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Offline VANZ76

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2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« on: January 06, 2018, 02:52:24 pm »
Hi there,
I am strongly considering the notion to sell my Sertao, as a trade-in on a 2005 model 1200, with 63k on the clock, from a dealership. In terms of replacement parts for its age, are parts readily available?
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Stefan
 

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Re: 2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 02:58:57 pm »
Short answer : Yes
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Re: 2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 03:17:31 pm »
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Re: 2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 10:52:35 am »
You will never have an issue getting parts. If not in stock here you may wait a week or so ex Germany but 95% of the parts normally needed should be off the shelf  :thumleft:
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Re: 2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 11:23:28 am »


Quote from: Battlestar on Today at 10:52:35 am>You will never have an issue getting parts. If not in stock here you may wait a week or so ex Germany but 95% of the parts normally needed should be off the shelf  :thumleft:
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Re: 2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 11:28:45 am »
The only problem you'll have is the cost of the parts!
 

Offline TheBear

Re: 2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 12:12:26 pm »
The only problem you'll have is the cost of the parts!

Some parts for sure.  Many others not so much.

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Re: 2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 01:06:05 pm »
The only problem you'll have is the cost of the parts!

Some parts for sure.  Many others not so much.

I say that because the rear swingarm rubber boot is R944 </3
 

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Re: 2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 02:16:07 pm »
I just repaired an accident damaged one, its possible to get just about anything for half the price at the dealers. There is containers coming in with parts for these bikes.
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Re: 2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 02:22:43 pm »
The only problem you'll have is the cost of the parts!

Some parts for sure.  Many others not so much.

I say that because the rear swingarm rubber boot is R944 </3

I understand, but what would such a rubber boot cost on a competitor's bike?  So, R944 could be expensive, or it could be cheap. In 2008 I had to replace a front brake lever and a hand guard on a DL1000 Suzuki.  It cost R1300.  Three months ago, I replaced same on a R1200GS.  Price was R1600, almost 8 years later!

Anyway, yes some BMW parts are expensive and often they are not available as non-OEM from non-BMW dealers, which is not true for most Japanese bikes and that can make a difference.  This gent already rides a Beemer though, so part prices shouldn't be a major issue for him.

The R1200GS is probably the bikes easiest to get 2nd hand parts for since there were so many sold in SA and scrapped over the years.  The pre-LC R1200GS also use quite a few parts from the Bosch parts bin, so with a bit of searching you can find certain parts like a fuel pump or startor from Bosch at much reduced prices.

I found my 2009 R1200GS AC one of the cheapest bikes I had to maintain. 
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Re: 2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2018, 09:57:12 am »
So would it be advisable or non-advisable to perhaps consider looking at a 1150GS instead? Would it's parts be "cheaper" or require "less" maintenance than the newer 1200GS's?
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Re: 2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 10:17:51 am »
So would it be advisable or non-advisable to perhaps consider looking at a 1150GS instead? Would it's parts be "cheaper" or require "less" maintenance than the newer 1200GS's?

I doubt there will be a major difference in maintenance cost of a 1150 and the earlier (pre-LC) 1200's.
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Re: 2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2018, 10:39:36 am »
Bear, I hope you took the opportunity to buy aftermarket handguards and 2 finger levers while you were buying?!


Parts availability is the most desirable feature of the 1200GS AC. You can trash the bike, take it anywhere and fix for cheap.


I vote 1200GS, not 1150. but that's just me
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Offline Mikel89

Re: 2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2018, 11:13:07 am »
The only problem you'll have is the cost of the parts!

Some parts for sure.  Many others not so much.

I say that because the rear swingarm rubber boot is R944 </3

I understand, but what would such a rubber boot cost on a competitor's bike?  So, R944 could be expensive, or it could be cheap. In 2008 I had to replace a front brake lever and a hand guard on a DL1000 Suzuki.  It cost R1300.  Three months ago, I replaced same on a R1200GS.  Price was R1600, almost 8 years later!

Anyway, yes some BMW parts are expensive and often they are not available as non-OEM from non-BMW dealers, which is not true for most Japanese bikes and that can make a difference.  This gent already rides a Beemer though, so part prices shouldn't be a major issue for him.

The R1200GS is probably the bikes easiest to get 2nd hand parts for since there were so many sold in SA and scrapped over the years.  The pre-LC R1200GS also use quite a few parts from the Bosch parts bin, so with a bit of searching you can find certain parts like a fuel pump or startor from Bosch at much reduced prices.

I found my 2009 R1200GS AC one of the cheapest bikes I had to maintain.

Look, in the last 13000km on my GS (bought a 2012 with 36000km on), this is the only issue I've had. I'm replacing it in the next 2 weeks when it's in for a service. Running costs on these bikes are extremely low, especially for a big bike. My 390 Duke was a lot more expensive.
 

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Re: 2005 1200GS PARTS AVAILABILITY
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2018, 11:19:22 am »
Bear, I hope you took the opportunity to buy aftermarket handguards and 2 finger levers while you were buying?!

No.  I didn't. 
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