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Old 09-17-2014, 07:56 PM
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Me and my K1300R Carbon E

Today, on the same day that I bought this bike 8 months ago I saw the odometer turn to 20,000kms!


This bike has been nothing short of amazing!!
I started riding bikes as a kid then street bikes in my teens. For various reasons I went 26 years without an motorcycle until just 3 years ago (also amost to the day) I purchased a 1980 GS750e from the original owner. I wanted a bike from my past like so many people do when they get back into biking after a long haitus. I put over 20,000kms on it in the first year. Then last year I bought a 83 gs1100e, a bike I always wanted too. I have also bought and fixed up and sold a 88 gsxr 750 and an 84 gs1150ef in the last couple of years.
I found I was putting on so many miles on these old bikes that it was breaking my heart to see the wear and tear. So at xmas I started throwing around the idea (to my wife lol). Now new bikes did not really appeal to me in my opinion only..they lacked soul and character.
Then I saw the K1300R...love at first site! I wanted a bike that my wife and I could ride comfortably but something I would be excited to ride on my own too.
My dealer found a brand new 2012 carbon fibre edition (how does a bike like that go unsold for almost two years???) one in Alberta.
I have been through 7 states and a 6400km 9 day ride with it. My wife and I have done lots of 2 up riding on it. I ride it to work everyday.
I changed out the factory tires for pilot 4 at 5400kms and now I'm on my 2nd pair.
This bike does everything that I ask it do and more. I have had 0 issues with it. On a recent trip with my wife I got 50mpg loaded and two up!
Thank you BMW for making this bike. The only thing that makes me sad about this bike is that it is no longer avaiable in Canada. Pity.
This was today...now have done over 70,000kms in the last 3 years...making up for lost time I guess.

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Not a shabby way to rack up the miles! Here's to many more Klicks of happiness.
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I know what you mean about making up for lost time.

I don't ride mine to work everyday Trevor, but try and ride it whenever I can, as well as trying to do at least 2 I-BMW rallies per yearin addition to smaller weekend trips.
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Awesome looking bike. May you have many more miles of smiles Trevor.
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Looking good. How do you find the 'lip' added onto the windscreen ?
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"The only thing that makes me sad about this bike is that it is no longer avaiable in Canada."

How do you think we Americans feel. We NEVER got a ONE of them over here. I'm riding my K1200R until either she or I die. There is no replacement offered by BMW or any other manufacturer; only gilded lilies and also-rans.

If BMW fazes out the K1300R completely it will be their stupidest move since marketing the CL 1200 cruiser.
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Looking good. How do you find the 'lip' added onto the windscreen ?

Thanks Twowheeler...I really like the Laminar Lip. It offers some good protection and I think it actually looks good on the bike too.
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"The only thing that makes me sad about this bike is that it is no longer avaiable in Canada."

How do you think we Americans feel. We NEVER got a ONE of them over here. I'm riding my K1200R until either she or I die. There is no replacement offered by BMW or any other manufacturer; only gilded lilies and also-rans.

If BMW fazes out the K1300R completely it will be their stupidest move since marketing the CL 1200 cruiser.

Yeah I know you guys never got the 1300. Can't figure that one out?? But you know mine sat on the dearler floor for almost years..so they must not have sold well.
When I travelled through the US on it it sure got a lot of attention. Especially at the BMW dealer in Sandy UT
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Congratulations Trevor!, I love to see bike so well maintained
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Yeah I know you guys never got the 1300. Can't figure that one out?? But you know mine sat on the dearler floor for almost years..so they must not have sold well.
When I travelled through the US on it it sure got a lot of attention. Especially at the BMW dealer in Sandy UT

My Bebe is a 2006 that sat on the dealer's floor until December 2007 when I ultimately bought it.

Perhaps BMW should consider the TV show "Seinfeld". IT started out a ratings flop; but gradually built a following that made television history.
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The local cops sure seemed to enjoy my bike tonight...lol



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Hey Trevor, I just clocked over 20,000km too
The k1300r is the best bike I have ever had too. It does everything you ask of it.
It's a tourer, sportsbike, commuter, across town or across a continent, I love it.
And... It just gets better everytime you ride it. You must try the Pirelli Angel GTs next time.

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This should make your bike an honorary police bike (undercover of course) so you should have a get of jail pass sort of.
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This should make your bike an honorary police bike (undercover of course) so you should have a get of jail pass sort of.

Funny, we were talking about what a great cop bike the 1300r would make. The ultimate "Robocop" bike!
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Thanks Trevor, nice pics with the cop. He has a pretty nice bike too.

KInd of jealous about the weather you have in Victoria, this helps in getting more kilometres out of it.
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Thanks Trevor, nice pics with the cop. He has a pretty nice bike too.

KInd of jealous about the weather you have in Victoria, this helps in getting more kilometres out of it.

Yeah you are right about the weather here. I moved here 10 years ago from SW Ontario...no regrets that's for sure. I keep all 3 of my bikes plated and insured all year round. And if it's rainy in the winter I throw the wr400 in the truck and go up Island.
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That's a very beautiful bike, Trevor.
Almost bought a K1200R years ago - love the look.

