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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 2010, 11:41 am Thread Starter
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K 1200 S Need an Opinion

Hello,

I have an opportunity to buy a 2005 "S" and was wondering what's the thoughts about this year "S" It has very low miles, 1600 to be exact. ESA, heated grip and so on. Very nice absolutly new condition. I'm having thought about selling my 04 GT but really like the lines of it. But I like the 100 lbs less weight and the added HP. Is it worth it or would it be suggested to move up to a newer year. I know there was some issues with this bike but I can't remember what they were. I can't remember what the recalls or problems were. Then again, it seems there are some problems with every year right????

Are the new 1300's that much better, are they more refined?
Any thoughts on this year "S" would be appreciated.

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I have a 06 which I purchased new in sept. 06. The main issue that bugged me the most was the chain tensioner , after it was replaced I was happy . I personally like the power brakes on he 05-06 models but some don't. I had the software upgrade 6.0, brake pedal fix, tensioner, oil cap, bango bolt for the front brakes done by the dealer under warranty. Last year I had to buy a new battery . She still feels silky smooth after 11,000 miles . I'm not getting rid of her anytime soon
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