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Jan 12

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carlsp1000 says:

Buying a used BMW R1200GS hints

I am returning to riding again after many years (I would be embarrassed to say a number) of driving a 4WD and also moving to the USA for a few years.

I have always wanted a BM and picture myself riding accross the big sky of Montana.  Not pictured myself in the snows of New Jersey however. So  I have decided to get a used R1200GS.  Appreciate any hints on common faults these bikes have and what to look for when buying one.  Carl

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Mar 10

Posts: 1049

bmwgs says:


i have looked at them and the seat hight is very high for the 1200adv and it be very heavy. as i am 5.8 and not that big so if you are tall then it be ok

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Mar 09

Posts: 9101

jaffa90 says:


Welcome Carl ,not had one but keep hearing on here about petrol pump failure Also google this model for same failure.

Sorry we could not add your comment.

This site is  acting silly this year :shock::shock:

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