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    Quote Originally Posted by GREGFEELER View Post
    Yes, there is information on cleaning the ignition switch which in many cases solves the problem without the cost of a new switch. Also, congratulations on your new bike! It looks great!
    Dscelza,

    Go to "Kbikes DIY/ Tech Library" just above "Post a Picture of Your Kbike" and look for "Ignition Switch Cleaning."







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    2001 rs

    120116393_10221179535817089_514966618180407260_o.jpg 2001 like new still in the Family with 30,000 miles

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    Nice RSs.
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    Rotti - Our 2002 K1200RS

    I'm a bit biased towards the Frost-Blau/Marrakeschrot paint job.

    This is our 2002 K1200RS at the Geronimo Surrenders Monument in Apache, AZ.
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    Those were flashy state of the art bikes back in the day, well actually they pretty much still are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Those were flashy state of the art bikes back in the day, well actually they pretty much still are.
    Yes, I agree. Fast, highly stable, handle well, and butter smooth. I still love my 2003 black RS I bought new.
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    2003 k1200rs

    I bought this K1200RS new from Lone Star BMW in Austin TX. Being a die-hard Airhead it's the bike I swore I'd never own..... now it's the bike I swear I'll never part with. Never say never.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO View Post
    I bought this K1200RS new from Lone Star BMW in Austin TX. Being a die-hard Airhead it's the bike I swore I'd never own..... now it's the bike I sear I'll never part with. Never say never.
    I have a 2003 just like it, which I bought new, and I'll never sell it, either. BMW hasn't made anything before or since quite like the K1200RS, and it provides a style of riding that fits me like a glove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO View Post
    I bought this K1200RS new from Lone Star BMW in Austin TX. Being a die-hard Airhead it's the bike I swore I'd never own..... now it's the bike I sear I'll never part with. Never say never.
    The '03 K on the Mexican border.... waiting for low water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO View Post
    The '03 K on the Mexican border.... waiting for low water.
    Didn't you get the optional flotation wings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GREGFEELER View Post
    Didn't you get the optional flotation wings?
    on this section of the river that might be considered "paraphernalia".....

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO View Post
    on this section of the river that might be considered "paraphernalia".....
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO View Post
    I bought this K1200RS new from Lone Star BMW in Austin TX. Being a die-hard Airhead it's the bike I swore I'd never own..... now it's the bike I swear I'll never part with. Never say never.
    branding is an interesting thing. BMW followers are so entrenched in the "boxer engine" mentality that despite the K series being much better bikes, they didn't sell well. the K's were supposed to completely replace the R's, but customer base would not give them up. if no cylinder heads poking out the sides it couldn't be a BMW. so the R's kept getting developed but never got to where the K's were. BMW gave up on the K's but is trying again with the S series..... the later K1200's and K1300's were really "S" (slant engine) bikes but got branded K's. that probably is what killed them. wonder if they would have sold better if they had been called "S1200/S1300"....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlytle View Post
    branding is an interesting thing. BMW followers are so entrenched in the "boxer engine" mentality that despite the K series being much better bikes, they didn't sell well. the K's were supposed to completely replace the R's, but customer base would not give them up. if no cylinder heads poking out the sides it couldn't be a BMW. so the R's kept getting developed but never got to where the K's were. BMW gave up on the K's but is trying again with the S series..... the later K1200's and K1300's were really "S" (slant engine) bikes but got branded K's. that probably is what killed them. wonder if they would have sold better if they had been called "S1200/S1300"....
    Two completely different beasts the R and K.... If need be I could re-set the valves and ignition timing by the side of the road on my /6 or /7 (or replace a dead Dyna solid state ignition module with the spare points and condenser I always carried), and, as long as the law of gravity wasn't repealed, fuel delivery problems were all but non-existent. And, as if that wasn't enough, those cylinders sticking out the sides sure kept my feet warm in the winter.

    Interesting and quite valid observation about the later K's being essentially precursor S's. While I'm sure the S series are great machines they just don't punch any buttons with me.

    Anyhow- why have just one bike?

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    Viejo

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