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    PRAY BEFORE RIDING roadcrave's Avatar
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    Already masses of button failures on the new k1300 models, they seem to go out randomly and can be either side, k1300 such a new bike what else can go wrong, matthew

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    PRAY BEFORE RIDING roadcrave's Avatar
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    Finaly got to ride my 2007 k1200R Sport, why would I ever want a 1300 , WOW THIS BIKE IS FAST , and it handle like a feather compared to what Im used to

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    They do shift kind of nice.
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    Ok. I read the article. Interesting about the "servo motor" making the throttle separate cables for opening and closing even easier. I don't see anything like that in the 1300S fiche.
    Maybe they'll have cruise next year.
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    I hadn't read about the optional shift-assisting thing before either.
    The throttle sounds goofy, it better work right. Sounds like a throttle by wire, but with cables too? Like they're not sure it will work OK so we better have cables just in case? I bet it'll be lots off fun to control the throttle if the servo quits. Y'know other companies DO have throttle by wire, BMW.........

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    Matthew,

    Value = product at a price.

    You got a lot of value when you bought your bike. Enjoy the ride.

    BTW I ride a 97 RT. Great bike when it came out, great bike now.
    I used to post here, but now I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
    I hadn't read about the optional shift-assisting thing before either.
    The throttle sounds goofy, it better work right. Sounds like a throttle by wire, but with cables too? Like they're not sure it will work OK so we better have cables just in case? I bet it'll be lots off fun to control the throttle if the servo quits. Y'know other companies DO have throttle by wire, BMW.........

    Gilly
    Well...it's ad copy. The throttle is just two cables such as what was used on the LT first. They need a regular "on" cable and with cruise control, an "off" cable.
    In the case of the K1300S and R, there is no cruise. But I see it coming since there are two cables now. The K1200RS did not have cruise at first, but I noticed that it did have the throttle grip assembly needed for the two cable cruise since the beginning. The K1300GT of course has a similar two cable setup and it has cruise. There is no servo motor that I have been able to find in the latest parts fiche. Maybe the writer is confusing the throttle stop motor which was on every S, R and GT since '05.
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    Obsolete?

    We all buy our bikes, new or used, to have a nice bike to ride, or to have a new toy to show off.. Given that BMW's are build like tanks and last for years it is no surprise that before you sell or wear yours out, a bigger,badder,faster,techie'er model will appear, and yours will be "the old model".

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