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R1200 CLC - Intriguing me!

Who rides one around here? I am currently on an LT and love it, but this CLC seems to have...character? Very different, limited production, etc.
I've read some reviews. Most are great, aside from some "underpowered" comments. Then again, I'm a conservative rider.
Is luggage smaller than LT's? And...uhm...(cough-cough)...not that it's critical or anything, but how does the back seat compare?

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Guess I'll be the first to speak up.

I love my CLC....Just as much luggage space.. Perhaps a tiny bit more.
Way more character... Think you get stares on the LT ? Get a CLC...
Not it's not a hot rod... Never was meant to be... It'll go plenty fast... Just a little slower getting there.

Since it came with a Corbin seat that I hate.... It's not as comfortable as I'd like. Yet.
I'll get to that eventually. I just put a cushion on top and I'm fine. Way better legroom and ergo's than the LT... Not cramped at all in the normal position and then there's the highway pegs out on the crashbars. I don't get the cramps in my hips like I did on the LT. .. Very nice...I do miss the adjustable windshield but it's not that big a deal... Same cruise, stereo, abs.. Heel toe shifter... Shifts very smoothly...Foot Boards ! Back seat is pretty much the same as the LT.

All the lights in town on the front. Mine's rigged so that on high beam all four headlights are on.. Better than my LT was with HID's..

The servo brakes are a little touchy at slow speeds but you get used to it. Can you say Buick Electra 225 brakes ? Now if you're going fast and need to stop they'll haul you to a stop damn quick...Nearly throw you over the windshield quick..

EASY to service.. Takes two minutes to get the tank off and everything's right there.

I personally like it better than my LT. It's just so cool....Just as good on the highway..
Not afraid of dropping it at every stop sign...

Any other questions feel free to ask...


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Who rides one around here? I am currently on an LT and love it, but this CLC seems to have...character? Very different, limited production, etc.
I've read some reviews. Most are great, aside from some "underpowered" comments. Then again, I'm a conservative rider.
Is luggage smaller than LT's? And...uhm...(cough-cough)...not that it's critical or anything, but how does the back seat compare?

I have never seen one of these around my area. Is this bike still in production? I don't see it listed on the BMW website anywhere. If it were still available I would definately be interested in it.
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I have never seen one of these around my area. Is this bike still in production? I don't see it listed on the BMW website anywhere. If it were still available I would definately be interested in it.
Here's why you don't see many (and that's for all C series):

A TRULY RARE FIND:
Only made for three years

BMW Germany provided the following manufacturing production data for the R1200Cx Series.

2002: 4,163 (R 1200 C Classic, R 1200 C Independent, R 1200 CL)
2003: 6,556 (R 1200 C Classic, R 1200 C Independent, R 1200 CL)
2004: 3,394 (R 1200 C Classic, R 1200 C Independent, R 1200 C Montauk, R1200 CL

There is one for sale at a Beemer dealer in Montreal, btw.

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Thanks John! That's very informative. Not only that, but great ammo I can use with the wife.
Saw some mention somewhere of it "pulling to the right" or some such. It doesn't seem to be an issue with you...?

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The R1200C line of classic bikes was in production only from '97/'98 through '04 ... and they all will get the looks. And they all are still available ... check BMW sites, E-bay, etc ...


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Best place for information is here www.chromeheads.org
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If the decision had been 100% mine as to what bike to get, we'd be on a 2004 Capri Blue R1200CLC right now. But my wife wasn't happy with the appearance of the bike saying it looked "disjointed" or even like an ant! Don't get me wrong, i love my LT but that CLC was even more unique than the LT.

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Saw some mention somewhere of it "pulling to the right" or some such. It doesn't seem to be an issue with you...?
Yes PTTR as it is called is an issue. Mine does it. Better tires helped but it didn't go away completely... I've pretty much countered it by putting my toolbag in the left saddlebag.

Some say it's heavier on the right side because of the swingarm.. I'm just not sure yet.
There are lot's of theory's. Some don't do it so I think it's an assembly issue with the front end.
I may screw around with the front end one day and see if it's just tweaked the tiniest bit.
But the toolbag in the left saddle bag pretty much takes care of it so it's really a non issue.

