Hello all. I'm new to this forum and I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Dino and I'm an Auto Tech by trade, with a bit of motorcycle tech work thrown in. I specialize in European cars but I can work on anything. One of our customers has a Jaguar XK-8 and a Maserati Coupe that I work on and they also owned a 2002 BMW K 1200 RS that I worked on.
The bike needed some TLC and regular maintenance at 22K miles so last year I looked it over and replaced the following:
Head temp sensor
Front brake line
Brake fluid flush
R&R ignition coil
R&R spark plugs
R&R heated grips
I did quite a bit of work on this machine with the help of the Clymer manual and I learned a lot about the bike along the way.
So, this guy lost interest in the bike... he put it up for sale at $7000 and got no responses. He recently lowered the price to $5000 and had a few nibbles but no sale. Last Friday he came to get the bike to update the registration and we got to talking. Long story short, I bought the bike, 100% owner financed.
I drove it home Friday afternoon which was only my third time on the bike and now I'm in love!
I've always loved BMW cars, owned a few, and I had a brother (deceased) that had a BMW motorcycle shop in the 80's in Valdosta GA. I always loved his bikes and longed to own a BMW motorcycle one day. Well, that day has come...