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    New Member from Cortez, CO
    on: April 20, 2022, 08:46:50 pm
    April 20, 2022, 08:46:50 pm
    Hi from Cortez, CO, The Four Corners

    I'm currently on an '07 R 1200 RT.  I'll be looking at a loaded 2016 S 1000 XR on Monday.  23,500 miles.  Seller says all maintenance done by dealer, up to date and ready to ride, records available.  I've never had an S-bike and know nothing other than than the riding position is like a GS, which is good.  Well, I know the specs.  But, what are the problems with this bike?  I'm 5 hours from the nearest dealer....  I can change fluids but I suspect it will be going in for the valves, timing, etc.  How much does that cost?  Do people do their own? 

    Will it make a good all day, multi-day tourer?  How is it for forest roads?  How is for canyon carving?

    If there are some old threads on these basic topics, I'd love a few links.

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    Re: New Member from Cortez, CO
    Reply #1 on: April 20, 2022, 09:09:31 pm
    April 20, 2022, 09:09:31 pm
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    All your questions have been asked and answered a gazillion times (or is it a Brazilian times?)

    Have a look through past threads?

    (Now looking for Cortez. CO on google earth)

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    Re: New Member from Cortez, CO
    Reply #2 on: April 20, 2022, 09:35:12 pm
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    Welcome, they are very reliable bikes, no particularly common faults, only ones that keep coming up is replacing the cam chain tensioner but that's an easy 15 minute job, no serious reliability concerns that you'd need a dealer for, grab yourself the motoscan app + a UCSI 2000 or a GS 911 and you're sorted for all regular maintenance.

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    Re: New Member from Cortez, CO
    Reply #3 on: April 20, 2022, 09:39:51 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    Welcome, they are very reliable bikes, no particularly common faults, only ones that keep coming up is replacing the cam chain tensioner but that's an easy 15 minute job, no serious reliability concerns that you'd need a dealer for, grab yourself the motoscan app + a UCSI 2000 or a GS 911 and you're sorted for all regular maintenance.

    Thanks!

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    Re: New Member from Cortez, CO
    Reply #4 on: May 09, 2022, 07:15:12 am
    May 09, 2022, 07:15:12 am
    I have an R1250 RS along with the XR, they make a great pair.  My RS is a lot more modern than your RT, which makes it more competitive to the XR.  I think you will find the XR much better than the oil head RT.  It will make a great all around bike: twisties, touring, sporting.  For me, I needed to have the seat modified by a seat place in Denver in order to make it an all day bike.

    Please let us know, did you buy the XR?
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    Re: New Member from Cortez, CO
    Reply #5 on: May 09, 2022, 02:23:41 pm
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    Ended up with an R 1250 GS.

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    Re: New Member from Cortez, CO
    Reply #6 on: May 09, 2022, 03:30:44 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Twisties [+]
    Ended up with an R 1250 GS.

    Well, you missed out on some great fun, not to say the GS is bad but the XR is in another dimension really, either way enjoy your new bike!  :012:

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    Re: New Member from Cortez, CO
    Reply #7 on: May 09, 2022, 08:21:41 pm
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    Nothing wrong with the GS1250 it’s the ‘I’m so superior’ injection up the arse that they all appear to have had that put me 😀

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    Re: New Member from Cortez, CO
    Reply #8 on: May 10, 2022, 07:22:57 am
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    Rode an RS with the 1250 shift cam in it a few weeks ago, first try of that engine, and it is a fantastic engine. Enjoy the bike. Great choice no matter.
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    Re: New Member from Cortez, CO
    Reply #9 on: May 10, 2022, 11:59:21 pm
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    I had a 2016 R1200 RS that I traded in on my 2020 R1250RS.  The shift cam engine is noticeably better, much better, actually.  I hope you find the same awesomeness compared to your old RT.
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