With the tall windshield and the heat on, you can pretty much ride anytime the streets are clear. The wings on either side of the fairing take most all the wind off you. And you can put your feet on the Jugs in the wintertime...

BUT ! Watch out for that exhaust.. It's hot. ! You have to melt something on it to learn..
Not a factor when riding, It's when you stop and get off. You'll get a little too close every now and then. And it'll remind you...Or you'll want to reach out and clean a bug off.. Crap!!!
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Ah, the CLC. It still calls my name every now and then. The first one I saw was in my local dealer's showroom. An older guy had bought it. He dropped it twice on the way home and traded it right back to the same dealer... with 11 miles on it. It was Mojave Brown, with tan seats. <sigh...>


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here is another site http://www.r1200clc.com/
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Hey John,

Regarding your Corbin seat, any chance you'd like to swap it for a stock seat?

My 2004 has only 8,000 miles and the seat is flawless. It has separate heater for front and back and I have a backrest on the front. I forget the brand of the BR (BackIt ??), but it came from A&S BMW when the bike was new and is designed specifically for the CLC.

Is your Corbin heated? The photo looks like there is a switch.

My Harley has a Corbin and I love it. Like you, I hate the seat I have.so maybe we can help one another have a new life.......

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Regarding your Corbin seat, any chance you'd like to swap it for a stock seat?

YES

And Yes,, it's heated...

Absolutely....

Affirmative.

Without a second thought..

Pm'd ya..

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Sadly,I am currently selling my 2004 Black CLC.......I live near Chicago......please feel free to p.m. me if you would like any information on this bike. So far the very best motorcycle I have ever owned!!!
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Somebody buy this man's CLC,, Howard, This one's for you ....


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Somebody buy this man's CLC,, Howard, This one's for you ....


John
I knew you'd be willing to "help me out" with this, John. Thanks, but it's not in the cards for awhile. And if it was, I just like that Mojave Brown color on the CLC.

I did, however, drool over a very nice 2000 R1100/1150R at my local dealer today. PO traded it in on a new Beemer. He had added a small fairing (painted to match), small fixed windshield, Russell seat, back rest, Motolights, highway pegs, and a complete set of Jesse bags - all painted to match the bike. Storage capacity on this R far exceeds the LT, and it could be a nice intro to the boxer models. $4500. Photo below doesn't show the color correctly - it's a light tan shade.



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And you didn't buy it ?

man, that's purty.....

They'd have had me.... $4500.00 Man in an instant...

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I have owned both a 2000 C and a 2003 CLC. The CLC is my primary transportation....commuting and weekend daytrips of 200-300 miles. The C was my first bike on returning to riding after a long hiatus. I bought it in 2006 and sold it to buy the CLC. Both bikes are great. I love the CLC....
I have read all of the complaints about underpowered, etc. Baloney! It pulls like a tractor, gets right up to speed on the highway, and cruises at 75 2-up all day long. It takes a bit of getting used to at slow speed, but nothing that can't be quickly learned. I bought the bike last fall and have ridden about 10k so far.....no issues, except for the radio, which was easily fixed. Gas, a few sips of oil, and the 6k service has been my maintenance experience thus far. And I'll second the cold weather comments...I live on the coast of Maine. I started riding this year on March 8th; I expect to ride until the roads freeze up sometime in late December. It runs like a champ..and isn't even broken in yet. I am looking forward to logging many miles on my somewhat weird ,yet unique and cool looking bike.
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My CLC's had the best original lighting I have ever seen!!!!!!!!

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Yes, The only bike I've ever had that didn't need upgraded lighting.

Mine's rigged with relays so that when the high beams are on all four headlamps are lit...

Great lights.

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My 2001 R1200C Phoenix, a rare example indeed. Although many do, I would not want to drive it cross country, but for fun riding that attracts endless atention it is a great machine.
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Like those above, I really like my CLC. The lack of power is way overblown. Yes the LT and RT have more, and I wish the CLC had more, but it is still a great ride and the naysayers have never lost me yet
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Ah, the CLC. It still calls my name every now and then. The first one I saw was in my local dealer's showroom. An older guy had bought it. He dropped it twice on the way home and traded it right back to the same dealer... with 11 miles on it. It was Mojave Brown, with tan seats. <sigh...>

That's exactly the color combination of my 2004 CL. Its a bit odd but a wonderful ride. And, you don't see too many others.

