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The bike that I am currently looking at is a 2001bmw r1200c with 20,000 km's. First of all it is missing the rear passenger seat which folds up to act as the driver back rest, I searched the internet like mad and can't find anything for this model of bike as for replacement seat or accessories for that matter. Another thing that was mentioned to me by the owner is that it shifts a little clunky, but mentioned that this is normal, IS IT? Any other useful information that would help my decision would be greatly appreciated, like a good place for used parts or accessories.

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Did you try; www.chromeheads.org

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I really liked both R1200 bikes I had. The 03 sifting was a little clunky at first but did get better and I loved the heel / Toe shifter. 10K miles and the bike is hardly broke in. The 04 was much smoother shifting as i remember. Give it some miles and I think you will be happy.

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Re: looking at purchasing a 2001 r1200c need help making this decision

All the major manu's. Corbin, Russell, Seargent, etc make seats for the R1200C.

Yes, they're a little clunky in the shift...But they're a gas..

Try chromeheads.org for a seat as well....Might take a little looking but they're out there to be found..

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Thank you so much for the quick feed back. it should all come very handy in my decision for buying. Please keep the advise coming.
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Re: looking at purchasing a 2001 r1200c need help making this decision

I've been riding a 1998 "c" for over 2 years its been a great bike. The Chromehead site is a good source for info. The little fold up seats are on Ebay from time to time (search R1200C) and at beemerboneyard. Plus you have the option of the larger comfort passenger seat.
These are great bikes although after market accessories are pretty scarce.

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