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K1200RS Unknown History?

Just bought a 2004 BMW K1200RS for the princely sum of 1868
The bike was sold off from a Dealer with no warranty.........
The bike has 61,000 miles on the clock and only has limited service history.
I went to view the bike and apart from an illegal rear tyre seemed to be in OK condition.
Bike started straight up from cold, no smoke and it sounded really nice.
A good clean and some stainless bolts etc and it will look great!
The bike had a new ABS Modulator fitted two years ago at the eye waiting cost of 1770! so perhaps the previous owner cared for the bike???
So my question, what should I do to give the bike the once over?
Obviously change the Oil & Filter, gearbox oil and rear drive???
What else would you check on an unknown bike
Finally, does anyone know what colour the bike is there.
There are some scratches on the right side where is has been laid down when standing.
Need to get some touch-up Paint

Thanks

Andy
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 2013, 9:04 pm
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First and foremost, replace the fuel line quick disconnects if they're not metal. The original part is plastic or Delrin or something that either has or will break. If the QD's (2 units for the feed and return fuel lines) fail while the engine (and fuel pump) are running... worrying about an oil change quickly becomes moot.

Past that, sure, change all the fluids (oil, hydraulics [not so easy with ABS], coolant) and filters.

A good body shop can gen up the color with a color matching machine. This isn't the same as getting a can, bottle, whatever of "Midnight Mystery Blue" or whatever the color is, but biting the bullet and having the damaged tupperware repainted is going to look sooooooo much better than dabbing touch up paint. Honest.

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Paint code sticker still under the seat?

If not go look there, they are out your way...they'll have your info and most probably the right paint if yours is OEM.

http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/paintcodes.htm

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 2013, 6:06 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies
Picked the bike up this morning and it seems like a Goodun'
Had two new Michelin Pilot Road 2 tyres and everything seems to work as it should.....
One exception seems to be the fuel light staying on.
Put two gallons in because I could only get unleaded but the fuel light stayed on.
Will fill it up tomorrow with Premium and see if it does go out! fuel gauge works OK
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Paint code sticker still under the seat?
Checked and there is a Sticker under the seat it says the colour is 843 could not find any info about it.
I have emailed the paint company with the code so will see if they can help.
Lastly the seat seems like its a little bit low, don't know if it has a Low seat option fitted.
The code on the seat is 52532307793 will see if I can find what seat is fitted.
Definitely need a bit more room!

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Thanks for the replies
Picked the bike up this morning and it seems like a Goodun'
Had two new Michelin Pilot Road 2 tyres and everything seems to work as it should.....
One exception seems to be the fuel light staying on.
Put two gallons in because I could only get unleaded but the fuel light stayed on.
Will fill it up tomorrow with Premium and see if it does go out! fuel gauge works OK

Checked and there is a Sticker under the seat it says the colour is 843 could not find any info about it.
I have emailed the paint company with the code so will see if they can help.
Lastly the seat seems like its a little bit low, don't know if it has a Low seat option fitted.
The code on the seat is 52532307793 will see if I can find what seat is fitted.
Definitely need a bit more room!

Andy
In order for the fuel light to go off, you need to fill it up completely.
The seat has 2 positions. Take it off and move the adjustable bar.

Enjoy the bike. it was sensational for me for many years.

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In order for the fuel light to go off, you need to fill it up completely.
Correct!
Filled the bike up with premium and the fuel light finally went out!
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The seat has 2 positions. Take it off and move the adjustable bar.
Thanks, went for a ride this morning and the riding position was too cramped for my 5' 10" frame.
After owning other BMW's with adjustable seats I was convinced that the K1200RS seat was not adjustable.......
After a bit of Googling checked the bike over and guess what.... It does adjust!!!
Found it out more by Luck than judgement.
What a Brilliant design. Not!
The seat adjustment on the Later K Models and RT bikes is so much easier!
Still, bike feels a lot more comfortable now!
Will take it for a spin tomorrow to see the improvement

Andy
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