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Like those above, I really like my CLC. The lack of power is way overblown. Yes the LT and RT have more, and I wish the CLC had more, but it is still a great ride and the naysayers have never lost me yet
For me, that's one of the prettiest bikes I've ever seen. Really nice ride.

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Like those above, I really like my CLC. The lack of power is way overblown. Yes the LT and RT have more, and I wish the CLC had more, but it is still a great ride and the naysayers have never lost me yet
Just my unwanted opinion, but I think the bike is odd. Kinda like abstract art. Some like it and some don't get it at all... But, this one is a beutimous beast!!

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I have 20k trouble free miles on my CL.
Im looking for another BMW to leave in AZ at Anita's Dad's place for winter rides.
I looked all over for a KLT or 1200RS
I think the CL is the most for the money, but want another model if I can find it.
We have traveled 2-up at 80 / 85 mph for many miles. All CL's show 10% too fast.
Its about the same performance as a 95 Road King. without the noise and Vibes.
PTTR is real,search PTTR in Chromeheads to get an overload of worthless info.
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Hey Simon
The Islands ha ?
You dog.
I went thru there 30 years a go on an aircraft carrier.
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CHECK THIS OUT -- 2004 CLC WITH ONLY 600 MILES FOR SALE

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I just bought a 2003 r1200clc and it has the M windscreen. Would you tell me were you got your windscreen from, internet site, BMW dealer, etc...Thanks
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I just bought a 2003 r1200clc and it has the M windscreen. Would you tell me were you got your windscreen from, internet site, BMW dealer, etc...Thanks

I aasume you are referring to the stock WS with the cutout in the center. If you are unhappy with the windcontrol/height, there is a BMW "tall" version that is several inches taller. I am 6'3" and the tall is perfect for me. It's pricey (big surprise for BMW crap), but likely not much more than the better aftermarket items. It's very easy to install and comes with very complete instructions..........

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Thanks for the info snake! Do you have a part number for that tall windshield? For now I am waiting for my BMW r1200clc to be delivered and I will test ride it with the M windscreen and see how it goes. I am 5'8" but I really like the top of the windscreen to be just above my visor on my helmet. I know that is not the correct way and that the screen should be just around chin high but I want my eyes protected I had stones come up from cars and the windshield stopped/reflected the stone away. Will I am going to look into the higher windscreen not sure I really want that M look but I know that is part of the motorcycle's style. Thanks again for your help...
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Thanks for the info snake! Do you have a part number for that tall windshield? For now I am waiting for my BMW r1200clc to be delivered and I will test ride it with the M windscreen and see how it goes. I am 5'8" but I really like the top of the windscreen to be just above my visor on my helmet. I know that is not the correct way and that the screen should be just around chin high but I want my eyes protected I had stones come up from cars and the windshield stopped/reflected the stone away. Will I am going to look into the higher windscreen not sure I really want that M look but I know that is part of the motorcycle's style. Thanks again for your help...
Sorry, do not have the part#.

Are you aware that Chicago BMW sells on line an gives a 20% discount? For the price of the WS, it will likely be over the minimum for free shipping as well.

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Thanks for the info snake! Do you have a part number for that tall windshield? For now I am waiting for my BMW r1200clc to be delivered and I will test ride it with the M windscreen and see how it goes. I am 5'8" but I really like the top of the windscreen to be just above my visor on my helmet. I know that is not the correct way and that the screen should be just around chin high but I want my eyes protected I had stones come up from cars and the windshield stopped/reflected the stone away. Will I am going to look into the higher windscreen not sure I really want that M look but I know that is part of the motorcycle's style. Thanks again for your help...
I'm a little late to the hijack and you've probably figured out that at 5'8" the stock shield offers plenty of protection. If you're still interested I'm selling my tall windshield here. The part number is 46637674165.
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I bought my CLC on eBay from a guy in Dodge City Kansas with 1400 miles on it 5yrs ago. It is a great bike. Retro as my kids call it and the Harley guys always look twice because they have no idea what it is and it's history with BMW. I was living in Lexington KY when I bought the bike and flew out to Kansas to ride it back. I remember my wife asking me if it could be shipped. "WTF? Pass up a ride like that?" I said in my mind but my mouth uttered all manner of technical reasons why it could not be shipped. I have 22k miles on it now and will ride this bike until I wear a diaper (again) and the nurses at the home are calling the police.
I live in Austin, TX now and here is a picture of my bike in Hill Country.
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I'm with you, dajmold. My CLC has about 20k on it as well. I went for nice 400 mile ride through Maine, Quebec, and NH on Saturday.....smooth, comfortable ride. It just keeps getting better the more that I ride it. I can't understand why they were never very popular.
In my opinion, a lightly used CLC is the best deal around on a used motorcycle.
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I owned a 2003 R1200CL with 40,000 kilometers on the odometer. (Canadian model)
I loved the bike and the attention, but it had a noticable vibration at 3000 to 3400 RPM in all gears. I could drive it and avoid the RPM range , but I sold it because of the annoying tingle. I have just purchased a 2000 K1200lt with 65000 kilometers but must wait until April to drive it. Any comments??
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Congrats on your purchase!

