I am new to the k-bike forum. I purchased a 2008 K1200GT last fall with approx. 16000 miles(US Bike).
Just came back from a 6 day trip down to North Carolina where a group of co-workers and I road a bunch of great roads in and around the "Tail of the Dragon" Of the seven of us that went down, I was the only one to ride there and back. That is a testament for the bike more than for myself. The rest of the guys trailered their bikes down. I love the bike, it performed flawlessly.
That being said, I am hoping to do most of the (simple) maintenance myself. Does anyone know of a good independent BMW tech if I need one. I have been to the Oakville dealer and while they are very friendly, I am not their usual customer were money doesn't seem to be an issue.
I am near Hamilton.
I was also looking at a GS-911 tool for resetting the service intervals. Does anyone know a good place to get one. Are the China knockoffs OK or should a splurge for the real deal?
DO NOT buy the chinee knockoff GS911s. They may work for a while with the supplied software. Not so when you try to update, you won't be able to connect the knockoff to Hexcode and get the free updates.
If it comes with a disk, that's a knockoff. They just pirate the free software from Hexcode.
I played dumb with one of them sellers on fleabay.....as in ask dumb questions, had a good laugh at the answers. :teeth
Thanks for the info. I will be in touch soon. There were three "American" bikes, two bikes from Japan and one Italian. On one of the days down there we road from 10:00 till almost 1:30 am, long story. The temperature varied from 82 to 48 degrees. They all froze. I didn't have the nerve to tell them I had to keep toggling from 50% heat to 100% heat on my bars and seat because my hands and balls were burning. Just a warm smile of contentment on my face all day long.
I just had some work done there and the price was reasonable and the bike has never felt so good with the 80 0000 kilometers on it. Talk to the master mechanic Dave who is knowledgeable in Ducati and BMW. They are located on Carlaw just off the southern end of the Don Valley. http://www.fsmotorcycle.com/
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