When you get a chance, a closer pic of the tank, please.
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Nice one Trevor.

Mine clicked over the 35000 miles mark today, and I echo your sentiments. I keep thinking about changing it ( hopefully for the new model in 2015 ) but after a ride I cannot think of why I'd bother .
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That's a very beautiful bike, Trevor.
Almost bought a K1200R years ago - love the look.

When you get a chance, a closer pic of the tank, please.

Here ya go...



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Trevor, I always wondered what that design was all about...I think it looks really nice!

You should check out the black Rizoma gas cap for the bike...really would finish the look. I have one, and I like it a lot.

http://www.motovationusa.com/mvstore...idproduct=1282
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Trevor, I always wondered what that design was all about...I think it looks really nice!

You should check out the black Rizoma gas cap for the bike...really would finish the look. I have one, and I like it a lot.

http://www.motovationusa.com/mvstore...idproduct=1282

That does look real nice. Not sure if I like the idea of having to carry two keys though.

Funny "R" graphic on my tank...I didn't even realize it was an R until my son pointed it out to me. Lol..I'm very observant.
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That does look real nice. Not sure if I like the idea of having to carry two keys though.

Funny "R" graphic on my tank...I didn't even realize it was an R until my son pointed it out to me. Lol..I'm very observant.
I carry a small key pouch in my pocket, where I keep my spare and the cap key. Not an issue. Their gas cap is serious good quality, as is all Rizoma. Really dresses up my Lava Orange and CF highlights. I would imagine it would look the bomb on an all black bike.

I'd put up a pic for you, but, I DON'T KNOW HOW with the my-pad! So, just trust me.
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That's a great looking KR Trevor!!! Very sharp!
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Nice ride Trevor. I noticed that it has the same issue as my R - the tank is always empty! Seems that this bike is 2 or 3 liters short of the K13S, despite the info in the owner's manual. A fantastic bike nonetheless.
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Nice ride Trevor. I noticed that it has the same issue as my R - the tank is always empty! Seems that this bike is 2 or 3 liters short of the K13S, despite the info in the owner's manual. A fantastic bike nonetheless.


Or you have more sensitive throttle....
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Funny, we were talking about what a great cop bike the 1300r would make. The ultimate "Robocop" bike!

Agree with you there! Its just so damn easy to ride and flick around through heavy traffic. Way easier to ride than the current crop ST1300s our cops are on.

Love the colour of your bike, BTW.
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Good on you Trevor, that is racking up the kilometers. I have put about 24k on my 2013 K1300S without any problems. Like yours it has been rock solid and reliable.
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Nice ride Trevor. I noticed that it has the same issue as my R - the tank is always empty! Seems that this bike is 2 or 3 liters short of the K13S, despite the info in the owner's manual. A fantastic bike nonetheless.

Yeah it does seem to be a bit thirsty when running around town but out on the highway the milage is awesome!
On big trips I was getting 300+kms out of a tank.
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I just did a two week ride through BC and Alberta in August. Put on 3500 kms and it was fabulous. I have about 18,500 KMS on the bike now.

I must confess that I cannot take my wife's S bike for more then about two hours. I get a pain between the shoulder blades but she LOVES her bike so its all good.

I would like to upload a pic but it says they rare two big so.... *shrug*... i dunno how to addres that issue.
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The weather here has been lousy - glad you got out. Great pic.
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"I'm riding my K1200R until either she or I die. There is no replacement offered by BMW or any other manufacturer; only gilded lilies and also-rans.

I'm with you there FR1956 but I am keeping my k1200r (2008) through choice. I have only had the clutch basket and plates replaced from new and have done 60000 trouble free km. I am the only one of my riding buddies that hasn't got a k13. I have ridden all of theirs and see no reason to 'trade up'
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The weather here has been lousy - glad you got out. Great pic.
Thanks Bruce...we are pretty lucky here, weather wise in the winter. I will have plates and insurance on all 4 of my bikes all year. Looking at getting a "multi collector plate" for the three classics. $400-$500 for all three for the year.
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Hi from France !!!!
I am a happy K 1300 R carbon owner and i think it s the best bike i ve ever had !!!!!!
It has no great success in France because it s quite expensive (17500€)....and because bikers prefer either lighters and less expensive roadsters or big GT....
18000 kms in 2 years....alone or with HD friends....i just stay behind them and follow carefully but this bike is always a pleasure to ride.....sportly or in HD rythm....
Still in the Bmw range for 2015 but i think it will be the last year.....i see no at the moment alternative except the new R 1200 Gslc which is an excellent compromise.
No success in sales figures but huge success on the road !!!!!
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I'm with you there FR1956 but I am keeping my k1200r (2008) through choice. I have only had the clutch basket and plates replaced from new and have done 60000 trouble free km. I am the only one of my riding buddies that hasn't got a k13. I have ridden all of theirs and see no reason to 'trade up'
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What some of our more well financed(and consequently more impulsive) brethren don't realize is although BMWs are gawd-awful costly to repair they also get smoother all-round as the mileage accrues. I'll soon be turning 55,000 miles on my 'Bebe'. She shifts gears silently at speed 98% of the time, and is at a smooth, comfortable "cruise" anywhere from 50 to 100mph. Because of her age the annual 'registration fee' is negligible, and no longer being mandated to carry 'full'/comprehensive insurance I'm getting by with only $100 a year to the insurance racketeers.
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The pumpkin picture looks like Mitchell Farms on Island View Beach Road. I used to be in the potato business in the 1970's.


