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View Poll Results: What type of beemer sits in your garage?
K1200RS 261 38.67%
K1200GT 196 29.04%
K1200S 81 12.00%
K1200R 58 8.59%
some other K bike (K100, K75, K1, k1000) 89 13.19%
some R bike - oilheads 103 15.26%
some other fancy european bike (MV, Duc...) 48 7.11%
some jap bike (yamaha, Honda, Kawa, Suz) 77 11.41%
something American made 41 6.07%
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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 2013, 7:36 am
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Three Beemers, Two Yamahas

I've got a 93 K75S, 91 R100RT, 78 R100S, 82 XJ650RJ, 75 RD125...

Don't really have a favorite here: the brick with its ABS is my commuter, while the RT is the long distance ride and the S is my local Sunday ride bike. The Yamahas are projects with the XJ Seca, purchased new, is almost back on the road. The RD125 belonged to my late father and is a project in waiting.

Both the RT and the brick are great highway rides for all day comfort. The RT was my first Beemer and mount for my Iron Butt Saddlesore 1000 which it handled with ease.
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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 2013, 9:36 pm
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I've got a 93 K75S, 91 R100RT, 78 R100S, 82 XJ650RJ, 75 RD125...

Don't really have a favorite here: the brick with its ABS is my commuter, while the RT is the long distance ride and the S is my local Sunday ride bike. The Yamahas are projects with the XJ Seca, purchased new, is almost back on the road. The RD125 belonged to my late father and is a project in waiting.

Both the RT and the brick are great highway rides for all day comfort. The RT was my first Beemer and mount for my Iron Butt Saddlesore 1000 which it handled with ease.
Well, after 50 k miles on the 07 12 GT I went back to the twins. I have my 1973 /5 with a lot of miles and the just sold 1999 1000Rt with 240,000km running strong. The mechanical stuff was doable.

The GT power was addictive and I could do the service, oil, radiator coolant ,valve check etc BUT I didn't feel I could continue to service the bike over the 50k. Shocks, not likely, (dealer service to replace $2500) and the front end ball joints that started to go ( another $2,000) . Then there is the valve shimming which is ok but an extra step and skill.

No, the 12 RT is way more serviceable for the home mechanic that wants to keep their machine for a few years without a huge dealer cost. My .06 cents....
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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2015, 6:10 pm
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I own four Beemers: 1993 K75S; 2000 R1100S ; 1986 R80RT ( old Blue ) and another 1986 R80RT ( ole Red ). I don't really have a main rider. My choice is sometimes dictated by weather, if it's chilly I'll ride one of the old RTs, or if I want the curves I'll saddle up the 1100S. The K75S falls somewhere in between. I tour on all of them.

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