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Old 12-29-2012, 07:43 AM   #1
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Bmw r1200c

my old Dad has had one of these for about the last 9 years and he absolutely loves it , i rode it just the once when he first got it , but being young dumb and full of cum i just didnt get it .

a couple of years later i get into dual sports ie africa twins then the GS etc and my old dads still riding the wheels of this R12C

well the old boys not been to well of late and his bikes been languishing in the garage of the last 6mnths or so as he's not been able to ride or tend to its needs so today i rode over got it fired up and brought it back to mine for some tender loving care , when i left i could see that glint in the old man's eyes that he's damn well going to get himself better to get out on his bike again once ive sorted it

now i have to say(eating my words from years ago) i absolutely enjoyed every minute of that ride home ,laid back ride but will cruise happily and can cut the mustard when the bends present themselvesit really handles well
I cant wait to take it out again once its had a full service and good going over i really do love the boxer engine

do many of the residents here have them ?
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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I think there's a forum "chromeheads.org?" if you ever want to dig for more info.

Limited quantities of these with only a 5 to 6 year production run but they're becoming scarce already and invoke a lot of interest when seen.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:05 AM   #3
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I think there's a forum "chromeheads.org?" if you ever want to dig for more info.

Limited quantities of these with only a 5 to 6 year production run but they're becoming scarce already and invoke a lot of interest when seen.
thank you Mr. Goose ive found Chromeheads and signed up to get some more info
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:32 PM   #5
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I had one. Liked everything about it but the lack of power. A real issue here at altitude.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:10 AM   #6
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I had one for a couple years. The power was adequate for a cruiser, even touring. My biggest complaint was the punishing suspension.

The bike certainly attracts attention and people either love the look of the bike or they are repulsed by it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:17 PM   #7
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I love the r1200c. In blue it's one of my favorite bikes to look at. Eh I like all the colors lol. Chrome heads is great as mentioned. There's some good exhaust options that boost performance a bit and sound a lot.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:52 AM   #8
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I love the r1200c. In blue it's one of my favorite bikes to look at. Eh I like all the colors lol. Chrome heads is great as mentioned. There's some good exhaust options that boost performance a bit and sound a lot.
ive never seen one in blue , here's dads after a scrub up no engine bars at the mo as they have been taken off to sort out the Chrome





it really needs some pipes to liven it up and get rid of the whisper quiet zorst note though
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:19 PM   #9
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Nice bike,and great colour, there a very underestimated bike, i had one for 6years,carried me and my son many miles, often loaded with all our camping gear. Rare bike when new, and certainly something very different from the usual cruiser style, worst feature was the poor chrome on the spoked wheels. the remus exhaust system works well.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:21 PM   #10
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I had a 2002 R1200C Montana (black) for a while.
I found it to be surprisingly well handling with way better than average brakes.
The wire wheel chrome was/is an issue on the 1200C. Some models, like the one the op shows, came with alloy wheels.
Pre-canbus so you can add lights & elec. stuff without a big worry.
Loved the way it would twist when you revved it a bit, not so much hp but decent torque.
The guys at Chromeheads are pretty rabid about their bikes-and very knowledgeable too.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:37 PM   #11
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Middle (Phoenix) & far one are mine... favorite bike next to my old GSA

Closest (Stiletto) a buddy's in TX
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:49 AM   #12
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Middle (Phoenix) & far one are mine... favorite bike next to my old GSA

Closest (Stiletto) a buddy's in TX
Nice
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:34 AM   #13
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my old Dad has had one of these...
What does you new dad ride?

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Old 01-05-2013, 01:43 PM   #14
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What does you new dad ride?

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Old 02-02-2013, 01:38 PM   #15
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R1200C Montauk, on route with wife

I have one too. R1200C Montauk. Just planning routes for this season.

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