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The pumpkin picture looks like Mitchell Farms on Island View Beach Road. I used to be in the potato business in the 1970's.


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Yep that's right. I live close by. 😀
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So December 20th and it was 10 degrees, pouring rain with wind gust to 80kmph.
Perfect day for a ride! Lol...
My BMW dealer was having a Chilli cook off today and raising money for my neighbour that has cancer.
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I think you may have an addiction LOL. If it was nice today I was going to get a day plate and go to the open house. The weather wasn't nice enough for riding. Does your neighbour own a Valkyrie? I remember talking to a Saanich police officer a couple of years ago who was having health issues and he was saying he had a Valkyrie. Hopefully things turn out good for him.

Good pictures by the water .

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I think you may have an addiction LOL. If it was nice today I was going to get a day plate and go to the open house. The weather wasn't nice enough for riding. Does your neighbour own a Valkyrie? I remember talking to a Saanich police officer a couple of years ago who was having health issues and he was saying he had a Valkyrie. Hopefully things turn out good for him.

Good pictures by the water .

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Hey Dusty, no he doesn't. As a Saanich police officer he rode in the motorcycle unit for a while. He was diagnosed with lung cancer a year and a half ago and last spring things all looked good then they found it had spread to his brain. Its so sad. His 12 year old is good friends with my 12 year old.
Let me know when you want to ride...as you can tell weather is not a factor for me.
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Not many folks know this fantastic//amazing bike special edition was also sold in Mexico... they told me they only had 3 of those. . luckily I bought mine and literally took it away from other contenders.

I cHanged the exhaust when I first purchase and Im changing foot pegs and other fiber carbon addons next week.

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Not many folks know this fantastic//amazing bike special edition was also sold in Mexico... they told me they only had 3 of those. . luckily I bought mine and literally took it away from other contenders.

I cHanged the exhaust when I first purchase and Im changing foot pegs and other fiber carbon addons next week.

The sound of the exhaust is serious and exhilarating everyone Ive ridden with falls in love with the pitch and deep sports sound.

I knew that. I think the only place it wasn't sold was in the US.
I would love to know how many were sold in Canada and the rest of the world.
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It's a paradox! Many times over the past 7 years I've had total strangers walk up and comment what a "beautiful, bad-ass" looking motorcycle my K1200R is, yet BMW didn't import the K1300R to the US for reasons of poor sales numbers of the K1200R. I've only seen a handful of K1200R's since I started looking, and most of them were at dealerships being sold as previously owned.

BMW should have done like Sony Pictures did with their new movie "The Interview". Tell the American public that "terrorists" threatened targeting dealerships selling the K1300R and that they could only be had by ordering direct on-line. As indignant, belligerent and defiant as Americans historically get when being told what to do BMW would have needed 3 shifts working 24/7 to keep up with the orders.
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That's not the "carbon fibre" one is it?

Anyone know how to get the numbers for Canada?
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That's not the "carbon fibre" one is it?

Anyone know how to get the numbers for Canada?

No bud, that's the total number of K1300Rs there are registered in the country, including mine which is a 2009 bike. There was 39 new registrations in 2014 (it might get revised up a little when all data for the year is completed), rare beast.

The info we get is courtesy of the vehicle agency in the UK, you guys must have an equivalent?
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Really jealous now ! -14 going way down for the weekend here...

Yes jetset, I see it has been an extra crazy cold winter back east. And yet it has been extra mild here. The next 4 days are supposed to be sunny and 10-11 degrees here. Planning on taking a ride up Island this weekend. Probably on one old my antiques. lol
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Sure has been nice here. Did the Port Renfrew loop at the beginning of the week. I wonder where picture #2 was taken? I've lived on this island since 1962 but don't recognize the tidal flats.

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Sure has been nice here. Did the Port Renfrew loop at the beginning of the week. I wonder where picture #2 was taken? I've lived on this island since 1962 but don't recognize the tidal flats.

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You are right about the weather. The second pic was taken at Tsawout reserve. Off Mt. Newton x road.
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Today I had to go up to Naniamo to see a client. I love my job but I really love the fact that I get to ride my bike and get paid mileage to do it!
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I want your job, trevorf and I also want to move... Very nice pics, I love Vancouver Island. Must be great on the K13.
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I want your job, trevorf and I also want to move... Very nice pics, I love Vancouver Island. Must be great on the K13.
Yes it is nice here for sure. Expensive but worth it IMO. If you ever come feel free to let me know.
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Another day on the job...





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Gave the bike a much needed bath this morning and they are calling for rain so went out for a ride in my nearby hood. She cleaned up very nice.
I just love this bike more and more....shame they stopped making it imo.









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