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New Owner of an Ultra Low-Mileage Bike

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I am finalizing the purchase of an ultra low-mileage 2007 R1200S, 1750 miles to be exact. The owner has been very forthcoming with details regarding service including receipts. Fluids were not always routinely changed yearly seeing as he viewed it as a bit of a sunk cost. The bike was just serviced at a dealership about 2 months ago and according to him they gave it the thumbs up. Is there any recommended maintenance I should catch it up on. I'm inclined to replace the brake fluid, should I replace the final drive and transmission oil as well? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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I'd be more worried about old fuel than old FD or Trans fluid. Definitely get the brake fluid flushed.
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Hello all,

I am finalizing the purchase of an ultra low-mileage 2007 R1200S, 1750 miles to be exact. The owner has been very forthcoming with details regarding service including receipts. Fluids were not always routinely changed yearly seeing as he viewed it as a bit of a sunk cost. The bike was just serviced at a dealership about 2 months ago and according to him they gave it the thumbs up. Is there any recommended maintenance I should catch it up on. I'm inclined to replace the brake fluid, should I replace the final drive and transmission oil as well? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Tires. If those are original tires change them and the valve stem.
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I'm hoping there aren't any issues with the fuel/fuel tank. The bike has been ridden 161 miles between the service in 2013 and the recent one a few months back. I would imagine doing my own oil changes on this motor will be a relatively easy task? Are there any specialized tools I will need?
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Tires. If those are original tires change them and the valve stem.
The owner just installed a new set of Michelin Power RS tires when the bike was serviced a few months ago so thankfully that's one expense out of the way!
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I guess I'd ask what is meant by serviced?
What was done per the record.

What color? By the way, in the United States there were only year 2007 R1200S bikes sold. Black, tellow, silver, and red/silver.

Does it come with the factory Ohlins?

Sounds like a great find!
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Youíll find service schedules here https://www.ascycles.com/bmw_motorcycle_service_and_maintenance_schedules
which should guide you.
Iíd still be REALLY concerned about fuel being off. Check it doesnít have a pungent smell & get fresh fuel in ASAP.
Engine oil changes are simple & you will need a filter adapter, which are cheap.
Changing transmission & FD oil would be precautionary imo, 75W95 Full Syn, eg. Castrol Syntrax Longlife. Not always easily sourced. I have only found it at my local BMW dealer.
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I guess I'd ask what is meant by serviced?
What was done per the record.

What color? By the way, in the United States there were only year 2007 R1200S bikes sold. Black, tellow, silver, and red/silver.

Does it come with the factory Ohlins?

Sounds like a great find!
I'm waiting on a copy of the last service to be sent over tonight, I'm imagine an oil change and general inspection. The dealership fixed the outstanding recall for the rear wheel flange. The bike is red/silver two-tone, Ohlins, 190 rear tire, heated grips, and ABS
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I'm waiting on a copy of the last service to be sent over tonight, I'm imagine an oil change and general inspection. The dealership fixed the outstanding recall for the rear wheel flange. The bike is red/silver two-tone, Ohlins, 190 rear tire, heated grips, and ABS
Red/silver two tone? Candy cane is a term sometimes employed for that color combo.
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There is a user on here RIQUE. He got somewhat of a "barn-find" R1200s and had a few issues to iron out. I think it may have been an roofless barn with no walls.....

I haven't seen him on here lately but I don't think he'd mind a private message to contact him. Or search his posts.... it's in here somewhere....
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Red/silver two tone? Candy cane is a term sometimes employed for that color combo.
Yup, it's the candy cane colorway.
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"Changing transmission & FD oil would be precautionary imo, 75W95 Full Syn, eg. Castrol Syntrax Longlife. Not always easily sourced. I have only found it at my local BMW dealer."

Justcrusing,

I found the Castrol Syntrax on Amazon for $23. No local sources, tho.
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Youíll find service schedules here https://www.ascycles.com/bmw_motorcycle_service_and_maintenance_schedules
which should guide you.
Iíd still be REALLY concerned about fuel being off. Check it doesnít have a pungent smell & get fresh fuel in ASAP.
Engine oil changes are simple & you will need a filter adapter, which are cheap.
Changing transmission & FD oil would be precautionary imo, 75W95 Full Syn, eg. Castrol Syntrax Longlife. Not always easily sourced. I have only found it at my local BMW dealer.
Thanks for the recommendations, it's very much appreciated. I'm still awaiting delivery so I'll see what I have on my hands when it arrives.
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Flange recalls, alternator belt etc

There were couple of recalls to be performed on the all 07 R12Ss - fuel pump flange as well as rear wheel flange (which rear wheel mounts to). Make sure dealer runs VIN# and both recalls are performed...

Beside tires and main fluids, check the alternator belt - it's mileage or age related replacement item. Depending on where/how the bike is stored, you may need to take care of that too due to age rather than mileage...

As you get to final drive oil change (180ml), you can use the opportunity to drop down final drive, inspect the splines and use Honda Moly 60/77 or equivalent to lube the splines too...


Otherwise, good luck w new bike and make up the mileage original owner was missing on putting... As old saying goes, they don't make 'em like that any more...

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"Changing transmission & FD oil would be precautionary imo, 75W95 Full Syn, eg. Castrol Syntrax Longlife. Not always easily sourced. I have only found it at my local BMW dealer."

Justcrusing,

I found the Castrol Syntrax on Amazon for $23. No local sources, tho.
Thanks! Just need to ensure itís Castrol Syntrax LONGLIFE and not Castrol Syntrax Universal. I recall reading somewhere, the Longlife was specifically formulated for BMW. Cheers!
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Thanks! Just need to ensure itís Castrol Syntrax LONGLIFE and not Castrol Syntrax Universal. I recall reading somewhere, the Longlife was specifically formulated for BMW. Cheers!
Mine just says, "Advanced Performance Series". Nuthin about Universal or Long Life. ??
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My biggest problem with this thread is that you HAVEN'T POSTED A PHOTO OF THE THING.
(yes I know we’ve all seen one. STILL.)
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Change the fuel and the brake fluid. The rest should be ok if it was not in a very humid environment.

Pics or it didn't happen!

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Change all fluids, filters, alternator belt as per major service
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