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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2007, 2:38 pm Thread Starter
 
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Question considering buying a 2004 k1200gt

Hello,
Im considering buying a 2004 k1200GT with 20k miles.
What should I be looking for to make sure the bike is right?
Any feedback would be helpful.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2007, 3:16 pm
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Oil leaks!!!

If it has any oil residue on the bellhousing, cam chain cover or around the rear drive, look at other bikes.
Any of those repairs is $500.00-$1,000.

20K on an '04 sounds just a little low mileage. It should be a solid bike.
Ask to see all service records. And be sure they all were done. If the owner said that he did all the maint., ask to see HIS records!
It should have had a set of rear brake pads by now. If not, it needs them!

Did you ask if the bike has a transferable extended warranty??

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I sold one this year (blue) with 24k for 9,600. It had the rear drive seal replaced, the ecu replaced and the fuel gauge fixed. The bike is awesome and you will simply love it!

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I love my K

I have been riding for 35 years.This is the best bike I have ever had and may be the last bike I will ever buy...maybe.I am 55,so..I have had a couple of serious reliability issues,all fixed under warranty,and I bought the extended warranty just to avoid further nasty expensive surprises.Clutch slave cylinder leaked,engine and transmission seals,headlight(!!).

This is a heavy,powerful bike with somewhat rigourous ergos.My experience,it wears out tires quicker than I expected.The seat and riding position are on the sport side.OTOH,I have ridden 800 mile days sequentially.600 mile days are routine.The power and handling are unbelievable.

There may be be better,more powerful,more comfortable bikes,but I don't care.This one does it for me.A bit of a wild pony that I approach with caution,cause it may not be completely tamed.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 2007, 1:24 pm Thread Starter
 
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giving it the once over

Great!
thanks for the responses.
Im going to check it out again this eve and I wil let you kno0w how it went!
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