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Post by jacop on 20th January 2010, 11:34

Hi all,

I bought myself a 2nd hand R1200S last year.
It has a van der linde slip-on, which sounds good, but I'm too old for this... Smile Hence I want to sell or swop it for a standard unit.

I find that the bike does not pull very well below 4500 rpm, but then rapidly picks up and after 5000 rpm, it is like a bat out of hell.
Is it normal behaviour for this machine, i.e. 90kW compared to a std GS? Or could this be as a result of the slip-on?

I have had it back to BMW and replacement parts included 4 new spark plugs, 4 coils and a lambda sensor on the right hand side.
I have no benchmark to compare it to, and also do not know anyone else that rides one in my circle of friends and family.

Your feedback will be highly appreciated.


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Post by Marnus on 22nd January 2010, 21:30

Hi Jacop,

I only have experience with the GS and not the S and also not with the vdLinde zorst. I'm sure someone with an "S" will be in a better position to answer you about the rpm issue.

Do you know if BMW did the diagnostics and software checks? Normally that should show if anything is wrong. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that is how they picked up that the lambda sensor was broken...

So where are you guys with the "S" bikes?? Hmmmm?
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