Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Siloam Springs, AR, USA
New K12S and have a few questions.
Hello all, new to this forum and just brought home a new (to me) 2005 K1200S. ABS, ESA, heated grips, 17k miles. Coming from a Yamaha R6 and a 1200 GS Adventure before that. Loving the K bike. Great handling, big power, comfortable and confidence inspiring. First question: there are two BMW key fobs that I was given with the bike. They have two buttons each, one ribbed, one smooth. What the heck are these for and how do they work?
What are the service intervals on this bike? The dealer said 6k but the owner's manual says 12k. Can I really go 12k miles without changing the oil?
Suspension feels good but I know 17k is getting to be high mileage for suspension. How pricey is it to replace/rebuild the shocks and keep the ESA?
Also, the bike is equipped with Metzeler Roadtec tires. The front looks alright but the rear looks well worn. However, I can't find any tread wear indicators. For those of you who run these tires, how do you know when to replace them? That's all of my questions for now. Thanks for the help.