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    Best year for r1200C?

    Thinking of picking one up as a second bike, they seem to be fairly short money and most used ones I'm seeing have pretty low miles on them. There's 4 here in the marketplace presently for sale/.

    Best year?
    Known issues with certain years?
    Worth the price as a cruiser?

    Just something for around town,

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    Head over to Chromeheads.org. You should be able to find answers to most of your questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clowry View Post
    Head over to Chromeheads.org. You should be able to find answers to most of your questions.
    I just found that place linked in another forum, took a look around, great resource on these bikes, thanks
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    Brownie,

    Just be aware that the C only has 61hp. The CL weighs in at 678lb. The Montauk is 583lb. and the others are 563lb.

    Every one I've ever seen had a hell of a time keeping up on a normal Sunday breakfast ride. Their owners quickly became frustrated with them.

    They are pretty.

    They were intended to be more like a Harley so I guess they added weight and took out horsepower (a bunch).




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    Will probably move this to Oilheads after a bit of time!!!
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    Since I can normally keep up on my G310 I think I could with twice that horsepower. One can always hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Brownie,

    Just be aware that the C only has 61hp. The CL weighs in at 678lb. The Montauk is 583lb. and the others are 563lb.

    Every one I've ever seen had a hell of a time keeping up on a normal Sunday breakfast ride. Their owners quickly became frustrated with them.

    They are pretty.

    They were intended to be more like a Harley so I guess they added weight and took out horsepower (a bunch).






    that's good to know, thanks
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    Has anyone ever tried to "hot-rod" one? So many use the same basic engine, I can't imagine it being all that difficult...

    I had one [Montauk] for a brief period. I only sold it because I could not get comfortable on it.....[long story] I tried everything. Frankly, keep it in it's 'happy' range & it's not that bad. And I was roughly 230 pounds +/- on it's back. Now .... if you're trying to chase 'fast' bikes? ..... yeah you're likely to fall behind.

    Fortunately for me .... I'm seldom in a hurry.....
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