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#1002937 - 12/30/17 04:56 PM Re: Going to look at a 2005 K1200S [Re: BarnRat]  
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...I'm sensing a pattern here. wink


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#1002948 - 12/30/17 11:21 PM Re: Going to look at a 2005 K1200S [Re: BarnRat]  
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I've never seen that paint scheme from BMWNA. I was in dealership 98-2014
But anything' possible .


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1971 R75/5 roadracer
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#1002955 - 12/31/17 04:39 AM Re: Going to look at a 2005 K1200S [Re: BarnRat]  
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I had an 05, great bike for eating miles at a brisk pace. Ask about repair history of course, and from my anecdotal experience ask about clutches and transmissions. I understand there was an update around 2007 to correct an issue where the transmission pops out of second momentarily under hard acceleration. My 05 had it on the original and the replacement trans - the third trans (a 2007 update) did the trick. All warranty at the time.

I would have it checked for codes (ESA etc).

Finally, under idle, does it sound a little wobbly? Like mechanically? Because mine always did, made a litle judder at idle sometimes. ‘Normal’... For 40k miles I just got used to it, then it threw a rod. I have no correlation other than observation.

But I loved that bike.



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#1002956 - 12/31/17 04:41 AM Re: Going to look at a 2005 K1200S [Re: stubble!]  
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BTW the dry sump oil change isn’t bad, but it helps to have a fluid evacuator witha skinny hose for the tank.



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#1003008 - 01/01/18 01:22 AM Re: Going to look at a 2005 K1200S [Re: stubble!]  
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Originally Posted by stubble!
BTW the dry sump oil change isn’t bad, but it helps to have a fluid evacuator witha skinny hose for the tank.

I haven't looked at the service manual yet -- still waiting on it being shipped.

I've changed oil with dry-sump engines before (my Harleys) and it's a bit tricky trying to scavenge as much oil as possible from the sump to the oil tank. If you leave too much oil in the sump (usually by not having the engine warm enough) then you end up not getting enough of the old oil out.

BTW, this bike is now sitting in my garage, along with it's friend, the 2004 R1100S. clap

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2004 R1100S
2005 K1200S
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