BMW R 1200 GS Project Bike

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BMW R 1200 GS Project Bike


October 4, 2013

Paul Beck test a new BMW R 1200 GS back in 2007, he he had to have one. A few months he went to BMW Motorcycles of Ventura (BMWVC), handed over the to his heavier, less powerful R GS and rode home on a brand-new Paul has worked his GS like a ever since, racking up than 90,000 miles daily commuting, touring and riding.

Stamps in his ADV passport the Continental Divide from to Mexico, Utah’s White Rim AMA’s L.A.-Barstow to Vegas Tour, four RawHyde Rider Challenges and countless trips in the deserts and mountains of the

BMW R 1200 GS Project Bike

As an IT guy who his own beer and makes his own sausage, likes to tinker. For improved fit and he has installed aftermarket shocks, handlebar risers, crash a skid plate, a slip-on and more, and he regularly switches two sets of wheels, one shod knobbies and the other with tires.

Having worn out a lot of over the years, Paul’s GS was an candidate for an upgrade project, and the at BMWVC (805-499-3770, ) let us use a bay and tools for the installation. You’ll a complete list of suppliers, info, parts and prices

Standing 6-foot, 4-inches and weighing over 300 pounds, fits his R 1200 GS like an guy fits a 650, and he’s got the to ride it like one, Suspension upgrades often pay dividends, especially on a bike for everything from canyon to trail riding to two-up

Paul replaced the OEM shocks Wilbers units early on and their improved damping and but after 70,000 miles one rebuild along the way, were shagged. For this we ordered state-of-the-art TTX shocks Öhlins . which use a twin-tube and offer full adjustability. We them an inch taller stock (like a GS Adventure), and have worked like Everything about these from their build and ease of fine-tuning to their weight-specific springs and well-controlled makes them worth the price. (Click here to our full review of Öhlins TTX for the BMW R 1200 GS. )

Paul enjoys motorcycle with his fiancée, Allison. ’s Trekker line of luggage a range of polypropylene cases brushed aluminum exteriors use Givi’s patented Monokey system. The rugged, waterproof top case and 33-liter side which have unique clamshell openings, provide of storage, and the trunk doubles as a backrest for Allison.

After so years and miles, the stock GS was blown out. We replaced it leather, heated front and saddles from Corbin . are much more comfortable but we only mount the adjustable seat in the high position. To enhance comfort, we installed a Adjustable Replacement Screen National Cycle . which 3.2 inches of height/angle adjustment tools.

BMW R 1200 GS Project Bike

off-pavement in the boonies, rocks, ledges and other obstacles are so protecting vital components is Our next call was to Touratech . we ordered an exact replacement for the Skid Plate that installed years ago, is battered and bent and has served him We also bolted on a set of Fuel Guards, a Rear Brake Reservoir Guard and Folding with BMW Adapters.

Unfortunately, an wrench is required to fold the and they have limited the stock mirrors work

Twisted Throttle provided two from SW-Motech —a tough set of Guards to replace the thrashed Paul had  installed and a Kickstand Foot for secure on soft surfaces. Paul has happy with the OEM hand so we left those alone. But we the clutch and brake levers trick, machined-aluminum units Wunderlich America that are for both length and reach.

AKS Engineering sent us one of its Kruz throttle locks so Paul can his right hand on long

A pair of Pivot Pegz 3 cleated footpegs, which over a 40-degree arc and are made of stainless steel, provide grip, support and comfort standing up.

Last but not least, we on a set of Kenda Big Block tires, are designed for 60/40 street/dirt Paul says they excellent traction in the dirt, grip on the street and have longer than the Continental TKC 80s he normally runs. They’re too.

Everything was fairly to install, and except for the folding everything has improved the functionality of the Like many R 1200 GS Paul has been salivating the new liquid-cooled model ( Rider . 2013 ), but his 2007 GS has served him so and he’s gotten it so dialed in to mention paid off!), he expects to rack up tens of more miles before he up.

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