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    1996 k1200rs

    Just curious, personally I have a 2001 BMW R1100RL, however my brother has a 1996 K1200RS. My question is do these motors last as long as the Boxer motors. I have heard of R1100R boxers with 400,000 miles on them.
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    I currently have over 180k miles on my 2003 K1200RS. Not 400k yet, but still not bad for a 12 year old ride.
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    I don't think the K12RS came out until 1997 - maybe you mean the K11RS?

    Either way, properly maintained either can easily go 200k before any serious work is needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35634 View Post
    If you fix something when it breaks it will last forever.
    If you maintain something before it breaks it might last even longer.



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    When I was at a BMWMOA national rally a few years back almost all the bikes in the "High Milage" display were K-bikes. Many had 300,000 or more miles on the odo. I think the K-bike engines have a better reputation for durability and longevity than the boxer motors do.

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