Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
I have read on these forums that the battery is covered for two years, but don't have any facts to back it up.
I recently replaced the battery on my 2007 K1200GT with an Odyssey PC680MJ and never looked back. The old battery was working fine, but there had been one or two times when it gave one slow crank before starting. An Odyssey battery should last many years longer than the BMW factory battery.
A few years ago, I vowed to replace batteries preemptively - it just isn't worth the hassle to get stranded somewhere due to a bad battery.
I assume that the same Odyssey battery will fit in your K1200R, but you should verify it first. If the battery clamp is the same as my KGT, then you will need to make a small shim to hold the battery in place. I made mine by cutting two small strips of wood paneling that was handy.