Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lake Suzy, Florida, USA
Hello all, I haven,t posted since I owned my 05 Yellow and Black 12S, a wonderful machine.
I hold a self proclaimed title "The oldest S1000RR rider in the U.S."" (76) If you know someone older let me know and I will drop my claim..
I purchased an 08 12S late last year and proceeded to make her mine. 1 changed the fuel map and the intake to KN dual cone filter set up. Installed the larger clutch slave cylinder as found later on the 13S models.I bought the kit from Pirates Lair which I find as a good source of after market goodies at reasonable prices.As purchased, the machine was set up for solo riding, but my darlin (married 51 years) has been riding pillion for all that time and couldn't on the S so I bought the brackets with pegs on line and took the Sargents tail piece off and replaced with a great Sargent's Pax seat. I did the obligatory cosmetic changes ,clear lenses,upgrade headlites, and Motolites to LED's, put ballbearings in the shift lever. I also cleaned up the back by manufacturing a minimalist license plate holder that passes Florida HP muster. The previous owner had already added an excellent Sargent seat and bar backs. She isn't as fast as my S but she is a dream to ride and she's is a knock out in Aluminium and yellow, I'd send you a picture but that has not worked out in the past . I've had a BMW in my garage,shed or barn since 1956 nonstop, and can say these 12S are right near the top. Thanks for reading an old riders ramblings.