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Old 03-20-2013, 11:13 AM   #751
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Go for it.

Rode one at the BMW demo weekend last year, and fell in love.

Curious; have you given her a test ride yet?
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I haven't ridden one yet, but have been riding bikes for over 30 years. Everything from Harley's to sportbikes, dirt bikes and drag raced also. I figure I'll take it for a spin before paying and absent some agregious issue with the bike I'll pick it up. I hear nothing but good things about the K1300S and it's gotta be better than riding my wife around on the back of the CBR 1000RR Fireblade.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:24 AM   #752
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RR,

Your reply did jog my memory...

The ONLY thing I didn't like about the K1200S was that BMW has gone to the "Japanese" style turn signal button.

After 4 (problem free) BMW's in a row, I prefer the BMW style turn signal buttons.

However, you probably aren't bothered by this, given your bike history.

Pls do keep us updated (pics!) on your test ride/ purchase.

Enjoy!
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:33 AM   #753
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I haven't ridden one yet, but have been riding bikes for over 30 years. Everything from Harley's to sportbikes, dirt bikes and drag raced also. I figure I'll take it for a spin before paying and absent some agregious issue with the bike I'll pick it up. I hear nothing but good things about the K1300S and it's gotta be better than riding my wife around on the back of the CBR 1000RR Fireblade.
I say buy it and don't look back. It's one of the finest bikes I've ever owned or ridden. Loved mine.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:03 PM   #754
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Bmw k1300s

I still recall the first time I saw one, blue and white, in a parking lot in Cambria, California a few years back. I walked up to it, checked it out carefully, and thought, damn that looks like a nice bike. Then, I suddenly realized with a shock, this is a BMW! I can't be liking a BMW, they are old mens bikes!

I guess times, and bikes, change. I still like the K1300S.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:18 PM   #755
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I just put my 2004 FJR ABS in the flea market in case anyone is interested.....

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:41 PM   #756
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I still recall the first time I saw one, blue and white, in a parking lot in Cambria, California a few years back. I walked up to it, checked it out carefully, and thought, damn that looks like a nice bike. Then, I suddenly realized with a shock, this is a BMW! I can't be liking a BMW, they are old mens bikes!

I guess times, and bikes, change. I still like the K1300S.

I'm still loving mine, too!

From a ride this past Saturday...





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Old 03-20-2013, 05:34 PM   #757
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I've been waking up in the middle of the night thinking about Futuras lately. Man I want one so bad. I've got such an eclectic collection of crap I never ride. What I've been thinking about is whittling it down to my GS, my 900SS, getting rid of all my other crap and getting a Futura and a WR250. Then I'd be pretty much set for a while I'd think.
Actually, this is very close to where I think I'm headed. I've got a Speed Triple now, super fun, but it's going to destroy my license around town and in the tight stuff, and it's ill-suited for traveling. It's probably going to make room for the Futura for distance, long fun rides and grocery runs and an around-town ride of either a low-displacement bobber sort of thing or a WR/DRZ supermoto.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:25 AM   #758
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I'm still loving mine, too!

From a ride this past Saturday...


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Old 03-21-2013, 08:36 AM   #759
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Speaking of Futuras, picked this up this weekend.

Congrats on a beautiful machine!! Sorry, it's not the fastest color though like mine below!!
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:47 AM   #760
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I'm still loving mine, too!

From a ride this past Saturday...






Wow, nice bike. What tank grip pads are those?
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:57 AM   #761
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Wow, nice bike. What tank grip pads are those?
I am going to guess that they are TechSpec pads.

I've had them on a couple of bikes and they are really nice.

http://www.techspec-usa.com/#
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:47 PM   #762
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Wow, nice bike. What tank grip pads are those?
Yep, Tech-Specs :
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:15 PM   #763
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The bike is mine!

Picked up the bike yesterday; it's absolutely mint. Got if from another Adventure Rider here. Went to DMV this morning and two hours later it's registered and fully legal. Went for a quick scoot (still cold here in Connecticut....35 degrees). One thing I notice is there is quite an amount of engine braking. Even in 6th gear if you back off the throttle there is not a lot of coasting going on; you have to keep the throttle on and gradually back it down. Then again, never drove a shaft drive. But what a rocket. Gonna be hard to not get tickets on a bike that will break the speed limit in first gear. I can't wait for the warm weather now. I'll post pics as soon as I can.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:04 PM   #764
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The ONLY thing I didn't like about the K1200S was that BMW has gone to the "Japanese" style turn signal button.

After 4 (problem free) BMW's in a row, I prefer the BMW style turn signal buttons.
Funny... the ONLY thing that kept me from considering the K1200S WAS the old BMW-style turn signals. After riding more than a few, I found them poorly-designed and generally bad ergonomically. Why use 2 hands for such a basic function as signaling turns/lanes changes when 1 will easily and efficiently get the job done? This is such a basic tenet of solid engineering that I was appalled BMW kept it so long and reminds me of a Jerry Seinfeld joke about the chopsticks...

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Old 03-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #765
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To be honest, this is the first bike I own that I probably will have to learn to use the damn turn signals. It seems every other bike I've had the lights blink when they damn well feel like it. I spend hours cleaning the electical contacts on the lights, switches, signal-stats, fuse blocks and grounds just ho have them work intermittently. Kind of like my luck with trailer lights...they work fine until you really need to use the trailer at night, then, guess what? Yup, am so used to using arm signals for turning on my Harley and dual sports that I'll have to learn to trust these on the BMW.
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