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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 2017, 2:57 pm Thread Starter
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Is a 2005 K1200S with 8k miles worth $6k??

Greetings K-bike experts.

I currently have two R bikes (a 1200RT and an 1100GS) and I've got a hankering for something more sporty. Everyone seems to really like the K1300S, but it seems they're still quite a bit more expensive.

I've read the horror stories about cam chain skipping etc, but are the 2005 bikes still worth a look? There's one for sale locally that's got me interested. It will take me a half day to go and take a look at it, so I don't want to do that if the experts say it's best to steer clear.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 2017, 5:01 pm Thread Starter
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Anyone? Someone must have an opinion on these early bikes?

The seller says it has a "not too loud" rattle from the cam chain on startup. There are no records showing any cam chain related work. I am guessing I'd want to add that anti-skip guide thingy.


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