So I Just Bought a Bike...
I recently happened upon a '99 K1200RS (only 13,xxx miles!) near me for what I hope is a decent price, $3000. I was sold on the test ride...it was just so smooth and powerful (I suppose many bikes are compared to my '86 K75).
Previous owner put very few miles on it (he never even transferred the title), which makes sense, this guy had about 12 bikes, a Porsche, and a '71 Dodge Charger.
I called the local BMW dealer (Mischler's in Beaver Dam, WI) and they said all recall work was done, but last work was in CA, so no service records. I figure I'll do a good service (oil all around, spark plugs, brake/clutch fluid, etc.). A couple of questions that I am having trouble finding answers to.
1) Does the exhaust look stock? It is decently loud, especially since many reviews talk about how quiet it is. Sounds nice...
2) Below the instrument panel, there are what look like ethernet ports. I can't trace the wires very far with the fairing on, but they look like they are going under the gauges. Any ideas?
Any tips or tricks or threads you think are important would be much appreciated! I love to do my own service and with the service manual, that should be pretty manageable.