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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 2014, 6:42 am Thread Starter
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'07 K12s or '09 K13s

I have found two bikes and I wanted the input from here.
Blaze Orange '09 K1300s, 15k, ABS, ESA, sport panniers, factory Akrapovic
Blue/Black/Silver '07 K1200s, 16k, ABS, ESA, sport panniers, sargent w/pod, Akrapovic

Only $1300 difference. Suggestions?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 2014, 2:39 pm Thread Starter
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I have done a lot of research so I know the drawbacks to the K1200s, I guess what I really want to know is the K1300s ESA any less likely to fail than the K1200s? If they all shit the can around 30k, then I'll pick the 12 just because the difference in price will be sucked up when I need to get a set of Wilbers.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 2014, 6:21 pm
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It's really a subjective question. IMHO, the 13 is a much more refined model. It's not the xttra few ponies, just better fuel mapping, not sure on the 12, but mine has ESA ll, and quick shifter which I love. Just look for full service records and all recalls done.

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