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Big place this so forgive if I am posting in wrong area
There is some urgency
I am really ancienne, but strong and fit:) have not been on a bike since 82 was a Bol D,Or , heap of the proverbial
Yesterday I hopped on sons Aprilia and discovered that I just had to wring its neck
Anyways, I am really keen on a K1200GT, it has 20k miles one owner ex condition
So being a wise old Owl I decised to research
I came across so much flak written abt this bike, the niggles re clutches, cam drives, switches , that really I am starting to wonder
I know the seller is honest, I FEEL it and he will answer any questiosn truthfully
Really I am asking, what is the concsensus generally abt this bike?
Moving on I see that things hardly improved with the 13
Any pointers in the direction of surveys may help, I read all the reviews when the bike was tested new alonside the Concours, Yamaha and Honda, but then they WERE all new
thanks mean and woman
Stuart
 

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neglected to say bike is in Ca, would not own bike here, 100km/h max, people ride like a sack of spuds in a procession Police are brutal and unforgiving
Mostly will be in USA and then into Germany for 4 months year
 

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find one that has had the update's and quirks worked out and you'll be fine ,it's a machine ,every machine has quirk's ,also the people that do have quirk's and bad one's tend to be very loud about it ,ritefully so t but there is also alot of people here that have good ride's and put many mile's on these k bike's and would buy another if had to like me i dont think know one can tell you how reliable a used bike is of any mfgr but bmw has been a good choice again for me so far and i'm on my 3rd one ...good luck
 

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find one that has had the update's and quirks worked out and you'll be fine ,it's a machine ,every machine has quirk's ,also the people that do have quirk's and bad one's tend to be very loud about it ,ritefully so t but there is also alot of people here that have good ride's and put many mile's on these k bike's and would buy another if had to like me i dont think know one can tell you how reliable a used bike is of any mfgr but bmw has been a good choice again for me so far and i'm on my 3rd one ...good luck
thanks, bit like sorting out which stocks to buy, listen learn, but choice is ones own and nobody else to blame if one makes the wrong choice
 

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thanks, bit like sorting out which stocks to buy, listen learn, but choice is ones own and nobody else to blame if one makes the wrong choice
I like the analogy.....diversification, my pals......each bike to it's own purpose.....

When I skied > 80 days per season, I had 20 pairs of skis and often took 2-3 pair to the slopes on any given day. I was not afraid to switch to another pair after the early runs. Being the cheapskate that I admit to being.......I never bought one pair new but picked them up a season old from others that chased the latest and greatest.

Old habits are ingrained and I run the K12, R1150GS, 990 Adv and 690 Rallye these days, but each to it's specific purpose. Life has been berry, berry good to me....... :)

And so I say: Get the bike and ignore the flack....what works for you is all that counts...ride safe and enjoy..... :clap:
 

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I like the analogy.....diversification, my pals......each bike to it's own purpose.....

When I skied > 80 days per season, I had 20 pairs of skis and often took 2-3 pair to the slopes on any given day. I was not afraid to switch to another pair after the early runs. Being the cheapskate that I admit to being.......I never bought one pair new but picked them up a season old from others that chased the latest and greatest.

Old habits are ingrained and I run the K12, R1150GS, 990 Adv and 690 Rallye these days, but each to it's specific purpose. Life has been berry, berry good to me....... :)

And so I say: Get the bike and ignore the flack....what works for you is all that counts...ride safe and enjoy..... :clap:
But I don.t ski:(
 

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ah well tomorrow I will make the plunge, 2007, first reg early 08, 20k mile clicks, immac, with all the gear 9500
 
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