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hi all
just over a week now ,i have been riding the bike every day .the gs has gone back to the back of the garage for time being .the r1200r is a fantastic bike for sure .it handles superb even when pushed hard . i have left it on the sport setting and not tried the others , its better on fuel as well ,only a few more miles to a gallon , comfort is fine ,used to sports bike plank seats . the motor is great around 80mph . 300miles plus now under my belt on it just commuting to work , it has rained 4 days out of 7 that i have ridden. poor bike is now filthy, it has used some oil too, however not topped it up yet. still quite high in the sight window when hot and level .
rca :).
 

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congrats RCA...

the first week with my R1200R is up tomorrow....

still getting acquained with it... no complaints yet :D
 

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congrats on the pick up, glad to hear your enjoying your new BMW R1200R! I bet it's a really fun commuter bike. Can't wait to get my own R1200R, just waiting on more funds to come in!

Don't forget to give her a nice clean up!
 

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hi all
another week + on , yet more rain and rubbish coming down , bike is now real filthy , 500mile +now , topped up with 200ml of oil , the bike is great ,going to need a rear tyre very soon . i have been very pleased with it all round , not missed a beat at all ,been left outside all day while at work , road handling is fantastic ,still not tried the comfort setting or the normal mode , changed the exhaust to a laser end pipe , sounds a little louder , nice .i am glad to ditch the boat anchor it came with . half the weight as well , fuel wise between 48 and 55 mpg at 70 mph , well thats what the computer shows . oiled all linkages yesterday ,they look dry . my only gripe is lack of rack , or small place to put parcels etc , gets a pain to wear a back pack at speed . have put a front mudguard extender on and it makes a lot of difference to the amount of crap that gets thrown up , does look terrible though.
have enjoyed riding the bike compared to leaning over a sports bike .
now i need to wash and wipe over with rag with oil on it .
rca :)
 

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hi fleuger
no the bike does not need a tyre after 500 mile , i bought the bike with 6000 mile on it , 8 weeks on it is in need of a tyre now for sure , i will fit a pair for the winter , the bike is is a filthy state now as i use it every day as a work horse , been that impressed with it sold the gs that i normally use for the forthcoming bad weather . done 2000 miles on it now .
pic attached ,click to enlarge , got this one a little hot on some spirited riding ,it is a softer compound . i like them a little harder, get a bit of wear out of them , next pair are going to be sports tourers with deep tread for the wet weather.
rca:)
oh i forgot the bike has used a just over a litre of oil now , had one full service in the last week.
 

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I have had my bike for only 4 days. just starting to get use to it and loving it.

I filled up for the first time. I let the petrol light come on and then did about 25 more km.
I put in 19.08L in a 18 L tank? That is a bit scary, but this is the first time that I am filling it up so I will see next time.
The computer says that I can do 347km on the new tank. Is that a bit optimistic?
 
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