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    Looking for a 1200gs of some description, advice appreciated.

    Hi guys, former member here (when I owned an 1150), now looking for some advice on later models.

    I’m in the position where I am looking for a new bike, it needs to be a 2up capable tourer with a modicum of handling and not need much in the way of maintenance.

    The 1200GS appeal because they seem easy to get parts for and can be customised easily.

    I have up to £8k to spend. Which model year and variant should I go for?

    I’m reasonably handy, but don’t want a project.


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    You should pick up a twin cam GSA for under £8k Best of the pre-wc variants, and most niggles were sorted.

    There's a lot more 'Road Presence' with the GSA compared to the GS (imho) more weather protection as well. if height is a problem I was fine with a Sargent Low seat on the GSA ( 5'9" and 30" inside leg on a good day )

    My old 2010 GSA with 70k on the clock has just re-sold on here for under £6k . A lot of bike for the money

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    Thanks Bryn.

    Sounds like I can stretch to a 2010 up, depending on spec. Any options that folk recommend (luggage is a must)


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    Quote Originally Posted by tiktok View Post
    Thanks Bryn.

    Sounds like I can stretch to a 2010 up, depending on spec. Any options that folk recommend (luggage is a must)


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    Best advice I can give you is become a subscriber, and buy one off here.... There are a couple of good ones for sale at the moment. My last 8 (or so) GS's were bought off UKGSer ...

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    hi i may sell my 1200gs triple black,its fully loaded, loads of extras ,side stand enlarger,full vario lugage, adventure screen, garmin satnav with intercom,adventure foot pegs,crashbars,HID dip headlight/esa suspention adjustable for 2up/wunderlich side tool bags with puncture repair kit & tool kit,front engine crud catcher,beak extender,rear mudsling,lowerd topbox mount,gopro front mount,decar exhaust ,exhaust flap removed,full service history 16500mls,new rear tyre years mot,superb bike that dose evrything, 2011
    8k

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwilks View Post
    hi i may sell my 1200gs triple black,its fully loaded, loads of extras ,side stand enlarger,full vario lugage, adventure screen, garmin satnav with intercom,adventure foot pegs,crashbars,HID dip headlight/esa suspention adjustable for 2up/wunderlich side tool bags with puncture repair kit & tool kit,front engine crud catcher,beak extender,rear mudsling,lowerd topbox mount,gopro front mount,decar exhaust ,exhaust flap removed,full service history 16500mls,new rear tyre years mot,superb bike that dose evrything, 2011
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    Sounds awesome, what makes the Triple Black special? Is it just a cosmetic variant? Any pics?

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