Hi guys, I know this is most probably a rookie question, but I am a rookie as this is my first BMW. I am looking for a service manual for my '03 k1200gt and all I can find are RS manuals. I suspect that the engines are the same, or at least similar to the GT. Am I correct? Or am I just looking in the wrong place? Any help is welcome.
They're the same motorcycle. The GT (2003) was initially an RS with $2000.00 worth of RS options added on as standard equipment for $1000.00 more.
Only thing that I'm aware of that can drive you nuts is changing the headlamp bulb out on the GT with the RS instructions. Almost all of the RS's came with a manually adjusted windscreen, while the GT came with an electric windscreen adjustment. The control arm and the motor added to the GT makes getting the bulb out from behind a piece of work Houdini would be cursing at. (Ya take off the plastics until you can get to the headlamp assembly and remove it for the GT).
Difference it time between changing bulbs with the RS (10 minutes) and the GT(25 minutes) isn't that bad.
RS options that were standard on the 2003 GT:
Sidecases (covers matched the paint of the rest of the bike panels)
Electrically adjustible windscreen
Painted lids for the side cases weren't available for the RS even as an option from the factory. If you got side cases, they were black (so technically, I guess you could get them to match your RS if you ordered black...)