ssduc wrote:Step 1. Quit the Internet and quit worrying about what might happen.
Step 2. Spend new found free time riding the bike you say you love everything about.
badger wrote:Sorry dude - I don't often say this on forums and point the finger - but TROLL
AK Addict wrote:badger wrote:Sorry dude - I don't often say this on forums and point the finger - but TROLL
I wouldn't be so sure of that, I just bought my K1200S in February and have been having the same concerns till I decided to stop worrying and ride more. I still have concerns but I'm feeling more confident in my purchase with every mile.
tucsonk1200s wrote:thanks guys makes me feel a whole lot better .I love the bike more and more every ride its soo smooth. And i am aware of the issues with the VFR- driveline, ect. But i still think it is a nice bike and that Honda builds quality bikes. maybe i should have said newest Blackbird i could find and put Givi's and some heated grips?? I have had nothing but Honda's and have been very satisfied. So this is a change, And i know the k 12s a good choice but all the bad stories had me second guessing myself. And i have been out riding it. riding the hell out of it, and i have to say this thing rips!! what suprised me was how hard i can charge corners being such a big bike.... But my favorite thing about my K12s is oulling up to a stop light and another 25 year old dude is on a brand new R1 and he thinks its a lame old man bike. and i give him a serious run for the money until the speed gets stupid... For the record i am happy with bike but when you sign on a pretty big loan and then read horror stories and about expensive servicing you wonder if u made the right decision- is that understandable? and oh yeah im only 25 and all my buddies are on CBRS1000 and ZX10Rs And u get the idea. taking the heat from them too-
Cam chain replaced at least three times- the last because it jumped causing the head to eat itself, and the dented pistons were left in the bike
winger wrote:and my 1100s hasn't seen the inside of a dealers work shop in 10 years
throttlemeister wrote:winger wrote:and my 1100s hasn't seen the inside of a dealers work shop in 10 years
You should see the list of things that can go wrong or break on the 1100s
sundog wrote:i would be more worried if they HADN'T replaced those parts !
See the positive side.. At least you know most of the parts are brand new!
As long as its running well, don't worry.
At one point i also used to get panic attacks after reading so much negative comment about the bike on this forum.
I learned to ignore most of it and only read the posts that are relevant to me.
There is a lot of unintentional scare mongering on forums - its the nature of the beast.
eg 1: my final drive was leaking oil, someone said "same happened to me, and shortly after it died and needed replacing" - turns out it needed a new seal.
eg 2: my bike was leaking coolant, someone said, probably the head gasket needs replacing! - turns out a pipe had come loose during service.
I'm not saying people intentionally try to scare monger, but often just speak from their past experience and often bring worst case scenarios to the table unnecessarily.
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