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2Back to top Go down    Re: So: Which one would you buy? on Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:58 pm

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If you're up to doing the clutch work yourself then I'd go for the 98.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: So: Which one would you buy? on Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:15 pm

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The one in Port Macquarie would be the best bet if you do the clutch your self and I would only go to about $3000.


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4Back to top Go down    Which one on Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:14 am

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I have an 03 and it's terrific, I would listen to the wise men and do the clutch and seals as that's probably what started it slipping.
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5Back to top Go down    Re: So: Which one would you buy? on Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:54 am

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I wouldn't buy either of them. The early K1200's are known to blow engines as they age. As an owner of an 02 K12 I would definitely go for the later facelift model which came into production in '02.
Replacing the O-ring and engine output seal is probably rite of passage now as these bikes age, albeit very gracefully. Whatever model you choose there will likely be the need to go inside eventually, and this is best done as preventative maintenance rather that essential maintenance as there will be considerable parts cost savings. The only draw back of the '02 and later models is that the brakes use the over engineered ABS 3 or iABS system which has a module that is very expensive to replace if it is not used frequently, therefore a bike with moderate to high mileage is probably better value than a low mileage bike. My K1200RS has 165,000km's on it and has given no problems other than regular maintenance. The engine O-ring and output seal were replaced as preventative maintenance several years ago.


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2002 K1200RS. Owned from new. Pacific Blue, Ohlins, Speiglers, Fiamms, HID. 165,000km
1991 K1. Classic Black metallic, restoration in progress. 74,000km
1987 K100RS Style. Black, Ohlins, Race Tech springs, Braided lines. Fully restored. 53,000 miles.
The family history:
1951 AJS 500 single - my Dads ride
1953 Triumph Terrier - my Mum's ride
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6Back to top Go down    Re: So: Which one would you buy? on Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:03 am

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Just how do they blow engines.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: So: Which one would you buy? on Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:59 pm

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My '03 K1200GT is a velvet hammer, its long legs and added fairing bits, lower riders' footpegs & higher 'bars, as compared to the RS, make it my favourite long-distance, extra-legal speed road burner. In the various Beemer workshops I've struggled for a crust in over the years I have seen several of the K1200 Bricks with a rod sticking through the block where solid aluminium used to be, but no more than a handful, and often down to neglect of maintenance by the owner. I've owned four of them meself, and do prefer the mid-2001 fairing design change aesthetic, purely subjectively. She's a big girl, but she can dance.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: So: Which one would you buy? on Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:57 am

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As TWB says, they are known to throw a 'leg outa bed' or a con rod through the case. There are quite a few documented cases on i-BMW.com and worth a visit. In some of the cases mentioned servicing and oil changes have been faithfully performed. The problem lies in a poor choice of rank case shells by BMW, which were changed in the 2000 year of production and this followed into the facelift model of 2002 (some 2001 built bikes can be found with the facelift)
Hope this helps in your decision. A Taxi is well sort after and a very pretty bike for sure.


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Current rides:
2002 K1200RS. Owned from new. Pacific Blue, Ohlins, Speiglers, Fiamms, HID. 165,000km
1991 K1. Classic Black metallic, restoration in progress. 74,000km
1987 K100RS Style. Black, Ohlins, Race Tech springs, Braided lines. Fully restored. 53,000 miles.
The family history:
1951 AJS 500 single - my Dads ride
1953 Triumph Terrier - my Mum's ride
1916 Triumph Type H, Battle of the Somme, France WW1 - my Grand dads ride
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: So: Which one would you buy? on Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:35 am

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I presume bearing shells is what you refer to.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: So: Which one would you buy? on Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:08 am

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@RicK G wrote:I presume bearing shells is what you refer to.

Yes RicK, that is what I was referring to. I might have been a bit harsh on Woody when i said I wouldn't buy either of them as to be fair, they are still a wonderful motorcycle, however I would be very careful when choosing a K1200 from those early years of production, and would still recommend the facelift model from '02 onwards.


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Current rides:
2002 K1200RS. Owned from new. Pacific Blue, Ohlins, Speiglers, Fiamms, HID. 165,000km
1991 K1. Classic Black metallic, restoration in progress. 74,000km
1987 K100RS Style. Black, Ohlins, Race Tech springs, Braided lines. Fully restored. 53,000 miles.
The family history:
1951 AJS 500 single - my Dads ride
1953 Triumph Terrier - my Mum's ride
1916 Triumph Type H, Battle of the Somme, France WW1 - my Grand dads ride
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: So: Which one would you buy? on Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:26 am

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I not into buying a 1200 bike but I do have a 1200 engine I will be using so I will check it out for date and renew the bearings if it is a hand grenade


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If everything seems under control then you aint goin fast enough:- Mario Andretti
Bikes 1986 K100RT, 1993 K1100 LT, 1994 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 & 1976 SR 500 Yamaha for now
    

12Back to top Go down    Re: So: Which one would you buy? on Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:26 pm

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@RicK G wrote:I not into buying a 1200 bike but I do have a 1200 engine I will be using so I will check it out for date and renew the bearings if it is a hand grenade
To be honest RicK, from what I understand you would be better off using the motor you have untouched and replacing it with a later model engine if need be at a later date. Later model engines come up pretty cheap so modifying the motor you have would be price prohibitive, costing more than a replacement engine.


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Current rides:
2002 K1200RS. Owned from new. Pacific Blue, Ohlins, Speiglers, Fiamms, HID. 165,000km
1991 K1. Classic Black metallic, restoration in progress. 74,000km
1987 K100RS Style. Black, Ohlins, Race Tech springs, Braided lines. Fully restored. 53,000 miles.
The family history:
1951 AJS 500 single - my Dads ride
1953 Triumph Terrier - my Mum's ride
1916 Triumph Type H, Battle of the Somme, France WW1 - my Grand dads ride
    

13Back to top Go down    Re: So: Which one would you buy? on Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:03 am

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@RicK G wrote:Just how do they blow engines.
That's something I hear a lot in the UK. They normally throw #4 rod cutting the crank cases in half-I have actually seen this. Apparently they are sensitive to oil level (yes, I know all engines are) if it's a little low it breaks the con rod at the small end on #4. This is the last one fed by the oil cooler and the flailing rod does the rest.
K12 motors are very hard to come by over here-probably because of the self destruct tendencies, I've been looking for one for years.

Having owned a K12RS for just two weeks I wouldn't want to own another one-I hated it.

    

14Back to top Go down    Re: So: Which one would you buy? on Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:47 am

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I'll take it as it comes, i've had it happen before and more than once especially when you dabble with nitro the bangs are big. Laughing


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15Back to top Go down    Re: So: Which one would you buy? on Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:58 am

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@RicK G wrote:I'll take it as it comes, i've had it happen before and more than once especially when you dabble with nitro the bangs are big. Laughing
I know. The K12 engine I saw was virtually in two parts.

    

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