Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mount Vernon, WA, USA
Re: Talk me off the K1300 ledge
I had an 07 RT, nothing wrong with it. I just like the shim valve adjustment of the 10 and newer ones. They hold set longer. And now that BMW has given a 12 year warranty on the fuel tank level strips there is no worry there.
I have a K1300S, I have bought and sold two RT's, 2007 & 2010. I can't get into them because the K bike is so much more of a bike for me that I can not give it up. What does that say. (I bought all the equipment to remove/replace the radiator) I set my own valves, just ordered new cam shafts at 80K to replace pitted ones in the bike right now. Am on my second set of ball joints also, getting good at pulling the wheel carrier. Installed Wilber shocks last fall for another 1400$ but well worth it. Worn out ESA on the shelf. Other than that nothing out of the normal maintenance. I lube splines, rear link bar bearings all that weird stuff on a regular basis. I try to keep ahead of stuff. A GS-911 is a good tool to have also.
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I change your tires $50, you buy them on the web.
K13S, S1000R (gone through a few GS's & RT's)