I had to move to DC and put the bike in storage while I took care of my moms terminal illness. But now back to MC's as a way to digest, have fun etc..
The bike sat for two years on the east coast un-garaged unfortunately but covered.
I'll do the 20,000 mile service, replace the brake lines (mentioned in another post), fluids, drain fuel, lube, etc..
A couple cosmetic questions. The ignition key area has gotten scuffed up. Polish it up with a dremel and clear coat?
The handlebar turn signals etc.. have faded to a dull black, just repaint?
Several times I went to dealers to get touch up paint and they just scratched their head and said no idea. The BMW vin history site states
What the hell is this? Can I get this?
The Ohlin shocks get great reviews but is a bunch of $$.
Years ago I have the stock exhaust ceramically recoated to look like titanium and they still look fantastic.
And off the subject a tad, I was/am thinking about getting a newer bike (NEVER replace the RS, it will goto the grave with me that loyal stead) The CANBUS seems like a pain (but I fully understand the transition) but bummer that I can't use my heated vest in the acc socket. Is the newer (2014) ABS markedly superior? The RS ABS has saved my bacon several times in the rain.
Thanks again for everyones feedback. It's nice to be part of this community again.