Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
This must be the month when all of us diehards with early K12GT's take in their bikes for all the recalls. Just dropped my 2008, 17,000 mile bike at MaxBMW yesterday for new tires (Michelin Pilot Road 4GT's) and they pulled up my records and told me there were 3 outstanding campaigns on my bike: Wheel flange, Fuel pump and Cam Chain Jump Guard!
My fuel gauge, which was behaving badly on the trip from Fla to NY is working again, but I will rely more on the trip odometer than the gauge, because this pig is to heavy to push.
Previous PR3 tires were worn quite square and handling for the last 500 miles was horrible. They were great when new and lasted 8,000 miles no problem.
While there I wandered over to the new bikes on the floor to see what tickled me, and the temptation to have a bike with a warranty instead of a ticking time bomb is appealing, but not yet $20+K appealing.
2008 K1200GT, Custom Paint, Vivid Black, Aeroflow WS & Aeroguards, Givi E52 Maxia Topcase w/AdMore Lighting, Zumo 660, Suburban Footpeg Lowering, Sargent Seat
2009 R1200GS Adventure, Magnesium Grey/Black, Adventure Cases, Zumo 660, Touratech Unobtanium Accessories
1974 Norton Commando 850 Soon to be a restoration project