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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 2011, 6:17 pm Thread Starter
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Buying A 2006 K1200s

hello from Ireland ,, I am looking at a 2006 k1200s and would like any help info for me to do a deal .. there seems to be a lot of negative talk on the Net about this model .. I love the ride and look of the Bike , but need a little help to go for the bike ,, please be straight and please forgive my typing etc as computers and I dont get on ... thanks PAULIE...
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 2011, 9:33 pm
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Paulie,

I have an '06 K1200S. Bought it new in March of '07 with all of the bells and whistles (heated grips, ABS, ESA, GPS, hard bags, and the dealer had already installed the Laser titanium exhaust). I've ridden it mostly in the mountains of North Carolina but it's also a decent highway bike and I've even taken it to the track. The power is unreal and the ergonomics are a good compromise between sport and touring. I have around 12,000 miles on it and I absolutely love it. Furthermore, all of the guys I ride with, who ride everything from Ducati and Aprilia to Suzuki and Kawasaki, think very highly of it too.

People can always find things to complain about. It's a great sport touring bike.

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hello there , thanks for that reply , the bike Im looking at has 25k miles on it very clean with a service history ,,, the reason im going for the k 12 is that I need a smaller bike as I have a Goldwing and need to sell her "and I had A honda Blackbird and a Hayabusa , so I thought give the K 12 a try .The Busa and the Blackbird are 2 fine Bikes and I think the k 12 is in the same category ... thank you for your help regards paulie
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2011, 12:58 pm
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Hi Paulie
Just down the road from you in Drogheda . I have a 2006 K1200s with ABS ESA Pc111 Sargent seat and a Remus powercone short showing 12700 miles .I also used to own a Blackbird and briefly a Hayabusa . The K1200s is IMHO a better all rounder . Some nice ones for sale at the moment . How much for the one you are looking at ?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2011, 4:07 pm Thread Starter
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Hello Colm ,
There has been a change of bike and I am now looking at a 05 K12 with all the toys 22000km asking price €6100
Hoping to have a look next saturday I spoke to the owner he had 2 recalls done by BMW Cork the air box and the bushel in the suspension i think
He seems genuine what do you think.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2011, 9:57 am
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Hi Paulie
I got the Suspension Mod done myself in Joe Duffy's free of charge .This is the only one I needed . I fitted a PC111 to sort out the low speed running , Some changed the airbox and updated the software. Not a bad price for the mileage .No harm to check with a BMW dealer any history the bike may have .They should have all on record .I would not change mine for anything else on the market at present , Pictures attached I hope .Gs is for the wet days
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http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/motorbikes/1593294 Is this the one you are looking at . Looks good , cases do not come cheap.
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hello again Colm , Yes thats the very Bike! Im looking at it next Saturday, the owner had it serviced in Keerys of Cork , if its half as nice as your Bike I wont complain ,,,,,, I have a deposit paid on my Bike so if that pays off I will be getting the full Face out of the Cobwebs and seeing what the fuss is with the "K1200" probably need a change of underwear though , havnt being on a Sports Bike in 3 years ......
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hello again Colm , Yes thats the very Bike! Im looking at it next Saturday, the owner had it serviced in Keerys of Cork , if its half as nice as your Bike I wont complain ,,,,,, I have a deposit paid on my Bike so if that pays off I will be getting the full Face out of the Cobwebs and seeing what the fuss is with the "K1200" probably need a change of underwear though , havnt being on a Sports Bike in 3 years ......
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got a k12s today

just got a 04 k1200s yellow and black , 23k miles , service history, Remus pipe ,Carbon hugger , Vario screen etc , no Esa though, "what you never had you wont miss" , I had a short Blast down the Motorway too windy today to Ride , but still brought a Big Smile to my Face , Im hoping the wind Dies down soon.........
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