What a great site.
I became a K1200S owner on Saturday last (my first BMW). I'm hoping you won't mind a pile of daft questions in the coming weeks as I try to work it out.
Hope you don't mind me introducing myself, and asking a couple of questions off the bat.
Mine's a 2006 bike, in grey, with ABS, ESA, heated grips and various other things. Was bought new from the dealer by a guy who has managed a total of 2100 miles on it from new! Never can understand how you could have something like that in the garage and not use it, but I guess I'm benefiting so thanks Rich Guy.
I traded my Guzzi Stelvio in to buy the bike, so it's a quite a step up. It's got a Remus Revolution aboard and the dealer tells me it's making somewhere between 170 and 179bhp - either way it terrifies me, in a good way.
I ride every day, all year, with the bike being my daily transport whatever the weather - so those 2100 miles are about to climb...a lot.
I blog a bit about my riding (and have talked a little about getting to grips with the K12 too, and asked for advice) here - http://progressblues.blogspot.com/
So, with apologies, a couple of questions, and I'd be very grateful for any advice please:
The bike has a sat-nav cradle on the tank. I have worked out it's a Navigator system, but have no idea which one. Images of the crade for the 1, 2 & 3 systems look the same as far as I can tell and I don't have the actual sat-nav device. How can I fond out what it is, and where can one buy the device but not the rest of it?
Secondly, it has some kind of communications system too, with one cable sitting in a holder at the foot of the tank and the seconf sitting in another just beside the grab-rail by the pillion seat. Am assuming it's a BMW system but no idea what, or how to use it (or what I need to buy to use it).
Apparently Rich Guy wanted these back in case he got another bike, but the thing went in for it's major service today and came back with them on so I'm assuming they're mine until someone tells me different.
That's it. Looking forward to being a part of this community, enjoying the bike and learning from both.