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Gone and done it ...

Postby P-K » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:28 pm

Done what, you might ask ?

Well, gone and sorted out selling my 9 year old R1200GS and bought an R1200 Urban GS
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Will I regret it ?
Don't know, but the deed is done, trade in agreed, deposit paid etc.

(worth saying that the pic is a BMW pro mo pic, not my new actual bike.)
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby KHL100W » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:36 pm

Congratulations - health to ride!

I was looking at one of these when I was picking up parts at my local dealer recently. Lovely looking bike in the flesh but I didn't dare risk asking for a test ride in case it rode as well as it looks... I can resist anything except temptation!

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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby Tango » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:02 pm

Hi Phil,

Hope you enjoy your new bike, must say I was very tempted, then got one of those looks from 'er indoors. :grin:
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby kent_instructor10 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:15 pm

Nice one Phil, enjoy it. Looks a lovely machine 😀
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:29 pm

Enjoy the bike Phil! :smile:

It's pleasurably accessable without a fairing!
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby P-K » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:03 pm

Thanks for the comments chaps.
I'll post some real pictures when I get it.
2 weeks supposed date of delivery
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby Ruralman » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:08 pm

Congratulations Phil on the new bike, enjoy!
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby george baker » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:56 am

hi
just in time to take it to loch ken and show it off

there are still rooms available

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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby P-K » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:32 pm

Well, collecter the little devil today.
It's lovely.
Let you all have a look, then I need to decide what extras I want :smile:
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:01 pm

That's a nice looking easy to maintain bike Phil!

Wishing you lots of happy miles on it! \:D/
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby King Herald » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:39 am

Cool, a 'naked' bike. Very nice. I do so detest the bikes that come out coated in several layers of radically shaped plastic, like something from a Transformers movie.
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby Monman » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:51 am

Hope you're having fun with the Urban.
For me I was pretty gutted after my 2 hour test ride on one last week. I rode a mixture of street, highway and back road but found it very harsh in the comfort stakes, I suppose it's a trade off for the looks. I had my heart set on one as my next bike.
I'll be keeping an eye out for any newer models offering adjustable suspension.

Safe riding.

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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby P-K » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:06 pm

The urban does have adjustable suspension, just that you need 2 "C" spanners from the toolkit.
I've softened the suspension off in two goes so far, and each time it improves it.
The seat is another matter though. I'm looking for an aftermarket one right now.
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby P-K » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:11 am

Well, it's off back to the dealer today for the first service on the Urban GS
Done 700 miles on it in 3 weeks.
After today, I'll be able to open it up a bit and see how it really goes.
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby george baker » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:30 pm

hi
have fun
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby BigSteve » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:03 pm

Nice looking bike Phil....after a few months what are your thoughts...??
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby P-K » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:41 am

Nice looking bike Phil....after a few months what are your thoughts...??


For the sort of riding I mainly do It's fine. (Quiet A roads, Good B roads, and a lot of minor roads)
It isn't a motorway or dual carriageway bike at all.

Still wish I could soften the front suspension a bit, but the forks are non adjustable.
Seat is hard.

Plus side, it's low gheared, so very quick up to legal speeds (even illegal speeds) and it's light.
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby BigSteve » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:11 pm

Interesting......

Sounds as if you'll be able to overcome the forks with some lighter oil maybe?

The seat could be worked on (Gel inserts etc) & then recovered so you retain the standard look...perhaps they will be doing an aftermarket seat in the near future?

Ideal city bike by the sounds of it... :grin:
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Re: Gone and done it ...

Postby DEEP DIVER » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:40 pm

That is one sweet looking bike.
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