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Old 03-30-2008, 06:13 PM   #16
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:23 PM   #17
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Damn. I'm impressed. 11k miles and no major breakdown so far. Sounds like someone used to Harleys which can't do half that without a new bottom.
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:11 PM   #18
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Please post up again when you get to 100k Bueller
If you've paid attention to anything I've posted here over the last several years you'd know it'll never happen. I get bored and move on.
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:11 PM   #19
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Damn. I'm impressed. 11k miles and no major breakdown so far. Sounds like someone used to Harleys which can't do half that without a new bottom.
Are you always this stupid?
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:47 PM   #20
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If you've paid attention to anything I've posted here over the last several years you'd know it'll never happen. I get bored and move on.


Have you posted any ride reports?
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:56 PM   #21
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Have you posted any ride reports?
Absolutely.
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:26 PM   #22
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Yes, I know 11,000 miles is no big deal. But I'm comparing that to the following:

1) '00 R1100 RT. Purchased brand new. Broke a driveshaft at 5400 miles and was in the shop for 6 weeks. Had an oil leak at the sight glass at 8,000 miles. The transmission raked going into 2nd gear at anything above 4000 rpm. Surged like a bitch. Still, I loved the bike and put 40k on it before I sold it. By that point the suspension was wasted and every time I changed the final drive oil the drain plug was full of metal shavings and the oil shimmered. I knew what was eventually going to happen.

2) 2004 R1150 GS. By the time it had 10,000 miles it pinged like a bitch and was plagued with an intermittent ABS fault/warning light that no one ever did figure out, at least while I owned it (20,000 miles). Had a voracious appetite for oil.

3) '02 R1150 RT purchased used with 5800 miles on it. Surged like a bitch, lost a clutch at 11,000 miles due to slave cylinder/transmission seal leakage.

4) '07 R1200 RT. Loved the bike, but it had a multitude of issues. I can't go into details, but let's just say by 12,000 miles an arrangement was made so that I no longer owned it. Shame, really. That bike fit me better than any bike I've ever owned.

So while 11,000 miles is no big deal and you felt the need to sarcastically point that out, you can see what my basis of comparison is.


Very nice. Now I understand. Carry on.
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:39 PM   #23
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4) '07 R1200 RT. Loved the bike, but it had a multitude of issues. I can't go into details, but let's just say by 12,000 miles an arrangement was made so that I no longer owned it. Shame, really. That bike fit me better than any bike I've ever owned.
Please, do tell... I've been looking at the 12RTs since they came out in '05. I intend to move into one as my next bike - which will be in a couple more years, depending on what kind of service I get out of my R1200R.

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Old 03-30-2008, 08:41 PM   #24
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Damn. I'm impressed. 11k miles and no major breakdown so far. Sounds like someone used to Harleys which can't do half that without a new bottom.


Grow up, dipstick.. your ignorance is only overshadowed by your bad manners.
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:42 PM   #25
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Please, do tell... I've been looking at the 12RTs since they came out in '05. I intend to move into one as my next bike - which will be in a couple more years, depending on what kind of service I get out of my R1200R.

Thanks,
Unfortunately I just can't discuss it, but suffice it to say I was treated well and things worked out in the end. I believe the issues I had were rare. If not I'm sure I would have seen lots of other owners on the internet complaining about the same things.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:12 PM   #26
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I've only owned one bike ever, Bueller, so wtf do I know except I've always known anything Japanese will be probably superior and less problem plagued than anything German, English, or Italian in all the ways you've enumerated, at least in recent history.

I'm sure you knew that, too.

So why did you keep buying BMWs?
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:17 PM   #27
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It's too boring because you'll never get to fix anything

I bought mine with 6500 miles on it. I'm reasonably sure the previous owner didn't do much more than change the oil once or twice and put a set of tires on it. I now have 11,000 + miles on it.

Since the maintenance schedule calls for a throttle body sync and plug check/replacement at 8,000 miles and I neglected to do the work, I figured I'd better have a look to see what kind of shape everything was in since I had a little free time today. I unbolted and propped up the gas tank. I then pulled the plugs and checked the gap. They all looked great, so I just made minor adjustments to the gap. I wonder why Yamaha specifies replacement at 8000 miles? Then I checked throttle body sync. It was barely off, probably not even out of spec. So I ran it for a bit, made a minor adjustment to two of the throttle bodies, and put everything back together. All said it probably took about an hour. How boring. If only it needed a clutch, slave cylinder, and transmission seals at this mileage like my '02 R1150 RT did. Then I'd be able to keep myself occupied today.

(yawn)

I think I'll go take a nap

And exactly how many years did the beemer go without maintenance? The only reason slave cylinders fail is from corrosion due to lack of maintenance.

Maybe you should find someone who knows how to service motorcycles
to work on it.

Wow. You've put almost 6 thousand miles on the fjr. You should try for the ibr
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:20 PM   #28
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bueller, you should've started this thread in JoMomma
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:49 PM   #29
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bmw K1200s

bueller,did you consider the bmw K1200S before you bought youre FJR.it seems to me to be the only bike comparable in horsepower to the fjr in the sport touring class of 05-06.i looked at an 05 K1200S at the local BMW dealer and was really impressed by its new technology.the front end.onboard computer with no fuses.dont know alot about the fjrs technology except that it puts out 149 horsepower.im just a little too old at 55 to need all that horsepower.the riding positions of both bikes are a bit too forward for me also.
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:00 PM   #30
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