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Thread: Who here rides a R1200/1250RS?

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    Awesome! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorhead1977 View Post
    When I search the forums there seems to be a dirth of threads/posts concerning the RS. I just know there has to be more members than me and my next door neighbor who ride the RS. Anyone else out there?
    I ride a 2020 R1250RS and love it. I've owned a 2006 K1200GT, a 2010 R1200GS, and a 2013 R1200RT. Bought the RS after taking one for a test ride when my RT was in for its 72K service and couldn't be happier with the switch. My only (minor) complaint is the slight reduction in the size of the side and top cases compared to the RT, so I pack a bit lighter.

    As for mods, I recently installed the Cyclops Evolution turn signals front and rear and love the increased visibility. Also bought a set of Helibars handlebar risers but removed them as I liked the stock bar height better.

    Mike

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    A Couple More Little Things...

    I added a SW Motech Pro Daypack. I had originally gotten one of the smaller Pro Micro bags and didn't really like it. It may not have been too small, but the top opening of it was. The daypack is just a little bigger and the opening is the full size of the bag, which makes it much easier to put stuff into it and get to it when I need to.



    That's how it sits on the bike with the mounting base pushed right to the back. It's far enough forward that my chest doesn't contact it - a concern for me with some tank bags, because I'm barely 5'5" - and steering goes lock-to-lock with plenty of room for more.

    In that picture you can also see my Zumo 396LMT mounted on a Ram ball that mounts to one of the bar riser holes. Between the Ram ball and the GPS is a BRCOVAN double ball arm that uses a security torx bit to attach and I got a ZumoLock to lock the GPS to its mount. That should at least help keep the honest people honest and allow me to leave the GPS on the bike for shorter stops. When I'm not using the GPS, which is most of the time, the only thing left on the bike will be the Ram ball, which is much less of an eyesore than the entire GPS mount.

    Since the GPS is not going to be on the bike all the time, I spliced a coiled USB cable onto it and will power it from the accessory socket.

    Just because I'm paranoid, that doesn't mean the entire world isn't out to get me.

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    Typical drivers in Chicagoland...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmetcVhelhM


    Love the RS though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justabill View Post
    Typical drivers in Chicagoland...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmetcVhelhM


    Love the RS though.
    "Typical drivers," full stop. Had the same thing happen to me just yesterday in DC.
    Just because I'm paranoid, that doesn't mean the entire world isn't out to get me.

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    Anyone here attending the Fall Appalachian Riding Tour in Sparta NC next week? It's an annual event through the BMWST website. It's a great group of people and the riding is on some of the best roads in the Appalachian mountains. The event hotel is full up but you might find a room nearby. You can read about it here: https://www.bmwsporttouring.com/topi...-sept-20-24th/

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    First Oil Change

    I changed my oil and filter today. I like to do it about every 3k miles (I was a little late with this one) and consider it cheap insurance.

    There is some chatter in this thread about how much oil should go in. Granted, it was started by an R1200RT owner, so maybe the 1250 got a slight oil capacity bump? A quick google search appears to indicate 4l just like the 1250s, but since I read that thread before diving in, I was a little careful. Bottom line, our bikes do take the full 4l.

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...hlight=r1250rs

    Other notes in case anyone has yet to do this:

    - The drain plug uses a 10mm hex and is tightened to 42Nm*
    - The filter gets tightened to 11Nm* and thankfully uses the same filter socket as my MkVI GTI
    - When removing the filter, oil will drain onto the right header pipe, so best to wrap a little aluminum foil around it to save you some clean up.

    *Per the service manual

    Peace of mind for the next few months of commuting...
    Just because I'm paranoid, that doesn't mean the entire world isn't out to get me.

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    My GS

    Today I added bar risers and ordered some lonerider motobags. Of course it is winter so Iím getting ready to put it up in storage for a few months.

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    2019 BMW R1250GS
    2022 Honda CRF300L
    2021 Honda Africa Twin 1100 (Adventure Sports ES DCT)

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    I Do!

    I have a 2020 R1250RS.

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    Excellent. Me too. What color, specs etc?

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    Have a 2024 RS Triple Black on order, can't wait to get it delivered.

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    Wowzer! A 2024 TBD. My 2020 is getting older by the day

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