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Offline zer0netgain

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Thinking of 2018 R 1200 R or RS
« on: March 12, 2018, 12:25:49 PM »
I’d like some insight into ownership costs.

I’m about to hit 50.  Safe driver (no points).  Might keep the old bike so if you have insights on solo bike vs. multiple bikes on an insurance policy...

Maintenance costs?  Special tools for DIY maintenance and repairs?  How often is a shop visit likely to come up?

Cheaper alternative to BMW luggage?  Givi mount adapters?

Thanks.

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Re: Thinking of 2018 R 1200 R or RS
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 01:20:29 PM »
Maintanence is pretty straightforward on the newer wetheads.  Especially if you can get hooked with a group with a GS911 to turn off the service reminders.

Valve adjustment checks are at 6K and now use shims as compared to the driveway adjustables of old.  BUT time has shown that most hold adjustment quite well.

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Re: Thinking of 2018 R 1200 R or RS
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 06:07:29 PM »

Valve adjustment checks are at 6K and now use shims as compared to the driveway adjustables of old.  BUT time has shown that most hold adjustment quite well.

Not correct... LC Boxers are a 12K interval.
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Re: Thinking of 2018 R 1200 R or RS
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 06:32:06 PM »
You're right...some old bits get too ingrained in the old noggin.

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Re: Thinking of 2018 R 1200 R or RS
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 08:56:11 PM »
The clutch is much easier to replace compared to the cam/Hex/Oil heads, although should last quite  while.
No more alternator, now has stator and is extremely expensive, several have had voltage regulators fail.
But all in all most have no issues, just oil and tires
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Re: Thinking of 2018 R 1200 R or RS
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 11:22:26 AM »
I have 6k valve adjusts, so about twice a year. I have the knowledge to do it my self, but not the tools. Honestly, I have spent so much time wrenching on  my rides, this bike is about riding, not wrenching. It's a luxury for sure. but I'm getting older, and feel blessed I can do it That way. Ride in, drop it off, and ride something new/different for a couple of days. Ride in, get mine back. It's Michigan, so more bikes is more Insurance money. I budget for my maintenance, so I always am able to do it when due, (and tires) and have only a couple of issues over 82,000 miles, nothing over $150.
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Re: Thinking of 2018 R 1200 R or RS
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 12:12:17 PM »

Valve adjustment checks are at 6K and now use shims as compared to the driveway adjustables of old.  BUT time has shown that most hold adjustment quite well.

Not correct... LC Boxers are a 12K interval.

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