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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 13-Mar-2017, 12:53 PM (745) Thread Starter
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Hi All,

I'm just about to purchase a DOHC R1200GS TU (2011) a lowered suspension model. I would have chosen a normal model, but the bike came along at a price where it is viable to change it back...

within limits.

My basic research indicates that I will need to change the Front/Rear suspension units, plus the higher centre stand and side stand. Does anyone know if that is the extent of the mods?

Obviously, before I swap everything and spend a fair chunk of money, I'll ride the bike to see how I get on.

So any comments on the experiences of owning a LS model would be helpful. BTW I am 100kg and 186cm (16 Stone and 6ft 1in in UK old money).

Eitherway, I am so pleased to be getting another GS. Previously owned a R100GS, R1100GS and R1150GS. I have returned to two wheels on a Tiger 955i after 10 years off, which is excellent and I've really enjoyed. But this GS was too good an offer to turn down - being to my mind perfection on two wheels.

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Steve
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I wouldn't do it unless it was REALLY cheap or I had someone to swap parts with, the parts you are talking about are pricey.

Good to hear you're back in the saddle.
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The shocks and the stands are all that's to it.
Often times you can find used parts on Ebay in great shape and reasonable prices.

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