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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 2008, 9:32 pm Thread Starter
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I've been looking at a couple of K1200RS's today. Wondering if there are any specific issues, concerns when checking out these used bikes. I had a peek at a 2001 which was in very good shape and a 1999 which was very rough that I will be avoiding.

Any advice would be great.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 2008, 5:41 pm
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Well...if you're a noobie to riding, it's a heavy bike to learn with. If not, just new to BMW's, the K1200 had some issues with radiator fans for 1998 and 1999 that I know about. The rest depends on mileage and how well maintained the bike is. They'll run forever...nuthin' but oil changes and tire changes for the most part. A 2001 with 5000 miles may not be as much of a bargain as one with 50,000.

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Very few issues with any model year.... Just keep this in mind... factory shocks are practically gone at 25-30K..worthless as tits on a boar at 40K.. The steering damper is gone at 40K as well. On a bike this heavy.. good shocks are VERY important..

Replacing them isn't horrible but it can run between $900-$1800 depending on how foofoo you want to go... Otherwise.. they are bullet-proof bikes...
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 2008, 10:16 pm Thread Starter
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I'm not a newbie to riding. Was just looking for specifics on the K1200RS incase there were common quirks. I'm used to heavy bikes (currently have a R1200C) looking for something with a bit more ooomph!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 2008, 12:35 am
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I sold my R1200C and bought a 2003 K1200RS. I rode it for about a year and a half, but it is going up for sale soon. It is blue and white and looks like it rolled off the showroom floor. It's 130hp and has more than enough oomph. It has the optional wider wheel, heated grips, cruise, ABS, low sport smoked windshield and regular windshield, two sets of risers and the luggage rack and rails for bags. It also has clear turn signals, new tires and new brakes. I'm selling it because I have five bikes and need to make room for another one. I bought a K1200R to replace the K1200RS. Let me know if you want more information. I will be listing it for $8,500.00.
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