I do like to personalise things associated with the motorcycle, without going too far over the top. My recently-acquired small top-box is now graced by an R1200 R decal, exactly matching the one on the tank – see the pic below. I think that this neatly balances the looks of the bike, front and back, without overdoing things.
My helmet is also adorned with my nom de motorbiking, Lawrence of Suburbia, in a nice curvy handwriting script, just in case I forget who I am while out riding! This has caused more than one passing stranger to comment on it, when I might be sitting outside having a coffee, helmet on table in front of me, or wherever. All very pleasant!
I’ve also in the past put the same Lawrence of Suburbia decal unobtrusively on the bike: f’rinstance on my last GS, it was along the side of the front ‘beak’ and/ or across the top front of the screen – see pic.
Also in the past, on an earlier GS, I had the lids of the black plastic BMW hard panniers painted to match the bike, and put on the lids matching R1200 GS decals, again looking very much in keeping with the bike and balancing front and back visually.
This latest R1200 R decal was very kindly made up for me by fellow Forum participant Erin, aka here as <mcmonkey mcbean>, who tells me that she can make up kits of pretty much whatever bike stickers or decals you desire, in your colour of choice. Reflective vinyl can be used at a small extra cost.
Erin charged me only AUD (or US) $28 including postage from NZ to Oz for four (4) of these decals in soft silver vinyl, matching the original tank decals exactly.
Knowing that I was intending to make this post, Erin asks me to advise anyone interested to contact her direct on the Personal Messaging (PM) link here. I’m outta here now!
Cheers… and enjoy!
Lawrence of Suburbia
Outer Brisbane, SE Queensland, Australia
2012 R1200R: Montego Blue with ABS, ESA, RDC, OBC, Puig rear hugger, Eagle semi-touring screen, Stebel Magnum horn, Grip Puppies, ss oil-cooler guard, Abdeckring installed, Wunderlich ‘Trophy’ fairing coming soon… that’s it!