Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: phoenix, AZ, usa
Picked my bike up from service, about 1900 bucks worth (06, K12S), rode it to my home garage about 10 miles away in phoenix, packed up my bike for the trip to socal the next morn...
I get about 2 miles from the house and the red lamp lights up with flashing overheat/temp gage. Huh??
turn it around, all the coolant leaked out I found once I got in the driveway...I rode the bike home that way and I'm hoping no damage to engine, it was a cool morning and I kept the R's down..
so they picked it up to re-work.....sure was running good too.
Bill was high because of new tires and also, I had all the coils replaced during the 72k service they did (about 77k on the bike at the time) and my first coils went around 40k miles. Those were about 130 bucks each.
like I said, good grief. Sure glad I didn't get stranded farther out in the desert or worse yet, melt an engine before I noticed a problem.
By the way, went back to the Z6 Metz tires. I'm done with the PR2's, experiment over. Can't believe how weird the front tire wears (starts to wash out in the turns around 4k miles). I like the way they handle but I don't like the higher-mileage characteristics, typical for Michilen tires in my opinion.