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#1001885 - 12/03/17 07:41 PM Re: Camhead the perfect bike? [Re: chrisz]  
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Thank you all for your input, so this is the bike for me. Now the search starts.

#1001897 - 12/03/17 10:16 PM Re: Camhead the perfect bike? [Re: chrisz]  
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Originally Posted by chrisz
Thank you all for your input, so this is the bike for me. Now the search starts.



If you’re patient, it’s relatively easy to find a low mileage Cam-Head.

Doug


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#1001908 - 12/04/17 02:57 AM Re: Camhead the perfect bike? [Re: chrisz]  
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Winter is coming, am forced to be patient ;-)

#1002006 - 12/05/17 10:35 PM Re: Camhead the perfect bike? [Re: chrisz]  
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Just replaced my 2009 R1200GS with a 2011 R1200RT due to the GS drowning. I used to ride the GS and think "how could it be any better than this?" The camhead engine is smoother, more power and the RT does handle a little better. Downside is that I had much more luggage capacity on the GS, but at my age I appreciate the lower suspension. I am no longer disappointed that I couldn't find a used water cooled RT.

#1002050 - 12/07/17 01:15 AM Re: Camhead the perfect bike? [Re: chrisz]  
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+1 on the cam head. Lighter than the wethead by a lot. Has more storage etc. Maintenance is easy and the valves don't change........

I've only got 62,000 miles on my 2011 and if the newer wetheads can't lose weight (or BMW makes another lighter RT that works for me) I'll be looking for another low mile camhead.

Wow, one of the recent posts mention a 3800km camhead in B.C. That would be ideal.

#1002066 - 12/07/17 05:27 PM Re: Camhead the perfect bike? [Re: chrisz]  
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I own both a hexhead and a camhead. The valve clearance checks are easier to do on the hexhead, period. There is a noticeable difference in pep between the motors favoring the camhead. I like both motors. think the hexhead is easier for owners (non-mechanics) to maintain pertaining to the valves anyway.


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#1002219 - 12/11/17 05:47 PM Re: Camhead the perfect bike? [Re: chrisz]  
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I have a 2012 Rt and agree with all that has been stated above . I have logged 90000 KM. As with most others my switches were replaced under warranty. As well my rear shock was replaced under warranty , a rarity I am told. I have owned Honda St's and a FJR, the BMW is a superior touring tool to both of them. It is the most comfortable and offers the best wind protection. I was tempted by the W/C rt but after several test rides could not convince my self to part with the camhead.

#1002288 - 12/12/17 10:45 PM Re: Camhead the perfect bike? [Re: chrisz]  
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Got a '12 Camhead RT about to flip over 100K miles and have had no problems with it. Switch gear was replaced under a recall but there was nothing wrong with them when the dealership called me.

Oil, tires and gas and that's it.

Too bad you're not closer to Tejas... there a couple of low mileage camheads for sale here on our Yahoo list...

"I've decided to sell my 2013 RT. Since 'customizing' my bikes is something of a hobby it's quite well equipped (see attached spreadsheet). As is my habit, it's current on maintenance and the maintenance records are available. Current mileage is a touch over 14,000 I'm asking $13,000. Given the low mileage and equipment that seems a good price.
If you are interested I can be reached at wahutton@att.net
Austin"

"A friend of mine is selling his 2012 BMW R1200RT with 20,000 miles. The bike is in Houston, TX. He is asking $11,000. Here is more detail if you are interested.
https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/-123338745
Know the bike well and she is in mint condition.
Best Regards, Armando"


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#1002295 - 12/13/17 01:40 AM Re: Camhead the perfect bike? [Re: chrisz]  
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Thanks Armando, its winter here, minus 10 or so, not buying at the moment. There are a couple near me for sale, a 2011 and 2012 models, both with about 30K miles for $11K CDN (or $8,500 USD).

#1002305 - 12/13/17 04:09 AM Re: Camhead the perfect bike? [Re: chrisz]  
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Originally Posted by chrisz
Thanks Armando, its winter here, minus 10 or so, not buying at the moment. There are a couple near me for sale, a 2011 and 2012 models, both with about 30K miles for $11K CDN (or $8,500 USD).

You might be in a stronger position to bargain by buying this time of year.


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