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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 2020, 8:09 pm Thread Starter
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Trying to decide what to do with my 2005 K1200S

Picked up a bumble bee with 12k for $4000.00 on it less than 2 years ago. Check off known issues one after another with zero support from shitty ass dealer here in San Antonio, Texas. Been through 3 fuel sensors, 2 fuel leaks from quick connect, running super rich from idle control solenoid and temp sensor, carbon canister delete, etc... Basically working through a lemon with ALL the known issue of these bikes and now at 20k miles just like clock work Gearbox failure. So needless to say I am discouraged and seriously considering parting this out and moving on. So I am wondering if there is any interest here parts or the bike whole.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 2020, 12:30 pm
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Sorry to say after all the work you have accomplished the tranny failure is probably the kiss of death. You might find a used one on EBay if you look for awhile but repair or new is just really expensive. That series did not undercut the gear dogs and they tend to pop out of gear. Rebuilding this is thousands.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 2020, 9:29 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks Beachy,
Yeah I'm selling it, parts or whole.
I don't need a sport touring, my commute is 6 miles one way so I'm going with something a little more fun to ride.
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OK, on my 2006, Iíve had to replace the plastic fuel connect for a metal one; had to replace transmission w/ a rebuilt one; had a mystery failure of the CAN-BUS socket after the trans swap; AND have now had the servo-assist whizzy ABS module go out, as well as my brake lights at the same time.

Was going to get on Module Masters list to rebuild the ABS, but COVID-19 has that plan up in the air, and Iím just going to bypass the ABS for now.

I say that only so youíll know I can sympathize, before I ask: For all this bikeís flaws, I think itís closer to a sportbike than a tourer, and if youíre going to get a bike thatís ďmore fun,Ē what are you going for? I would think it would have to be either a liter bike, or naked hooligan based on one. The K1200S is unreliable and infuriating, but the one thing itís been for me is the most fun bike Iíve ever owned.
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