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Just picked up a 2009 1300s with 9500 miles, spotless condition. Also have a 2000 VFR and a KTM 1190R. The 1300 grew on me pretty quick, the VFR might have to go up on craigslist now.

Just an absolute pleasure of a bike to ride, I can't hardly believe the instant smooth power. Never ridden a bike that you could dang near ride like it had an automatic transmission. It is the base model; heated grips, ABS, no other frills. I could use the stock taller seat as this bike came with the shorter seat so if anyone has a stock 1200/1300S seat kicking around I would love to trade some cash for it.

I'm up in NW Washington, Burlington to be exact. And of course everyone loves a picture !

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Hey, I live in Mount Vernon and have a standard seat. I also do tires as you will find out that you need to change them often. I'll send you a private message with my phone and email. You can come over a look and we can talk bikes for a bit and you can see the shop where I service bikes.Very clean bike and low miles. You have years ahead of you on this great machine.
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Beech did you stick black side panels on that bike? Looks like the same bike as mine. Looks sharp with black and grey scheme. You appear to be a wealth of knowledge and just across the river from me, I will definitely be over.
 

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Hey, I live in Mount Vernon and have a standard seat. I also do tires as you will find out that you need to change them often. I'll send you a private message with my phone and email. You can come over a look and we can talk bikes for a bit and you can see the shop where I service bikes.Very clean bike and low miles. You have years ahead of you on this great machine. View attachment 32128
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Yes, that is my Hendey 15x64 lathe. About 15 Hp of turning steel wonder. I have a smaller one for light work, and a couple of mills. But my favorite machine tool is My big drill. Auto feed and multi speed. Can drill holes into steel 1.75: in diameter. Stand back when that is going on:
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Yes, that is my Hendey 15x64 lathe. About 15 Hp of turning steel wonder. I have a smaller one for light work, and a couple of mills. But my favorite machine tool is My big drill. Auto feed and multi speed. Can drill holes into steel 1.75: in diameter. Stand back when that is going on:
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Its strange but these things have a powerful majesty.
Like a dog sittin' pretty. Several nice YouTube feeds with machinist content.
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I use rotary phase machines. So they get 3 phase 240 volts. The big lathe is on a 60 amp breaker. I cheat and jumper the power boxes to each other but each box has its own fuse, over load and phase loss circuits. Illegal but works. Of course I never run more than one machine at a time.
 
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A few years back a week out of the hospital and super bored. I had a friend help me go out to the woods with the latest project.
and much more made in my idle moments.
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Yes, that is my Hendey 15x64 lathe. About 15 Hp of turning steel wonder. I have a smaller one for light work, and a couple of mills. But my favorite machine tool is My big drill. Auto feed and multi speed. Can drill holes into steel 1.75: in diameter. Stand back when that is going on:
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Oh, great. I now have lathe envy. :(

To the OP, welcome and congrats on your new K13! Beech is right, you'll burn through tires but it'll be a pleasant burn!
 

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Oh, great. I now have lathe envy. :(

Stopped by Beech's place to swap a short seat for his spare tall seat. I must say the big green lathe is quite a piece of machinery, along with all of the other marvels he has in the shop. His tire changer alone would make most bike shops envious. Heck of a nice guy.
 

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"Stopped by Beech's place to swap a short seat for his spare tall seat. I must say the big green lathe is quite a piece of machinery, along with all of the other marvels he has in the shop. His tire changer alone would make most bike shops envious. Heck of a nice guy."

Oh yea? Well you can tell Beech that size isn't everything! :p
 
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