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Old 01-26-2008, 03:26 PM   #31
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I knew somebody on ADVRider has gotten air with the K12RS:

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Old 01-30-2008, 09:56 AM   #32
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I'm new to the K family with an '07 K1200R Sport, but I just can't get enough of this bike! I picked it up in early December and have managed to put 1500 miles on it despite a 3 week out of country trip and below freezing temps. If you rode one of the early new K releases ('05 or '06), and walked away unsure, I would strongly recommend taking a second ride on one of the newer '07 or '08 models. With airbox/mapping changes, a revised steering damper, non-servo assist partially linked abs, and a lot of other subtle changes, the newest K's are pretty much flawless in execution.
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:03 PM   #33
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I have one. Munches miles...quickly. Handles great, although slowly but very planted. The faster you go the better it rides.

Easy to clean. Have to take off body work to service. I wouldn't take it of road either. The bodywork is $$$$.

Did I mention its pretty fast. It won't run with the Gixers, Busas or the new K's but its still pretty fast.

Oddly enough it idles like a coffee can full of rocks.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:38 AM   #34
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I've love the yellow/black KS.... Here's mine stuck in my garage with 10 degree weather outside:


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Old 01-31-2008, 06:28 AM   #35
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I put many miles on this:





Great bike, even for a heavy 750!

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Old 01-31-2008, 08:31 AM   #36
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I put many miles on this:





Great bike, even for a heavy 750!

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You on a K? blasphemous!
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:03 AM   #37
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You on a K? blasphemous!
My first two BMWs wer K75 bikes, then I came into the light!

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Old 01-31-2008, 10:51 AM   #38
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I put many miles on this:





Great bike, even for a heavy 750!

Jim

My first bike was a K75. Toured up and down the west coast for 5 years on it. Wonderful memories.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:53 AM   #39
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I've love the yellow/black KS.... Here's mine stuck in my garage with 10 degree weather outside:


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Pretty bike. The riding position is virtually identical to the previous generation K12RS, but yours is much lighter and much more powerful.
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:45 PM   #40
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I like seeing the engine on the pre-RS K bikes.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:36 PM   #41
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I can't see ever parting with my 95 k75rt although I really avoid dirt and gravel with it, just not fun--unless you count those finely manicured dirt roads of Vermont.
Believe it or not my r1100s was far better off pavement. But on a 20 degree day or in the rain, nothing finer.
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:21 AM   #42
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Bump to see if anyone else is lovin the Brick.
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:57 PM   #43
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This a sweet looking K75:
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:02 PM   #44
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I'm hoping to sell off my brick:

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/mcy/621549121.html



Ohlins rear shock, Jet-Hot Ceramic coated exhaust headers, steel braded front brake hoses, EBC front brake pads.
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:06 PM   #45
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This bike always puts a smile on my face. Never fails.


And you can go from packing her with full bags for a long trip...


Or hammering around your local mountains...or a track or two.


Love looking at the K history.
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