BMW K1200 RS (1998)

July 27, 2019 -

July 30, 2019

Schoharie Creek - Mill Point Road

 

 

How I got this bike

  This looks just like the bike I got from Steve C (the 1999 BMW K1200 RS).  It actually is the year earlier version of the same bike!  Andrea P sent me a link to this one for sale in Princeton MA.  The price was way too low to seem legit but an email exchange confirmed that it was. I offered $200 more than the listing.  This convinced the seller I would come get it right away which deterred him from working with other buyers.  We went to get it on Sat. the 27th and it was a match to what was claimed.

   A one-owner bike with just under 13,000 miles.  With the following features:
  • - ABS
  • - bar risers / bar backs
  • - hard luggage
  • - very good tires front and rear (dated 2013)
  • - two position windshield
  • - Wilburs shocks/springs front and rear
  • - BMW 'comfort seat' and original seat
  • - original front and rear shocks
First Ride

  The bike gets registered on Monday and I do a 50 mile check-out ride the same day, and another 70 miles the next day.

  The suspension seems adjusted reasonably well even though prior owner claimed it was set for his 160 lb. weight.  Even two-up it seems fine.

  The ride is extremely smooth, plenty of low-end torque, silky shifting even into first gear.

 

  Aug. 1 - 3:  Ride to Wilkes-Barre PA and through the Catskills.  500 miles of secondary roads including the twisties of Rt. 97 from Barryville to Port Jervis.
 

Pepacton Reservoir Aug. 1, 2019

 

Wilkes-Barre PA - Aug. 2

 

Pour Cafe Wilkes-Barre PA

Aug. 2, 2019

 

Hawk's Nest - Rt. 97 Barryville to Port Jervis

Aug. 3, 2019

 

   Oil changed Sept. 23. 13,925 miles. 15W-50, full-synthetic. BMW filter. 3.7 L and rear drive gear oil, 70 weight changed.
 BMW 1998 K1200 RS

Old Stage Road

Oct. 5, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited Aug. 9, 2019