I've only had my K1300GT for a month and the starter switch has left me stranded twice! The first time was at another bike dealer (who sells Yamaha and Suzuki). I just went in to get some dirt bike gear and when I came out it wouldn't start. I had to call BMW assisstance and it was quite a site when my new K13 was hauled out of a rival bike shop on a flatbed truck. The BMW dealer replaced the switch with one from another new K bike and it stranded me at work yesterday. I know I'm not the only one with this problem - BMW needs to get this switch right. I will say that support from my BMW dealer has been excellent - no complaints there.