Hi all, long time rider first time BMW. Seems like everyone finds these bikes in there 50's or so. I have ridden mostly every type of bike, started off with a 1974 Kawasaki Z-1 900.
Of course I went from a mini bike to the Z-1...lol then after awhile I started ridding Harley's along with the rest of my ridding group at the time. Nothing against the HD but after ridding and seeing the technology on other bikes and tired of the low power without spending another $10,000 grand to get it to move.
I bought my first Sport Tourer in 05 a Yamaha FJR, Awesome machine and light years from the HD. The power & performance was leaps ahead and the handling as well.
I kept that bike a few years, it had a real problem with throwing engine heat into your crotch which was starting to become an issue in the FL summers. Sold it and moved on with my search for perfection.
In comes the Fat Lady the F6 Cruiser the one and only Valkyrie. This my friends is one of the best machines on 2 wheels !! since 07 i have owned 3 Valkyries and they were the best cruiser's I have ever been on.
My last bike has been gone now for a few years, I lost a close friend to a Motorcycle wreck and I took some time off. Now I have the itch to get back in the saddle again, and I am looking for something between a FJR & Valkyrie. And I think I found it in a lightly used 2002 K1200RS that I found thru a friend of a friend.
It has 35,000 miles with all verified service, it has the 2 hard side bags and a huge top bag as well. The bike also has a Sargent Seat, which was very popular with the FJR crowd as well. It is a Black bike which I love and it has one blemish on the lower fairing where when new he tipped over on the apron of his driveway.
It is really minor and no other marks, he lost his footing and went over with the bike holding up the weight as he went over, so the scratch is minimal. The bike has no sign of oil leaks or anything wet to the touch. The bike needs tires ASAP and he is selling it because he got a great deal on a newer BMW which he already owns.
So I think I am getting a Great deal on this bike, I am getting it for $4200.00 and he is throwing in the Clymer Manuel as well. Sorry for the long story but I will get some pictures up when I pick her up. Looking forward to doing some riding again and maybe meet up with a few like minded people from this forum.