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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 2018, 10:19 am Thread Starter
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New K1200R Sport Owner with questions


I recently purchased a 2007 K 1200R Sport from a dealership in my area. It has been a terrible experience because it turns out that that dealership had no idea how to work on BMW bikes and they sold me a bike with some serious defects, the engine seems fine but the kickstand sensor is finicky and sometimes the bike won't start until I cycle it a few times. Also I had the right side fairing cover off yesterday and saw that the air intake manifold tube had been sawed off and that there was no tube connecting the intake to the front of the fairing. Is this something that could cause my engine to run funny in the lower RPM's? I have noticed that it tends to be a little bit jerky at lower speeds. Also, I am looking to take this motorcycle from Chicago to Seattle in a few weeks and I would like to find a nice phone clip to use for GPS is anyone has any recommendations.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2018, 9:01 pm
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I have 2007 K1200r sport. Love the bike. I have 34,000 miles in it. Couple of things, have a BMW dealer check if all the recall issues have been done. Some are pretty serious, like the gas tank leaking.
The kick stand sensor is,both,cheap and simple to change.
I will look into the GPS mount. I have had it on for many years and it has not failed me
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2018, 9:07 pm
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The missing hose connection to your airbox might be an issue but more likely that this is a common issue with these bikes. Mine likes to stumble around at the 3,000-3,500k mark. After that it runs fine and pulls like it should. I have added a ProCom fuel programmer in an effort to smooth this out but so far it has not really been worth the money. Any difference I feel is probably more psychological than actual smoother performance. I love the bike.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2018, 2:35 am
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They run lean from the factory for emissions reasons. Jerky on/off running at slow commuter speeds is how they are. You can mitigate that a little via throttle control..try less sudden throttle back off for instance..but you shouldn't have to on such an advanced design. It is probably their biggest problem as the rider experiences it every ride. On the charge though, fantastische.
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