Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Evansville, WI,
Yeah it's a crapshoot and a risk either way. I haven't done it. Dealer was nice to me under warranty and fixed a few things I wouldn't ordinarily expect, plus covered the jump guard and updated tensioner as well, they said if the owner inquired about it they could do it.
The center stand broke on me earlier this year and they took a hard line on it and said no, offered to weld it back together, which my brother could do for me as a professional welder, so passed on that (they didn't offer to do it for free).
Found one on eBay, which is the improved K1300 design, and got that installed myself, all in all cost me less than the dealer's offer to repair it.
So just an example of how the warranty may or may not help.
On a "late" K1300Gt I'd say for the most part the bugs were all worked out as far as potential grenanded engine, final drive, other enhancements like that, you even should be good on the control switches that were a problem on the earlier K13's.
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