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Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,526
Posted By Rick Lee
I think I forgot to update this thread. I'm...

I think I forgot to update this thread. I'm almost a year into K1200R ownership. Just got back from my second ride to CA on it. Did 1000 miles last weekend and was never sore or tired, other than...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By Rick Lee
Tell me about CA 78 between Blythe and Escondido.

I'm riding out to Ramona to see two concerts this weekend and would like to avoid the 10 and the 8 once I get to CA. I'll be leaving Phoenix around 2pm. I'm thinking of taking the 10 to Blythe and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By Rick Lee
I test rode several K12 and 13Ss before settling...

I test rode several K12 and 13Ss before settling on a K1200R. I took them all to a parking lot and did some tight figure eights to see how the longer wheel base differed from my GS. They were a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,214
Posted By Rick Lee
I'm at 130 miles and tank is pretty low now. ...

I'm at 130 miles and tank is pretty low now. Light isn't on yet, but will be very shortly. I have a 200-250 miles ride coming up in an hour. If this sucky mileage continues, I'm gonna have to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,214
Posted By Rick Lee
My fuel economy SUCKS. WTF? How many miles...

My fuel economy SUCKS. WTF? How many miles should I be getting on a tank? I'm 240 lbs. in full gear, no luggage and ride it like I stole it every chance I get, have a Booster Plug, Leo Vince SBK...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,921
Posted By Rick Lee
You didn't get a lot of plastic shavings in the...

You didn't get a lot of plastic shavings in the airbox when you used a Dremel to cut out the second filter hole? I would think you'd want the airbox on a bench for this and to have the edges well...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,921
Posted By Rick Lee
If these bikes already run lean as it is, how/why...

If these bikes already run lean as it is, how/why does adding more airflow, like a second filter, improve things? Also, I could not figure out at all how to get my airbox off. I removed the two...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,921
Posted By Rick Lee
Doing this job today. Bike is all apart and I...

Doing this job today. Bike is all apart and I have to go to a party, so will finish tonight. I also got the updated quick disconnect kit from Beemer Boneyard, but then saw this upgrade has already...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By Rick Lee
I have the records from my GS from before I...

I have the records from my GS from before I bought it. The original dealer faxed them all to me. I traded it in this weekend and the (different) dealer said they'd have no way to pull previous...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,921
Posted By Rick Lee
Just got a K1200R that has some fueling issues,...

Just got a K1200R that has some fueling issues, so I'm shopping for a BP or maybe a Power FRK. How hard is it to remove the fuel tank? Do you just need to move it a little or totally disconnect and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By Rick Lee
Ditto. I just traded in my GS and the sales guy...

Ditto. I just traded in my GS and the sales guy asked if I had records. I went back today with a huge binder of receipts and emailed him an Excel spreadsheet I had used for my electronic log book....
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,214
Posted By Rick Lee
Yes, I know that 100k mile K12R. It belonged to...

Yes, I know that 100k mile K12R. It belonged to Tylor, GM of Victory BMW in Chandler. He was trying to sell it forever. AFAIK, he never had any mechanical issues with that bike and rode the piss out...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,214
Posted By Rick Lee
Well, here she is - total hooligan bike, black...

Well, here she is - total hooligan bike, black everything, professionally painted and powder coated, 6500 miles on her.

http://www.fototime.com/25D02CC84457986/standard.jpg

First farkles will...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,214
Posted By Rick Lee
Well, I got it. About to do the paperwork and...

Well, I got it. About to do the paperwork and ride her home. Photos in a bit.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,214
Posted By Rick Lee
The local dealer just got a very well farkled,...

The local dealer just got a very well farkled, low-miles '06 K1200R and called me about it yesterday. They want my '08 GS with 53k miles...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 32,511
Posted By Rick Lee
You sure about that? K-bikes have their mufflers...

You sure about that? K-bikes have their mufflers on the right side, which means the right bag would need a cutout there, while an R12S would not since its muffler is under the rear seat.
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 67,269
Posted By Rick Lee
If my job weren't in sever jeopardy, I'd be on a...

If my job weren't in sever jeopardy, I'd be on a K13S now. I was working on a trade deal that fell through a few days ago. I am definitely getting one as soon as the right job and/or deal come...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,233
Posted By Rick Lee
The K16GT does nothing for me at all. I just...

The K16GT does nothing for me at all. I just don't get how they came up with that price. It's literally more than it cost in 2011 with zero miles. Who thought this up? Do rich people just drop in and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,233
Posted By Rick Lee
Another revival. I've had the itch for a...

Another revival.

I've had the itch for a K-bike for a while. Scottsdale has a gorgeous blue 2011 K13S with bags and 14.5k miles for $17.2k. That's more than it cost new. WTF? Is that color so...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 32,511
Posted By Rick Lee
BTW, I was at San Diego BMW on Sat. and they have...

