Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
The 2004 K 1200 R is actually an RS. They are "Brick" motors and were discontinued in '05. Your '07 R is a transverse 4 engine, not inline and has no more similarity to the other then the fact that they both were built by BMW and have a pair of wheels. Everything else is different. So much so that in my opinion, they should have given the bike a new letter designation. It could have eliminated a lot of this confusion.
Anyway, go pick up a CD manual for your bike. I think it's going to be '06 to '08 K 1200. The R, S and GT are all on my manual and I think that's the same for all of them. They are all over the net for cheap, like $15. There is no excuse not to have one. The next iteration of he K is the 1300 and is nearly the same bike. They bored the cylinders a little bigger and changed the plastic around a little; that's about it.
To work on your own bike, you will eventually need a tool to hold your clutch basket when removing the hub nut. You will need a Crank Locking tool that goes in the Crank Position Sensor hole. You will need a tool for removing your Ignition Coil Sticks. Don't try to remove the Ignition Sticks with a screwdriver because you will just bust the shit out of them and they are $125 a piece. You will need to cut a big window in a 13/16th Sparkplug Socket if you ever need to get your front forks off. You might want to make up some nicely cut cardboard inserts to put in your Airbox when you have to remove your Airhorns and Filters. They will keep dirt out of your Airbox and Velocity Stacks.
You will not need all the huge expensive apparatus shown in the manual that was designed just to intimidate the average rider out of working on his own bike. That monstrosity they show used to just change the antifreeze is laughable.
Armed with these tools, a Factory Manual CD and a good set of Metric tools, I have maintained and drastically modified my '08 K 1200 for 8 years now without relying on the dealers for anything but the freebees like new gas gage strips and other recalls. BTW, did you get your free forged steel Rear Wheel Carrier? It replaces the Alum. job.
If you haven't already, you are likely going to be working on your clutch and your Servo Assist Brakes. I have written many posts on the clutch issues which you should be able to find on this forum. I don't have Servo Assist so haven't addressed any of that but there are clips on YouTube and elsewhere for your brake issues.
Good luck and write with questions.