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I walked into the dealership convinced that I was going to move up to a 2010 K1300GT from my 2007 K12. I thought that the K13 had 3 extra years of refinement in it, so it would make a nice upgrade. Also the price for a new fully optioned 2010 was down about $7000 off of MSRP so I knew I could get a great deal. I thought that the K13 was more my type of bike as it is lighter and a little quicker than the K1600GT and I wasn't enthusiastic about getting a new bike and becoming a BMW lab rat like I was with my 99 LT. One hour later I walked out of the dealership with my pupils dialating and drool running out the corner of my mouth. In my hand I had the purchase agreement for a red K1600GT which they tell me I am going to be able to pick up some time in September 2011. So much for my resolve.
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I wonder if the dealers laugh when this happens.

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I walked into the dealership convinced that I was going to move up to a 2010 K1300GT from my 2007 K12. I thought that the K13 had 3 extra years of refinement in it, so it would make a nice upgrade. Also the price for a new fully optioned 2010 was down about $7000 off of MSRP so I knew I could get a great deal. I thought that the K13 was more my type of bike as it is lighter and a little quicker than the K1600GT and I wasn't enthusiastic about getting a new bike and becoming a BMW lab rat like I was with my 99 LT. One hour later I walked out of the dealership with my pupils dialating and drool running out the corner of my mouth. In my hand I had the purchase agreement for a red K1600GT which they tell me I am going to be able to pick up some time in September 2011. So much for my resolve.
I hope they were at least polite enough to laugh in your face--not just behind your back!

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September delivery? That's not bad . . .

Congrats, and enjoy the new wheels.

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I fully had no intention of buying the K16 when I took her out...

1/2 mile in, I'm thinking, "I don't care what it costs, I have to have one!" Wife piles on extra coal to the fire, and says, "Go for it, honey!"

It took every ounce of my willpower to resist buying the first year model... I did it; I held off, but it's a daily struggle to fight the addiction.

I know I can count on all my buddies at CCR that have the new K16 to hide theirs at all times (you know... don't let the crack addict see the pipe).

...it's getting a little easier every day...

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How much were they asking for the K1300?

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Hey, The same sort of thing happen to me but with the R-1200-RT .After test driving the R-1200-RT, I test drove the K-1660- GTL and it was all over....I to worry about buying a first year model....but from what I have been reading on this Forum....I don't think there is to much to worry about....Now it's just the waiting game while the riding season ticks away ,up North anyways....Good Luck, Kipper.
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Congrats on the new bike! There's just so much to love about the K1600's, I'm more suprised when someone test rides it and decides to buy something different.

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UOTE=petevandyke]How much were they asking for the K1300?[/QUOTE]
$21000 for the K1300GT.
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Congrats on the new bike! There's just so much to love about the K1600's, I'm more suprised when someone test rides it and decides to buy something different.
My guess is that the bike is different and you have to believe that you will learn to ride it. I'd be surprised if anyone is 100% comfortable on it the first time. I really think it is an acquired taste and I'm getting there.

It has it quirks like all bikes and you just have to be patient and allow it to happen.

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I fully had no intention of buying the K16 when I took her out...

1/2 mile in, I'm thinking, "I don't care what it costs, I have to have one!" Wife piles on extra coal to the fire, and says, "Go for it, honey!"

It took every ounce of my willpower to resist buying the first year model... I did it; I held off, but it's a daily struggle to fight the addiction.

I know I can count on all my buddies at CCR that have the new K16 to hide theirs at all times (you know... don't let the crack addict see the pipe).

...it's getting a little easier every day...
Yeah, I hear you, Brian. It really is a beautiful bike. BUT, in this economic depression, I just can't justify that kind of loot. THEN, when I saw the pics of having to install a REAL horn, on a $25k+ bike, I almost nutted-up tighter than a rusty, old, saltwater drum!

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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Congrats! You are going to LOVE the K1600. I've got a "perma-grin" every time I swing my leg over mine...

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I wonder if the dealers laugh when this happens.
Yep, all the way to the bank...

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This bike is like a lot of things in life where we make an emotional decision and then justify it by logic, one way or another....

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This bike is like a lot of things in life where we make an emotional decision and then justify it by logic, one way or another....
Dan, during this depression, my emotions and logic checked out with my wallet!

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I will just add after raising a family, being a cop and ALWAYS short on money, at some point you have to say "Enjoy life for once 'cause it is damn short and go for it!" I have seen guys put stuff off again and again always saying there will be tomorrow and then the inevitable happens to them and there are no more tomorrows. Remember, no one gets out of this life alive!

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I "Enjoy life for once 'cause it is damn short and go for it!" I have seen guys put stuff off again and again always saying there will be tomorrow and then the inevitable happens to them and there are no more tomorrows. Remember, no one gets out of this life alive!

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I will just add after raising a family, being a cop and ALWAYS short on money, at some point you have to say "Enjoy life for once 'cause it is damn short and go for it!" I have seen guys put stuff off again and again always saying there will be tomorrow and then the inevitable happens to them and there are no more tomorrows. Remember, no one gets out of this life alive!

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Yes Rick, I know the feeling. LOL.

I will strike a reasonable compromise: buy one a few years old, low miles, like new condition for about half of new cost.

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Hey Jay, you can have mine when I'm done with it. Should be about 3 years and 100K miles out . . .

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Hey Jay, you can have mine when I'm done with it. Should be about 3 years and 100K miles out . . .
Ken, if always did appreciate that about you. You're a "giver." Well, as I always say, beggars can't be choosers, huh?

Hey, to bad that K1300 engine won't just swap over to your K1200, huh?

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Hey, to bad that K1300 engine won't just swap over to your K1200, huh?
I'm sure it would fit, but the rest of that K12 has 138K on it already . . .

It makes more sense to rebuild the '09 using parts off the '07. That'll be a big job, but it means that I'll have gone through every nut, bolt, and bracket, so I'll end up with a bike that I can trust.

But hey, I can give you a ping once that one reaches 100K in a year or two, if you're interested.

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I'm sure it would fit, but the rest of that K12 has 138K on it already . . .

It makes more sense to rebuild the '09 using parts off the '07. That'll be a big job, but it means that I'll have gone through every nut, bolt, and bracket, so I'll end up with a bike that I can trust.

But hey, I can give you a ping once that one reaches 100K in a year or two, if you're interested.
I don't think so, Ken. 138k is not that much, and the 07 was not crashed. You wouldn't have to go through "every nut, bolt and bracket." Still a big job as you'd probably have to swap the ECU, also. But whatever way you go, it will be a great project!

When it reaches 100k, give it to charity.

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When it reaches 100k, give it to charity.
That's why I offered it to you.

Or maybe we could put it in a museum . . .

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