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Do whatever the fuck you want, dude. I'm not going to get into a dick measuring contest with you.

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Think about it. And if you want to stay around here, people don't like the kind of hostility you're bringing. I was honestly trying to help you. I don't know what kind of stick got jammed in your ass, but you'd best get the number of a good proctologist.

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Do whatever the fuck you want, dude. I'm not going to get into a dick measuring contest with you.

You ever wonder WHY I'm the help me fix it moderator on the biggest sportbike forum in the world?

Think about it. And if you want to stay around here, people don't like the kind of hostility you're bringing. I was honestly trying to help you. I don't know what kind of stick got jammed in your ass, but you'd best get the number of a good proctologist.

Is this a conduct of a moderator? threatening another member?

Is this kind of language necessary?

Have I used any foul language towards you?

I asked simple questions in my previous post, I think I deserve simple answers; instead you come back with this kind of post?

If I really want to increase airflow or performance of the R1100S, I would go with:


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Look at a later model, you might want to add the "Earth Pin"part # 61137671354 & protection cap, part # 61137672395 .
Making using a tender/ charger easier.

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Thanks for the note, I sold the R1100S, turned a good profit.. keep my XX for the spirited rides.
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OP - great pics of a cool bike.

I want to get back on a bike and am considering getting a BMW (my first) and the 2 I'm really interested in are the K1200s and R1100S. sfarson, I see that you have (or had) both, can you offer some pros/cons on each, please? Anyone else with experience on these two models feel free to give your input.

One other concern before I jump on a beemer - maintenance. What exactly am I looking at getting myself into? Are we talking Ducati-type maintenance costs? My previous bikes were all Jap I-4s, i.e. FZR600, CBR900RR, R6, etc., which were pretty low maintenance.
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I can't speak for the K bikes (but I assume they are similar....)

But the R bikes (the boxer twins) are SUPER easy to do maintenance on. There's no chain to adjust on either type of bike.... just change the tranny oil, final drive oil, engine oil, and adjust the valves every so often. On the boxers, that consists of removing 4 bolts and rotating the engine properly. No bodywork to even take off because they just stick out there.

So yeah- VERY low maintenance. Not a lot of shops work on them, but you don't need to work on them too much.

Clutches are a much bigger pain, though. But they do last a lot longer. They are more of an automotive-style clutch... big flywheel on the back of the engine, with a clutch disc and pressure plate. Transmission bolts over that. So to get to it, you have to remove the whole back of the bike and transmission. Not as hard as it sounds, but still more of a pain than just removing an engine cover.

But a clutch should last you 50k at LEAST, so there's that.

On the K bikes I don't know... I think they might have a more traditional motorcycle multi-plate setup. Never played with one.

The K12S is a GREAT bike, but it's a totally different animal than the R.

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Oops, sorry. I should have specified, my concern about maintenance is related to costs. I'm not a DIY'er
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Right, but since it's easier to do all the work besides the clutch, the labor costs are going to be significantly less to do the same work. And the service interval is pretty similar.

So they are not really any more expensive to own. Unless your ABS module goes out. And then it costs some serious bucks unless you can find a cheap used one and install yourself. Not SUPER common, but it's one of the more common issues. But, I mean... other than that and the final drives sometimes dying, there aren't really any issues at all.

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Right, but since it's easier to do all the work besides the clutch, the labor costs are going to be significantly less to do the same work. And the service interval is pretty similar.

So they are not really any more expensive to own.
Glad to hear this, thanks! I will keep the Beemers on my list of possible bikes....
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While it isn't a R1100S, this pic shows my '99 K1200RS.

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Picked up this one yesterday:

21k mi. on odo, needs tires and battery, missing a saddlebag.. $2.3k.





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Sold my R1100S last year.

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