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RB, I've owned both and the extra spark didn't amount to that much difference. I've not had surge problems on the single spark. I certanily wouldn't spend $3400.00 extra for two more spark plugs.
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if it was me, i'd buy the one nail has and ship it. still cheaper than both of those, and most folks on this forum know that bike's history (strong, solid), plus you can directly contact both of it's previous owners right here at any time. of the three options, it would be the best value, the safest buy and the most support you're going to get.
I disagree. If you buy Nails bike, fly out and ride it home!!
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Ain't happening. But thanks.

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RB, I've owned both and the extra spark didn't amount to that much difference. I've not had surge problems on the single spark. I certanily wouldn't spend $3400.00 extra for two more spark plugs.
You are probable right that the twin spark is not that big of a deal. However since you didn't experience it and I have spent over $1000 trying to solve it then yes I would pay extra for the twin spark. I was thinking of the two choices he was looking at in his local area. There is some variation in each model and most Ss were fine but mine has always been a bucket full of lean surge.

After putting in all the work to get to 100K myself I think I would pay a bit extra for a bike with 95K less miles. How much extra I don't know.
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Rick- have you gone to a pipe and chip to address the lean surge?
mine never surged, but adding the Laser pipe/cans/chip removed the mid/upper 4,000rpm flat spot, and jsut made the bike more responsive overall.
that, and the sound is kickin'.
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Rick- have you gone to a pipe and chip to address the lean surge?
mine never surged, but adding the Laser pipe/cans/chip removed the mid/upper 4,000rpm flat spot, and jsut made the bike more responsive overall.
that, and the sound is kickin'.
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Had the Laser y-pipe and chip on for a while and still had the surge. Added PC III on top of the chip and ran OK but the mileage was low and it did not like to start at higher elevation. Stock now with just the PC and I can make the surge go away but I keep making small adjustments to get the best mileage with the least surge. Mine must be the perfect storm of all lean parts in one bike.
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Rick, mine has BB chip with dips set for Y-pipe and K&N filter. No surge ever and good sealevel mileage. I have the same mileage as you. Bb chip is a nobrainer for me.
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r1100s

Sold my 2004 28000 on the clock bmw bags,leo vince,barbacks,seargent seat,carbon fiber,it went for 4500.00.
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i think that's just about right.
sounds like a nice bike sold at a fair price.
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Get yourself one of these instead. It loves sitting next to my S in the garage.
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1200S vs. 1100S

I firmly believe one will get accustom to any bike (or car) they purchase unless it is radical.

Have a BMW RT and S with the RT coming first so I do know what BMW comfort can be. Have had the S bike now for 3 years but prior to the purchase, did look at a used 1200S. Being 57 at the time, the bike did have an aggressive sitting position but felt within time would get used to. Did not purchase because dealer would not come off his price plus the second time I went along with dealer porter at the shop let it fall over on it side and fairing was cracked. Dealer would not repair. Walked away at the retail asking price since if did not like it, could loose money.

Then about six months after looking at the 1200S, picked up on the 1100S, rode, and said "I could easily live with this riding position". Frankly it took me 5-6 times out on the bike to really enjoy but now the S bike is ridden much more than the RT and would call it the primary rider. Would I take it on a "trip". Absolutely would do a one to two night trip (and have and one is coming up next month) but would not consider doing a 4-8 day road trip because of lack of comfort vs. RT, storage limitation, and bad weather protection (electric windshields are terrific).

Lots of guys do some pretty serious road trips on S bikes(and I would not be one of them) and many on this forum. Just take a look at the seat of a 1100 vs 1200 and come to your own conclusion on comfort.

I am happy with my choice of the R1100S. But if performance was your top priority- go with the 1200 and learn the comfort factor.

In summary, you couldn't make a wrong choice but for me, glad I choose the older S model because of immediate comfort.

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You've probably seen mine in my thread, 04' Mandarin/Titanium ABS with more upgrades/options to quickly list. And the original owner payed for the dealer offered "Touring Package" that came with all the luggage options for this bike, and even the motorrad gps/nav. Anyways, 5500 dollars. Just over 25K miles, spotless and perfect history. So yeah, those are overpriced.

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Here's another R1100s I'm passing on:

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Serious? Might just get myself a second one for part at this pricepoint.
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A New York road trip sounds pretty good right about now. Best color too.
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This may sound unAmerican, but I find the red, white and blue color scheme of the BCR a bit garish.
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This may sound unAmerican, but I find the red, white and blue color scheme of the BCR a bit garish.
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