Oct. 28, 2020 -
Lenox Road Dec. 1, 2020
How I got this bike
Because of the experiences I hadbwith both of the previous R1200c's, I was always on the lookout for another. So when I saw this one listed on Facebook Marketplace with 39,000 miles and the price marked down from $4,000 to $3,000 (firm?), I was interested. I talked to the owner who said he's 79 and has had the bike since 1998. That's as close to one-owner as it gets. I went to Whitesides Road (off Fishhouse Road) with Andrea P, test rode it on a cold rainy day in late October, and trailered it home.
There is a lien on the title but it's with BMW Financial Services. I sent them an email requesting a lien release, but still had to call to get action.
The title showed he bought it with just 2,092 miles back in Oct. 1998.
The bike had these extras:
bagsIt came with the tool kit and an extra oil filter. There was also a disk brake lock.
Blue shoe cream for the handgrips
Flexible covers for the handlebar wiring
Rear drive gear oil 75-90 synthetic
Gear oil synthetic 80-90 for the transmission (1 qt.)
Engine oil 20-50 full synthetic (3.75 qt.)
Sticker removed from swingarm
Turn signal stabilized
Spark plugs NGK 2095 / Bosch BKR7EKC-N center electrode
Steel braided front brake lines installed
Lien release letter obtained from BMW Financial Services
|Steinmetz Park Dec. 1, 2020|
After installing the braided brake lines, I went for a ride on Dec. 1, a 50 F day. The brakes are now fine. The ride is good too with the seat and suspension ok for now, though the windshield cuts across my line of vision as I expected. I do a 6 mile ride and get some fresh gas.
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Edited Nov. 11, 2020