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post #1 of 7 Old Nov 9th, 2014, 11:40 am Thread Starter
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Considering changing to a K1300 Gt

Hi,
I am test riding a 2010 K1300 GT SE next week with a view to part Ex-ing my R1200 RT

is there anything particular to the K that I should be checking for, or listening for on the test ride ?

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By the end of production they had most of the bugs worked out of the slant 4 engine. You should have no issues with the GT. There were a few recalls - one in particular was the cam chain jump guard. Easy to check if he does not have a record. Just forward of the clutch there is an access plug that can be removed for access to the crank (have to remove the body panel). You will see the guard in there if it has been installed. It will be a bit buzzier than your RT but it will pull like there is no tomorrow (I traded an 09 GS for mine). Love the ride. Knees will be up tight until you adjust to it.

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By the end of production they had most of the bugs worked out of the slant 4 engine. You should have no issues with the GT. There were a few recalls - one in particular was the cam chain jump guard. Easy to check if he does not have a record. Just forward of the clutch there is an access plug that can be removed for access to the crank (have to remove the body panel). You will see the guard in there if it has been installed. It will be a bit buzzier than your RT but it will pull like there is no tomorrow (I traded an 09 GS for mine). Love the ride. Knees will be up tight until you adjust to it.
Thanks John
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I will ask about the jump guard, It is at a BMW dealer, so they should be able to check on their computer history.

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Re: Considering changing to a K1300 Gt

Gary this is a great bike it will blow away the 1600 GT. You will Love. To bad BMW discontinued this bike.

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Re: Considering changing to a K1300 Gt

cheers Murray, never tried a K1600....maybe one day though ?

Although my RT has 51000 miles on it and the BMW dealer has offered me chicken feed in part exchange, so may be looking further afield now, or selling the RT private.

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Re: Considering changing to a K1300 Gt

Found one, done the deal and collect it on Saturday...........weather permitting, can't wait

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Congrats. She looks beautiful!

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