2005 K1200S - would I buying trouble?
Newbie and potential K1200S buyer here.
I've just been to see a 2005 K1200S. It was lovely. Immaculate condition. Full BMW service history. 24,000 miles.
It's for sale at the right price too. I'm very tempted.
BUT I've read lots of horror stories about big problems with these bikes. My concerns are:
(1) Can chain issues. Having checked with the BMW dealer this bike never had the preventative fix that In understand some dealers did offer. It will cost £130 to have that done now. Equally, there were no undue noises or rattles on start up.
(2) ABS problems. I've read all the horror stories and the idea of being suddenly left with residual braking terrifies me. What really worries me is that even with the engine running in neutral the "brake failure" light was flashing away. The seller said that the warning light disappears as soon as you ride off, but it didn't look right to me.
So would I just be buying myself a big liability if I went with this bike? Or am I worrying about nothing?
Any guidance appreciated!