I kinda want this...

Discussion in 'BearClaw Corner' started by Jallen3.14, Oct 10, 2019 at 12:48 AM.

  1. Jallen3.14

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    I know what you mean. I was Jonesing for a white one for a few years too. Test rode several and did some research. Sadly it is a bad design even though it is a beauty. Many BMW mechanics refuse to work on it. It is poorly designed and underbilt. Low power poor reliability. Bad frames. Great museum piece.
     
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    I've been thinking about one too.
     
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    so just another typical bmw, your saying?
     
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    Yeah I remember when I first saw one. So ugly its pretty
     
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    A friend of mine owned one. He rides a LOT. He had a lot of problems with his. The final drive went out on a road trip, and it was BMW money to replace. Had transmission and electrical issues as well. He loved riding it, but it was not a reliable bike.
     
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    I saw the R1200c at the Javits center in NYC when it first came out in the late 90's and was seduced by its oddity.

    On BMW reliability:
    I had a 2006 K1200R naked.
    Fast as hell, handled like a dream, got 45 mpg.
    I put 10K on it the first year.
    Then the transmission stopped shifting during a ride. Couldn't get it out of 2nd.

    Cross Country BMW in Middlesex NJ fixed it under warranty.
    A few month later it started again.
    I paid 12.9K new, sold it to Cross Country for 7.4K, without buying another bike from them.
    Very expensive year of riding.

    Got the Rock a few months later.
    Compared to the BMW the rocket feels and handles like a Mack truck.
     
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    You may want to chat with @Navigator about it as he has one.
     
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    I thought "Collectors Bike".
     
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