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Hello to all members, as this is my first post, i would like to introduce myself.

My name is Demetris and I'm from Cyprus (CY), i found this forum;one of the best in my opinion, in my search for information and solving solutions for our loved BMW.

I used to own a 2001 model K1200 LT bought new in 2001 which i had it for 5 years. Unfortunately i had to sell it cause i couldn't ride it anymore due to an accident i had with my street bike as a result i have a very damaged knee. :( Now after almost 6 years i made up my mind and I'm taking the risk of injuring my leg again, to buy a 2009 model K1200 LT LUX. I found this bike second hand with 26k miles on the clock and I hope to finish all paper work next week so i can go and ride her back home!!!
So my first question is what are the differences between my 2001 bike and the 2009 bike? What can i expect? Good/Bad?

Thank you all in advance for all the info.
 

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Welcome, Demetris... glad you found us.

I went from an 00 to an 05 (two, actually), and also had a 99. Some differences in pre-05 and 05+... the newer series have: narrower waist, LCD panel instead of all analog gauges, CD player instead of cassette, more power.

I have no doubt some of our more technical brethren will chime in with more detailed specs.
 

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Welcome indeed, Soulman.

Lots of changes made in the '05 US model. They include:
Steering geometry to make it handle better in low speed situations
Transmission change to tapered gears - no more clunk when shifting
Electro-hydraulic centerstand - no more gut straining exercises
Integrated power assist ABS brakes ( actually that was earlier, perhaps '02)
Redesigned LED instrument cluster
More horsepower

Changes between 2005 and 2009 seemed mostly to make many high end accessories become included with the price of the bike.

Enjoy the ride man .....
 

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Goodmorning to you,
thanx for the replies i really appreciate your help.
I cant wait to go and pick the bike now :cool:
From what the previous owner told me, the bike has a bmw navigation system he thinks is the garmin Streetpilot III. As i know this is a very old gps model from Garmin ( i have the Zumo 550 on my KTM Adventure) and i dont know if it accepts SD Cards for more map options.
Does anyone knows about the Garmin Streetpilot III?

Thanx in advance.
 

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Hi Demetris,

The SP III won't take SD cards, it has it's own memory card. As far as I know, you can't get current updates for it either.

However, I'm still using mine because it's not that far out of date (at least for the U.K.), and it's the single most robust GPS I've ever seen. (built like the proverbial brick outhouse.....), you also can use ordinary batteries in it, and I've used it as a 'hand-held' walking around Olso.

You pay your money, and take your choice........ ;)
 

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If its the BMW navigator III its old but not so bad as the Garmin steetpilot III that is ancient. The BWM NAV III is more like the Garmin 2820. I have a 2820 no SD card but you attach to a computer via USB to download map updates.
 
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