BTW, I was at San Diego BMW on Sat. and they have a yellow R12S there. Another dealer in CA has a silver one, maybe Riverside. They're out there. I saw a few on CycleTrader yesterday, as 2007 is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 32,511
Posted By Rick Lee
Please let me know what you got. I'm about to...

Please let me know what you got. I'm about to list my GS for sale and move to a K13S.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rick Lee
Seller wrote back that he's game for trading...

Seller wrote back that he's game for trading bikes for a ride, though I can't do it before next Sun. unless it happens tomorrow. But he said the 12 and 13 are ergonomically the same bike, he rode a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rick Lee
Yeah, I'm thinking that too. But it doesn't have...

Yeah, I'm thinking that too. But it doesn't have the side cases, which I know would run close to $1k to add and I'd need those to go to LA.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rick Lee
Oh man. A very nicely farkled '07 K12S just...

Oh man. A very nicely farkled '07 K12S just popped up on Craigslist with 11k miles for half of what the dealer wants for the K13S. To think I could buy that K12S twice for what the one K13S would...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rick Lee
That is very bad ass looking.

That is very bad ass looking.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rick Lee
This dealer has two K1200Rs there, but they're...

This dealer has two K1200Rs there, but they're both pretty rough looking. I'd never buy either one, but I might be able take one for a ride to see if it grabs me. Another thing is that I like...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rick Lee
Thanks guys. It's muscle, not joint or tendon,...

Thanks guys. It's muscle, not joint or tendon, pain and it went away pretty quickly. Probably just a matter of building up the muscle memory and endurance in those positions.

I haven't ridden...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,862
Posted By Rick Lee
Time to revive this one. The local dealer...

Time to revive this one.

The local dealer got a magma red K1300S in and I went to see her today. She's a beauty. I took her for a test ride and just couldn't make up my mind. I did the loop...
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 31,177
Posted By Rick Lee
Yes, I ended up taking it to a pro, after the...

Yes, I ended up taking it to a pro, after the left sprocket didn't seat in the divet properly and I got my cam timing all messed up when the left sprocket just spun. I was worried I had bent a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 50,352
Posted By Rick Lee
They replaced mine too, but it was under an...

They replaced mine too, but it was under an aftermarket warranty by then. They threw that warranty in when I bought the bike there, so I was pretty sure they'd make sure the repair was covered. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,852
Posted By Rick Lee
I've had mine replaced because the plastic around...

I've had mine replaced because the plastic around the top cracked. I've heard it's pretty common in the desert climate for them to go at around 40k miles and mine went at 44k miles. I have no...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,245
Posted By Rick Lee
Ok, I feel a little better. We have pretty big...

Ok, I feel a little better. We have pretty big temp swings in AZ, though it never gets real cold in Phoenix. Still, it's enough that you really have to watch your tire pressures. But I have never...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,245
Posted By Rick Lee
I wanted to revive this one after a few recent...

I wanted to revive this one after a few recent puffs of oil smoke on a startup. Mine is an '08 GS with 48k miles. I always park her on the sidestand in the garage, center stand only when working on...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,679
Posted By Rick Lee
That's true, but it makes visual inspections a...

That's true, but it makes visual inspections a lot easier. I just feel the lip on car rotors. If you can take it down to even with the rest of the surface, it's a lot easier to watch for a lip to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,365
Posted By Rick Lee
Guys, do I have the right belt? ...

Guys, do I have the right belt?

http://fototime.com/45989D0CA590EB4/standard.jpg

I called Beemerboneyard last week, but they were understandably slammed, having just gotten their power back...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,208
Posted By Rick Lee
I adjusted my valves and changed plugs last week...

I adjusted my valves and changed plugs last week while on a conference call for work. 24k service is easy peasy. Don't pay anyone to do it. Learn your bike, save your money. She just turned 48k,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,365
Posted By Rick Lee
Mine was changed at 24k by the dealer and it just...

Mine was changed at 24k by the dealer and it just turned 48k, so I'm gonna do this soon. I thought I recalled something about a piece of foam being under that cover. Is it necessary to replace that...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Rick Lee
There are horror stories with every warranty co. ...

There are horror stories with every warranty co. I got my extended warranty when I bought my bike from the dealer about six mos. before the factory warranty was to expire. I knew the dealer gets...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By Rick Lee
I can't remember why I went with the previous...

I can't remember why I went with the previous model, but thought the EIXs are the ones everyone is using these days. I will swap top and bottom after 6k miles this time. Is there anything I can do...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By Rick Lee
Thanks. I replaced them with DCPR8EIXs today.

Thanks. I replaced them with DCPR8EIXs today.
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