I am in no way a rabid K1200GT enthusiast, not an apologist, BUT MY GOD!!!!
I am not sure why some people here bought their bikes or why they continue to own them. The vast majority of posts here are getting to be really whiny. Lets quantify (in no particular order)...
1) Crappy kickstand
2) bad fuel gauge
3) bad software causing all sorts of bad stuff to happen
4) bad seat
6) loud brakes
7) clunky shifting
8) poor (insert adjective) dealers
9) wont start
10) wont stay lit
12) clock doesn't work
13) Rear drive
14) Auto cancel turn signals
15) Horn (one guy wanted BMWNA to buy back his bike because of the horn)
I admit I have even experienced a couple of these issues myself. It just seems lately that there have been a lot of people really upset about their bike. All of this has even prompted one person to start a thread entitled "Anyone Not Having Problems?"
I guess I am wondering why people are continuing to by these bikes, and the used marked is not flooded with cast offs? The tenor to some of these posts and the word choices used in them lead me to believe that some may think that this bike is the biggest POS they have ever owned, and/or BMW and it engineers are complete idiots.
I am not sure what the problem is. Maybe it's me and the fact that I didn't get hugged enough as a child.
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Brian (wearing NOMEX under 'stich)