Extra details etc:
Factory fitted options -
- Heated Grips (a necessity for 24/7 & 365 use in Scotland)
- Immobiliser and Alarm
- ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
Items removed from the 05 bike and fitted to the new bike -
- Large K1200S expanding Tank-bag
- Laser Duo-tec titanium silencer
- Centre Stand
- MRA Touring Screen - smoked
- Clear Indicator Lenses and Orange bulbs - smoked front
- Stainless Steel Mounting bracket for Mio GPS
- Cigarette lighter type power socket for GPS & Phone etc.
- Carbon Fibre rear "Hugger"
Metzler Sport-tec M1 tyres factory fitted.. nice feeling, but Roadtec Z6 fitted when they required replacement, purely for the additional touring tyre life.
I did not have the ESA on the 05 bike and never altered the pre-load or damping on the rear suspension once I had it set up after acquiring the bike. However with the ESA on the new bike I find I regularly use the ESA and have noticed quite a difference in the settings:
|08-AUG-07||832||Running in Service, all OK, oil and filter changed|
|09-AUG-07||950||Gear indicator and Neutral light faulty. Replaced under warranty 13-AUG-07 966 miles|
|22-AUG-07||1,680||Side stand switch faulty (got very wet) causing erroneous signals to the on-board computer which led to misfire and very rough running. Replaced under warranty|
|14-SEP-07||3,453||Front and Rear tyres replaced with Metzler Roadtec Z6|
|07-NOV-07||6,123||6,000 miles service|
|12-MAY-08||7.373||All three brake discs replaced under warranty Front- surface lifting; rear - warped|
|16-JUN-08||9,265||Servo brake failure - sticky footbrake lever stopped pre run computer checks! - replaced under warranty|
|31-JUL-08||10,243||Dipped beam headlamp bulb replaced|
The K1200S is a great machine, however given the recurrence of the warped brake discs on this second machine and the fact the bike was requiring 2 new tyres and just short of its major 12,000 miles service...
I traded the bike into my BMW dealer (John Clark - Tayside) on 1st September 2008 with 10,896 miles on the odometer. The bike has been re-registered under SP07 AXY with my personal number transferred to the new bike. During the 14 months I owned the bike I used 1,014 litres of fuel working out as a lifetime averaged fuel consumption of 48.8 m.p.g. Actually in the latter months the bike was performing very well and regularly returning 52mpg on reasonable runs.
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