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Old 07-09-2018, 08:41 AM
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Hey yíall!
Iím almost an owner🙄
A friend has a 2003 k1200 rs. Heís been trying to sell for quite a wile...gorgeous bike and Iím already in love with it. He let a rookie service the bike now the front brakes are not working properly. I went to pick up the bike yesterday and we couldnít get the thing today start. New battery (4 months old)
Never could get it to start. Lights and everything works when you switch the ignition on but the starter donít even click. 3 hours to the nearest dealership/mechanic, so Iíll have to do all my own wrenching. Good times ahead !!!
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:06 AM
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Re: New from Georgia

You live in an interesting place Mike. I'm from N. Georgia and didn't really appreciate some of the great dirt road riding you have down there but dang, you're pretty far from some fun twisties on the KS. I guess over the Pine Mountain near Callaway? I spend a fair bit of time returning to N. Georgia to ride and it wouldn't be a bad ride to come up into the hills there.

Good luck with the KS and hope you get it running properly.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:28 AM
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Welcome Mike, I hope you get the bike sorted out.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:38 AM
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Re: New from Georgia

Welcome to the site.

As for the non-starting issue, I'd look first at the micro switch on the side stand - it may be faulty letting the bike think the stand is deployed when its not. As for the brakes, with an '03 the bike is equipped with the servo motor assisted "i-ABS" - and if the servo ABS unit has failed, its a big problem because as far as I know no one in the US is rebuilding them, although I do understand there is a place in Germany that does repair them. A new unit would cost about what the bike is worth. There are ways to by pass the ABS unit that provide options. Much of this has been discussed, and can be found with the "search" feature in the tech forum, here http://www.i-bmw.com/forumdisplay.php?f=23
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:44 AM
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Hey yíall, new from Georgia..still trying to figure out how to post 😂. Iím lookin to buy a 2003 k1200 rs. This bike has some issues. The previous owner let a rookie attempt to bleed the systems and it was a fail. Everything worked till he got it back but now the front brakes donít function properly.
I went to pick up the bike yesterday and it wouldnít start. Horn blew all the lights worked fuel pump engaged (I think thatís what the noise was) hit the start button nothing. Not even a click from the starter. Iíll have to admit Iím a little spooked now but itís a gorgeous bike and I still want it. Any thoughts ont the starter issues? I can do the servi later I just need to get it running! Good times ahead 😬
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:49 AM
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Re: New.... almost an owner

Try starting in neutral with the side stand up. There is a sensor in the side stand that prevents the bike from starting when it is down.
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Thanks for the replies..I donít appreciate the dirt roads down here either. I do love N Ga. though. Itís mandatory to bring a fiddle and a fly rod when I go that way😀
Iíll try the kick stand, thatís a good place to look. I checked everything but that
I hope it works out that bike is a beauty!!!
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Mike:

Welcome to the site.
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