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Shooter 08-01-2019 06:29 PM

1200 resurgence
 
I don't post a lot but I'm here 2>3 times a day. Seems there's been a lot of questions/interest in 1200's lately. This ought to make Dennis happy, and hopefully not upset Bike too much...

TonimusMaximus 08-01-2019 07:37 PM

Is it a resurgence or just a couple of guys who ask a lot of questions?

Shooter 08-01-2019 10:49 PM

I count six different members,(including you), since the 1st of July. Not judging, I do miss my 86 Interstate.

TonimusMaximus 08-01-2019 11:24 PM

I do love my 1200. I don't think I'm going to get anything newer until I get something fuel injected.

julimike54 08-02-2019 07:26 AM

Shhh, don't let the cat out of the bag. People might find out what we already know, the best wing!

roscoepc 08-02-2019 09:39 AM

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Did someone mention Fuel Injection??? :coollep: :coollep:

CrystalPistol 08-02-2019 12:17 PM

"Resurgence?" Don't know that they were ever forgotten by those who knew them. I know many just had to have a "new improved" 1500 in the '90s, etc, like they had to have a 1800 later, but many found wasn't so really much better after all. I bought my '85 1200A in '95 and even then, there were still a lot of 1200s on the road. Then, as the years passed, I saw fewer on the road until it got to the point, only one I'd see on a ride or at a gathering was often mine. Had a lot of interest shown by other riders, some who were younger than my 1200 even. "What year is that?" "Has it got reverse?" "How big is it?" etc.


In well maintained condition, a 1200 is still a great ride by any measure. They do like a few "R"s.

Progressive suspension and a Corbin saddle help make it even better, IMHO.

BrianInPA 08-06-2019 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Shooter (Post 5857659)
I count six different members,(including you), since the 1st of July. Not judging, I do miss my 86 Interstate.

It wouldn't take much for you to get another one... or two Terry.

Shooter 08-06-2019 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by BrianInPA (Post 5858515)
It wouldn't take much for you to get another one... or two Terry.


I've gotten too used to the brakes and better lighting on my ST. I used to brag on the 7 3/4 gallon tank and long range. This year it finally sank in that I only have a 4 gallon ass. Old age means more stops...

AZgl1800 08-07-2019 02:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Shooter (Post 5858653)
I've gotten too used to the brakes and better lighting on my ST. I used to brag on the 7 3/4 gallon tank and long range. This year it finally sank in that I only have a 4 gallon ass. Old age means more stops...

that larger gas tank, gives you a lot of freedom to tour in the mountains while camping, and not having to go find a gas pump somewhere.

I used to own a ST1100, I never was able to run the tank to empty in a single run down the Interstate Highway system.

my legs, and back, started complaining long before the gauge ever fell down below FULL.

On my 1800, I am limited to 1.5 hours, some times 2 hours before I have to get off.... I always top it off, and usually is about 4 gallons if that much.


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