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post #1 of 8 Old Dec 12th, 2005, 9:15 am Thread Starter
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Been itching to get me an RS, looking at a 2000 right now with 5200 miles in Daytona BMW. Any of you have experience with that bike. I still have my LT and will have my LT for many years to come I hope. But I always liked the RS and with some extra cash I just came to I am itching.

Anybody has had both, or just the RS and have some advice?

Bike is in Daytona BMW is a 2000 red with 5188 miles. If any of you happen to be going that way this week and happen to be at the dealership and remember to take a look at it for me would be appreciated. I am mainly concerned with tires and if it has been dropped and has scratches all over. Looking at those on ebay and cycle trader is like looking at LT's hard to find one that has NOT been dropped.

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post #2 of 8 Old Dec 12th, 2005, 9:29 am
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I had a 2003 K1200RS when I bought my LT. I kept the RS for about a year but it just didn't get ridden much after the LT arrived. The RS was a nice bike but for a "sporty" bike it is quite heavy and and wasn't that much quiker than the LT. I sold the RS and bought a new 1200GS. It is much more flickable and alot more fun to ride in the twisties...


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I had a 1999 RS. Super nice ride after coming off an RT. It was a nice 300 mile a day bike, but after that the position became fatiguing for me. I looked at a GT about a year ago and with the bar backs the position was more refined, but did not have the flexibility of the LT. I would look at some other brands (blasphemy) if you want a sport bike. I am holding out for the new GT myself.

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I had both, and I recommend getting the 2002 or newer. Cruise control was added on the 2002, and I just can't seem to ride anywhere (of any distance) without it.

BTW, the 2000-2001 in the Silver/Blue combination was the best looking, but I'd still go for the 2002 or newer.


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I had both, and I recommend getting the 2002 or newer. Cruise control was added on the 2002, and I just can't seem to ride anywhere (of any distance) without it.

BTW, the 2000-2001 in the Silver/Blue combination was the best looking, but I'd still go for the 2002 or newer.
Yes, if you are going to get a KRS, get the cruise and the newer styled front end...

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post #6 of 8 Old Dec 12th, 2005, 12:36 pm Thread Starter
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Absolutely agree with you guys on the 02 and up. Same here with the cruise control, since my LT I too am spoiled by it.

But unfortunately there is always a BUT........I only "have", well and "can", per the wife, spend 7K/7500 max. So 1999's and 2000's are on that list, even 2001 are a little higher than what I would like to pay.

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But unfortunately there is always a BUT........I only "have", well and "can", per the wife, spend 7K/7500 max. Thanks
Then put down the 7K/7500 you have on hand... and finance the rest!
Sometimes you get a much better deal for just a little more money, and you get the benefits of the improvements on a newer bike. Tell the wifie to consider the resale value and not just the purchase price! (Yeah right! As if you are going to sell the "new" bike anytime soon!!!)

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post #8 of 8 Old Dec 13th, 2005, 12:25 am
 
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I suggest that you test drive the bike first, if you haven't before making a decision. That's not much of a ride in comparison to the LT and you may be disappointed.
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