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Old 03-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #136
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This is the K1300S I just picked up; came with the Sport Bags, Heli-bars, Throttlemeisters and a tinted windshield. Other than that bone stock and a ball to ride!






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Old 03-26-2013, 09:13 PM   #137
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This is the K1300S I just picked up; came with the Sport Bags, Heli-bars, Throttlemeisters and a tinted windshield. Other than that bone stock and a ball to ride!

Good looking ride. Congrats
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:39 AM   #138
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Thanks! I guess the other bike I have will be getting used less; it was however once considered a "superbike" in its heyday.


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Old 06-10-2013, 11:33 PM   #139
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What's the consensus on the 1300S for commuting? I have a 70 mile a day, heavy freeway traffic to downtown San Francisco. Lots of lane splitting with warp speed bursts.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:39 AM   #140
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What's the consensus on the 1300S for commuting? I have a 70 mile a day, heavy freeway traffic to downtown San Francisco. Lots of lane splitting with warp speed bursts.
I don't own one, but had a loaner for a day. I can't imagine it would be anything but fun. Being a longish bike it does have a pretty large turning radius. Might take a little longer to park in those tight downtown spaces. I wouldn't let it deter me though, probably more of an issue is how long your arms can take the forward lean.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:23 AM   #141
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What's the consensus on the 1300S for commuting? I have a 70 mile a day, heavy freeway traffic to downtown San Francisco. Lots of lane splitting with warp speed bursts.
I live in San Francisco and see no reason why it would be any different than any other bike. What reservations do you have, about using one as a commute bike?
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:04 AM   #142
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What's the consensus on the 1300S for commuting? I have a 70 mile a day, heavy freeway traffic to downtown San Francisco. Lots of lane splitting with warp speed bursts.
I commute daily, although a much shorter distance than you are asking about. Lane splitting is easily accomplished.

I ride on the San Francisco streets and area highways several times a year, and the bike does fine.

This past Saturday I was on a in-state SaddleSore Ironbutt ride that included a long portion o 101 from Paso Robles north to Eureka, through San Francisco via 19th street and the Golden Gate Bridge. I had the side cases on and while a bit stressful lane splitting saved me quite a bit of time.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:11 AM   #143
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Man, I wish lane-splitting was legal here in Colorado... it would make Denver traffic so much more bearable.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:34 AM   #144
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What's the consensus on the 1300S for commuting? I have a 70 mile a day, heavy freeway traffic to downtown San Francisco. Lots of lane splitting with warp speed bursts.
i favor the GS for my 6 mile commute, but then again I don't have a chance for any warp speed bursts or lane splitting along the way. The GS does everything my k12s can do better, except speeds above a buck thirty.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #145
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If my job weren't in sever jeopardy, I'd be on a K13S now. I was working on a trade deal that fell through a few days ago. I am definitely getting one as soon as the right job and/or deal come along.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:24 AM   #146
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9k into it

It's been about 4 months and 9,000 miles. I love the bike still. Recently rode two up to NC from SC for a family visit. The wife was very comfortable. She only adjusted her butt about three time on the stock pan. I have a sargent w/ pod I found on superbikes forum. I like that pan a lot better for my comfort. Something about the stock pan makes me have to pee all the time. Other than the pan the bike had tons of power even with the wife on the back and loaded bags. High speeds on the interstate felt better with her back there. Ate my M5's up on the way up to NC cause they had lower PSI for my daily commute. Put 38/42 in them for the trip back and the tire did a lot better.

Speaking on the M5's.... love them so much better than the M3's that came with the bike. I love the M5's... less slip.. more grip.

Had some fun with traction control yesterday tho... it was light showers and the road was wet. Took off and traction control kicked in. Also in the turns... go me scared so I started to behave. Hit slippery railroad tracks as well. These M5's might not be as great as the M3's in that aspect.

How's everybody else doing with thier K's? Who's got some serious milage with no mechanical issues? or what were some issues?

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Old 06-20-2013, 09:31 AM   #147
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Close to 40K miles on my '09, still my main mode of transport/daily ride. Never had any issues at all - rock solid, still the greatest all around motorcycle I can imagine. The combination of practicality, excitement, refinement and fun cannot be beat. My most loved bike of all time...
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:52 AM   #148
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I've now got 29,500 on mine (over 5,000 since the end of April). What an awesome machine!

The only issue I've had is a failed starter/kill switch, replaced by dealer under warranty.

My bike is stock except for a Rick Meyer custom seat. He does great seats, and I've done several Ironbutt rides on this one and it's amazing.

I've got 4,000 miles on a set of Michelin Pilot Power 3's, and really, really like them. Best motorcycle tire I've ever experienced. Since this is the first set I'm not quite sure how to predict how many more miles they'll go, but based on current tread depth another 1,000 to 2,000 seems reasonable.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:06 AM   #149
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another day... another ride. Backed it out of the garage while I was getting the rest of my gear on.

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Old 06-21-2013, 10:39 AM   #150
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Can't really add much to Appesino's review - just confirm it. IMHO this is the best all-round road bike out there, bar none.

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