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post #1 of 4 Old May 31st, 2010, 8:27 pm Thread Starter
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Wanting to add an R1200S to the garage

I'm thinking of getting an R1200S to keep my RT company. Anything I should be looking for in this model? That is to say, are later models significantly improved over early ones or are they about same?

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post #2 of 4 Old Jun 13th, 2010, 2:12 pm
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Re: Wanting to add an R1200S to the garage

Lawrence, while you are getting your bike serviced on Tuesday ask for a ride on an r1200r. Most underated bike in the BMW stable. Its not as tall as a GS, not as heavy as an RT. Its a great bike to sit next to your RT. Wonderful, easy bike for in town riding. I also think your top case will fit it, though I may be wrong.
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Re: Wanting to add an R1200S to the garage

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Anything I should be looking for in this model?
There was a recall issued on the 2007 R1200S, and 2006 R1200 HP2 models. On certain motorcycles, during assembly, the final-drive assembly O-ring may not have been installed correctly. A leak may occur at the location of this O-ring which is near the rear brake disc. Approximately 700 motorcycles were affected.

Good luck with your search. I have one, and although I really don't want to, I may have to let her go to a good home. PM me for details if interested.
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Re: Wanting to add an R1200S to the garage

Honestly, even though the R1200R is different somewhat than the Rt, it is too similar. If you want to add a second bike, it should be something different. His idea of the "S" is the right idea. It is sporty and more aggressive and has the inline 4. I would also take a look at Ducati or Triumph as well.
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