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    I've traded in my 800ST for a 2011 model R1200R with just 450 miles on the clock. I found the posts here very very helpful indeed in coming to that decision, so thanks to all of you. I'm thinking of doing a HID conversion. I had one on the ST and was convinced that it made me far more visible and hence safer. Any views or experiences to relate? Thanks

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    No experience but I asked my mechanic if it was possible in the R1200R and het told me he had found a way to fit everything out of sight.

    I will probably get it done before next winter.

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    Thanks Karim

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    I put an HID on my former F800ST but after being confronted with them on other bikes and cars I've decided they're completely obnoxious, unnecessary & not worth the bother. And on the R, they erode the classic roadster character. So I've bought a set of Denali D2's to put up front instead and gonna look like this instead of this
    “Do we behave reasonably well as a species? Or are we perhaps one of the mistaken evolutionary branches?" - Farley Mowat 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Robert View Post
    I've traded in my 800ST for a 2011 model R1200R with just 450 miles on the clock.
    Ride report? I'm heading in that direction myself.
    2008 graphitan ST

     

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    Hi RAD, ok I'll do a ride report soon, I've only had it less than 2 weeks and used it for the daily 80 mile round trip commute. I'll do a report in a couple of weeks. But so far it's wonderful!

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    Have just ordered some 100w H7's for my RT.... (not strictly road legal though, but on country lanes at night they could be a life-saver). Slightly concerned about the additional heat over the 55w standard ones (not that it ever gets hot in the UK!). Does anyone have experience of these?
    NOT F800ST (2008 Graphitan) NOW GOT..... R1200RT!  

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