Bmw r1200c

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by DC Chad, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    my old Dad has had one of these for about the last 9 years and he absolutely loves it , i rode it just the once when he first got it , but being young dumb and full of cum i just didnt get it:puke1 .

    a couple of years later i get into dual sports ie africa twins then the GS etc and my old dads still riding the wheels of this R12C:D

    well the old boys not been to well of late :cry and his bikes been languishing in the garage of the last 6mnths or so as he's not been able to ride or tend to its needs so today i rode over got it fired up and brought it back to mine for some tender loving care , when i left i could see that glint in the old man's eyes that he's damn well going to get himself better to get out on his bike again once ive sorted it :clap

    now i have to say(eating my words from years ago) i absolutely enjoyed every minute of that ride home ,laid back ride but will cruise happily and can cut the mustard when the bends present themselves:wink:it really handles well :D
    I cant wait to take it out again once its had a full service and good going over :1drink i really do love the boxer engine:D

    do many of the residents here have them ?
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  2. Mr.Goose

    Mr.Goose Velvet Steamroller

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    I think there's a forum "chromeheads.org?" if you ever want to dig for more info.

    Limited quantities of these with only a 5 to 6 year production run but they're becoming scarce already and invoke a lot of interest when seen.
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  3. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    thank you Mr. Goose ive found Chromeheads and signed up to get some more info:thumb
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  4. Durangoman

    Durangoman Yeah its me!

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    I got one.... :clap


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  5. ikonoklass

    ikonoklass Kountersteering Krew

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    I had one. Liked everything about it but the lack of power. A real issue here at altitude.
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  6. Mr. B

    Mr. B Contrarian

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    I had one for a couple years. The power was adequate for a cruiser, even touring. My biggest complaint was the punishing suspension.

    The bike certainly attracts attention and people either love the look of the bike or they are repulsed by it.
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  7. Tilter

    Tilter Been here awhile

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    I love the r1200c. In blue it's one of my favorite bikes to look at. Eh I like all the colors lol. Chrome heads is great as mentioned. There's some good exhaust options that boost performance a bit and sound a lot.
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  8. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    ive never seen one in blue , here's dads after a scrub up:D no engine bars at the mo as they have been taken off to sort out the Chrome:wink:

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    it really needs some pipes to liven it up and get rid of the whisper quiet zorst note though:evil
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  9. madleemark

    madleemark Restless

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    Nice bike,and great colour, there a very underestimated bike, i had one for 6years,carried me and my son many miles, often loaded with all our camping gear. Rare bike when new, and certainly something very different from the usual cruiser style, worst feature was the poor chrome on the spoked wheels. the remus exhaust system works well.
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  10. nbsdave

    nbsdave Been here awhile

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    I had a 2002 R1200C Montana (black) for a while.
    I found it to be surprisingly well handling with way better than average brakes.
    The wire wheel chrome was/is an issue on the 1200C. Some models, like the one the op shows, came with alloy wheels.
    Pre-canbus so you can add lights & elec. stuff without a big worry.
    Loved the way it would twist when you revved it a bit, not so much hp but decent torque.
    The guys at Chromeheads are pretty rabid about their bikes-and very knowledgeable too.
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  11. Dude69

    Dude69 Usurper of Gov'ts

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    Middle (Phoenix) & far one are mine... favorite bike next to my old GSA

    Closest (Stiletto) a buddy's in TX
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  12. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    Nice :1drink
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  13. duck

    duck Banned

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    What does you new dad ride?

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  14. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    very good :rofl
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  15. NikolaTesla

    NikolaTesla n00b

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    I have one too. R1200C Montauk. Just planning routes for this season.

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  16. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    fantastic :beer
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  17. JerryH

    JerryH Long timer

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    R1200C. Only modern BMW I've ever had any interest in. Wish I could afford one. They seem to hold their value very well. Every time I see one on Craigslist in nice condition, the price is way up there. While it was intended to be a cruiser, it is probably also the best solo touring bike BMW ever built. The only one without the dreaded lean forward riding position.
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  18. NikolaTesla

    NikolaTesla n00b

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    JerryH, I share same opinion and since I saw it for first time on London airport terminal when James Bond movie was premiered I almost mist the plane. Since then I had a dream of buying one. As time passed I hardly waited for time to afford it without relinquishing a hope. Time came when children grow up and I grab a chance and buy my dream.

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  19. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    I had the CLC version and loved it. It would cruise at 90 hours on end, very comfortable, great weather protection, etc.

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  20. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    the story is much the same over here , saw a 98 model with 22k on the clocks for £5000 this week that's a bike holding its value well , i'm sure the guy will get very near his asking price as they are rare here too .
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