Join Date: May 2006
Location: Annandale, VA, USA
Picking up my '98 K1200RS today, thought I'd say hello. Got it from a motivated seller that took good care of it & made some intelligent upgrades - suspension, seat, wiring, etc.
Very excited about taking in a K12RS, as while I'm adjusting to this bike I'll also be in the process of converting my sturdy R1100GS into a sidecar rig for trips with my kid.
I'm enjoying looking through the threads - I've never even so much as worked on a K bike seriously, though I did have a K100 for a few months back in 2006 (which is when I joined up here, but I was never much more than a lurker then). Honestly, didn't like it much, but I really dig this RS. I rode one 6-8 yrs ago and thought "holy crap, I gotta get me one of these!" Well, now I have one.
First things I have to figure out are how to attach my GPS (getting some good ideas here, but they all seem pricey) to the bike - I'm thinking a plate-mounted RAM setup on the clutch master cylinder housing; also, how to get a top case on there.
On my GS, I use a "Caribou" case - a Pelican box with a special mounting kit. I'm going to see if I can figure out a way to mount their mounting plate to the RS, which solves the problem, because then I can just swap my one case between my two bikes. If that doesn't work, I'll do something else.
It's got barbacks on it already, so I'm going to ride it for a while before I start moving stuff around - luckily the PO is about as tall as I am (just over 6'). I've got a bad leg from a previous accident & a rough knee on the other side, so I might go for a footpeg lowering kit, but who knows.
Anyway - if you're in northern Virginia or the DC suburbs, look me up & let's kick tires & ride.
'98 K1200RS (being hacked)