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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-May-2019, 05:42 PM (946) Thread Starter
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Hello from Tennessee

Hi and thanks for adding me to the group. I’m an oldish guy of 62. I’ve been riding for about 45 years and currently ride a big touring bike, a Kawasaki Voyager 1700. I’m thinking of getting a used R1200GS. I think my knees would thank me for going from a 900 pound bike to the GS, but I don’t know for sure. I’m comfortable with seat heights up to about 31-31.5”. Would the GS be a mistake?
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Only a test ride will tell you, but I think you'll make the jump once you feel the diffrence 400 pound diet makes
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Hi and welcome to the forum. The GS will be a much more upright riding position, get as many test rides as you can.
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