May 27, 2021 - Aug. 1, 2021
Steinmetz Park - June 1, 2021
How I got this
After just a few weeks riding the F 650 CS, I decide I don't have much interest in it and list it on Facebook Marketplace.
get a FB message with a picture of this blue BMW R1200 C. The bike looks
rather nice. It's a trade offer, and just the sort of bike I would
be interesed in.
The owner is a guy as old as myself who offers me a no-money trade after
just talking briefly. We arrange to trailer our bikes to Rockingham
VT, halfway to Gorham NH where he lives to make the exchange.
Rockingham VT - May 27, 2021
The bike has 57,007 miles and comes with the service history of the prior 4 owners.
The paperwork has information going back to 2004 with receipts for a 12k and 48k mi. service done at around 50k miles. Battery replaced within 3 years. Overall good maintenance.
It was owned by the person I bought it from for just 1 year and about 3,000 miles.
From the service records I see that he;
- Replaced the brake lines and installed new brake pads (and installed a BMW bleed hose tool)
- Oil changed and transmission and final drive lube done
- Spark plugs (NGK 2095)
- Fork seals replaced
- Air filter cleaned
He was a long-time rider and seemed to have experience maintaining his
I only need to do minor items like put cream polish on the
seats and check the tire pressure.
|The first ride is on June 1. The bike is in excellent condition. Brakes are firm (but replaced lines are rubber not braided). Battery is strong, the suspension is fine for me, and the throttle has no excess slack. Overall, a tight, solid feel for this 57k miles bike.|
March 2021 and June
2021 - Two R1200 C's
| I list the
bike on Facebook Marketplace and very quickly get a solid contact from a guy
in Worcester MA who comes in late June to check it out. He is wildly
enthusiastic and puts a significant deposit on it since I don't have the
title from NYS DMV yet.
It takes nearly 6 weeks to get the title, but I do get a 70 mi. last ride
the day before it is picked up. On a rainly Sunday afternoon Aug. 1st I
ride it into
the buyer's enclosed trailer and the sale is completed.
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Edited Sept. 9, 2022