I bought this motorcycle, my 2001 BMW R-1200C in August 2001. I’ve been riding my bicycles to work now for about a year and a half, and I am simply not driving this motorcycle any longer. I’ve probably had it out five times in the last year.
It’s been the motorcycle I’ve liked the most, of all that I’ve had. I wish I had a barn in which I could store all the machines I’ve ever owned. But, the reality is, that it costs to keep a machine road worthy. Routine maintenance. Road tax. Insurance. Just to have it in the way in my garage.
Not only that, this machine was designed and built to be driven.
So, I think it’s time to sell it.
What can go wrong with a motorcycle after 11 years? It’s always little stuff. The bezel of the rear tail light housing cracked. A common failing in this model.
The turn signal lenses usually do not survive a removal to change a bulb. The pillar into which the retaining screw engages cracks off from the inside.
The chrome plating on the headers is not invincible.
If this sells, I will miss it. Just like I miss all the other motorcycles I’ve had in the past. C’est la vie.