Hello, all. A little history if you don't mind. I recently got back into riding after a ~30 yr hiatus. Within a 12 month period I had two drivers pull out in front of me (hit the 1st one), and a semi push me off the road as I was passing it. Took them as a sign... Got the itch & bought a dual sport last summer. It has been fun riding but then a friend starting talking up the XR1200. After a few months I found your forum and became a fan. I finally decided I had to have one. I thought I found one nearby on CL but the seller does not reply. But I will keep looking. They must be great bikes based on the comments I have read here, regardless of the various issues you talk about. I am in southwest Indiana, kind of the middle of no where. I know when I do find one I'll need your help to make it right. 'Till then, talk to you later....