Just before we put this one to rest...
I am looking for a approx 1 year old R1200RT ( and am in the UK) and thought
had only started production about 18 months ago (early 2005) - can I to
assume that the
R1200RT are all "hex head" ? I don't want to buy a surging early production
No surging on the R1200RT although there is some fuel injection on-off
suddenness below 3,500 rpm which smoothes out a bit after about 6,000 miles.
Also, the 2005 & 2006 models have the power assisted ABS brakes (similar to
the R1150RT) which take some getting used to.
Yes, and I understand that when the ABS malfunction on these newer
models (the ones with power assist) you have NO brakes, vs. just having
no ABS like on earlier ones. But at least you won't be surging... ;-)
Don't think so, Fred, as mine has sufficient brakes (albeit requiring more
lever pressure) even when the engine is off. Similar to a car, only the
power assist and/or ABS would be lost. My 2006 model has yet to malfunction
or fail to initialize in 11,000 miles.
There are no special tools (diagnostic equipment) needed top perform an
Inspection II. In fact the parts that do get checked or replaced should
be listed in your owners manual. Or better yet, spring for a good shop
manual with a small portion of the savings you'll be incurring.
It is quite an extensive list, as you might imagine from the cost, but
not something that can't be done at home with the right experience.
You'll need some parts and supplies, which you can order up online and
save even more.
Heck, nobody says that you have to accomplish it all at once. Spread it
out over a few weekends if it makes it easier. Just keep track of what
BTW - Changing your own oil is about the easiest thing on the Inspection
II list. No point having someone else do that one either.
A bit off topic, but still: $675 for an inspection II? That is a LOT of
I drive a E46 3 series that is due for an inspection II in about 4000km,
which is going to cost me a bit more than $300 at an official BMW dealer!
Is the difference really that big?
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