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Question I'm starting to consider a used 2009 K1300GT but I've got a couple of questions.

I'm intrigued by many current BMW motorcycles, I thought that I pretty much had it narrowed down to the R1200RT but while browsing at a large multi-brand dealership yesterday, I noticed that they have a used 2009 K1300GT in dark blue.

While maybe not quite as comfortable as the R1200RT, it still feels pretty darned comfortable and I would imagine that it would be noticeably more peppy then the R1200RT.

This particular bike has 68,237 klms on the clock( 42,400 miles). Those are mostly highway miles I would guess.

Is that a significant amount of mileage on this type of motorcycle?

Is it a fairly dependable bike? Any common, noteworthy problems?

Is it reasonably comfortable for a pillion?

I was impressed with the over all looks of the bike, all of the standard features and the way that it feels when sitting on it. I've never had the chance to ride one but I've read many positive reviews on the k1300GT engine.

BTW, this dealer is "asking" $17,000 (Canadian), which might be around $6,000 less then the list price when it was new.

I'm just looking for any input from you K1300GT owners.
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post #2 of 16 Old Dec 23rd, 2011, 5:09 pm
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Re: I'm starting to consider a used 2009 K1300GT but I've got a couple of questions.

Traded my 1200RT in on a 1300GT in July. Love it. What a motor, silky smooth and very strong.

The ergos took some getting used to, but like anything you adapt. I can ride all day long as long as I stretch my legs every once in while.

I've got 10,000 trouble free miles on her and hope for many more.

I ride solo, so no input on the pillion comfort.

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Re: I'm starting to consider a used 2009 K1300GT but I've got a couple of questions.

Not sure if you are looking for other purchase options but found this one here in Dallas with only 10,000 miles. You could always fly and ride. At least it is still under warranty. Just a thought, 42000 miles seems a bit high for that asking price.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/mcy/2749005944.html
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Re: I'm starting to consider a used 2009 K1300GT but I've got a couple of questions.

Thanks for your input guys.

As far as the ergos go, I'm six feet tall with a 32" inseam and when I sat on this used bike, it felt pretty good. I might have prefered to get the handlebar a bit farther back towards me but it was okay, the adjustable bars were already set back as far as they could go.

I was a bit disappointed that the odometer was that high and yes, I agree that at that mileage, the price needs to come down. But they are only "asking" $17,000 and there should be some room for negotiating.

I can't see myself traveling a long distance to purchase a bike since I'm in no hurry to buy but I do appreciate being able to check out other ads and using that info in finding a good deal in my area.

I'm in Atlantic Canada and the MSRP on motorcycles here is quite a bit more then what you fellows in the USA are used to seeing.

I'm going to keep scouring the used bikes over the winter months, maybe I'll find the perfect deal. But it's nice to hear that you guys are still happy with your K1300GT, it sounds like an awesome ride.
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Re: I'm starting to consider a used 2009 K1300GT but I've got a couple of questions.

You can get a better deal than that. I helped my buddy pick up a 2010 K1300GT with 7000 miles, a painted to match top box and lots of extras for $1 less than 15K.

The GT is much smoother than the RT, better suspension. Granted the RT is slightly better in the twisties - shorter wheelbase, but you'll never use either bike to 100% of its capabilities. One word describes the difference between the RT and GT, "Exciting." The RT's a tractor.

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PS I'm 6'1" with a 35" inseam. Use bar backs and lowered pegs.

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Re: I'm starting to consider a used 2009 K1300GT but I've got a couple of questions.

I'm 6 ft. 2 in and added Verholen risers and they helped a lot. I've owned an RT and the bike is excellent but can't compare to the power of the GT.


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Re: I'm starting to consider a used 2009 K1300GT but I've got a couple of questions.

I love my 2009, and I would not give it up for anything. I rode the 1600 this past summer. Nice and smooth, but not as much power as the 1300GT. I have had it for 2 1/2 yrs and took it down to the middle Atlantic states to do some superb hills and twisties. It is great on the interstates, doing 90 mph with no strain and super smoothness. Go for it!

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Re: I'm starting to consider a used 2009 K1300GT but I've got a couple of questions.

I'm interested in the mileage question too. Given a good service record how many miles can you typically expect from a K1300 before looking at some engine overhaul?

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Re: I'm starting to consider a used 2009 K1300GT but I've got a couple of questions.

I put 138K miles on my '07 K12GT with no major engine troubles.

That is, until a leaky radiator elbow managed to overheat the engine and take it down.

I did have to replace the clutch twice due to wear on the outer basket and inner hub, but the engine itself was still solid.

I've heard of several other Slant/4 engines that topped 100K miles without any major troubles.

I would definitely fit the cam chain jump guard and go with the aftermarket screw tensioner. Then just ride the bike and don't worry about it.

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Re: I'm starting to consider a used 2009 K1300GT but I've got a couple of questions.

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I'm intrigued by many current BMW motorcycles, I thought that I pretty much had it narrowed down to the R1200RT but while browsing at a large multi-brand dealership yesterday, I noticed that they have a used 2009 K1300GT in dark blue.

While maybe not quite as comfortable as the R1200RT, it still feels pretty darned comfortable and I would imagine that it would be noticeably more peppy then the R1200RT.

This particular bike has 68,237 klms on the clock( 42,400 miles). Those are mostly highway miles I would guess.

Is that a significant amount of mileage on this type of motorcycle?

Is it a fairly dependable bike? Any common, noteworthy problems?

Is it reasonably comfortable for a pillion?

I was impressed with the over all looks of the bike, all of the standard features and the way that it feels when sitting on it. I've never had the chance to ride one but I've read many positive reviews on the k1300GT engine.

BTW, this dealer is "asking" $17,000 (Canadian), which might be around $6,000 less then the list price when it was new.

I'm just looking for any input from you K1300GT owners.
Come buy mine for 17k. I am going for a 1600. my 1300GT / 09 has under 15K miles. Magnesium Beige Metalic. ???
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Re: I'm starting to consider a used 2009 K1300GT but I've got a couple of questions.

Put 17 000 miles on our K1300GT last year with 12 000 plus, two up. She loves the ride as it is smoooooth. When I want to ride it quick just change the settings and ride the DRAGON or any other twisty road with confidence. "GO GT", just find one with lower mileage. Not hard to bring one across into Canada.
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Re: I'm starting to consider a used 2009 K1300GT but I've got a couple of questions.

If this your first BMW, I would suggest finding one that you can put a warranty on. This is luxury bike, underline LUXURY. Parts are pricey, You certainly will not regret owning one.

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Come buy mine for 17k. I am going for a 1600. my 1300GT / 09 has under 15K miles. Magnesium Beige Metalic. ???
So that's how you spell magkne....Magnezyu..... OH, hell it's gold, besides, who ever heard of a bike called Magnesiumfinger

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Re: I'm starting to consider a used 2009 K1300GT but I've got a couple of questions.

I never thought of my prized 07 R12RT as a "tractor", maybe I better go have another look?
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I never thought of my prized 07 R12RT as a "tractor", maybe I better go have another look?

Heck no its no tractor....paint shaker maybe but tractor absoluely not......no hitch for farm implements. 'joking'
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