Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bergen County, NJ, USA
Re: Follow up about the sale of a R1200c
I'm inclined to agree with Kent. Could very well be a voltage issue, but you'd have to ride it a lot more than 1 mile to see if it goes off, or charge the battery first. Also, when the battery is dead or disconnected for a change or some other reason, the bike may run rough and will just need the throttle position sensor (TPS) to be reset. IIRC- (Turn key to "ON" then slowly fully open and close the throttle 2 or 3 times, then start bike) Even after restarting and riding, it may take 25, 35 miles or so to reset. So a rough idling bike may be nothing too serious. This particular bike, I wouldn't trust the gas in the tank either.
If ABS is shot, it's a huge deal breaker. ($2,000 and up if you can find the parts and mechanic) It will definitely need a brake and clutch flush. Be aware that there is also an ABS module that must be flushed when doing a brake flush. Old brake fluid scores the inside and damages that module.
If you're considering a "C", there's lots of good info and good people at the chromeheads.org site. The archive search will find answers to every question you can have. Been a member there for 10 years.
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