I-BMW.com I-BMW.com

Welcome to the I-BMW.com forums! - You're currently viewing as a limited access guest. By joining our free member supported community, you'll gain access to post/ reply, communicate privately with other members (PM), or globally via "real time chat", respond to polls, upload photos, post classifieds etc. Membership is fast so, Register @ the Ultimate Sport Touring Portal!
Should you not receive an email with activation link, check your SPAM settings or please contact us and include the ID/ email address you registered with.

Go Back   I-BMW.com > Welcome to i-bmw! > Intro Yourself to I-BMW.com
User Name
Password
Home Register Gallery Classifieds FAQ Members List Calendar Donate Mark Forums Read

Intro Yourself to I-BMW.com Take a moment to introduce yourself and post a pic of you and your bike (optional)!

Vendor Sign Up | Want to see your name in neon blue? | Want a neat reflective sticker for your ride?!

Reply
 
Thread Tools.. Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-12-2018, 11:10 PM
ipla68 ipla68 is offline
Entering the on-ramp
Post: 1 Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Orinda, CA United State
New K1200GT owner 2004 SF California East Bay

Came across a beautiful K1200 with 34k miles on it. I've never been partial to BM'rs, but this one caught my eye so after a bit of research I jumped on it. Great price from what I saw (1,950, comps were well over) and previous owner took care of it (receipts, etc). Went down picked it up and have been loving every mile, problem free. Some modifications made, such as the jerry-rigged shift lever, noisy windscreen, peg lower delete. I'm a old school kind of rider, have never taken any of my bikes to a shop or stealership but the PO would take the bike in if it needed air in the tires... Long story short any time I get a new to me bike, I like to go through it. Removing the plastics is very straight forward, but during this task I find reg. screws where torx are used from the factory. Removing the old oil filter required the use of a breaker bar (first time for that on a oil filter).

I love this bike, and owning it has changed my mind about the brand... I take everything I ever said about BM'rs back lol. I've used the forum for all kinds of info and want to say that without exception, the detail and knowledge that members/admins display in posts/replies is freaky! I'm eating it up, so here's to all of you (raises glass) who post and reply... much thanks!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg K12GT_04bs.JPG (256.0 KB, 30 views)
Reply With Quote
The following (4) I-BMW members 'like', thank -or- are 'shouting out' to 'ipla68' for this post:
  #2  
Old 11-13-2018, 12:06 AM
CJS350's Avatar
CJS350 CJS350 is online now
Admin/ Site Counsel
Post: 16,315 Thanks: 4,478
Thanked 7,279 Times in 2,966 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA United State
Re: New K1200GT owner 2004 SF California East Bay

Welcome to the site and congrats on the new acquisition!
Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'CJS350' for this post:
  #3  
Old 11-13-2018, 07:52 AM
Rick's Avatar
Rick Rick is online now
ØZNAM
Post: 12,678 Thanks: 6,637
Thanked 2,031 Times in 1,508 Posts
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Pembroke, MA USA
Re: New K1200GT owner 2004 SF California East Bay

Welcome Ian, bike looks great!
__________________
****************
* *
**Volare senz' ali**
Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'Rick' for this post:
  #4  
Old 11-13-2018, 11:56 AM
Lee's Avatar
Lee Lee is online now
Debbie's Servant
Post: 15,247 Thanks: 3,666
Thanked 3,856 Times in 1,806 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: SW, IA USA
Re: New K1200GT owner 2004 SF California East Bay

Welcome to the site Ian.
__________________
Lee
2016 R1200RS

Past BMWs
2011 K1300S
03 K1200RS, 91 K75S, 87 K75T, 84 R100RT

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-13-2018, 03:50 PM
McFly's Avatar
McFly McFly is online now
Moderator -Tainting The i-BMW Gene Pool
Post: 10,557 Thanks: 2,951
Thanked 2,994 Times in 1,355 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Deep in the Heart of, TX USA
Re: New K1200GT owner 2004 SF California East Bay

Welcome aboard Ian... nice looking wheels.
__________________
2007 BMW K12S White Aluminum Metallic a.k.a. "The Mighty Mighty"
2001 BMW R1150GS Mandarin Yellow
2003 Moto Guzzi V11 LeMans (Rosso Race Red)
1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado 850 California (Police Edition)
2010 KTM 530 EXC Champion Edition a.k.a. "Brutus"
____________________________________

- FZ

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident" -
Arthur Schopenhauer

"Vulgarity is the crutch of an illiterate mutherfucker" - Chris Andries
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-14-2018, 10:21 AM
mcchoc's Avatar
mcchoc mcchoc is offline
Twisted Wrister
Post: 739 Thanks: 219
Thanked 147 Times in 96 Posts
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: East Riding of Yorkshire UK, England
Re: New K1200GT owner 2004 SF California East Bay

Welcome aboard.

That's one beautiful K-bike . . . and you can tell that it's German : it's already got its towel down
__________________
The Warthog
2014 K1300S MS (until it's time for that invalid scooter)
1997 K1200RS (old faithful)
History:
Yamaha RD250 (x2)
Yamaha XS750
Kawasaki Z1000 (x3)
Honda Blackbird
Yamaha FJ1200 (x2)
BMW K1200S
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-14-2018, 02:04 PM
jargon's Avatar
jargon jargon is online now
Deplorable and Still Rides
Post: 9,272 Thanks: 6,160
Thanked 2,830 Times in 2,097 Posts
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NJ, U S A
Re: New K1200GT owner 2004 SF California East Bay

Great bike from BMW. I loved mine!
__________________
John

Don’t confuse me for someone who Gives a Fuck

‘Narcissism is the gift for the unhappy few.’ Unknown


Current Bikes-The Perfect Combination
'15 R12GSAW 'The I-BMW Pussy Bike'
'09 K1300S 'fits me like a glove' with Wilbers
Handy Motorcycle Lift

Past Bikes
'04 K1200RS with Ohlins (traded for GSA)
'11 F800R (traded for GSA)
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools..
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads (a database pull of similar subject matter)
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2004 K1200GT Windscreen 2004GT "KRS/GT" Technical Q&A 13 10-08-2016 02:58 AM
New K1200Gt owner from Poland MarioSWD Intro Yourself to I-BMW.com 5 08-28-2016 11:41 AM
Hello from the SF Bay Area! jbrownjr Intro Yourself to I-BMW.com 7 09-23-2015 08:04 AM
2004 k1200GT are these considered reliable? Kingdomstyle "KRS/GT" Gen. Discussions 26 08-17-2012 12:38 PM
Future '07 K1200GT owner MadX "KRS/GT" Gen. Discussions 8 02-14-2012 02:44 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:13 PM.


I-BMW.com is via vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1998 - 2018, I-BMW.com LLC .
Page generated in 0.48178 seconds with 16 queries