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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 2018, 11:40 pm Thread Starter
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She's Dead -Parting out 07 K1200GT

So my K1200GT died last March. Shop told me the block was cracked, so I decided to start tearing it apart and parting it out to keep other wonderful K1200GT's rolling. Turns out when I took it into the shop for service, I had them replace the CAM Chain, tensioner and guard. 83 miles on on the bike after the full service tuneup and the guard shattered into 50 pieces and started rattling around in the case and cracked the clutch case. Chain skipped and valves got all jacked up. Shops fault, or a bad BMW part, but either way it was too expensive to repair. I made parts available to those on the forum first, still have quite a few parts available. Easier to list what I don't have. Message me if you are looking for something.

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU NEED via a Private Message

Tires are almost new 500 Miles, on them, also have wheels, rotors, pipes, radiators, etc.

SOLD - Right Pannier, Aeroflow windshield, OEM windshield, Transmission, Clutch, Custom Russel Seats, Gas Cap.

The rest of the parts are pretty much available. I'll be listing them on e-bay soon but want to give my fellow forum riders first dibs, if you have been looking for something.

Bike was extremely well cared for, and had 55,000 miles, never laid down. Photos of the bike a few weeks before I tore it down. I can send you photos of specific parts if you need them. Most parts are priced at 1/3rd what BMW is asking for a new OEM part.
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 2018, 11:46 pm Thread Starter
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Also SOLD - Left and Right Mirror's, All Footpegs.
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So did BMW pay for the bike? Did you buy back the salvage rights?
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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 2018, 7:35 pm Thread Starter
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Haha, haha, ha ha ha ha. Since when did BMW ever take responsibility for anything? My local shop certainly doesn't. I got the old, "That sucks, I guess its time to buy a new bike." form the dealer and BMW never bothered to respond. Frankly, its not worth the trouble to pursue it. It's my bike free and clear and I own the salvage rights. Just trying to get enough out of it to help pay a little towards the new one.
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Hi there - very sorry to hear of the demise of your K12gt.... Have had mine for abt 3yrs now, keep it for trips, can't imagine anything better for my usage. I've clocked up 30k kms now for a total of 110k kms. It's the 'SE' with cruise control, works great except for the 'resume / slow down' function; so interested in the lefthand switch block.....
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Gotta love BMW's..."it was perfectly reliable, right up until the engine exploded beyond repair!" Did you even consider a used engine from a wrecked bike? That's usually the most cost effective way to keep a bike on the road after the engine hand-grenades. Of course, a nice FJR 1300 could be even more cost effective!
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I considered it, obviously. I was having a hard time finding a used engine I was confident in at the time. And after replacing the transmission and all of the other challenges I decided I'd rather get a new bike than invest 4,500 into the used engine and labor required to get this one repaired. The bike was only valued at $5,000 so after all the expense if I were to eventually sell it it would be a wash. Also, just didn't feel comfortable taking it on a long road trip again. Went for a new bike. Still miss it though. When it ran well, it was the best bike I ever owned. Considering buying a used on to keep in the garage for play time.
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I considered it, obviously. I was having a hard time finding a used engine I was confident in at the time. And after replacing the transmission and all of the other challenges I decided I'd rather get a new bike than invest 4,500 into the used engine and labor required to get this one repaired. The bike was only valued at $5,000 so after all the expense if I were to eventually sell it it would be a wash. Also, just didn't feel comfortable taking it on a long road trip again. Went for a new bike. Still miss it though. When it ran well, it was the best bike I ever owned. Considering buying a used on to keep in the garage for play time.
Well know that your bad luck was my good luck and yours will live on with your fairing on my 08 GT. Thanks
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Yes I still have the left hand combo switch set available, listed at $120 plus shipping. Shipping should be no more than $10-12 in the U.S. Send me a message if you are interested.
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So my K1200GT died last March. Shop told me the block was cracked, so I decided to start tearing it apart and parting it out to keep other wonderful K1200GT's rolling. Turns out when I took it into the shop for service, I had them replace the CAM Chain, tensioner and guard. 83 miles on on the bike after the full service tuneup and the guard shattered into 50 pieces and started rattling around in the case and cracked the clutch case. Chain skipped and valves got all jacked up. Shops fault, or a bad BMW part, but either way it was too expensive to repair. I made parts available to those on the forum first, still have quite a few parts available. Easier to list what I don't have. Message me if you are looking for something.

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU NEED via a Private Message

Tires are almost new 500 Miles, on them, also have wheels, rotors, pipes, radiators, etc.

SOLD - Right Pannier, Aeroflow windshield, OEM windshield, Transmission, Clutch, Custom Russel Seats, Gas Cap.

The rest of the parts are pretty much available. I'll be listing them on e-bay soon but want to give my fellow forum riders first dibs, if you have been looking for something.

Bike was extremely well cared for, and had 55,000 miles, never laid down. Photos of the bike a few weeks before I tore it down. I can send you photos of specific parts if you need them. Most parts are priced at 1/3rd what BMW is asking for a new OEM part.
I would be interested in the center stand.
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