Hi, my name is Emanouil. I have been staring after BMW bike since I was a kid. Now after quite a few years I took the bold step and got one, 2000 R1200C.
Also, since I had no previous riding experience, short of a safety/licensing course in my native homeland ( Bulgaria )18 years ago, I took the MSF basic rider course and barely graduated. I am afraid I sorely disappointed my rider coach BMW MOA Ambassador Michael Friedel. But never the less with some extra coaching from my cousins during my recent trip to Bulgaria I am riding on my own.
New bike, first bike, new headaches.
The bike that I bought has some signs of moderate abuse. So now I am faced with the task of returning it to its former glory and making it comfortable and safe for riding.
The local BMW dealer Cliffs Cycle Revolution pronounced safe and sound to ride but I still have a long battle ahead with chipping chrome and rust. The exhaust pipes right out of the cylinder heads look particularly bad.
I am open for suggestions on the above mentioned issues and also on touring bags, luggage racks, lighting, tuning and maintenance.
Thanks in advance
P S I found at another forum info on replacing the R1200C cams and throttle bodies with R1150RT ones. Is that safe on the long run?