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newbie question

I just picked up an 08 k1200r in matte slate with the silver engine/frame. I have a few questions..The bike is basically raw meaning no ABS, ESA, etc. which I like since I read about problems with those system. My other bike is a 2003 Road King Classic so the performance, brakes, etc will all be "more rigid" if that's the way to put it. Does anyone know how many were imported in 08? Any tips/tricks I can do to keep this thing at it's best? Also I am looking to pick up a slip on pipe, thinking Akrapovic since the performance will be the same and I think it will look good. I'm 6'7" and I am so glad to have a bike that fits me that can keep up with my brother's R1...maybe a little more than keep up...
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Make sure the final drive oil was changed at least once. check to see if recall work has been done and all ecu updates performed.

You got a good one, though. By 08, most if not all nagging problems were probably fixed. One year before the K1300's showed up.

keep it fed with best octane, top tier detergent gasoline. your engine will thank you for it.

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