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post #1 of 5 Old Jul 29th, 2013, 7:39 pm Thread Starter
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Patience...I guess

OK I see I've had 53 views but no one wants to comment. Is there a proto call I'm not aware of or have I committed some cardinal sin on this sight? Just don't know the secret handshake perhaps or do I simply lack patience? Come on folks I'm not asking for much and can't be an owner until I buy one. Just want some opinions.
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Re: Patience...I guess

You are asking a difficult question without giving much away to indicate your preferences. The K series spans from the K75 to the latest K1600 and in that range there is something for everyone except dual purpose. The older K75/K100's are great for project bikes and classics but lack the modern comforts and safety improvements. The older K1200LT and RS/GT have more power and solved the vibration issue of the K100, but the LT is aimed at a different rider than the RS and the GT. The 2005 and younger LT increased power and added features like the electrohydraulic centerstand, but compared to the RS/GT it is heavy. And then there is the slant K1200/K1300 range with even more power, less weight and the hooligan actor. So you see it can be very difficult recommending a specific model. Each has its own appeal and it really depends on what experience you are looking for.

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Thanks for that it's exactly what I needed. I'm not ready for the rolling armchair yet but maybe at a later time.

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Depending on whether or not you want touring protection, I'd be looking at a GT or RS with the brick (flat four) motor if I could find one in good shape.
I ride a wedge 1200 and a brick 1200 (RS) and prefer the motor and power curve of the brick for most use- for one thing, its not as flat on the low end as the wedge motor is- though the wedge will eat it at top revs. The brick bike also has unlinked brakes which I prefer.

The older Ks are too down on modern features for me- in that era I's prefer a V-4 Honda (despite their legendary crappy fuel economy).

BUT what I actually recently bought for an old bike was a very nice condition 89 Transalp- for around town and fire road stuff. A bit soft on the power curve compared to my BMWs but a sweet older ride that is dead simple to maintain.
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