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Thread: Three Years and One Month on the R1200R

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    Three Years and One Month on the R1200R

    As I pulled into my driveway this afternoon....

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    It's still my favorite non-living thing I've ever owned.

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    Congrats! That's very impressive.
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    have you had any significant maintenence issues?

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    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

    2010 r1200r, 2009 harley crossbones, 2008 triumph/sidecar, 1970 norton commando 750

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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
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    Nope. My previous (and first) bike was an F800ST. It was a nightmare. In less than two years I'd had 5 or 6 major issues, several requiring weeks waiting for parts from Germany. I'd called roadside assistance three times. With the R I've had one fuel strip replacement. That's it.

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    R1200r

    Congratulations!

    My 2009 that I have owned since Feb 2010 just turned over 26,800. All I have experienced was a faulty "neutral position switch," replaced under warranty. The rest has been routine maintenance at the prescribed intervals. I have replaced the tires at every 8,000 miles, but that is because I am wary of tire failure. I also replaced the battery at the two year mark on my own initiative because I had a trip planned and did not want to be concerned about it. My original fuel strip is still intact.

    This bike has been a joy to own and ride! I have traveled to the Johnson City, Bloomsburg and Sedalia rallies on it, as well as several trips to West Virginia, the Blue Ridge mountains and a trip to Florida to watch Spring Training baseball.

    Those who have never ridden the R1200R don't know what a fantastic bike this is.

    Bill
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    I thought it was having a computer failure a couple of days ago and was getting ready to call roadside assistance. Then I remembered that I'd used the kill switch when I'd stopped.

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    Glad ya like your R. I've owned many bikes and my R, that I have only had about 6 months, sure appears to be a keeper.


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    At 71,000 miles -

    7 fuel strips (including the original)
    2 O2 sensors

    Other then that, just normal obsessive maintenance. And a lot of gas and tires.
    Don Eilenberger http://www.eilenberger.net
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    '07 R1200R (current ride) and some bimmers.. and a Porsche

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    Rock bottom great pick!!!

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