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post #1 of 5 Old Sep 16th, 2009, 11:18 am Thread Starter
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Juicing a R1200C

Are any performance parts available to get some upper rpm power in the R1200C bikes?

I've ridden a couple of these models and like the handling and low-end grunt, but, the bike's performance faded pretty badly at higher speeds and is pretty anemic above 80 mph. I couldn't get the bike to go above about 105 at WOT in 5th gear.

Are better cams and higher compression pistons available. Any better carburetion options available? The mediocre performance is the only thing stopping me from buying a R1200C.
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post #2 of 5 Old Sep 16th, 2009, 11:29 am
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Re: Juicing a R1200C

You may find answers to your questions here www.chromeheads.org
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post #3 of 5 Old Sep 16th, 2009, 11:32 am
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Re: Juicing a R1200C

Folks have tried cams, throttle bodies, 6 speed trannys, chips and exhaust mods all with postive results. +1 on chromeheads.org. You will find all you want to know in the posts on that site.

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Thanks for the replies. I'll check the chromeheads site for info.
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post #5 of 5 Old Sep 17th, 2009, 12:47 pm
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Re: Juicing a R1200C

San Jose (CA) BMW is known for their expertise in performance upgrades. When I purchased my 04 CLC I talked seriously to them about upgrading the top end to RT type specs but decided against it because they were talking 3 grand.

Not sure where you are located but if you are distant, they will likely work with your to spec out the changes.


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