Originally Posted by misternomer
I should add a few quick follow up Q's
1: Rear tire is a bit squared off. Maintenance history is very exacting though. Any thoughts on riding on squared tires. TBH it feels pretty squirmy when maneuvering.
2: The bike is fitted with a professionally fitted ABS by pass. Why would somebody do that? I'd never ridden a bike with ABS before so I don't feel I'm losing out as long as it's otherwise safe. Is this deeply weird / concerning?
3: The one thing I need most is an iPhone holder / bracket. Any suggestions?
I have fitted two different sat nav set ups to my K1200RS:
1) I drilled through the windscreen (I have got a spare shiny new screen in the garage) and secured a bracket there just above the clocks for an old Garmin street pilot 3, the GPS is easy to see and stays nice and dry.
2) I used a bit of 22mm copper pipe between the comfort handle bar mounts, flattened the ends, drilled and bolted the pipe to the handle bar mounts, sprayed black and attached a waterproof case which came with a handle bar mount.
I am unable to upload any photos, but could possible email you a couple.
Other options are:
a) You can buy a bracket that attaches to either the brake or clutch fluid reservoir.
b) A substantial BMW bracket that goes around the top yoke.
c) One Ingenious Forum member managed to fabricate a bracket that fitted in the fork stem mount, however in our bike there is only a couple of millimetres under the cap, therefore a normal fork stem mount will not fit/work
d) You could buy a tank bag with a built in sat nav holder, fitting could be awkward.
Hope this is of use.
PS I had a interesting ride out today, with lots of puddles, but none quite as big as yours!