Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
In my opinion, those are both good options to get. Both are relatively cheap, but add significant functionality/safety.
On the K12, there is a button to temporarily disable the ASC. I imagine the K13 would have the same button.
There isn't a button to disable the ABS on these bikes. But there is one on the GS bikes. I imagine if you found out which wire it grounds to disable the ABS, you might be able to rig something up for the GT, but so far no one I know has bothered with it. Honestly, it's such a tiny set of circumstances that you'd want to disable the ABS on a street bike that it doesn't seem worth the bother.
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
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All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .
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