Funny,.....I used to own an '03 LT and sold it two years ago to get a CL.
Agree,two totally different bikes.Loved the LT and love the CL.The LT is so much smoother but it was a bit too much of a bike for my needs.The boxer does vibrate a bit,but hey it's a cruiser,its supposed to do that!

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Just joined the community......

I'm the original owner of a '03 CLC (Mojave Brown). I have approximately 51,000 miles on it now. I have the original seat of which I'm still pleased. However, I have added the Baeher Audio system and the BMW Nav II GPS. Up until last Nov ('09), I lived in CO. As others have discussed, the HP is generally not a concern, because it develops peak torque at 3,000 RPM's. This is great riding in the Rockies. I rarely go beyond 4,500 RPM's...just not necessary...keep it between 3,000 and 4,200...and twist the throttle and go!

Regarding vibration around 3,500, I've found that this goes away after break-in...and breaking-in a BMW boxer can be up to 15,000 miles! That's about when the vibration went away for me. So, at ~65 MPH, I'm turning 3000 RPM's.

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That's exactly the color combination of my 2004 CL. Its a bit odd but a wonderful ride. And, you don't see too many others.
That's exactly the color combination of my 2004 CL either!
I bought it a month ago from a dealer in Fort Lauderdale, I changed the odd M shaped windshield with a lower smooth one and I am so happy and proud of my new companion.
Do you still have it or maybe I bought yours?!
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This is one awesome machine. Comfortable, sane and sexy...everything one could want in a moto. My only complaint is the design of the detachable rearview mirror/blinkers. They have popped off after hitting a pot hole and were left swinging in the breeze. I drive this baby to Nova Scotia from Boston every summer and it is always one of the highpoints of the year. I am also glad BMW doesn't make them anymore...it's great to be so unique!!
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I still have mine and keep at at my home very near you in Boca Raton...

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I have seen exactly one CLC up close and personal. I was on my LT and when I pulled into the subdivision where I live I spotted it at a neighbors house. I hauled on the brakes, turned around and went back to talk to the guy. It was red and had a matching sidecar attached. The gentleman owner was very happy to show off his bike. The REALLY interesting thing was that the previous owner was a below the knee amputee and had installed an air shifter to compensate for his loss. Very interesting concept but he said he was going to remove the shifter mechanism. The current owner had ridden it from Phoenix, AZ two up with his wife in the sidecar and they both love the bike.

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a couple of years ago I decided not to ride...(I still don't know why I decided that). Then I saw this flawless '98 R1200C with 18,000 miles on it. It really intrigued me so I bought it. Two weeks later I was sitting at an intersection behind a semi. She backed up (I still don't know why she did that) and I had to bail off the bike when the mudflap went over my front tire. The semi smashed the shit out of my 2-week old, flawless bike.

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Intrigued no more.

OK, I don't like making snap decisions. Picking this lovely lady up tomorrow. 36k kms (22k miles?), new rubber, battery, etc.
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Intrigued no more.

OK, I don't like making snap decisions. Picking this lovely lady up tomorrow. 36k kms (22k miles?), new rubber, battery, etc.
Cool.

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Just in time for the riding season!It took a while,but congratulations and many happy miles!

My '04 is approaching 70k miles now,runs strong as ever!

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