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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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