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    Ride both for yourself. The parallel twin felt...

    Ride both for yourself. The parallel twin felt like it had a much higher center of gravity. it's only a little heavier than the 650 but the weight is in the wrong place. Love my Sertao!
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    The Continental Twinduro TKC80 has good reviews...

    The Continental Twinduro TKC80 has good reviews on Amazon. So does the chunky-monkey Dunlop D606 Dual Sport. I'll probably go with the Metzeler Enduro 3 Sahara. More off-road than what came on my...
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    Sticky: Just bought it this morning, ready to leave...

    Just bought it this morning, ready to leave excellent dealership.
    This is the last time you will ever see this bike clean. Ever.
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    I test drove it this morning. It's amazing how...

    I test drove it this morning. It's amazing how light steering it is. A wide handlebar at chest level provides lots of leverage. Perky engine. Check. light weight. Check. I went ahead and bought it....
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    Yup, I remember when I got my first "big" bike....

    Yup, I remember when I got my first "big" bike. It was a 650 and my friends said I wouldn't be able to handle such a powerful engine.:laugh They also told me to never use the front brake or I'd flip...
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    Thanks. I know it will not be what I'm used to...

    Thanks. I know it will not be what I'm used to and that's part of why I'm doing it. I really shouldn't have that much horsepower, it's like a drug. Different bike, different mindset.
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    Sertao two-up?

    How would the Sertao be two-up? I'm 5'9" at 178lbs, athletic build. My wife is a pixie at 5'2" and 112 lbs. I will mainly be commuting by myself (of course), light off-road (can't do that on a...
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    I could start wearing an LED/bubble wrap jacket...

    I could start wearing an LED/bubble wrap jacket with matching LED/bubble wrap pants and Tiki-torch on my helmet. They still wouldn't see me. Can't see what you're not looking for.
    Enjoy your new...
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    The K1300S is almost exactly what I have now and...

    The K1300S is almost exactly what I have now and the saddlebags are meh-worthy. Been there wrecked that. ;) Now I want to try something different. Hence the Xmoto, Xchallenge and Sarteo references....
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    The Killer Bee has been Totaled

    Last Thursday, as I was pulling into my community, I was struck from behind by a car. My bike is totaled and I have some truly horrendous bruises. Insurance will take care of the K1200S and...
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    If it really is cursed then there's only sure one...

    If it really is cursed then there's only sure one way to lift it, trade it in! :)
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    K1200s

    I'm a fifty year old in Florida with similar riding habits. I recently purchased a K1200s because it represents the most bang for the buck IMHO. For supply and demand reasons the RT/Gt/GS models,...
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    Grab- on Grip Covers

    I installed the Grab-on Grip Covers on my K1200S and went for a ride. Big difference. They really went a long way towards reducing the fingers tingling and numbness. They are quite thin but increased...
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    If an O2 sensor was out wouldn't it cause the...

    If an O2 sensor was out wouldn't it cause the computer to generate a fault code and trigger a check engine light? Would a no spark situation do the same?
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    Sticky: 44395 Me at the dealership back in February...

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    Me at the dealership back in February thinking "Oh, crap. I like it!" I bought it the following Saturday.
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    A tight valve would allow leakage into the air...

    A tight valve would allow leakage into the air box (for intake valve) or into the exhaust (for exhaust valve). If it is leaking into the crankcase then valve adjustment is moot. Either way it's time...
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    Cele, that was me on San Jose. Your bike looks...

    Cele, that was me on San Jose. Your bike looks good in person and you ride way too fast (faster than me). You asked if my bike was an adult bike? Sorry, but with 167 horsepower my bike is far from...
  18. Thread: K1200s

    by KillerBee
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    BMW didn't follow contemporary engineering trends...

    BMW didn't follow contemporary engineering trends when the developed the K40 (?) engine. The head is canted forward 55 degrees to lower the center of gravity and move the center of mass foreword....
  19. Thread: K1200s

    by KillerBee
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    When I sold motorcycles I would tell people "if...

    When I sold motorcycles I would tell people "if you like the way it looks sit on it. If you like the way it sits ride it. If you like the way it rides buy it. It's not rocket science."
    I've owned...
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    Me and the Mrs. are going down to bike week early...

    Me and the Mrs. are going down to bike week early Saturday for speedway vendors and demo rides. Want to ride down? I haven't contacted/ accumulated anyone else yet. Just joined BMWNEF but have only...
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    My dealership called this afternoon to tell me...

    My dealership called this afternoon to tell me that my Sport Side Bags came in!:dance it took them no more than ten minutes to key the locks to my ignition. The bag mounts and set up was very quick....
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    Man with No Screen Name, I received this response...

    Man with No Screen Name, I received this response to an email regarding a related issue. If the prompt response and feedback are any indication of how well things are run...I really going to like...
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    Chain jump guard and a few other recalls were...

    Chain jump guard and a few other recalls were performed. I'll tackle the tensioner myself in a few days. Is it still "righty-tighty, lefty-loosey"?:brad
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    05 K1200S in Jacksonville FLorida

    Hi, just returned to BMW after many years of selling Harley-Davidson. I'll try to behave and contribute when called upon. I promise to always use the search feature before asking a question. I'll...
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    Just bought a 2005 K1200S

    Just bought an 05 K1200S from the crew at BMW Motorcycles of Jacksonville with 7,900 miles. Spotless, Surge-less, rattle-less. It amazes me how little respect this bike gets because it will ONLY do...
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