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Offline corkboy

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Re: K1200R 2006
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2020, 09:58:20 am »
Motobatt Fitted.  Alarum removed and sold on Ebay quickly enough.  Bike is going very well and I will look at getting it booked in for a service in March.  Will probably do final drive oil service myself just because I reckon I can and it will be a good learning curve for me.  I am going to plug in the heater first and get the garage a tad warmer when I get around to doing it.

And when you get the service done, see if they will let you watch, (depending on the size of the operation I assume).
And hte next service can be done yourself. Changing the oil and filter is pretty easy, and there are a load of youtube videos. Same with air filter if needed. Brakes a bit more of a faf, but  still do-able. They need little else for a standard service. I'd only bring mine into get valves done, everything else is pretty straightforwards.

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Re: K1200R 2006
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2020, 10:10:37 am »
Nothing wrong with home servicing until you come to sell the bike when a FDSH is a very big selling point.

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Re: K1200R 2006
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2020, 03:08:08 pm »
For the age of the bike, home servicing does 90% of the job.  Valves and brake fluid flush are specialist jobs that I do not have the tools for or inclination TBH.  I'm not hooked on the FDSH thing, if the bike has been looked after it is apparent. I've home serviced the majority of my bikes and every person who has come to buy them when I've passed them on has been more than happy with the standard and the attention to detail. 
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Re: K1200R 2006
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2020, 03:43:19 pm »
Have they been BMWs?

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Re: K1200R 2006
« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2020, 07:45:56 am »
Have they been BMWs?

This is my first BMW. All the others have been Honda, Triumph, Yamaha, Suzuki or even a Peugeot scooter (urghhh). 
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Re: K1200R 2006
« Reply #35 on: December 25, 2020, 08:43:25 am »
Because of the bad press BMWs have had, potential buyers are very keen to have a FDSH, more so than other makes. Just sayin'

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Re: K1200R 2006
« Reply #36 on: December 25, 2020, 04:05:09 pm »
When I traded up to my K13, my 2004 K12 with 40,000 miles went for top dollars to a guy who was prepared to pay for it and have it collected by a courier, all based on photos and the FBMWSH. He said it was the history that swung it for him.

A FBMWSH is no guarantee of anything other than a dedicated owner with more money than some. But it is worth its weight in reassurance to lots of buyers.

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Re: K1200R 2006
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2020, 12:21:32 pm »
Always found when buying bikes a full service history only ever tells half the story, from my experience normally means serviced as per and a bucket of water over it on a Sunday.

My preference has always been a combo of some where in between,receipts for oil/filters go a long way and gut instinct covers the rest.

The last bike I sold was twenty years ago, that most certainly didn’t have a full service history...the problem I had two buyers turned up at the same time and when they realised that the bike didn’t have a full history but the owner was OCD it nearly turned into a fight because it suddenly dawned on them it was a chance in a lifetime,the guy who didn’t ride during the winter got it, and as and when I ever sell any of the others I have the same applies.

Spent yesterday cleaning the K with a pointed sash brush and silicone yesterday clean??? Like the day it came out of the crate but it doesn’t have a stamped up book  ::) ;D

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Re: K1200R 2006
« Reply #38 on: December 28, 2020, 12:49:19 pm »
As an arbitrator I ask this:

I buy either bike, fbmwsh or fccsh take them both home. What is the process to get them both under warranty? The fbmwsh I assume I do it online the end. The fccsh do I need to get it serviced by BMW first?

To be Frank Spencer (hah apt actually) it looks like as with cars, more and more people (younger people obviously) buy vehicles as white goods and/or have less mechanical knowhow than the previous generations. Because abstraction. And credit. Stupid bloody credit.

My point is if we can just keep smiling for a few more years these types of topics will never appear again :p. Instead expect "what is an alternator?" "how do I pump up the tyres?" "my robot servant ran off with my wife, does this mean I can get another bike?"
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Re: K1200R 2006
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2020, 01:34:30 pm »
"my robot servant ran off with my wife, does this mean I can get another bike?"

More importantly 'who is going to do the servanting around here?'