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    Passenger back rest for '05 R1200 GS

    Hey folks. I got married earlier this year and my wife wants to ride with me. Unfortunately, she can only handle 45 minutes on the back of my '05 GS before her back starts hurting.

    I am looking...
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    Thanks for the feedback! Over the last few weeks...

    Thanks for the feedback! Over the last few weeks I have refined my plan. I have a buddy near Avinger TX who will let me drop my car/trailer at his farm. I will then head south and west,...
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    Thanks Barry! I like the idea of checking out...

    Thanks Barry! I like the idea of checking out Beale St. and taking in some blues. And maybe taking in some of Route 66, either westbound or eastbound.
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    Hmmm...good point. I hadn't thought about the...

    Hmmm...good point. I hadn't thought about the weekend traffic coming back into Los Angeles. Perhaps I will modify my schedule so that I arrive on a Saturday instead of a Sunday.
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    Thanks for the advice! I'm not sure if I can get...

    Thanks for the advice! I'm not sure if I can get "Diners, Drive-in and Drives" up here but I'll check
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    Don: I guess I should have inidicated Los...

    Don:

    I guess I should have inidicated Los Angeles. You don't think I can make it from Memphis to Los Angeles in 9 days?
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    Thoughts on a trip from Memphis to LA

    Greetings from The Great White North eh!

    I am planning a trip across some of the southern states in March and April. :usa Having never driven through this area (either on my bike or in a car), I...
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    Things for your GS

    The R 1200 GS is an excellent machine right out of the box. You culd ride it in that condition for years. However, each of us like to customize oour bikes to suit our riding contitions and...
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    I am 6'3" and 290 lbs. I went from an '02 F650GS...

    I am 6'3" and 290 lbs. I went from an '02 F650GS to an '05 R1200GS. Is it heaveir? Yes. And that's a good thing. One of the problems I had with the F650GS was that I would get blown all over the...
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    Thanks very much jacco! I will be ordering that...

    Thanks very much jacco! I will be ordering that cruise control next week, along with replacements for my missing Owners News editions. Both the mags and the MOA members are truly great.
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    Thanks again to all for your help

    I did an Internet Search on "Gizmo Mills Brake LED" and was referred to BMW Dean's page. Dean had a link to Gizmo Mills, which appears to have changed its name to Homebody Designs (here is the new...
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    R1200GS Electronic Cruise Control

    Help!

    I have misplaced last year's Owners News that had the article on electronic cruise control for R1200GS. Can anyone remember who manufactured or sold that product?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Thanks everyone!

    Thanks everyone!
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    LEDs for R1200Gs

    I have an '05 R1200GS. I want to add the following to it, and am looking for insights/feedback from MOA members. I am hoping to pick up equipment that bolts/snaps in with no modifications, and does...
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    I was wondering what the tag is I see in the pics...

    I was wondering what the tag is I see in the pics of both GSes...the one on the lower left fork near the calipers? One reads "9 06" and the other "11 06".
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    R1200GS Owners Manual

    :cry Has anyone out there succesfully replaced their R1200GS owners manual in the stock position ??? !!! ??? :cry

    I have tried repeatedly to get that rubber ring to work with no success. I...
  17. Thread: R 1200GS Clutch

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    I am also having the stinking clutch phenomenon...

    I am also having the stinking clutch phenomenon on my R12GS. I have done a very small amount of off-roading, and I could definitely smell it then. However, I get this smell a lot when I am riding...
  18. Thread: R1200GS Quirks

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    I switched from an F650GS to an R1200GS earlier...

    I switched from an F650GS to an R1200GS earlier this year. When I picked up the bike, my dealer told me that I would have to be "more precise" in my use of throttle, clutch and brakes. Boy was he...
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