Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: phoenix, AZ, usa
I would say if it had about 16-20k miles you would know for sure, based on my experience only.
Both of mine went out at almost exactly 18k miles. The first one might have been a bit sooner but I can't remember. 8k RPM hard on the throttle, you'll know it, only needed to happen once the 2nd time and I took it straight into the dealer and left it. No problems since with the new rev trans thats in there (I think), got about 45k on it now (the 2nd trans).
It is expensive for another trans, I'm not sure if they can repair the problem at a much cheaper price, mine were under warranty (a little out on #2 but they did it anyway).
The KS is a great bike but its best to know things you may need to fix and plan some budget for it. I just rode my 06 from socal to newark, lots o fun. look out blue ridge on the way back!