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My journey to a BMW K1200RS. Ten.

So off went the old FJ1200 to its new I didn’t know what to go for and as budgets have always the constraint, I have never able to afford a new bike. I to the wife and we decided that we spend a little more than we could really on something newer. We spent going round the local looking on the internet and doing

We sat on many but few were comfortable for us nor did we see anything that really our fancy. In the end we found a fully Mk2 Bandit GSF1200SK4. With a over 10,000 miles, upgrades and luggage we got it at a very price from a … in London.

Our first ride was the tourist sights of the capital. It was around town, but it was no good for any distance riding, mainly due to weather protection and severe from the very small top Even changing the screen improve this. The lower panels looked good but no more than aesthetically

Neither the upper or lower did much to keep the wind or at bay.

It had a nice riding for me and was very easy to ride, but was uncomfortable for the wife. She’s on a bit like me, and the last thing she was to have her legs up around her again. We’re not getting any you know!

The pillion footrests just too high giving cramps and a numb … as little as 20 miles or so.

Fuel was poor and the tank so small 120 miles was about the furthest you travel on a full tank. you, the seat was so uncomfortable by that distance you were for a rest. The worst problem was in cold weather. The carbs ‘freeze’ causing misfire and poor running.

This was an issue as I ride all round, so despite the good of the bike I felt that the outweighed the pros.

So we arrive at we are at now. The Bandit was sold 6 months for more than I for it. Bonus!

It was a fun bike for a while, but always loved my BMW’s and it was to go back to them. More spent researching. Limited again and long list of wishes and high expectations for my bucks!

After experiencing the old airheads, oil heads and old brick K’s I that, within the parameters of my I wanted a more ‘modern’ BMW in the of a K1200RS. I know that may be the wrong phrase to use to describe a 10 old motorcycle, but this was the most BMW that I could afford.

My journey to a BMW K1200RS. Part

Next on the list of ‘have was a Honda Varadero XL1000, a top heavy, twin cylinder bike that was cross-dressed as a off roader. It had no off road ability at It was great on motorways and for the long but its poor fuel consumption its range.

It was comfortable and surprisingly but again after a few months I was and ready to change again.

came a Honda Pan European in deep purple. This was a looking bike and had a fantastic but hidden beneath those was RUST, RUST and more

I had to replace the fuel tank, rear swing arm, part of the frame welded and replaced where the pistons had More money down the But, all said and done, it was completed it rode faultlessly.

It was so and comfortable and was a pleasure to ride. It me and the better half on a week touring holiday in France.  We admiring glances on the bike it was parked up.

But it was heavy. Very The weight disappeared on the move, but boy was it to manoeuvre around in tight Especially when two up and loaded gear.  I advertised the Pan for sale on and had an incredible number of enquiries.

It was bought by a Pan fan from Hampshire!

It was for another change. I thought I’d go for more ‘fun’, lighter and agile that the Pan.

I saw a one owner, 5,000 mile Mk1Suzuki Bandit 1200 on Ebay. It hadn’t reached reserve and didn’t sell at the end of the so a week later I phoned the He still had the bike and was considering to do. He gave me all the right answers on the so I offered him less than he was and less than the final bid had but he accepted my offer anyway.

The thing was to hitch a lift a mate and make my way to Liverpool!

I the Bandit back home. I that 10 year old bikes such a low mileage are not always a thing. It was rough! The fuel had settled over time and had the carbs. The exhaust looked but the collector quickly started where it had rusted from the

I managed to get home, but it then a lot of time and money to get it up to scratch

When I had finished with it it was very good. It ran well and it was but my work circumstances changing so the bike had to go to pay for a small

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