Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mendocino, CA, USA
If someone really did tell you to stay away from the K1300S, they do not know anything about these bikes. The 1300 is a major redesign of the motor and has a host of improvements. Just ensure that all the recall/service bulletin work has been performed on any bike you want to pick up. To me, the difference in the K1300S is worth the extra $, YMMV. And yes mine is for sale.
'00 K1200RS >135,000 mi, '09 K1300S sold @ 22,232 mi
'93 K1100RS traded up @ 78,000 mi, '85 K100RS sold @44,000 mi, Kawi 650 track bike - sold