Considered changing motorcycles to RT.
    RT It's a nice motorcycle, great comfort, easy to drive but not as sporty and fun as the RS. Also tested a GS. A good all-round motorcycle, not the best on anything but good at all. Sportier than RT, but does not have the same feeling in driving as RS.

    I started wondered how I would do. I want to continue driving motorcycle. I removed bar riser. Took a long trip, highway, small roads, drove fast and slowly. To my surprise, I did not feel bad at all in my back. So I will keep my beautiful gray and black RS. She will get a new Slip-On as a gift:)
     
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  2. James Bagley

    James Bagley Well-Known Member

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    I love a story with a happy ending. That's an impressive amount of riding for only one year. Well done!
     
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  3. Andy Griffiths

    Andy Griffiths Well-Known Member

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    Do not mention 'slip-ons' :rolleyes:, Bravo will be along in a minute with a double entendre about 'strap-ons':) ( counting on you....buddy)
     
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  4. Leon.P.

    Leon.P. Well-Known Member

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    Glad you kept the RS.:):)
     
  5. alain bruneau

    alain bruneau Active Member

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    You got to give yourself at least a month after a long period of hibernation. The muscles in your back and arms haven't been
    used in a while. I always get pain when a take my motorcycle out in april after 5 months of inactivity. After a couple of few thousand
    kilometers, everything set back in.
     

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