R1200R/R1250R must have accessories.

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R1200R/R1250R must have accessories.

Postby Gareth » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:03 pm

OK, I have ordered a new R1250R. The spec is as follows,

Dynamic ESA
Daytime Riding Light
Heated Grips
Tyre Pressure monitor
Cruise Control
Centre Stand
Valve Cover Guard

I have also ordered an SC Project can, primarily because I find the standard end can unsightly.

I’m also going to order a Givi top plate and a large 56 litre top box. A bike is so much more handy if you cart some stuff about on it, or just something to lock you jacket and hat away in when parked up. Sadly my full set of nonfango luggage (remember them?) is not transferable to the R1250R.

So my question is, what are your must have or essential accessories for a R1200R or R1250R?

I’m told the swing arm and hub can be vulnerable to cosmetic damage or worse if the bike is dropped stationary or in a low speed spill. So I am thinking the following may be worthwhile,

Wunderlich Tornado Protector Hub Cover
Wunderlich Paralever slider

And a radiator grill from Evotech.

Comments and recommendations welcome. Thanks.

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Re: R1200R/R1250R must have accessories.

Postby farzad » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:05 am

So you changed your mind a bit !
I like the spec you have gone for.
Is a centre stand an option these days ?
My bike seems to have been well spec'd by the original owner, but there were a couple of things that I have added :-
-Front fender extender
-Lock for sat nav to work with the central locking
I can look up the details if you wanted them.
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Re: R1200R/R1250R must have accessories.

Postby Gareth » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:03 pm

So you changed your mind a bit !
?
I like the spec you have gone for.
Is a centre stand an option these days ?
Yes sadly the centre stand is a 150 quid option. My spec is very light, the options list is almost endless. The dealer was keen to try and upgrade me to the exclusive model and I do very much like the paint job on the exclusive. They also ‘pointed out’ that the higher the spec the higher the trade in value. Though I think this is just BMW dealers dictating the market. I’m not interested in what I see as gimmicks such as multiple ‘rider modes’, quick shifters and keyless ignition.

Yeah the front mudguard is rather short.
Don’t have sat nav. I do carry my satmap device with me if I’m out wandering about just in case I get lost.

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Re: R1200R/R1250R must have accessories.

Postby King Herald » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:01 pm

My selection, if I could actually afford a new 1250, would be to have three or four lesser bikes that equaled the price of the 1250. :grin:
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Re: R1200R/R1250R must have accessories.

Postby andys » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:37 pm

I'd add a rear hugger.
Puig do a nice one that looks factory
Protects the rear shock

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Re: R1200R/R1250R must have accessories.

Postby Gareth » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:23 am

I fitted a mudsling.

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Re: R1200R/R1250R must have accessories.

Postby andys » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:31 pm

Never seen that before.
Looks very effective :cool:

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Re: R1200R/R1250R must have accessories.

Postby Gareth » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:45 pm

Available from Nippy Norman's https://www.nippynormans.com/mudsling-x ... 250r1250rs


Silly price for what it is, but effective. I did find that on fitting to my R1250R that the screw supplied bottomed out just before the washers had been nipped. So, I shortened the screw a little.

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Re: R1200R/R1250R must have accessories.

Postby andys » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:06 pm

I have an R NINE T but they do one for it.
I wish I'd seen this before I bought my hugger.


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