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    I don't own and have never owned either. But if economic circumstances allow, the '16 will be found to be superior to the '05. If not ride on.

    p.s. My current stable inclides a 2001 F650 Dakar with busted enine, a 2004 R1150R making funny noises, and two K75s being ridden daily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 165280 View Post
    valve check interval is the same, every 6000 - though i'm wondering if it can be every 12K since the wetheads are shim styled too?
    Where did you see 6000? I have printed out the service forms that the dealers are supposed to use for each service interval. and those give the valve check interval as 12,000 miles. Just did mine - 12,500 miles - and all were within spec. This sort of design normally is quite stable once bedded in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    p.s. My current stable inclides a 2001 F650 Dakar with busted enine, a 2004 R1150R making funny noises, and two K75s being ridden daily.
    Not Big-Red? Thought that just got a used/new engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    Not Big-Red? Thought that just got a used/new engine.
    No, not Big Red. Voni's venerable R1100RS did get a new engine at 379,000 miles. Her F800S and K75S are both still in sound condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    No, not Big Red. Voni's venerable R1100RS did get a new engine at 379,000 miles. Her F800S and K75S are both still in sound condition.
    Ah - your 1150. Well, it should be looked at as an opportunity to experience the superior engineering of an R1200R..
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    Don't know why I can't get rid of the sideways picture Sorry 'bout that......
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    I think like Paul. The 10 is an evolution of the 05 with mostly minor improvements related to maintenance, somewhat offset by crappy switches. The current model is a whole new beast in regards to motor and handling. But I'm too cheap to sell my 08 RT now and also own too many right now (4 all in good order plus 3 in the SO's fleet to maintain).

    The 1200 brick in the K1200RS has by far the best motor of the bunch though boxers are not without their special charms. Wide, smooth and linear power across the rev range with durability beyond any miles I will ever put on it (think about it- I'm 70 and with that many bikes splitting miles it's possible they will all outlast me)

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    The RT brothers are getting along fine now. I don't think the 1988 RT even knows the 05 has been replaced with a new (to me) 2010

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