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... Previous ride 2005 K1200R (meet an untimely fate with a deer), still miss this one.
I get it. My '00 RS was with me for 18 years. I called it my coast to coast cruise missile. Great bike. Love those bricks!
Fact: I got it in 2002 with only 5000 miles and a salvage title, and then proceeded to ride the wheels off it for almost two decades. The maiden voyage was picking it up in LA and riding it back home to NYC in 38.5 hours. :)
 

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Did you paint or vinyl wrap the front fairings? I am thinking of using color-matched vinyl on mine.
Paint. It’s all same time mixed matched & sprayed paint on top of aftermarket but good quality Carbon Fiber panels, mostly Bestem and Ilmberger.
Family and holiday travel so I’ve no time to put on the side pod pieces, they are also CF & painted so you can see some of the carbon fiber as well.

I looked at Hydrodip with a clearcoat and also vinyl wrap. Finished or painted Carbon Fiber looks best in my opinion, then second best a good quality Hydrodip with a covering clearcoat, that looks pretty awesome too where I’ve seen it at some custom car shows.
I would say vinyl looks third best in my opinion I don’t think it would age well.
Here is a CF side fairing with some painters tape on it for conversations with the painter. super light and just super sweet looking I could not paint over all of it

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Right now I am on one of these:
Plant Office chair Comfort Floor Chair


'cause the weather is too cold for my aged biker body to get out any sooner. It's a nice (but pricey) chair and did wonders for the back aches I was getting from sitting all day at the computer. I did put the K1200s on the battery tender last night. Fully charged this morning so all is well. Can't wait to get fired up and down the road in a few weeks or so.
 

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2009 K1300GT. A tiny bit past 103K miles. Most service intervals have been normal. Replaced the clutch once. It's got a Wilburs front shock. Lots of tire changes over the years. The windshield is after market, I added the Clearwater lights and had the top case painted.

It's coming up on some real ugly problems so I'll probably be selling it soon and will be looking for something else.
 

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Well if you didnt read my intro post, hello all. I'm the new owner of an 08 K1200S. Only 7700 miles. Bought it from Motorcycles of Dulles in VA. They did all work on it, so it's up to date and prepped nicely. Only had 1 ride on it so far and it was.... interesting. Quite stiff and the front brakes WOW!! Does this bike have the linked front/rear brakes? Anyway, the Remus exhaust has a bit too much bark for my liking but it's WAY lighter than the stock "torpedo".
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Nice! If you're in Pennsylvania, Hermy's BMW in Port Clinton, is a good place for service. They've been there for years and are well established in the community.
 

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Spoke, nice bike!! Just like my old K12 that messed with a deer. The Remus hex exhaust you have is superior stuff, don't loose it. No longer available. Looking as hard as I can I don't see the restrictor in place in the end. I don't know if they can be ordered from Remus but possibly. It does take it down to very quiet but reduces the HP that the open unit offers. I did a dyno run on my K13 with out the restrictor and gained 3.5 rear wheel hp over the stock rocket ship. Keep in mine every 7 pounds off the bike or load is equal to 1 added HP in performance. You will get used to it and it is not so loud as to be nasty. Though it sings well at 8500 rpm and rising. When I first got my Remus I drilled a series of 1/4" holes in the restrictor around the outlet center pipe. This added to increased flow, but I said what the heck and took it out. It is on the shelf. Put the retainer screw back in the hole to save it and make it look normal.
 

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I took a slightly different approach. I cut the entire centre pipe off. The pipe looks as though the restrictor is inserted but in fact it’s only the end plate that bolted in
 

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Spokexx, nice bike!! Just like my old K12 that messed with a deer. The Remus hex exhaust you have is superior stuff, don't loose it. No longer available. Looking as hard as I can I don't see the restrictor in place in the end. I don't know if they can be ordered from Remus but possibly. It does take it down to very quiet but reduces the HP that the open unit offers. I did a dyno run on my K13 with out the restrictor and gained 3.5 rear wheel hp over the stock rocket ship. Keep in mine every 7 pounds off the bike or load is equal to 1 added HP in performance. You will get used to it and it is not so loud as to be nasty. Though it sings well at 8500 rpm and rising. When I first got my Remus I drilled a series of 1/4" holes in the restrictor around the outlet center pipe. This added to increased flow, but I said what the heck and took it out. It is on the shelf. Put the retainer screw back in the hole to save it and make it look normal.
Spoke that’s a gorgeous bike.
Did your tow vehicle run over a box of stickers on the way home 😜 Hey Beech great information as usual ! it took me months to find a replacement one at $900 from France.
While they don’t list one for the K 1200 S the modular Remus silencer designed so all you really need is the K1200 slip on end pipe and the standard Hexacone mufflers will work. if you look at any pictures of my bike it’s a slightly newer version, it doesn’t have the black Remus metal plate on it, just a more discrete laser etch, that’s the newer style & with the standard K 1200 S extension pipe works a treat.
If you look closely at Spokexx’s picture, you see the round tip inside of the exhaust. That is the silencer. It’s in place, if you zoom in you can almost see the screw as well.
 
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