Tell me more about the K1300s...

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by rhinoWERX, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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    Got an itch for getting back into sport touring and at the top of my list is the K1300s (for me, it nudges out the K1200s on looks).

    I've had many airhead and oil-head boxers in the past but this will be my first K bike.

    Thinking I'm going to go all out and go for the ESA/ASC version.

    Guess I'm just looking for owner experiences - likes/dislikes. Also, where (online) do you shop for it (accessories)?

    Feel free to include pictures of your ride :clap

    Cheers,
    -Jack
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  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy Grumpy

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    Hi Jack, I've had my K1300S full house with all the toys for about six weeks now and am really having a blast. My other bike is a 1200GS also with all the toys and at first I had a hard time adjusting to the new bike in terms of firstly steering input and of course power plus it seems to not like bumpy surfaces which the GS just sort of shrugs off but now Im getting used to it. In some respects I prefer the GS (ie) I can cruise at any speed up to max without having to hold on or being buffeted about by the wind where on the K once you get over the 160kph mark you have to get down and tuck in behind the screen and that is certainly not the most comfortable position. This of course is the problem with having more than one bike but having said that the K is very comfortable and I feel I could just sit on it and cruise all day providing I keep the speed down to around the 140/160 mark. Other than that it's a magic bike.
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  3. sugarcrook

    sugarcrook Adventurer

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  4. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    I'll let you know in a couple of weeks. I just pulled the trigger on a fully loaded K1300S this morning, but it will take my local dealer a week to get the bike in (he had to go out of state to get the one I wanted).

    Like Grumpy, I'm keeping my R1200GS as my daily commuter bike.
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  5. Benz

    Benz Been here awhile

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    I've been looking at these as well. I'm going to go to the dealer tomorrow to look into it more. I'll probably end up with a fully loaded one so I'll post up info as I go through the process.
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  6. Jetpilot5

    Jetpilot5 Been here awhile

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    Some new colors for 2011.

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  7. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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    Nice - I'm liking the red version.

    So anyway, I pulled the trigger on a used 09. Bought it from a fellow in Denver, CO.

    Bought a one way ticket from LAX to DEN. Flew out this past Saturday morning. Flight left LAX at 6:25am, arriving in Denver at 9:45am. Seller picked me up from the airport. We went over the bike, completed the transaction, had lunch and I was outta there by 1pm

    Took Hwy 70 west, through White River NP :clap to Green River, then south on Hwy 24 to Torrey Pines where I stayed overnight. Next morning I took Hwy 12 through Capitol Reef NP, Escalante, and Bryce Canyon. Then the 89 to the 9 through Zion NP, Hurricane and onto the 15 to Vegas. Coming through Mesquite, my OAT gauge read 117 degrees :eek1

    Next morning was a straight freeway shoot to home - got to rabbit a guy in an M5 most of the way to make record time :evil

    1156 miles covered.

    Here are a couple of pics from the trip

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    Note the 'Welcome Home' sign on the gate - I love my wife :D

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    Man, what a bike...
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  8. Jetpilot5

    Jetpilot5 Been here awhile

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    Nice! I like the blue for 2011 but if I had to grab one today it would be the white. Gorgeous!

    What a trip home too. I've been to all those places but never on a motorcycle. It's on my to do list.

    What tail bag are you using? I have the factory bags for my K12S but most times I think I could get by with a good size tail bag just as easy.
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  9. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    My local dealer painted the only 2010 K1300S they had in stock red. It looks identical to the one shown in the photos above. The paint job is first rate, but I really wanted the light grey model. So the dealer had to get a grey one from Tulsa. It was delivered yesterday and is being preped today, but I won't have time to pick it up until Thursday.

    The dealer still has the red K1300S on the floor.

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  10. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    I suspect that you won't find one that does not include the premium option package. You would probably have to special order a K1300S if you do not want all the options.
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  11. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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    Both the tank bag and the tail bag came with the bike.

    The tail bag is Held (speedy?), is really nice and holds plenty of stuff. I thought about getting the side bags, but I don't really like the look of them.

    I think I'm also going get rid of the tank bag as it marks the tank/paint. Thinking about going with something like a bags-connect that mounts up off the bike
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  12. Jetpilot5

    Jetpilot5 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply. I'll have to check that one out.

    I think the BMW bags look OK (not great), especially on my granite gray bike, but the odd shape makes them tough to pack. Every time I close them up I feel like I'm leaving a lot of unused space inside.

    Tell us more about the new ride. All the goodies or a more basic machine?
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  13. Jetpilot5

    Jetpilot5 Been here awhile

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    That does look good. I see it's a fully equipped model and they've added the cost of the paint job to the sticker, $20,640. Ouch. Some one will have a one of a kind bike though.
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  14. El Guero

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    Had to post this copy from that website. OMFG :lol3

    "The interceptor. The athlete. Aerodynamic, avant-garde. Do you know of another sporty bike with this profile? A bike that develops such pulling power with 175 horsepower that it takes the heat out of many 200 horsepower bikes? But a bike you can still take out on a quick trip simply because it has great everyday suitability? At the same time a technological treat? The reasons: 103 pounds force foot (140 Newton meters) from 1,293 cubic centimeters and at 8,250 revolutions per minute too. With a throaty sound from a cool, hexagonal tube. With catalytic converter and exhaust valve. And with fuel consumption and exhaust emission values which would suit many a machine with half the dynamic performance.

    With this jet, the whole concept of speed moves into a new dimension. This in-line four-cylinder delivers its power in such a way that you can almost feel it when standing still. That's because within the engine speed ranges in which you move more than 80 percent of the time i.e. the lower and medium speed ranges it delivers performance from the first yard. The real thing. And in terms of safety features, this machine is unique: ABS as standard with ASC and ESA optional. And the extras are amazing: Race through the gears with the automatic shift function, pure racing in view with the 2D dashboard.

    The BMW K 1300 S: Supreme power with the sportiest of understatement. Why not try it out right away!"
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  15. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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    Fully optioned, 5k on the clock. Has some scratches on the left side of the fairing where the previous owner tipped it over in his garage - it's not bad, in terms of damage, and was factored into the negotiations. I'm considering getting the whole bike repainted instead of having the panel re-done.

    Was originally going to go with the Lava Orange, but I'm really liking the Red with black accent. Anybody happen to know the name/colour code for the red?
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    Jetpilot5 Been here awhile

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  17. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    Yea, I don't know why they did that. The price also includes the cost of the dark gray/red/white tri-color paint scheme, which is a $650 option. But the tri-color panels were swaped with the panels from a gray '09, which were then painted red. The '09 was sold to someone that wanted the tri-color scheme. I really do not beleive that they expect anyone to actually pay for any of the painting costs the the bike red. The actual MSRP should be $18,295 (including delivery), which is the MSRP of a light gray with the premium package.
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    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    That is a cut-n-paste from a BMW brochure. Yea, pretty silly.
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  19. El Guero

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    I'm assuming it's a bad translation from German :rofl
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  20. Bob Southgate

    Bob Southgate Been here awhile

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    Magma rot is magma red and I think it is the same colour that was available on the 2008/2009 R1200GSA's.
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