Just saying hey
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI, USA
K12S Questions--Potential buyer
Background: Currently an '03 K12RS owner. I'll be keeping the RS as a sport tourer for me and the wife.
After a test drive (brand new '06, 84 miles on it, ABS, no ESA), I have a few questions:
1. Visibility is great with the mirrors, but they seemed to "flap" around quite a bit at highway speed. Has anyone done anything to stiffen them up? My RS mirrors are rock solid at high speeds.
2. Wheelie potential--I'm not a wheelie fan--how easy is it to accidentally get the nose up during hard acceleration??
3. How many paychecks will I have to sent to Pirate to get the mods done I need (clear lenses, LED taillight, billet torque arm, etc)..... 8-)
Since it will be a single rider bike I'm thinking of passing on the ESA, but opting for the ABS (you never know when something's gonna happen...)
I may be delusional in keeping the RS (will it collect dust after a few months??), but for now I like it too much to part with it.