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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 05:57 PM
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I've seen (2) 2012 recalled bikes let go in grand fashion over the last couple of months. One with about 25 miles after the recall and one with a couple hundred. Both on the racetrack.

Mine was post recall... praying it stays together.
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Mine is a recall bike and it's a frigging rocket ship. I wouldn't worry about buying a recall VIN#.
This.

I'm very, very happy w my recal complete '12 blue.
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 06:58 PM
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Broa, I would have jumped on that without batting an eyelid. I bought a salvaged 2010 back in 2010 for occasional commute and 98% trackdays. I have no regrets. These guys helped me get the bike back together and its running like a drum. THe warranty is the key. You get all the recalled stuff done and you are off. I don't think i will part with my '10. The color, the first, BMW, etc. Man go for it


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I have found a 2012 s1000rr with low mileage, but it was one of the early ones that had the connecting rod bolt recall.

Is it a poor assumption to expect that the dealer tech's have done everything correctly on the rebuild?

What if the cam timing was off a little and the bike is a dog?

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its not the black one at euro cycles, is it?

that bike is way to pretty for you. your bmw can't be faster and look nice then mine!
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 08:10 PM
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. I spent $60k on my Twin Turbo 800 HP corvette engine
If you can afford to spend $60,000 on an engine, why not just buy a brand new 2013? How much are you saving on the used 2012?
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I've seen (2) 2012 recalled bikes let go in grand fashion over the last couple of months. One with about 25 miles after the recall and one with a couple hundred. Both on the racetrack.

That is down to the incompetence of the dealer(or rather the "engineer"who carried out the work).It's not rocket science,replacing a few conrod bolts.
It's all covered by warranty,so why worry?
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It's all covered by warranty,so why worry?
Why worry that it could let go at the most inopportune time and dump oil everywhere because its covered under warranty?
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If you can afford to spend $60,000 on an engine, why not just buy a brand new 2013? How much are you saving on the used 2012?
That was eight years ago, in a better economy.


I am more careful since Obama got elected in 2008!
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Hey, I Jet : your motor is bogging when you leave the hole (listen to the motor rpm). If you want to get real take off speed, try higher rpm though the first 50 feet. You have to keep the RPM in the power range (say 9k rpm) and split the clutch more. Give it enough gas to stay in the 9k plus range. Then you will get max acceleration. Try it and let us know how it works.

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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 10:56 PM
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When I picked up my '12, the uncrated it, did the recall and handed me the bike, first one I ever recieved with zero miles on it. I have had no issues.

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