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1. There are no diaphrams in carburetors. I damaged one in Kawasaki, I could repair it successfully but still hate them.
2. Cable clutch. I spent many days trying to repair clutch in my two 84s and couldn't.
3. Easy to remove starter!!!!!!!
 

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Bike...and Dennis wrote:
Sorry, I'm a GL12 fan.
OK, I'll say something good about 1200:
timing belts are $11 and you can buy them in Advance Auto! I had to pay $17 for 1000 and drive 10 miles to pick them up.
I have to mention SEi, that was great bike...:( Why did I sell it?
 

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Shoot... I'll take a hydraulic clutch any day of the week.
Isn't there a conversion for my 1000? I can't recall...
I run a single Weber carburetor.
The 1100's in Wineberry w/suitcases look the best in my book.

And finally, if my motor ever heads south on me, rest assured I'll look the naysayers in the eye and tell 'em that 1200 motor will damn-sure try and make it into my 1000 frame. :)
 

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And finally, if my motor ever heads south on me, rest assured I'll look the naysayers in the eye and tell 'em that 1200 motor will damn-sure try and make it into my 1000 frame. :)
And I just betcha you can figure out a way to make it fit :action:
 

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AZgl1500 wrote:
CaptainMidnight85 wrote:
And finally, if my motor ever heads south on me, rest assured I'll look the naysayers in the eye and tell 'em that 1200 motor will damn-sure try and make it into my 1000 frame. :)
And I just betcha you can figure out a way to make it fit :action:
Well dog-on-it... I gotta make my own Poor-Boy conversion.

We 1000'ers got it rough down here.
 

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hydraulic clutch is 10x reliable than cable, unless you screw up the carb diaphragms last for like forever. sorry, another 1200 fan here. anyway, the 1000 and 1100 wings are fun and reliable, the newer is just better!
 

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What's a carburator and what's a clutch cable?? I've got a 1200 and can't find either?!!:shock::shock:



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I hated my 1200 and loved my 1100 so the advantages as I see them are;



1. The alternator doesn't give up.

2. The whole bike is easier to work on.

3. It's more stable at low speed.

4. The larger front wheel makes it easier in corners at speed.

5. You don't start every job by first removing the seat.

6. Better fuel economy.

7. More comfortable on long distances.

8. Decent headlamp.



But then along came the 1500 and I was spoiled forever.

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roscoepc wrote:
What's a carburator and what's a clutch cable?? I've got a 1200 and can't find either?!!:shock::shock:



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Carburetor should be somewhere between fuel injectors...:)
 

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Lil Pete wrote:
William_86 wrote:
hydraulic clutch is 10x reliable than cable, ......

Just curious where you got this statistic from?
I much prefer a hydraulic clutch. From my personal experience, I think the reliability is much better than a cable with a lot less maintenance.
 

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I have not owned a 1000 or a 1200 but I know from riding other bikes and my 1100 that it has been a solid work horse of a machine hauling me, my wife and total loads of up to 600 pounds through the mountains and canyons not to mention i like ti scrape the pegs from time to time as well.
 

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Lil Pete wrote:
William_86 wrote:
hydraulic clutch is 10x reliable than cable, ......
Just curious where you got this statistic from?
Yeah, really.... Wonder how many people have problems with bleeding, leaking, etc, of the hydraulic clutch of the 1200, versus people having problems with the clutch cable.

For me, the less parts the better.... Keep the cable clean and lubed and it should last a long time.....
 

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old hoses can leak, the same as an old cable, that can break, if you install a new cable and new hoses, the cable will be the first to fail ;)
 

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Both my 1100 and 1200 are reliable bikes with no real flaws. The 1200 is smoother at high way speed, the 1100 is more fun to ride on shorter trips. My 1100 is a standard and easier to move around in town than the heavier 1200 Aspy.
 

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Lil Pete wrote:
William_86 wrote:
hydraulic clutch is 10x reliable than cable, ......

Just curious where you got this statistic from?
68.7% of all statistics are made up.







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