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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 2009, 7:34 pm Thread Starter
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Someone already posted this in the general section, but since the K1300GT is the clear winner I though I'd post it here also. Now only if they can sort out these malfunctions, I'd have a keeper with my K1300GT.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 2009, 7:46 pm
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I love my 07 KGT but perhaps an 2010 KGT could catch my eye, just perhaps
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 2009, 11:25 pm
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I love my 07 KGT but perhaps an 2010 KGT could catch my eye, just perhaps
Depends on what they do with that horrible new switchgear and reservoirs.
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The yellow horsepower dyno curve comparo diagram is interesting. Lots of flat spots (dips) for the BMW compared to the others, more so than I would have expected.

Fueling still seems to baffle them.


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Depends on what they do with that horrible new switchgear and reservoirs.
Get used to it, I'm afraid. They're not changing anytime soon . . .

As for fueling, the two K13 demos I've ridden have been spot-on. But in case yours isn't, PowerFRK now makes a box for the K13.

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The yellow horsepower dyno curve comparo diagram is interesting. Lots of flat spots (dips) for the BMW compared to the others, more so than I would have expected.

Fueling still seems to baffle them.

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If the bumpy torque curve was a problem, the reviewers didn't seem to think they had a bad copy: "Fueling and throttle response on this K bike was about as trouble-free as it gets, offering immaculate throttle pickup. And its smooth-action 6-speed gearbox is possibly the best in this group."

Also interesting that the 1300GT's horsepower peak is at around 10,300 RPM in this test - which is where the painted redline is (the manual states maximum operating RPM = 11,000).

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Someone already posted this in the general section, but since the K1300GT is the clear winner I though I'd post it here also. Now only if they can sort out these malfunctions, I'd have a keeper with my K1300GT.

http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs...out-88641.html
thanks for the re-post.

FINALLY a positive comment on the suspension - very good article

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Get used to it, I'm afraid. They're not changing anytime soon . . .

As for fueling, the two K13 demos I've ridden have been spot-on. But in case yours isn't, PowerFRK now makes a box for the K13.

My k13 ran smooth and trouble free (fueling wise) for the first 3 months, then started faltering a bit. Talked to the service person at the dealership and he said he heard this from a few others. BMW recommended resetting the ECU back to factory spec's but they expect it to be only a temp fix. It was....lasted about 2 days.
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So, if I'm thinking K13GT for replacement of my wrecked K12GT (2008), should I wait for the production changes in the 2010 series and when might that hit the stores??

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