I'll do it.
Hello and welcome.
Brick K bike are getting a bit long in the tooth, but there's still plenty of life in them.
I own a number of bike right now, including a 2003 K1200GT. Also owned an '04 GT 7 years ago.
Basically the same as your RS especially considering the fact that your RS has the Comfort windscreen (standard on 02--5 GT) and the hand / wind guard, also standard on 02-05 GT.
Poke around, lots to see about these bikes.
For whatever it's worth, I'll give ya a few starters as a welcome to the neighborhood.
All IMO or IME . Your results may vary.
Many k12RS/GT will puff considerable oil smoke on cold start when stored on side stand.
Normal condition. If yours is too much, use the center stand when parking as needed.
Small oil leak at LF of motor (timing chain cover) is fairly normal. Frequently not worth fixing... In you picture it would be creeping around to the bottom FRONT edge of your valve cover
If, on the other side of the bike from your picture, there is a golden yellow discoloration on the visible engine cover,the bike has already suffered a fuel line quick connector (plastic) failure. iF SO, Then they have probably already been replaced with upgrade. If your engine cover is still shiny grey...they might not have failed yet. Many of us change them b-4 they fail as a preventative measure.
I have the same wind screen on my GT. The standard GT Screen. If you find the ride to be too noisy, meaning too much wind roar as the air flow is directed at your helmet, you might consider a Laminar Lip for it.
Got one on mine. IMO Very effective for ~$100
Much more quiet.
If you want to paint the Handguards to match the bike...
Colorite sells spray cans for ~$40.00
They specialize in Motorcycle color match. Never tried them, but I would if I needed to.
Oh, one more thing. The OEM headlight sucks.
Not enough for nigh-time riding at any speed other than parade.
Refresher riders courses are always a good idea.
Caution... It's wilder than ever out there.
Expect the unexpected.
Knock wood for all of us.
That's my gift to you.
Last edited by DMilan; Aug 11th, 2013 at 10:14 am.